Saturday the 25th of October 2008 was the day the dead walked the earth again. Well, not literally, but it still looked good.
I started getting ready while at work. I ripped up some old clothes, cutting some holes out, and adding some Kryolan stage blood. I also mixed up my own fake blood using a mixture of Glucose syrup, water, and food colouring. As a hint, you can use a fair amount of Red food colouring, but only need a few drops of blue & or green to darken the blood. Some browning agent can help a little as well, although it stinks.
The fake blood I made up was for an oozing wound I created. I had a small tube going from a wound on my chest down to a syringe, and the idea was to be able to squirt the fake blood out, unfortunately I didn’t have time to actually prime the tubing, as I was too busy running around taking photos of the actual walk.
- The ‘Knife through chest’ was just a cheap prop from the make-up shop next to work.
- The Liquid Latex, Stage Blood, and White face paint was all purchased from The Stage Shop.
- The Glucose Syrup, food colouring, Barrier Cream, spray-on bandage, and various bottles were purchased from the local supermarket.
- Black cheap lipstick from the ‘cheap as chips’ general store. Although there are plenty of alternatives.
Before sticking anything to my skin I would apply Barrier Cream, which is a some what like moisturising cream.
Then applied the white face paint to most of my skin.
I stuck the liquid latex ‘wounds’ on using the spray-on bandage (super glue), which was ok, although through the course of the night some of my wounds started to peel off,
Some good guides to looking like a Zombie :
For a gallery with more photos from the walk please check out the link below :