Wednesday in the Library: How to Apply the Perfect Zombie Makeup for Halloween

If you don’t have a Halloween costume idea for next week yet, here’s an easy (and popular) one: zombie. And while you can find plenty of zombie makeup tutorials and how-to’s online, our pros in the Film department’s Makeup for Motion Pictures course are here to help this week with a shopping list and a hands-on demonstration. Kimberly Carlisle, the Makeup for Motion Pictures Course Director, sent us over this zombie makeup shopping list:

  • Latex
  • Breadcrumbs or cereal, like Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, or uncooked oatmeal. (“Breadcrumbs provide a mealier skin structure, while oatmeal or Rice Krispies will give the look a lot more dimension and make it look chunkier and ickier,” says Kimberly.)
  • Tissues
  • Rubber mask grease paint
  • Powder
  • Crème based makeup assorted colors
  • Tooth black or nicotine

For the exact method for applying all of these supplies, head to the Halloween Makeup Demo & Presentation this Wednesday night from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in the Library. Kimberly and her team will be leading hands-on demos for zombie makeup, fantasy makeup, and burn victim makeup.

“We’re going to do demonstrations, then there will be maybe an hour at the end so people can do some hands-on stuff,” says Kimberly. “We’ll be there to answer questions and talk them through it.”

They’ll have most of the supplies on hand, too. For online students, this demonstration will be live-streamed via GoTo Meeting. The link is on the Connect event page.



One thought on “Wednesday in the Library: How to Apply the Perfect Zombie Makeup for Halloween

  1. Avatar LuisDeGouveia says:

    Sound really good the idea, easy and original, I think that it could be funny make the costume and create the originals ideas of scars and blood around the “death” body sound really funny the idea and maybe the experience doing it could be funnier.

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