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We are now 10 days out from Halloween! It is one of our favorite times of year with all of the fall festivals, trunk or treats, zombie walks (and runs) and of course the big one, trick or treating on Halloween. My boys may be too big for trick or treating on Halloween but they still dress up. This weekend they will be zombies and they plan to dress up like zombies again on Halloween to hand out candy. To get ready I have been perfecting my zombie makeup skills.
Last year was my first time creating a zombie kid. I searched Pinterest found a tutorial and thought I was all set to go. I found a pin-fail though and had to scramble to figure out how I was going to pull things off. With some quick thinking I came up with a pretty easy zombie look for my son and today i’m sharing my Easy Zombie Makeup Tutorial with all of you!
To create a zombie look it takes a few things you probably have laying around your house. Tissues, school glue, paint brushes, a little makeup and then for some scary fake blood.
Step 1: Start with a clean face. Isn’t he handsome!
Step 2: Take your tissues and separate in the layers. Cheap 2 ply tissues work best for this. If you can find plain unpatterned toilet paper it will work in a pinch but all of the toilet paper I found had some sort of design imprinted into it.
Step 3: Tear of pieces of tissue and apply to the face using washable Elmer’s Glue. I use a cheap paintbrush to apply the glue.
I also like to lightly glue over the tissue. I chose to use Elmer’s Glue because as a kid I use to put glue on my hand and then peel it off. It was like peeling dead skin. That’s the look we are going for so it is perfect!
A big thing to remember about applying the tissue is it does not need to be perfect! You can also “play” with the tissue creating holes for bullet holes and scratches. Make weird faces and let the wrinkles come out. The more imperfect looking the better.
Step 4: Let the tissue dry to your face. If desired to speed up things use a blow dryer on the low and cool settings.
Step 5: Now it’s time to get creative! It is time for makeup! Once the tissue is dry we want to turn the tissue into something that is flesh toned. I like to use a lighter color than our skin tone. Use pressed powder and a make up brush and evenly go over the face making sure that the tissue is evenly colored.
Now it’s time to get creative. Using black eyeliner and black/gray/white eyeshadow (use matte unless you want a sparkly zombie) and start shading and coloring in features on the face. I like to use eyeliner to fill in and outline scars and wounds. I use the eyeshadow on the eyes to darken them. I also darken the lips. I prefer this over typical halloween make up. It’s also easier to wash off!
Step 6: Set your make up! If you want to give your look staying power add Colorless Setting powder. You can find it with halloween make up for less than $5.
Step 7: Add fake blood and voila you have a zombie! I wait until we are ready to leave to add the fake blood to prevent smears. I also like to apply it with a paint brush and let it drip a little.
The whole look doesn’t really take that long to do which is great so we can put our favorite Hershey’s candy in the bowl and head out the door. Seriously, you have to have Reese’s cups on Halloween!
Hershey’s make picking up Halloween candy easy. All I had to do was go to Walmart and grab a couple variety bags and go.
My usual Halloween candy buying involves debating how many bags to buy. I always worry, will I buy enough or will I have candy leftover? Then there is the what all should buy? I always buy Reese’s but what about kids that don’t like them (is that even possible?) or cannot eat them. I always have to make sure I buy a large variety. The Hershey variety bags all have a good mix of chocolate and some with non-chocolate candy allowing a little something for everybody plus they are the perfect size! I have a bag for this weekend and another for Halloween for my boys to hand out. I am all set and ready. Their large bags have made this Halloween easy for me. I have plenty of Reese’s for parents to take as payment for taking their kid’s out, then some Kit-Kat’s,Twizzlers and Jolly Rancher lollipops too!
I think we are ready. Is it Halloween yet?
What are you dressing up as for Halloween? What is your favorite Halloween candy? Don’t forget to check out Walmart for all of your Hershey favorites!