Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Dead Shall Walk

The very talented Leo Dias has a handy tutorial on creating killer zombie makeup using very simple materials. You'll find the first part here and the second over here , with text in both English and Portuguese.

A zombie walk participant enjoys a quick snack.

One of Leo's insanely detailed urban zombie resin masks surrounded by various appliances and makeup supplies.

The basic technique using liquid latex can be adapted for a multitude of applications. One of the great things about it is the built in success rate. The first time you do it the results will be good, and the makeup will just look better as you get more experience.


Gabriel said...

That looks quite well done.

I assume you could adapt this to the Lovecraftian Mythos and make ghouls, like the ones from The Lurking Fear.

Propnomicon said...

@ Gabriel

It's ideal for live action thanks to the low skill and materials requirements.

I was going to put in a link to Dick Smith's classic "Do It Yourself Monster Makeup", but discovered the book is out of print. If you can find a copy it's an ideal introduction to low budget makeup effects.

LoneIslander said...

Looks really good

Gabriel said...

Well I've only ever played Chaosium's CoC once, but never had the joy of playing Lovecraftian Live Action.

I'm extremely envious now, how cool would that be....