HG Watson
ASSOCIATE EDITOR

In advance of this year’s Zombie Walk (Oct. 20, kdub.ca for more information) we asked two zombie experts to help us get dead on the cheap. Karen Andraza and Dan Lauckner dropped by the office and demonstrated how easy it is to be a zombie.

Jody Waardenburg, CCE Contributor

[1] Andraza first applies a coat of white face paint over the skin that won’t have “wounds”. To create the wound she first applies a layer of liquid latex. Before it dries, she begins to apply a layer of toilet paper (make sure you don’t use the hard edges though). Andraza recommends allowing the paper to bunch up to give it a realistic effect.

Jody Waardenburg, CCE Contributor

[2] As the first wound dries, Andraza applies a second layer of white facepaint (necessary for daylight zombieing or those of us with pale skin) and begins work on a mold growth — really liquid latex, oatmeal, and green face paint mixed together.

[3] While the wounds are drying, Andraza adds more face make up to make our zombie a little more ghoulish. Grey paint in natural crevices plus a mix of brown eye make-up and fake red blood create an interesting mix of gore.

Jody Waardenburg, CCE Contributor

[4] Voila! You are ready to snack on the living. Lauckner and Andraza agree that being a zombie is all about creativity. Brown rice can serve as maggots, fake flies can be pasted on to compliment that rotting effect and you can even go big with coloured contacts to be extra creepy.