Short of getting bit by a viral zombie and turning into a real creature of the undead, you will need to rely on Zombie makeup, costumes and other special effects to achieve the look of the apocalypse.
Getting the look is much easier (and cheaper) than you think. We had our resident makeup artist help us with this infographic. It took her about 15 minutes to create the bullet hole effect seen below. She used inexpensive prosthetics and makeup kits up available on our site.
The finished effect has a greyish appearance of undead zombie flesh with blood smeared bullet holes. In person it looked so amazing and its hard to believe it wasn’t real. I was also much easier than you think. The technique is simple enough that anyone can do it. The best part about it is that it doesn’t need to be perfect because zombies are rotting and decomposing, after all.
We want to give a special acknowledgement (and thanks) to our resident makeup artist,Jill Hansen. Check out her link. She has done horror makeup for movies and has a tremendous interest and talent for making things look gory, bloody and dead. We look forward to seeing what else she has in store for the willing victims of Wholesale Halloween Costumes.