Zombie Makeup Tips

Zombie Make Up TipsHalloween is finally here and, of course, you want to look your best….in a spooky way, that is. An all time favorite is the zombie look. It is creepy, it is fun, and the worse you look the better your zombie costume actually becomes. You just need is some old ragged or worn clothing and, of course, some great makeup.

What You Need

To pull off a great zombie you will need:

-White face paint (or other pale foundation), black face paint


-Eye shadow

-Fake blood or gray/black lipstick

If you decide to go a little fancier, you may want to consider spending some money on Liquid latex  and fake scabs and/or other prosthetics and colored contact lenses.

How It’s Done

Start with applying the latex and/ or prosthetic to your clean face. If you put the makeup on first those may not stick to your skin. Then put the white face paint or pale makeup all over your face to give you that undead look.  Don’t worry about the coverage, when it comes zombies the messier, the better. Next, use the darker paint around the eyes, and your cheek bones. Apply the eyeliner and the dark eye shadow around your eyes. Blood (fake blood, red lip stick) can be dripping from your eyes and, of course, should be applied around your mouth.

Latex can add some texture to your face. Either apply it to stretched out skin to create some wrinkles, or use some patches of latex that you can puncture to create the illusion of oozing wounds. Apply red and black makeup or paint around the edges of the “latex wound”. Make sure you aren’t allergic to latex before using it.

Prosthetics and fake scabs are readily available at Halloween stores and online retailers. They are usually latex based and come in all  shape and forms including open wounds, bite and scratch marks. Colored contact lenses can help round up your zombie outfit. Fake teeth or tooth make up are another way to add some pizzazz to zombie look.

Where To Show Off Your Makeup

The Mortuary Haunted House

The city’s most popular self-guided, dark attraction… A NEW ORLEANS HALLOWEEN TRADITION! “It’s a Haunted House in a REAL Halloween Haunted House!” Since The Mortuary first opened its doors as a haunted attraction in 2007, it has been featured on the top ghost hunting shows including Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab, Syfi Channel’s Ghost Hunters & Ghost Hunter’s International, The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures and featured as one of America’s Scariest Attractions! It’s the perfect setting for a one-of-kind adrenaline pumping, nail-biting haunted house experience! The property is surrounded by actual graveyards known in New Orleans as “The Cities Of The Dead.” Now add to what is undoubtedly a very scary environment to begin with, state of the art animatronics, theatrical sets, movie quality makeup, over-the-top special effects, unusual themes and details adds up to experiencing one of the most terrifying Halloween haunts ever. It has been heralded as one of the top, most realistic, Hollywood style destination haunted attractions in the world, year after year! Every season, this innovative horror experience continues to draw tens of thousands of thrill seekers anxious to see what new fright-mares have been unleashed!

For dates and more information visit: https://themortuary.net/

Scout Island Scream Park

Swamp LightsThis year the idyllic Scout Island at City Park will offer several thrill themed zones starting with Cirque du Fear, a sort “circus freak show” which will of course feature scary clowns, the Blood Bayou Fright zone will test your nerves with scary skeleton pirates and at the Zombie Outbreak Battlefield you’ll get a chance to shoot zombies using laser technology. If that’s not enough , you can go on the Devil’s Swamp Tour, visit the Scream Factory or the Horseman’s Fright Zone.  After all that screaming you might want to relax and get something to drink at the Kraken Beer & Spirits Pirate Club. The project, which has been in the making for about two years,  is “something the city has not seen before,” says Jeff Borne owner of the Mortuary Haunted House. If you do not have nerves of steel, there are some scare free options during daylight hours including the Haunted Hayride or the Kids Zone.

For dates and more information visit: https://scoutislandscreampark.com/