You weren’t expecting to go out and do a Halloween event, but someone invited you and somehow you got yourself in a situation where you need to head out the door and have nothing at all for a costume. No, actually, you probably do!
Anything can become a zombie; if you have a uniform for work or jeans and a t-shirt or a bathrobe and slippers…. Turn it into a zombie. If you don’t have a woman’s makeup at hand, go to the kitchen:
Elmer’s glue—spread it on different thicknesses around your face. Let it dry completely but make faces by wrinkling your forehead, smiling and frowning to let the glue crack up a bit as its drying.
Use cotton balls to dust cornstarch (or flour) atop of the glue to make your face pale.
I’d suggest you get yourself some charcoal, even if it means burning a dry twig in a metal bowl outside or foraging through your fireplace. Use this for undereye circles and make for hollow cheeks under your cheekbones and you can use it to pale up your lips, but do not lick—ick!
Blood can be done with corn syrup and red food coloring or simply ketchup (or canned tomato sauce) It’s not as realistic, but it can work. If you don’t have corn syrup, boil equal amounts of water and sugar for about 5 minutes and let cool, then add red food coloring. If it still looks too bright, add 1 drop of blue. You can have blood dripping from your mouth and you can peel back some of the glue to make peeling looking skin and work some blood into those cracks.
You have just created a kitchen zombie!
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