How to Create Zombie Bite Marks

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In almost every zombie mythology created, the disease zombies carry is spread via bite wound. For Halloween, cosplay or just to freak your friends out, you can create your own zombie bite wound for just pennies on the dollar with a few simple household items and some makeup.

Things You'll Need

  • White glue (such as Elmer's)
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • Gray makeup
  • Red makeup
  • Fake blood
  • Spread white glue onto the area you wish to have the bite mark. Don't be afraid to slop it on -- thicker glue will take longer to dry but will give your finished bite more texture.

  • Press toilet paper sheets onto the wet white glue. Thinner, unquilted toilet paper works best. Use your fingers to rip, shred and texturize the paper before pressing it in place.

  • Wait for the glue to dry. This could take some time. You can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process if you wish.

  • Apply the gray makeup to the center of the bite mark. This simulates dying, necrotic tissue and makes the bite look a little more three dimensional.

  • Apply the green makeup to the rest of "peaks," or high areas, of the bite mark. This makes the bite mark look a little more believable than if you were to just use one color for the dead, dying tissue of the bite mark.

  • Add the red makeup to the "valleys," or low points, of the bite mark. This makes it look as though blood has dried on the surface of the bite.

  • Apply fake blood liberally to and around the bite mark to complete the look.

Tips & Warnings

  • Experiment with different types of makeup application and different colors. For example, purple around the perimeter of the bite mark could indicate a bruise where the zombie bite occurred before you turned into one yourself. Use your imagination to make your finished zombie bite more interesting.

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