From Human To Corpse: “Walking Dead” Make-Up

This is some serious dedication on the part of the actors. To get up that early and stay covered in latex for hours takes a lot of willpower.

The actors show up hours before filming in order to complete the transformation.

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Each zombie has their own set of custom-fit teeth that can be placed underneath the latex skin.

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The latex face is then contoured over the actor’s face and blended with make-up.

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Next, the teeth are removed temporarily (for comfort) while the team adds details to the zombie body.

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Wispy wigs are attached to give more realism to the rotting facade.

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The teeth are put back and sealed into place. Facial hair can then be added.

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The final product. The colored contacts are also actor specific and it is extremely important that they only wear them for a few hours at a time since the thickness of the lens cuts off air flow to the eyes.

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