Up From The Grave



“If death is the great equalizer, rising from the grave classifies us once again. The 1st Annual Zombie Pub Crawl brought out all types of walking corpses: Romero's original undead...
City Pages, Oct. 19, 2005


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Makeup Tips
Please do as much as you can to dress up before the crawl! An hour is not enough time to zombify everyone perfectly. If you don’t know what to do, follow the tips, or BRING MAKEUP TO THE PARK. If you show up with nothing, you will get some fake flesh and some fake blood on you - the Zombie Pub Crawl will not be making people into perfect zombie’s. But we will help you apply any extra makeup you bring.

Tips and Recipes! Make Some and Bring Extra to the Pub Crawl!

Here is the official makeup checklist!

Liquid Latex, Base Makeup(fleshtones, grey, maybe some green), Zombie makeup(yellow, green, red, grey, flesh), Fake Flesh, Fake Blood, Fake Scabs, and Baby Powder.

How to apply your makeup

First - apply Fake Flesh, Fake Scabs, or Molding Wax to form wounds and scars. Adhere these using liquid latex - or Fake Scab mix(gelatin and water). Allow to dry.

Second - Apply a base makeup color. Grey works great for zombies that rose from the grave. If you were recently turned into a zombie, use a tone that is similar to your skin color. Maybe add some green or yellow.

Third - Apply accent colors. Use dark grey or black under your eyes. (or shine a flashlight on your face from above, and shadow the shadows!) Use white to simulate exposed skull, red for blood, yellow and green for puss oozing wounds.

Fourth - Apply lots and lots of delicious fake blood.

Delicious Fake Blood Recipe:

1 cup Corn Syrup
20 drops of Red Food Coloring
2 Tablespoons of Chocolate Syrup

This is the best recipe we tried, and it tastes great! Mix and apply liberally, and bring extra to apply throughout the pub crawl! WARNING - This stuff is sticky! Add a few drops of laundry detergent or dish soap. It might not taste quite as good, but it won't glue your hair to your clothes if you put in some soap.

Fake Scab Recipe

1 part Gelatin
1 part water

Mix in small quantities, and apply to skin within 30 seconds. This will harden to form a decaying flesh texture. Do this before putting makeup on!

Fake Flesh Recipe:

2 cups Self-Raising Flour
1 cup Salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 cups water
2 Tablespoons cooking oil

First boil the water, and add everything but the flour. Then add the flour slowly, over low heat. Cook until it becomes a warm doughy ball. Form this into rotting flesh slabs, and adhere them to your face with liquid latex(ideally), or fake scab mix. This stuff has been tested, and it makes great scars, gashes, and decaying flesh.