Sometimes, you gotta get your zombie on. Unfortunately, many of the products on the market for creating awesome zombie effects contain latex. The prosthetics themselves often contain latex with liquid latex being commonly used in application. This is a real bummer for those of us who have latex allergies and need our zombie wounds without latex.
Yeah, ok, the blistering and oozing of the skin caused by latex allergies (known as “contact dermatitis”) might lend authenticity to your zombie look, but we think that’s taking method acting a bit too far.
What to do? Fortunately, there are some excellent products that in no time will have you sporting festering zombie wounds, without latex.
Zombie Wounds Without Latex
There’s no better way than to illustrate the sheer grossness of a zombie pandemic than with festering boils.
Add to the realism of your decaying flesh with these all-purpose lacerations.
You came, you saw, you got shot a bunch and… you are still coming. Nothing testifies to your zombie invincibility like a bullet hole exit wound (or several).
Looking for cheaper alternatives for zombie wounds without latex?
Of course, it’s possible to skip prosthetics altogether and still join the ranks of the walking dead. This site for instance has some great tips on applying zombie wounds without latex using just killer makeup techniques. By using toilet paper, thin Elmer’s glue and some makeup expertise you can zombie-fy on a strict budget. A bit trickier, but the outcome can be equally impressive.
Even minimalist zombie makeup can get the job done by completing the look with zombie contacts: