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Reblogged from nebulash  6 notes
Hi! Do you think you could give us a few tips on the special effect make up you did for your Marco cosplay? It was super great and I want to cosplay as zombie Marco on halloween but I don't know where to start. (sorry for my english)

nebulash:

I just went to party city and bought fake blood, creepy skin or something similar and just a generic pack of sfx makeup. You should be able to find something similar at a party store, especially around Halloween. The creepy skin is weird stuff, but if you pull it apart and stick it in the design that you want where you want it, once it’s covered with the blood and other makeup, it looks pretty legit :) I don’t really have any tips per se since this was my first time and I really had no idea what I was doing. But maybe that’ll help you get the items you need to make your cosplay happen! 

Piggy-backing off of this! Latex and tissue/toilet paper are amazing ( you can even use elmer’s glue if you don’t have latex, or have an allergy to it). Brush the adhesive onto your ski, place a thin layer of paper, repeat until desire thickness. You can tear layers of the paper to create cuts/deep wounds, use thin straw-line lines to make raised scratches, etc. Try to make the edges thinner so they taper into your real skin. Cover with some make up and fake blood.