Which came first, the Lady Gaga zombie or Walking Dead? I confess, I’ve never seen a single episode of the super popular zombie show, but Chief Dude (Rob, the charming guy you talk to when you book) is a huge fan. And so are lot’s of people! The requests for zombie makeup have been coming in thick and fast for the past few years. Two Halloweens ago, we partnered with Pin-Up Bride Planners to sponsor a wedding-industry Halloween party here in Vegas. The order of the day was one dead bride, one dead groom, and transform all the servers and wait staff into zombies. Thankfully for me (Amelia here!), Alana knows her way around a jar of fake coagulated blood and was able to create these gruesome looks. Hayley worked on massive, undead hair and I was allowed to assist with airbrushing the color out of faces and getting sticky with stage blood.
That was just the start- since then, more and more zombie makeup requests have come in. We’ve also had Bianca and Melissa join the team, with their own versions of zombie makeup experience Some of the more recent request have been inspired by the black-and-white skeletal look made infamous by Lady Gaga, and somehow women have even found a way to make the un-dead look sexy- sans blood and gore.
Bianca’s half-dead, half alive steam-punk influenced zombie makeup. It’s delicate and feminine all at once- is it possible for a zombie look to be lady like? We think so.
Alana’s Lady Gaga inspired zombie makeup for a couple- not a detail left behind, right down to the hands. Pretty much the perfect couples costume without all the other cheesy options.
Melissa’s “gentleman’s” skeletal zombie makeup. Paired with some finer black clothing, it’s perfect for the guy who doesn’t do costumes but wants to look the part.