Cheap Ways to Walk Like A Zombie this Halloween

October 21, 2015

It’s that time of year again! The last two years, I’ve done quick tips on cheap Halloween wounds and a step-by-step on zombie wounds using easy products—mostly glue and toilet paper.


This year, I wanted to show you something a little different: Rigid Collodion.

It almost looks like a bottle of nail polish. It pulls your skin taught to look like a scar. It’s legitimately the coolest thing I’ve played with this season.

Disclaimer: I couldn’t find this at any pop-up Halloween Store so I bought it online for $5.



Scar Effect

The bar-none easiest thing to do with Rigid Collodion is make a sweet scar or ripped mouth like in the photo below. Check out this surprisingly easy tutorial.




Living Dead Nails

You can also use it to create a wonderful finished touch to costume. Crawl out of a grave lately? Here is a tutorial on making your nails look like you have.



Zombie Bite

If you’re a traditionalist wondering where the latex and toilet paper tutorial of the year is; here you go. Easy, bloody, and fun.



Walking Dead Face

And, if you’re looking for something a little more advanced, check out this totally epic use of fake finger nails, toilet paper, and latex.

halloween makeup

Happy Haunting!!

What are some of your favorite ways to get the best makeup effects for Halloween? Comment below!


This post was written by Amanda Erck, a Field Education Representative for Colorado PERA. If you'd like to submit a guest post, email us at