Ten DIY Tutorials Inspired By The Walking Dead

This year fans of The Walking Dead, and those who appreciate a good zombie tale no matter the franchise, will be wanting to celebrate the spookiest holiday of them all in undead style.

So here's ten tutorials to help you have a Walking Dead themed night of fun this Halloween!

1. Zombie Makeup Tutorial-

Greg Nicotero is one of the industry's leading special effects artists, and with his guidance The Walking Dead makeup crew keeps their undead cast looking extra rotten and gross.

If you're joining the rotting masses this Halloween check out this zombie makeup tutorial by Greg Nicotero, where you'll learn the old tissue and liquid latex trick to make realistic looking rotten flesh.

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2. Corpse Rising From The Grave Costume-

Now that you have the makeup covered you need an actual costume, and this stylish yet oh so easy to make corpse rising from the dead costume by Heather Green of Paint Pal is sure to lift some spirits this Halloween!

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3. Daryl's Ear Necklace Cookies-

What's a costume and makeup without a horrifying prop?

Now you can make an accessory that looks disgusting but is actually delicious thanks to this tutorial by Mike from Semi Sweet that teaches you how to make the sugar cookie version of Daryl's Ear Necklace. Mmmmm....disturbing!

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4. Edible Zombie Eyes-

If the cookies weren't enough to feed the hungry zombie horde invading your happy home you might want to have a batch of edible zombie eyes on hand.

They're basically just gross looking green deviled eggs, but your guests can pretend they're chowing down on a plate full of eyeballs and complete their Walking Dead experience.

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5. The Governor's Fishtank-

Your guests will need something to stare at while they're mindlessly chewing, so keep them entranced with your very own version of The Governor's Fish Tank, the most "aaaaaaah!" inspiring Halloween prop ever!

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6. Deliciously Disgusting Brain Cake-

Your guests cannot live on ear cookies and eyeball eggs alone, and since they're currently dressed like zombies (or they're actually undead and trying to blend in with the warmies) they'll probably appreciate a slice of brain.

But serving actual brain is a bad idea, so serve them some delicious brain cake instead! It's red velvet with raspberry "blood" filling, sure to satisfy even the most morbid munchers.

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7. Zombie Barbie Dolls-

If you want to make your Halloween party feel like a standing room only affair, then create your own horde of zombified Barbie dolls and populate the party with plastic bodies!

Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda will walk you through the fairly simple process of painting and putrefying everyone's favorite fashion doll, which kids will probably fear but Walking Dead fans will totally eat up!

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8. Yard Zombies-

A post-apocalyptic house is not a home without a few rotten zombies lurking around the yard, so grab some plywood, paint and PVC pipe and populate your property with The Walking Dead.

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9. Official Walking Dead Holiday Greeting Cards-

Thank your rotten guests for not making too big a mess with a fun, and officially licensed, The Walking Dead holiday greeting card.

They look ordinary on the outside but inside there's an illustration from The Walking Dead comic and an appropriately apocalyptic message, coming to you courtesy of Skybound and The Walking Dead.


10. The Walking Dead Georgia Adventure DIY Tour-

When you're done Halloweening and you're ready to do some zombified shambling outdoors, oh, and you happen to be in Georgia where they film much of The Walking Dead, then you're ready for a DIY Adventure!

Let Rachelle of Strut Your Stroller guide you to some of the locations seen on the show, like the Governor's town of Woodbury (which is actually Senoia, Georgia), or Big Jake's (the Southern Country Steak House) as seen in Season 3 episode 15.

Rachelle even created a Google map of the adventure so you can give yourself the grand tour!

Walking Dead DIY Tour Link

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