Sunday, March 17, 2013

Decaying Zombie Head

I am super uber excited to bring to you my Decaying Zombie Head. I have been thinking about this all week long and I am so glad I did it.

This all started with your traditional styrofoam wig head, which I actually had on hand because it was holding and still is holding my wig. I got the wig and wig head months ago when I was getting treated for breast cancer from The American Cancer Society for FREE. Now that I am done with my chemotherapy and my hair is growing back I am using my wig less often. BTW...I AM CANCER FREE!!! I got the news this past Thursday, but I still have 6 weeks of radiation which I start this week.

Anyhow back to my decaying zombie head. I looked all over the internet for techniques and just decided to do what I felt was capable of doing. I cut off and carved out the nose, then the eyes, then chopped off the chin and lower jaw, and then began just carving out wounds and such all over the face. Then I applied some batting with some spray adhesive. After letting that dry for a while I hot glued the teeth (which I had from last years zombie make-up kit) into the mouth. Now it was time to give this zombie some color. I spray painted the entire head with gray spray paint (which I also had on hand from making tombstones  years ago). I then applied brown, red, black and light blue craft paint. I had a bit of trouble with what to do with the eyes, nothing seemed to work and I still am not totally thrilled with it but for the most part I am happy with everything else. I then had to add some blood, fake blood from my Halloween stash. I finally added the wig to finish it off.  I love the way she turned out and plan to do more, many more!

Here is a couple of side views:

I will be entering my Decaying Zombie Head in the Haunted Design House Challenge #162 - Drop Dead Gorgeous

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Decaying Zombie Head, I hope you liked her.


  1. Fist off, CONGRATULATIONS on kicking cancer's ass!! YOU ROCK!!!! And now we dance!!
    Fabulously wicked zombie head. Really a labor of love right there. Not sure which is more disturbing, the teeth or that wig!
    Thanks so much for playing in the dungeon with us at HDH!

  2. Super glad you have beaten the cancer (you rock). That head is just freaking amazing by any standards. LOVE LOVE LOVE it x

  3. Firstly, I am so happy that you are Cancer free, I was wondering as soon as I saw you had entered. great news. Love the zombie head, so different and perfect for the challenge. Thanks for playing in the dungeon at hdh

  4. You GO GIRL! WooHoo, cancer FREE! And I'm in AWE of your Zombie head! Holy moley, couldn't be cooler! PERFECT for the challenge and amazingly creative. Now I'm dying to know where you got those teeth. They look absolutely real. FABULOUS work! Thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD

  5. Great news! way to go kicking cancer into touch! Your Zombie head is beyond FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)


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