View Full Version : Some mildew/moss/algae costume question.

Dr. Giggles
03-21-2009, 05:10 PM
I am in the process of making a messed up old zombie. A well dressed zombie of course.
But my question is, how do i get the looks of moss, mildewy or rotten clothes look? I have a black suit jacket, a torn up white dress shirt, black slacks. I have tried smearing dirt and all that. But it just doesnt have the look i want. Like the zombie was in the ground for a long time who only recently rose up. Course' theres going to be mildew and moss on their clothes right?
I am having a real hard time making the suit look like that. I need a look that will last obviously.
Because all my attempts with dirt and mildew and algae all fail because it falls of eventually and i need it to last.

Allen H
03-21-2009, 09:57 PM
I like the look of airbrush for mildew, just do a few spots of green in a few different shades of green.
For moss I dip spanish moss in colored latex (green or light green) and normally add velcro to the bottom of the patch so I can remove it for washing.
Belt sanders give a good aged look and I use spray paint alot instead of actual dirt.
Good luck with it,
Allen H

Dr. Giggles
03-22-2009, 10:23 AM
Thank you Allen! Always pull through, i tried the moss idea it works great.
And thanks for the tip with the sander.
Its coming together real well!
Thanks again
-Dr. G.