DIY Zombie Custom Shoes Tutorial

Maybe you’re a college student pulling all-nighters. Perhaps, you’re a busy executive that missed their morning coffee. Or if you’re a parent of a newborn, you know the lifestyle too. Zombie life. You’ll know them when you see them. With their slow movements, hunched shoulders and droopy eyes real-life zombies are out there. They may not have the same hunger for brains like in the movies but with our stylish DIY zombie shoes they can shuffle and groan their way through the morning hours in true undead style.

If you’re already trying to pull off the zombie look then make it complete with the help of acrylic paint and some brushes.  See how to turn an ordinary pair of canvas shoes into feet fit for the walking dead. The more broken toes, blood oozing out, grubs wiggling their way in and caked-on dirt, the better. Follow our instructions below to create a set of DIY Zombie Feet shoes for your Zombie Halloween Costume or if you’re like us, everyday enjoyment!

These shoes were unearthed, photographed and written about by Tara from Spot of Tea Designs. Stop by her blog to thank her for helping us creep it real!

DIY Zombie Feet Shoes Supplies:

DIY Zombie Custom Shoes Tutorial

  • Canvas shoes
  • Acrylic paint (greens, tans, yellows, reds, pinks, browns, black, white)
  • Assortment of paintbrush sizes
  • Chalk

DIY Zombie Custom Shoes Tutorial

First put your feet in the shoes and use chalk to roughly sketch the outline of your shoes. This will help give you a better perspective on the toe sizes you paint in the next step.

DIY Zombie Custom Shoes Tutorial

Next, use white paint to define any broken toes your zombie might have developed during their long walk across the plains.

These zombies have long lost their regualar skin tone so fill in the rest of the feet with a greenish-yellowish base coat of their decomposing flesh.

DIY Zombie Custom Shoes Tutorial

Lay on all the zombie style accessories, like broken toenails, dirty knuckles, and slimy grubs with red, pink and brown paint.

DIY Zombie Custom Shoes Tutorial

Add more blood, deep crevasses and unpatched cuts.

DIY Zombie Custom Shoes Tutorial

Finally use black paint and a skinny paintbrush to define the outlines of each toe and the whole foot in general.

DIY Zombie Custom Shoes Tutorial

Complete the full look of your Zombie walk by painting green socks with the sample concept.

DIY Zombie Custom Shoes Tutorial

Once dry, you’ll be ready to play dead while walking, slouching or slumping your way through the streets.


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DIY Zombie Custom Shoes Tutorial

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