"We're doing an aged look with blood obviously cause you've been feasting and your clothes are rotting off of you... We're just going to be doing kind of like a decaying, rotting appearance with bruises," said Rachel Fleming with the Fayetteville Public Library.
The kids geared up to get gruesome. They learned how to create zombie attire, how to perfect the zombie appearance, and even how to walk like the dead.
"I've loved zombies, ever since I was a kid," said Maxamillion DeLeon.
Fleming hosted the Halloween-themed workshop at the public library and shared the dirty details on how to transform into a zombie.
"Definitely use dark colors wherever there are hollows like in your cheek around your eye socket. Do highlights where there are bones, especially on your neck area because it just makes you look like you're slowly whittling away. Green is definitely an unnatural color on a person, so use it because it doesn't look right and it's kind of disturbing to see things like that... You may not look that good when you first put on the makeup, but as soon as you add the blood it adds that extra gore element that makes it just that much more real," said Fleming.
So although the teens showed up looking alive and well, they left the library as walking dead.
"The makeup is going to be the difficult part because I've never done it," said Bradley Denning.
But the skills session was more than learning to creep like a creature. Fleming hoped it would bring the teen community closer.
"Halloween is my favorite holiday and I feel like as you get older there aren't as many things geared towards teens and so I wanted to do something for them."
"I was really interested in getting involved in some community things because I just moved here... I was thinking this would be a good time to I don't know, do something and get to know some people," said DeLeon.
And even if getting zombified is not on a future to-do list, knowing how to dab on the deadly might come in handy.
"They will be able to take home the t-shirts and obviously the skills so they can do it later," said Fleming.
"My little sister is going to be a zombie so maybe I can help her with her makeup and everything," said Mary Byrd.
The event was free to the public and teens just had to register ahead of time. For information on upcoming events at the library, click here.