Halloween is the one holiday a year when you can get dressed up in your goriest, scariest, and bloodiest costume ever. It is fun to go all out and make things look real. One of the ingredients to a truly horrifying costume is blood. The following is a look at fake blood makeup, how to create it, how to wear it, and how to make it look as real as possible:
There are many ways to create fake blood, and if you do a search on Google, for example, you will be sure to find hundreds of different recipes for it. This is a fairly simple recipe that uses household ingredients, or things that are simple to find:
To make basic blood you are going to need:
White Corn Syrup or Karo Syrup which can be found in almost any grocery store.
Food coloring, to make your blood look real, you will need more than just red food coloring, but also blue and yellow.
Peanut butter, if you have nut allergies this is not something you should use. Chunky peanut butter workds great if you want to have blood clots, and make your fake blood makeup look even gorier than it already will.
To make your fake blood, first determine how much fake blood you need. Then dump that much syrup into a bowl. Then add the red food coloring to the amount of syrup you decide to use.
Use a mixing spoon to mix well then add blue or yellow food coloring to slightly change the color until you get something you are happy with. This is personal preference, but adding the blue and yellow to your fake blood gives it tone and richness of hue.
If you want thinner blood, you will want to add some water, for thicker blood, such as the blood you would want to use for a “head wound” etc. you will add peanut butter. Creamy or chunky works, though the chunky gives you clots.
To make your blood look really awesome, you have to apply it properly. So, make sure you apply it in plenty of time to allow it to dry completely, otherwise you will smear it. So, put it where you want it, and let it drip down naturally, then avoid touching it until it dries, and even then it is best not to touch.
Voila, you have great fake blood makeup, however, like real blood, fake blood can stain, so you want to be careful as to where you are when you put it on, so it does not drip on your carpet and stain it, or on clothes you do not want ruined.
Last, but not least, when wearing fake blood makeup, it is important to know how to remove it after a long night of fun scaring people and getting reactions to your gore. To remove, use warm water and gentle soap.