Halloween horrors – warning, contains (fake) blood!

What you may have realised is that I, Love Middlesbrough Lass Emma, am rather fond of musicals and theatre . As a result, I have self-taught special effects makeup; due to it being Halloween, I thought I’d impart my knowledge with a little help from Kindamagik. I would also like to apologise for my feet in this – I wasn’t prepared to put my face online without any makeup… sorry.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating this look ️

What you will need:

Fake Blood ️
Liquid Latex
Face Putty (This can be used anywhere on your body)
Some form of “spatula” (I uses the smooth end of a metal nail file)
Makeup remover
make-up sponge and brushes
foundation
setting powder
red, brown and black powder
tissue

Step 1 – prep your skin and work surface, I would recommend shaving if you’re applying this anywhere with hair – latex is not fun to pull off hair. Also put down a non-absorbent sheet if you are using fake blood, fake blood stains everything and anything.
Step 2 – warm up your putty so it’s malleable, you can use a hair dryer to help you along but be very careful and quite quick with a hair dryer.

Step 3 – split your putty in two. Take the first half and spread it across your skin.

 

 

Step 4 – Use your spatula covered in makeup remover and smooth the edges down – this should sit flush to your skin now. You may have to keep applying make-up remover to your spatula

 

 

Step 5 – Create a sausage with the remaining putty and cut through it with your spatula.

Step 6 – Add the remaining putty to your cut. Use your fingers to help it stick to the already applied putty, then use the spatula again to smooth it out.

 

Step 7 – cover the wound in liquid latex. If you have time before hand, do a patch test. If you are allergic to liquid latex you can replace this with child safe, PVA glue from a supermarket.

Step 8 – Whilst the latex is still wet, cover the wound with 1ply of tissue or toilet paper to help with texture as well as to help it all stay in place. Wait for the latex to dry (perfect time for cake)

Step 9 – cover your wound in foundation (preferably one that matches your skin tone) and add some setting powder on top.

 

 

Step 10 – Work into the wound with some brown powder – the darker and more matte the better here.

Step 11 – Work into the bottom of the wound with black powder

 

 

 

Step 12 – Work into the wound again with red powder. The brighter the better if you want the wound to look fresh. If you want it to look a little older try using some brown, purple and orange powder around the outside of the wound for a bruising effect.

Step 13 – be very careful adding your blood into the wound. I used a brush to add the blood into the actual wound then carefully poured the blood from the base of the wound to add the trickles down my leg.

Kindamagik does also sell a thicker type of blood for long term wear without covering your entire house in the stuff – see my towel after I’d cleaned myself up.

And then you have your finished wound. Have fun creating this look and enjoy Halloween this year guys.