The cost of acrylic paint and corn syrup? Minimal. Freaking out your friends beyond all reason? Priceless.
You Will Need
* Liquid latex
* 2-3 cotton swabs
* 2-3 toothpicks
* Purple, red, and brown acrylic paint
* 2/3 c. white corn syrup
* 1 tsp. red food coloring
* 2-3 drops blue food coloring
* 2-3 drops dish soap
Step 1: Smear on latex
Smear on a generous layer of liquid latex with a cotton swab in the desired shape and size of your wound. Three to four inches will look realistic.
Go to any Halloween or party supply store to find liquid latex.
Step 2: Create the gash
Use a toothpick to score a line in the center of the latex, which will become the bleeding gash. Let it dry for a few minutes, and then use a toothpick to open up the gash even more, creating a jagged, uneven line and curled-up edges.
Step 3: Blend in bruising
Use a cotton swab dipped in a tiny drop of purple paint and dab it around the outer edges of the wound to create a bruised look.
Use a stipple sponge for an even more realistic look when applying the paint.
Step 4: Create scrapes
Dip another cotton swab in the red and brown paint and dab around the opening of the gash. That will create the look of scraped skin.
Step 5: Mix and apply blood
Mix the fake blood by combining the corn syrup, red and blue food coloring, and dish soap. Use a toothpick to apply a thin layer of blood to the gash.
You can also use ready-made fake blood gel.
Step 6: Get gory
Go over the gash again with a blood-dipped cotton swab that is saturated to fill the gash completely and create oozing gore.
Fact: More than 100 gallons of fake blood were used in the film Kill Bill: Vol. 1.