DIY Saturday: FLESHWOUNDS!!
Hush, it’s still Saturday.
Ever wonder how to make a realistic-looking fleshwound with stage make-up? With Halloween coming up and Cons all over the place, I’m here to help you out. Let’s make a bullet hole! Click on any of these images to see them bigger. Here’s what you’ll need:
baby powder, dark pink/red powder make-up, blue cream make-up, fake blood, liquid latex, cotton swabs, make-up that matches your skin tone, tissues, aspirin pills, and applicators.
With the liquid latex, spread a thin layer over the area of skin you will build the actual “hole” on. Then, using either pulled-apart cotton swabs/balls or tissue, dip small shreds into the liquid latex, and press into a the shape of a circle around the specified area:
With a blush brush, dust the area with baby powder to set and dry the latex. Next, sponge on foundation make-up to match the color of the latex with your skin tone.
Using the blue cream paint, sponge and blend a tiny bit of blue around the sides of the edges of the ring:
the reason for this being that when your skin breaks, so do the blood vessels around that break, causing bruising. same with the next step
Repeat the same thing with the dark pink/red powder:
Next, we’re going to coat this entire area in fake blood. Now, the fake blood is VERY important. A lot of brands stay sticky and wet, and also have either an orange or pink tint. This is BAD. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in years of organizing zombie events, it’s where to find the best fake blood. Bloody Mary’s “Vampire Blood” not only stays in the deep red range, it coagulates and dries like real blood (I’m totally realizing how creepy this truly is right now). For this, grab a cotton swab, drown it in fake blood, and spread it within the circular area:
Here’s the fun part. Remember that hammer we used in the banana making post? Let’s bust that out again. Those random aspirin pills in our list of ingredients.. we’re going to put those in a ziploc bag, and crush those up with the hammer. These will be used to push into the inside walls of the fake wound to look like bone fragments. This will stick right to the blood and latex:
With the fake blood, water it down just a bit to make it nice and drippy, bust out the cotton swabs one more time, and dab the sodden cotton swab inside the wound until it drips down. Let this drip as much or little as you’d like:
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