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How To Make A Realistic Wound

Filed under: Halloween,I Love Makeup! — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Realistic Wound from Theater Effects

This method uses face paint and latex to make a disgusting and realistic wound.

Back in 2003, I was “The Homecoming Queen’s Got A Gun” for Halloween. I have looked at the picture of my “wound” so many times that I can’t believe I didn’t post it here. Back then I didn’t work with photos and video much, so I guess that’s why. The wound was pretty realistic and I didn’t use any latex or face paints.

Halloween 2003

When I did this, I used the directions for the Super Scabs from this website:

I did a test run a couple of days before the Halloween party. It worked so well that doing it the day of the party was a piece of cake. Using a little corn meal and Jello, you can create a scarier wound and everything came off with a shower.

When you’re planning your Halloween costume this year, don’t stress out about the makeup. Do a test run and enjoy playing with the blood and gore. I sure did!

Via: Boing Boing: HOWTO: Make a realistic, grody wound



  1. Wow! That there’s a mighty nice gross head wound.

    Comment by Eh... not so much — 10/11/2006 @ 7:01 am

  2. I went through a multi year phase where I ONLY liked to dress as something gory. Once, going to a last minute Halloween dance, I dressed up in the car, and managed to look very gory.

    I wore an old white dress of my grandmas, put a peel off mask on while we drove (one of those masks that goes on liquid and is saposed to clean your pores out.) Then I put foundation on over the peel, stopped and bought some fake blood, gave myself bruises with purple eyeshadow, then partially peeled off parts of the mask. Then applied blood to the edges of the bruised peely parts. It looked like I had skin falling off my face. I said I was a dead bride, and I won the costume contest! :)

    Comment by Braidwood — 10/13/2006 @ 3:13 pm

  3. cool wound! instead of unflavored gelatin can you just use regular red jello?

    Comment by alala — 10/26/2008 @ 9:15 pm

  4. alala,

    Yes, you can, but you end up smelling like Cherry Jello all day/night. Trust me. Use the unflavored gelatin.


    Comment by Laura Moncur — 10/27/2008 @ 1:52 am

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