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Put together a great Halloween costume with the ideas in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Liquid latex
- Cotton balls
- Toilet paper
- White cream makeup
- Stipple sponge
- Red, purple, brown, and black greasepaint
- Fake blood gel
- Hair dryer (optional)
- Green greasepaint (optional)
Prepare your face for the latex by washing the skin, shaving if necessary, and moisturizing.
Apply a thin layer of liquid latex all over the face. For realistic looking wrinkles, stuff both your cheeks with cotton balls when applying the latex and keep them in until it's dry -- about 15 minutes.
Add a layer
Take a single square of toilet tissue and rip it all around the edges. Put one on each cheek. Rip one in half lengthwise and put it on the forehead. Then apply another layer of liquid latex.
Create a wound by using a toothpick to score a line in the the latex before it's completely set. Let dry for a few minutes, and then use a toothpick to open up the gash even more, creating a jagged line and curled up edges.
Apply white makeup
Apply the white cream makeup all over your face.
Add gore with brown greasepaint on a stipple sponge around the wounds. Then stipple on a layer or purple and red greasepaint and put fake blood gel inside the gash.
Add black greasepaint under the eyes for a sunken look. Use the brown, red, and purple greasepaint to add more bruises, as desired. Finish with some fake blood gel oozing from your hairline where your brains have been eaten away.