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How to Make SFX Wounds and Bruises

How to Make SFX Wounds and Bruises

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Gather your materials to keep a clean work space

Gather your materials to keep a clean work space

Apply some liquid latex to your forearm to test for any latex allergy. Let the latex sit for 30-45 minutes, if irritation occurs do not proceed with the project. (I don't have a latex allergy)

Apply some liquid latex to your forearm to test for any latex allergy. Let the latex sit for 30-45 minutes, if irritation occurs do not proceed with the project. (I don't have a latex allergy)

Begin by applying a layer of liquid latex on the desired area. Make sure the layer is uniform or your makeup will start to peel.

Begin by applying a layer of liquid latex on the desired area. Make sure the layer is uniform or your makeup will start to peel.

This step is optional but you can dry the latex with a hairdryer. Remember to keep the hairdryer on a low heat setting to avoid burns.

This step is optional but you can dry the latex with a hairdryer. Remember to keep the hairdryer on a low heat setting to avoid burns.

Once dry pull the latex forward and snip it to create a hole in the center. Make sure you don't pull too tight or you could rip off the application

Once dry pull the latex forward and snip it to create a hole in the center. Make sure you don't pull too tight or you could rip off the application

Fill the center of the hole with red to create the muscle underneath

Fill the center of the hole with red to create the muscle underneath

Begin to blend the area around the hole with skin tone makeup and red to create the irritation.

Begin to blend the area around the hole with skin tone makeup and red to create the irritation.

Once blended, gather all your purples and reds to make the bruises.

Once blended, gather all your purples and reds to make the bruises.

Start with a layer of purple around the eye, go over the eyelid too.

Start with a layer of purple around the eye, go over the eyelid too.

Blend with red tones to make it look more realistic and bruised

Blend with red tones to make it look more realistic and bruised

Add the theatrical blood to your wounds for a more realistic look.

Add the theatrical blood to your wounds for a more realistic look.

Clean up the mess you make before your parents ask questions.

Clean up the mess you make before your parents ask questions.

Get spooky (I think the blood looks great with my ouija shirt)

Get spooky (I think the blood looks great with my ouija shirt)

  • Liquid Latex
  • Makeup sponges
  • Theatrical blood
  • Cream makeup
  • Scissors
  • Hair dryer (optional)