Make an Exposed Bone Fx to compliment your Zombie makeup or accident victim costume! This effect looks best on your forehead, cheek, chin or jaw line. It can be done on the hand, but if you do, use just a strip of white card stock to simulate a hand bone. Most materials used can be obtained at your local costume shop or online! (Be cool, support your local costume shop!)

Word of caution, a small but significant number of people can have severe allergic reactions to Latex. If you are unsure, please apply a small amount of latex to the inside of the your elbow and keep it there for at least one hour. If there is no rash, itching, swelling or difficulty breathing remove the latex and continue. If there is any reaction at all, remove the latex and seek medical help! When applying latex, make sure that the area is FREE OF HAIR or that you have a high tolerance for pain!
  • Shiny white thin cardboard or card stock
  • Spirit Gum
  • Spirit Gum Remover
  • Nose and Scar Wax
  • Thick Blood or Fresh Scab
  • Liquid Latex or Flexible Sealer
  • Bruise Wheel or Trauma Stack
  • Makeup Spatula or Popsicle stick
  • Stipple Sponge

Step 1:


Start off with clean, dry skin. Apply a layer of spirit gum. Allow to dry for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Press a small piece of white cardboard into spirit gum, hold in place until sealed to skin. Make sure that the Spirit Gum covers an area of skin larger than the card stock!
this is wicket cool!<br>great job! ;-)
To the white area I suggest with a sponge adding grey or a yellow mustard color on top for more depth and texture
It's so cool!
Ick, it's just as creepy as the last one! Awesome job!

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