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FREE Wound FX at Home- Last minute laceration

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This I'ble will show you how to create wound FX, at home on the cheap. With only a few items from around the average home, we shall try to accomplish some authentic looking last minute effects for our Halloween ensemble.

This was created in under 45min, done 1 handed obviously. That includes picture time also.

This was applied on my forearm, although I have used this method to do a full chest wound also. The technique can be used to achieve, many types of wounds.


 
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Step 1: What you will need

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Like the title says, this I'ble was done for nothing, from things around an average home. If you do not have one of these items, they should not amount to much to purchase.

~ Toilet paper- Full role

~ Plain flour- 4 Tsp

~ Jam- Blackcurrent or strawberry (no we are not baking a cake. )

~ Tomatoe sauce

~ Sharpie- Black/red

~ Foundation- This one might be a bit tricky, we may have to borrow some from your Mum or Girlfriend.  Ladies your in luck, you may perhaps have some already. This is not strictly needed, yet will take your wound from looking almost fake to looking real.

~ Hair dryer- Makes things 10 times quicker

Step 2: Making our binder

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First we need to make some paste.

Take your flour and put it in a saucepan. Add some water and heat on the stove top. (Kids  get Mum or Dad to help please)

Stir till a paste forms. Add more water if necessary.

Set aside until we are ready.

Step 3: Priming the surface

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Take a small amount of our glue and paint a thin layer, over the skin which will be the wound area. Make sure this layer extends out past where our wound will finish.

I have chosen my forearm, so I have painted up to my hair level and slightly beyond.


This layer is what binds the wound to our skin.

Take your hair dryer, place it on warm setting and dry off the layer of glue.
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zombiefire4 years ago
so mother !@#$in awesome
Lftndbt (author)  zombiefire3 years ago
Thankyou, thankyou. :)
This was amazing i did it last year and i'm going to do again this year!!
Lftndbt (author)  brillbouncer3 years ago
Good to see your back again! lol
Must have been the goods! ;)
 WOUND WENT BRILLIANTLY! Next year im thiking of pehaps ribs?!
Lftndbt (author)  brillbouncer4 years ago
My avatar was about 30min work with the same technique, couple of chicken bones stickin' out of it and you would be set. :) 
Element Force8 months ago
OMG looks so reel AHH dirt
Bob291 year ago
Neat - but ewwww....
SCARY! so realistic, welldone:)
deaddreamer2 years ago
thank you so much for this tutorial. I made a wound for a zombie walk some days ago and although it was hot, it stick well to my arm

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nisoe3 years ago
that was amazing!
worked amazingly, did this with some bones stickin out, freaked my mom out!!!!!!!!!!
Had some fun :D. Doesn't hold up too well once it gets down below freezing, however...
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GreyWarden3 years ago
Freaking Badass man!
Astroz3 years ago
I tried this today and it was really fun! thanks
I think I'll just lean against a tree with these lacerations all over and torn up clothes with a chain saw laying next to me. Maybe a sign saying "Tie your shoes" or something?
I personally would use something other than food products. I used red, brown, and a bit of olivine green paint to get the look I wanted. The green was used to give it a bit of "skin gone moldy" and it worked great.
Screamo3 years ago
Ooh that cool you do that urself? :)?
I have found that, if you can make it stick, and if you wish for the "gore" to be edible, one might substitute shredded coconut for the toilet paper.

:) I used coconut for a demonstrative speech on my campus, and didn't want to use anything inedible... just in case.
I personally find that acrylic paint does wonders for this step. It's super-mega-cheap, dries quickly, and is completely non-toxic and washable.
kyle97super3 years ago
it looks awsome!!! i think i will try it in october for halloween
holy crap thats amazing, i am defiantly doin this for halloween
Lftndbt (author)  Jimmy Proton3 years ago
Give it a go! hell easy, i'll be using it this year no doubt. :)
i wasnt planning on tricker treating but after this i think i will
Meesy73 years ago
what temp?
instead of usin  glue i would use petroleum jelly to make it stick. lol

Lftndbt (author)  panickeyaxes4 years ago
I didn't have any petroleum jelly. ;P 
LisaYum4 years ago
this is absolute genius! Not everyone can afford to only use a bit of latex when they come in $16 liter bottles
Lftndbt (author)  LisaYum4 years ago
Thanks!! Not only do many people not have the money, in Australia where I am, Latex is not all that available. Even halloween shops (1 in my area) don't have it. 
underkill4 years ago
great tutorial man. love the simplicity of it.  will have to wait until i need i week off from work, maybe use a small version on a finger... good stuff.
Lftndbt (author)  underkill4 years ago
Thanks for your comment.... remember you only need a few minutes to do a single finger wound. Mine shown would only take 1/2 an hour... try it out tonight. 
ttrat4 years ago
 I have one question,  would it be possible to use a gel deodorant instead of the flour water mix?
Lftndbt (author)  ttrat4 years ago
Hmmmm, I don't think so.  The idea is to paper-mache your are... It may work though, give it a go. 
ttrat Lftndbt4 years ago
 I tried it. I t was stick, but not sticky enough, and stupid me forgot that deo dries.
Pikaboy4 years ago
Aagh!!!
Looks pretty real man!!
and also very painfully.
^^
Lftndbt (author)  Pikaboy4 years ago
LoL Thanks!! 
l8nite4 years ago
 That looks NAsssssssssssssssssTY! in a really cool way of course...
Lftndbt (author)  l8nite4 years ago
Thanks!! 
 How well does it hold onto the skin? IDK why but to me it seems like it would come off with relatively minor force. Like bumping my hip while walking. 
 Also forgot to say it still looks amazing!
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