Picture of How to Create a Fake Wound
The idea of this instructable is to explain the basics of how simple fake wounds are made. In the picture of the end result, the makeup and general colored area is focused in one spot, which makes it look a bit more fake than wanted.

This problem can be fixed in two ways:
  • One, create a more logical design for a cut. In this instructable the leg seems to look like it was scratched by a ferocious, infected, three-clawed beaver; smeared with mud from a lake, (which would actually make sense if there was a beaver around); and cleaned around every area except for the cut itself. Unless that's what you're aiming for, try to think of what actually gave you the injury before you make the design.
  • Two, adding more paint or makeup around the area makes the cut, bullet hole, or burn look dirtier. Even if your doing   a small, simple cut, you have to keep in mind what the surrounding skin would look like if the cut was real. A deep cut on a finger might flood blood to one area while the rest of the finger turns pale. You don't want to be left with a single area untouched while the rest of your body is clean.

-Black, red, and brown acrylic paint. (For dirt and infection, it's nice to have a mixture of green and yellow on hand)
-A bottle of fake blood. (Found at nearly any costume shop, though it is a simple process to make your own)
-Scar wax (You an find this at practically every costume shop, too)
-Flour (For an alternative to texturing with an easily available material)
-A large needle
-Newspaper (Unless you enjoy mopping fake blood off the floor)
-Paper plate

cool mate!

jowcordeiro4 years ago

I'll gross out my students!


gallimaufry13 (author)  jowcordeiro4 years ago
Haha, I'm glad you found it helpful!
michael984 years ago
68charger4 years ago
ccccccccccccccoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. i am going 2 frk out my sister!!!!!!!
denis_nani94 years ago
I dont have scar wax ...how to make own scar wax or liquid latex :D
salazam4 years ago
I love how you mixed black with the blood. Fake blood always looks too bright to be real!
chinaoldman4 years ago
can't sleep anymore.....thanks!!
o1bloody1o4 years ago
Nice girl :) It looks so real! KEEP IT GOIN'!
Chicken22096 years ago
doesn't exactly look real stick to the basic line
lines are the ones that don't look real that is awesome :P
i disagree. Next time you get cut, look at it, its a line this looks fake because it looks like a pattern on your arm i also think it looks a little thin
depends what you get cut or hurt by
then what would you get hurt by to give some sort of weird pattern thingy
gallimaufry13 (author)  Chicken22096 years ago
... maybe like, a person fell and scraped part of their leg while a piece of metal cut a line in the middle? lol this is my first time making fake cuts i didn't really know what I was doing
it looks more like you have a bad flesh eating disorder that you scraped open.
gallimaufry13 (author)  gallimaufry136 years ago
hmm...I'm happy that I atleast got it to look like something!
I have a different gash thing in my profiel if you want to take a look at that.
Something with claws
or teeth
gallimaufry13 (author)  peguiono6 years ago
I couldn't really get a great picture, but the there are actually three basic lines, and then few drops of blood here and there. Any more tips would be appreciated. :)
ttrat5 years ago
 HEY I had the same bottle of fake blood! Its terrible though, don't use it. The way it stains your skin five minutes later is horrible.
gallimaufry13 (author)  ttrat5 years ago
 I must have some good soap, because it doesn't stain my hand. ^^
this is too messy. there is blood everywhere and it don't looks real. at step 3 I thought it was the most realistic wound
Kaiven6 years ago
And if I don't have the scar wax?
gallimaufry13 (author)  Kaiven6 years ago
Hmmm... I suppose you could try f/x gel or liquid latex (assuming you're not allergic).
Izokay6 years ago
Just cut yourself like a real man Now THAT will look realistic
Big Bubba6 years ago
Really Neat, 5/5 Handy for Halloween!
blugyblug6 years ago
Looks a bit like a tattoo. Its a good fake thingy but just make it a bit less complex.
jakee1176 years ago
that is wonderfully nasty

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