Picture of Realistic Wound FX
In this following instructable I will be showing you how to make a simple, yet realistic and reusable, latex wound effect on a tight budget.

Step 1: Getting the Supplies

Picture of Getting the Supplies
For this project you are going to need the following supplies:

  • Liquid Latex - $11 for a 8oz bottle.
  • Stage Blood - $2 for a 1oz bottle.
  • Basic Make-Up Kit - Should include foundation, basic creme pallet of at least 4 colors, setting powder and applicators.
  • Toilet Paper
The most common place to find these out of the Halloween season is at a costume shop or online, especially for the liquid latex and stage blood. The make-up can be purchased at any retailer that carries make-up... usually for under $10. As for the toilet paper, that's practically free... and if don't have any at home, pocket a square next time you use the public restroom.
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S0i00d00010 months ago

is there an alternative to liquid latex

idekmae S0i00d00010 months ago
flour and vasaline, however after a little the mixture begins to crumble
TwerkIt S0i00d00010 months ago

Yup! Just mix flour or cornstarch with Petroleum Jelly (vasiline)

idekmae10 months ago
this worked great for me(: the Halloween store only had pints and it was about 17 and the fake boodwas about 3 i had my makeup from theatre so that helped. i did burn wonds and a knife slice on my face, which had little baby hairs and was a pain to get out but nothing too bad i have no idea how to post the pics but it looked so realistic everyone was asking where i bought my wounds!(:
monkey181 year ago

My Zombie look. I did the fleshy look on my neck on myself :)

first try.

A good first try and looks painful...good job buddy!

fingertrap56 years ago
nice tutorial....here's my first try.
This year you gotta get some white makeup in there so that you can "see" the bones... now that'd really freak some ppl out
Take a chicken bone and crack/splinter it and inbed it into the latex
WOW! thats insane :D
Yeah right
That is Awesome, man. Especialy for a first try. My first attempt was nowhere near as cool. Congradulations. I think you've found your special talent.
Lol, I can FEEL the pain of taking that off right now. (Note, the hair)
dude thats really cool
wert456 meyers5 years ago
dude it is
your is blended way better than mine... may i ask what you used? as in, what does it say on the front of the bottle, im not good with brands of makeup
AH DANG! Looks real...WOW
dats cool
dam thats awesome!
I loved the post and the makeup. This is one of my works, hope you enjoy.
agerick3 years ago
this was my attempt but i used toilet paper mixed with corn flour and water and lots of fake blood (home made) and makeup...
rld6123 years ago
My first attempt at any kind of Halloween makeup or fx. The inside moves as I flex my forearm, giving it a really gruesome appearance.
pdubs6 years ago
very useful tut... was a zombie for halloween so this was really helpful... everyone was pretty well grossed out... GOOD TIMES!
That will give a 3 year old nightmares. It makes me think, "gosh, I really need to practice now that i have liquid latex, fake blood, and spirit gum."
man is that real sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo grooooooooooos and also those bones look real to ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww goooooooodddddddddddddddddddddd how did you even do that ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww groooooooooooooooooooooooooosssssssssssss gooooooooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd.!
haha thanks! i used the bones from chicken wings btw
Aww man... now I'm hungry...
how the hell did you get the bones to not stick out like a bump?
well i made the basic circular wound shape on my hand and then took chicken wing bones (boiled the meat off), cut the ends off, and added a little more liquid latex to the ends to connect the bones the to wound edge and a little on the underside to hold them into place then did the basic paint application and added the fake blood :D

**and a little tip** dont cover the ends of the bones evenly and also try to apply thick areas of liquid latex over the central area of the bones... that way it will look like its less connected solely around the edge of the wound and it will look less uniform and more like the top of your hand was ripped off (which is the effect i was goin for here)

wow, yeah, NICE. but im glad i didnt meet you trick-or-treating, i probly wouldve screamed my head off...lol :)
A.C.E.6 years ago
i had to slather on the fake blood to cover up my experimentation with makeup..
what part of your body is that god well whatever it is you did a great job
eww ah looooks so real ughh.............
you really think so or are you being sarcastic?
NJB A.C.E.6 years ago
It is actually nauseatingly realistic!
next up... compound fractures! I'd love to see an 'ible on making fake compound fractures.
me too
not nice
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