Introduction: Halloween Fake Wounds

For this Halloween I have made many fake wounds.They are easy to apply and take off as the wax is easily moulded into any shape needed ;and these wounds can be done with glue instead of wax, if you were on a budget.


-Special FX / modelling wax(I used 'Snazaroo')

-Paints/Nail polish (Shades of red)



-Brushes/art supplies(palette knives, spatulas etc.)

-Surface to make the wound on(I have used an old plastic page divider/wallet)

Step 1: Begin to Mold the Wax

To begin ,I used small amounts of the wax and built it up in layers until I got to a shape and size I wanted.

Mine is about ,5 cm length ways and 2 cm across, this is so it would fit on a hand or wrist.

Step 2: Decide on the Cut Size and Shape

For my cut i have done a simple slash wound with my art tools which give it a clean and deep look to the cut.

You can do different cuts, such as claw marks or razor cut but i have done a more simple version.

Step 3: Begin Adding Layers of Colour and Shading

For the colour of the wound I used nail polish to give a shine to the wound-similar to the effect dried blood can have.

I have also layered up the nail polish in the centre of the wound, where the cut is as well as adding a darker shade of nail polish to the very middle of the cut.

Step 4: Add Extras Eg. Stitching or Pus

As for extras on my wound,I have added stitching to give the effect of a serious wound,and to emphasise to amount of blood on the wound.

Step 5: Choose a Position on the Body

I have chosen to put my wound on my wrist, as it is a size which takes up most of my wrist and makes the wound look more serious.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

For the finishing touches I have moulded the edges of the wax into the skin(with my fingers) to make it seem more realistic,as well as adding some drips of blood from the wound.

Halloween Contest 2019

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Halloween Contest 2019