How to Make a Bloody Surgeon Costume

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How to Make a Bloody Surgeon Costume
Rubber gloves add an eerie touch of malpractice to a bloody surgeon costume. (medical gloves image by sasha from

Few Halloween costumes are as cringeworthy as a well-done, bloody-surgeon costume. The basis of this costume is medical scrubs and fake blood; from there you can let your ghoulish imagination run wild. From face paint to plastic limbs covered in blood, the creepiness of the costume can be enhanced in myriad ways.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Medical scrubs
  • Heavy-duty yellow-rubber gloves
  • Fake blood
  • White face paint
  • Black eye shadow
  • Plastic saw
  • Plastic arm or hand

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  1. 1

    Obtain a pair of classic, light-blue medical scrubs. Acquire a white lab coat or disposable surgical smock -- that ties in the back -- as an alternative to scrubs. Wear the latter over regular clothes.

  2. 2

    Splatter the scrubs and rubber gloves with fake blood. This action is best performed outside on the grass, or inside on top of plastic bags or newspaper. Concentrate the blood in the chest area of the scrubs, and on the hands of the gloves. This will give the look of a surgical mishap. Let the items dry.

  3. 3

    Dot some fake blood around your neck and arms to continue the blood-spatter look. Do this after dressing in the scrubs and gloves.

  4. 4

    Apply white face-paint to your face. Brush black eyeshadow lightly on eyelids and underneath eyes for a ghoulish look. Apply dots of fake blood to cheeks and forehead.

  5. 5

    Consider carrying accessories like a plastic saw covered in fake blood, or a plastic arm or hand. Sprinkle fake blood at its severed edge.

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