How to make fake black teeth

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How to make fake black teeth
Use wax to black out a tooth for your costume. (George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Blacking out a tooth or two adds a sinister touch to pirate, hobo and witch costumes. Black teeth also work as an alarming practical joke. Black paints and make-up items such as eyeliner may blacken your teeth short-term, but moisture in the mouth quickly dissolves markings from enamel surfaces. Using black wax is the best way to make temporary missing teeth -- the wax stays on the tooth for hours, and comes off clean.

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Things you need

  • Black tooth wax

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  1. 1

    Remove a pea-sized amount of black wax from the package.

  2. 2

    Flatten the piece of wax.

  3. 3

    Form the wax over the tooth you want to black out. The wax will stay in place without adhesive.

  4. 4

    Peel the wax off your tooth when finished and place it in an airtight container for future use.

Tips and warnings

  • Black tooth wax is available at Halloween and costume stores.
  • Only use wax labelled for use with teeth.

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