A convincingly-made fake, deep cut adds authenticity to a crash-victim or zombie costume. With liquid latex and some stage blood, you can turn a few stomachs with a proper laceration. Liquid latex is composed of water, ammonia and rubber, and dries to a solid form on skin. With a little bit of cotton and tissue to build up the swelling around the wound, you can create an impressive fake, deep cut. Most costume shops sell liquid latex.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Liquid latex
- Cotton swab
- Cotton balls
- Cream make-up
- Theatrical blood
Paint the liquid latex onto your skin with a cotton swab. Make it the size you would like your fake, deep cut to be.
Pull small tufts of cotton about the size of a small pea from the cotton balls. Elongate the cotton and flatten it out. Press the cotton on the wet latex, forming a long mountain with the edges blended down into your skin.
Use a cotton swab to paint a layer of liquid latex onto the pieces of cotton. Add more cotton and an additional layer of latex if you want the wound to appear larger and deeper. Finish with a final layer of latex.
Use a toothpick to slice a cut into the middle of the mountain. This opens up the fake skin and makes a fake wound.
Cover your fake wound with a cream make-up that matches your skin colour. Paint theatrical blood in the middle of your fake wound, and paint some exiting the wound onto your skin.
Tips and warnings
- Jagged edged cuts are more realistic looking.
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