How to Make Nasty Scaly Skin for Halloween

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How to Make Nasty Scaly Skin for Halloween
Add scaly skin to your costume for Halloween. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

When you want a zombie or monster costume for Halloween, create a gruesome effect with peeling, scaly skin. Scaly, broken skin has a horrifying effect when people are expecting to see smooth skin, and it can take your Halloween costume to the next level. Prepare this make-up concoction a few hours before going trick-or-treating or before your party, allowing it to dry thoroughly

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Things you need

  • Cornflakes
  • Spirit gum
  • Liquid latex
  • Powder foundation

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  1. 1

    Crush ½ cup of cornflakes lightly with the back of a spoon. While you should not crush it into a powder, break up the flakes so they are smaller.

  2. 2

    Spread spirit gum over the area that you want to make scaly. Your spirit gum may come with an applicator or you can apply it with a brush.

  3. 3

    Sprinkle the crushed cornflakes on the sticky area. The more thickly you apply the cornflakes, the more scaly the skin looks.

  4. 4

    Brush liquid latex over the cornflakes.

  5. 5

    Wait for the liquid latex to be dry to the touch. This takes between 10 and 20 minutes.

  6. 6

    Brush powder foundation over the dry liquid latex. Choose a powder that is a few shades lighter than your skin tone for an unhealthy pallor.

Tips and warnings

  • Use grits or cornmeal instead of cornflakes for a gritty texture.

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