How to Make a Fake Scar

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Spooky costume make-up isn't difficult to achieve when you use the proper materials. In fact, with a little time and practice you can create gory looking fake scars that are suitable enough to be featured in a horror movie. If you know how to make good fake scars, you'll be able to make your costumes authentically frightening. Friends will ask you how you managed to pull off these grisly gashes and wounds.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Tube of latex skin
  • Cosmetic glue
  • Fine make-up brush
  • Greasepaint palette
  • Fake blood capsule

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  1. 1

    Squeeze a dime-sized amount of liquid latex skin from the tube. Select colour of latex skin that closely matches your own complexion. This material is easy to find online or in costume stores. Squeeze the latex directly where you want to create the scar. It instantly hardens into a rubbery latex against your skin as you do so.

  2. 2

    Apply a thin layer of cosmetic glue to the edges of the applied latex with the make-up brush. This further adheres it to your skin and also conceals its edges a little. Use mascara glue if you don't have costume cosmetic glue.

  3. 3

    Add a little colour around the "scar" for discolouration of skin. Use shades of blue, green and purple for a bruised look or shades of pink and flesh for a slightly raised look. Use a greasepaint palette for this or eyeshadow if you don't have greasepaint.

  4. 4

    Crack open a capsule of fake blood, which is found in costume stores or online. The slightly thick, blackish-red syrup can be smeared around the scar for further effect.

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