Halloween prosthetics for dummies: The bullet wound
The scarily simple step-by-step guide to looking like you’ve been shot in the head
Halloween, the one night a year you’ll go to town in a freakishly good costume.
But if you’re a typical student, it’s likely Saturday 31st is not the only night you’ll be out this week. Juicy on a Thursday? Heebies on a Friday? Here lies your awkward predicament: do you dress up on these nights or not? It’s effort to spend money on multiple costumes, but no effort at all leaves you looking a right scrooge. Wrong holiday?
Your solution? Prosthetics. Totally cost effective if bought between your flatmates, and seeing as a little product goes a long way, this stuff will last you years.
Here’s the easy-peasy guide to a shot-wound. Although this tutorial is done on the forehead, you can replicate this anywhere on your bod, à la zombie 50 cent.
What products you’ll need (pictured in guide):
- Flesh coloured liquid latex (prices vary due to size, but under a tenner fo’ sho)
- Synwax professional wax (Mehron branded wax is £7.99)
- Matte black eyeshadow
- Cajoled, scab effect blood (£7.75 for Kryolan fresh scratch, 15ml)
- F/X liquid blood (can pick this up dead cheap online, in large supermarkets, fancy dress shops, etc.)
- Purple/blue/red face paint or eyeshadow
What tools you’ll need to apply:
- Small make-up brush (whichever brand/sort you have will do)
- A tissue
(Pictures of products shown below)
Using flesh coloured liquid latex, apply a dot to the middle of the forehead to whatever size you want your bullet wound to be, then wait for it to dry.
Using tweezers, scrape and pinch at the middle of the dot, opening it up to give a broken skin effect.
Credit to Laura Griffin for make-up and Lucy Granton for modelling as victim.