If you’re going for thrilling theatrics this All Hallows' Eve, finding the perfect costume is only half the battle. The satisfaction you feel when you’ve finally nailed down the details that go into your ensemble is unlike any other, but those who make Halloween history are the ones who focus on both aesthetic and cosmetics. For example, it’s cool if you decide to don Count Dracula fangs or zombie wraps, but you’ll want to up the ante by adding some gore to your get-up. You can easily find tutorials showing you how to make fake blood for Halloween, and the best part is, it doesn’t take guts.
If you’ve read any of my previous Halloween pieces, you’ll know by now that I am obsessed with horror. I love scary movies and scary costumes, but I'll admit I am not and never have been keen on blood. I fully believe that beautiful red stuff belongs in our bodies, pumping through our veins, and not on the big screen for entertainment value — mostly just because I’m squeamish. Cowardly feelings aside, however, I am in awe at the level of realism Hollywood has reached with special effects, and how real it looks when teen vampires suck the blood out of their girlfriends' necks. I’m even more impressed when makeup artists and DIY-savvy creatives can make fake blood IRL.
If you're interested in taking your own menacing Halloween costume up a ghastly notch, adding some gore will definitely earn you a little extra recognition. Here are a few simple ways you can make fake blood work for your own creepy costume this year.