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Unread 12-08-2007, 05:42 AM   #1
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Realistic Blood

Okay, so this isn't technically "make-up", but I don't know where else to put it so please move it if you feel it is better fit somewhere...

I have Ben Nye's stage blood that I'm using for the MAKE-UP portion, but I need a fake blood that will work for clothing... Any suggestions?

I need a fake blood that will dry and still look like realistic, FRESH blood. Like with a sheen to it. All the fake blood I've seen on clothing almost always looks terrible dried. I want this to look like I just slashed open my opponent and their blood is EVERYWHERE.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

Edit: To clarify -- I want this to be somewhat permenant. I don't mind if it stains or lasts forever even, I just don't want something wet on my body.

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Unread 12-08-2007, 07:40 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how it looks on clothes, but I used a lovely cheap blood recently and I was very pleased how it dried

We used two kinds of blood, one for the face, one for the clothes. Obviously the stuff on the clothes wasn't so nice.

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=915364

The stuff for my face comes in a black tube... Nightmare effects or something like that. Again, it's pretty cheap so it'd be worth a shot I think!

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Unread 12-08-2007, 10:09 PM   #3
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I would use a combination of dark red and a tiny bit of brown acryllic paint and then coat it with clear nailpolish. Obviously if it's on your clothes you probably don't want it to actually be gooey, but the nail-polish might give it enough of a shine so that it looks fresh.

I haven't tried it, so you might want to test it out on scrap materials first .
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Unread 12-08-2007, 11:38 PM   #4
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Awesome recommendations, you guys. I looked on the forums in previous posts about this but all I found was "Google is your friend" responses which always was for WET stuff.

So, obviously that wasn't what I wanted. T_T

I'll give them a shot, thanks so much!
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Unread 12-09-2007, 12:27 AM   #5
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Acrylic paint does work pretty well. I like the liquitex basics for cost and quality.

Another alternative is the gel bloods; the gelatine based bloods. they provide some dimension to look like thick freshly dripped blood. You can make them with knox gelatine and red food coloring, or buy one of many premade varieties.

Mixing powdered pigments with pure silicone caulking is yet another alternative. This is nice for stuff that needs a bit of dimension and permanence. You could wash such a costume with no problem at all, and it's rediculously flexible. I get powdered pigments from my local cake store.
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Unread 12-09-2007, 01:10 AM   #6
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Again, an awesome response. Thank you so much! :3
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Unread 01-01-2008, 07:56 PM   #7
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This is just an idea I have. Watered down Acrylic paint so you can get the iquid quality on the blood. You could then be able to simply drip it onto the clothes, or paint it on, and I should spread like realistic blood as the fabric soaks it up. However, for the glossy quality...I'd suggest a glossy varish for acrylic paints (the liquid kind that comes in a bottle like paint does not neccessarily the spray on kind). Not only will it keep the acrylic paint from chipping and whatever when dried but it should give you that overall sheen you maybe looking for.
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Unread 01-15-2008, 08:57 AM   #8
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When I did my Battle Royale cosplay I use paint (ready mix paint), I found this to be good as it didn't go a funny pinky colour was I put it on, I also for round my neck, as I did it as if my collar had gone off. I did the blood in lots of different layers. That way it was all different tones and more inteseting.
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Unread 01-15-2008, 08:57 AM   #9
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*Also I use two different tones of red, that were nearly the same to add to the different tones.
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Unread 03-07-2009, 11:57 AM   #10
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Just to add another item to the thread (since its pretty old now) but no one has mentioned it, I used puffy paint on my Dead Haku costume and it looks like i was freshly skewered. It dries with a sheen so there is no mixing with acrylic to try and make a sheen for the "fresh" look. acrylic should be used for more of a dry blood look.
For an example: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1330860/
The blast mark on the front has the majority of the puffy paint versus the sides and sleeves that have acrylic.
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I agree with the acrylic paint! It looks pretty good and bloody!
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Unread 12-02-2010, 05:26 PM   #12
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Just another post to recommend acrylic paint
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Unread 12-06-2010, 02:17 AM   #13
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even though I know this thread is old...

I used chocolate syrup and a butt load of red food dye. It looks like old, clotted blood rather than fresh blood.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 02:22 AM   #14
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What about the old corn syrup and food coloring choice? Does that work on clothing?
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Unread 12-06-2010, 11:00 AM   #15
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What about the old corn syrup and food coloring choice? Does that work on clothing?
NO.

Not unless you want to be sticky, nasty, and attracting ants constantly, at any rate.

Use the acrylic paint, as mentioned earlier in the thread. It dries and still looks fresh.
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