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How to make fake skin for Halloween and other costumes, using liquid latex and makeup.
Creepy!

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  • How to make fake skin. Fake Skin for Stitches, Scars, Etc. - Step 1
    Step 1

    You'll need some liquid latex (get it at just about any costume store, ask the clerk and they'll know what you're talking about), a makeup sponge, a mirror, concealer/foundation in your skin tone, and a needle/thread (optional, for doing stitches)

  • How to make fake skin. Fake Skin for Stitches, Scars, Etc. - Step 2
    Step 2

    Dip the sponge in the latex and pick up a little.

  • How to make fake skin. Fake Skin for Stitches, Scars, Etc. - Step 3
    Step 3

    Dab the latex onto the mirror to make a really thin layer. You want it to be as even as possible

  • How to make fake skin. Fake Skin for Stitches, Scars, Etc. - Step 4
    Step 4

    Wait for the latex to dry. Or blow-dry it on low if you're impatient.

  • How to make fake skin. Fake Skin for Stitches, Scars, Etc. - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue dabbing on thin layers and drying until the latex is the thickness you want. If you're making a scar, you can do thicker, less even layers to make it look ragged, or build up very gradually for one that looks more healed over and old. If you're going to make stitches (or just some peely skin), you don't need it to be as thick, so just add layers until it's not transparent anymore.

  • How to make fake skin. Fake Skin for Stitches, Scars, Etc. - Step 6
    Step 6

    Peel off the latex. Try not to let the edges roll up on themselves. If they do, you can trim them off with a pair of sharp scissors or a razor blade.

  • How to make fake skin. Fake Skin for Stitches, Scars, Etc. - Step 7
    Step 7

    Apply a little bit of liquid latex directly to your skin and stick on the "skin". Let it dry for a moment.
    If you want the skin to be really smooth, stick it with the side that was on the mirror up. If you want it to be rougher, stick it the other way. I chose the rough way.

  • How to make fake skin. Fake Skin for Stitches, Scars, Etc. - Step 8
    Step 8

    Add more latex to blend the edge of the fake skin into your real skin. Then apply your concealer/foundation. In the picture I only blended the top left edge.

  • How to make fake skin. Fake Skin for Stitches, Scars, Etc. - Step 9
    Step 9

    CAREFULLY stick the needle through the "skin". Don't sew through your arm. It hurts.

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Reezy:) R.
Reezy:) R. · 4 projects
i am sooooo gonna use this for our halloween contest!!!thanks!!!!!
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Blake
Blake · Clayton, Ohio, US
You could probably try liquid bandage if you can't get latex.
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Anna B.
Anna B. · 1 project
It may be freay, but I used my actua skin for stitches. The upper layer. It won't hurt me.
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Spooky.Kitty
Spooky.Kitty · Dallas, Texas, US · 8 projects
can't wait to try it!
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
Cool! Except my skin is SO light. NO cover up matches. Happy
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Kafei
Kafei · Knoxville, Tennessee, US · 4 projects
I'm gonna try that sometime and wear it in public >Happy
People will be freaking out XD
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
THATS SO AWESOME! But I've got a different idea for the stitches. Instead of doingthe stiches like that, you build up the lates at two points, like a mountain ridge with a crevace in it. In the crevace, make it more red/blackish and then stich the sides of the crevace together. Happy
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Stephanie N.
Stephanie N. · 1 project
just dont poke yourself with the needle lol. This is really cool, i've got to try this =D
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Mrs Edward Cullen
Mrs Edward Cullen · Birmingham, England, GB · 12 projects
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!! I LOVE IT SOO MUCH!!!
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Singingpraisehomemaker
Singingpraisehomemaker · 7 projects
lol cool
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