Special F/X Makeup-How to Create a Burn Wound
How to Create a Special F/X Prosthetic for a Severe Burn Wound
Disposable Paint Brushes
2 Shades of Foundation (Darker than your skin tone) Ofra Cosmetics
Red/Black/Yellow Theatrical Makeup/Mehron
Cover approx. 5’x3′ area of arm with liquid latex using makeup sponge.
Apply thin layer of cotton on top of latex. Tear edges away to create irregular look.
Cover cotton with a thick coat of latex. Do not smooth down latex except for the edges. Smooth edges to blend into skin.
Take wooden (popsicle style) stick and create holes, tears and texture into cotton/latex arm covering. Let set for approx. 15 minutes.
Apply 2 tones of foundation to latex area. Dab foundation with makeup sponge unevenly. Keep this area darker than natural skin to create a charred look. Fill in burn holes with red cream style makeup.
Paint black cream makeup onto the edges of the burn holes you created in the latex. Blend slightly with makeup sponge to create a charred flesh effect.
Add fake blood to burn holes. You may add a few coffee grinds to thicken the fake blood. This will create a coagulated/dry blood effect.
Add yellow cream makeup to the wound for a more realistic look.
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