How to Create a Laceration For Halloween: Quick and Easy Guide

October 24, 2017

Hey all, its that time of year again! I absolutely love going all out for Halloween, the only time where you simply can’t be overdressed! If you’re stuck for ideas, check out this laceration guide, its cheap, quick, easy and definitely shows you made an effort.

Time to create: 45 minutes Difficulty: Easy

For This Laceration Guide You Will Need:

  1. Liquid Latex

2. Tissue

3. Cotton Wool

4. Eye Shadow

5. Face Paints

6. Fake Blood

7. Scissors


1) Start by outlining your laceration with eye shadow or an eyeliner pencil. This will make it easier to give the wound shape.

2) Begin to apply liquid latex around your design. Ensure that there is no hair on this area, otherwise it will cause some serious pain when taking off.

3) Rip some tissue and apply it to the wet latex. You will have to add multiple layers so you may have to use a hair dryer to speed the process up.

4) Once you have a sufficient layer of tissue on top of the skin, use your scissors to create a laceration in the centre. Warning – be very careful, the layers will tougher to cut through the more tissue you add.

5) Cover the whole thing in foundation to match your skin tone. As the latex is a different colour to your skin, you may need to adjust your foundation shade to fit.

6) After using face paints to colour the wound red, create pieces of flesh by soaking some cotton wool strands in fake blood and using liquid latex to stick it in the laceration.

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7) Use some purple eye shadow around the wound to highlight bruising, adding some black eye shadow sparingly to add depth. This is when you can let your creativity flow, adding whatever shades you see fit, where you want it. For this look I found however that less is more.

8) Finally, add some fake blood over the wound – complete the look with some gore.

And there you have it, a laceration guide for you to complete! What are you guys doing for Halloween this year?

  • Reply
    October 25, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I want to try this 😍

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      Sophia Patel
      October 25, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      I totally recommend this, it’s so simple!

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    October 25, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Nicely done! It’s super easy to do and I watch Mykie’s channel and she has countless tutorials, and I still haven’t tried it lol.

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      October 26, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      I highly recommend it, its so easy to improvise and make it your own!

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    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty
    October 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I don’t think I would want to try this but you really did a great job. I’m squeamish.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

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    October 26, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Such a good post to help me with my Halloween look this year ! I’m planning on doing this across my neck ! Thank you for the step by step pictures ! Xx

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      Sophia Patel
      October 26, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      So glad I could help, have a great Halloween!xx

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    October 26, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Looks so cool! Do you do sfx makeup often?

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      Sophia Patel
      October 27, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Thanks! Not really, just the occasional bit for Halloween, do you?x

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        October 27, 2017 at 12:53 pm

        It’s my hobby so I try to do it as often as I can)

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    November 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    um WOW – what an amazing tutorial. Such a shame i didn’t see this for halloween, but bookmarked it to come back to next year πŸ˜€ xx

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      Sophia Patel
      November 10, 2017 at 12:14 am

      thank you so much! That’s absolutely wonderful, can’t wait for you to try it next year!x

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