Friday the 13th. Nightmare on Elm Street. Halloween.
What is the addiction to a bloody good slasher flick?
The blood, of course!
I’d recently seen a tutorial online, for a gorgeous, yet ghastly, masquerade-style mask done with faux blood. I saved the link, specifically with the intent of blogging about how delicate, yet disturbing it was.
One of my social media sites, ate it.
(Not an excuse to forget to follow all our social media sites – shit happens. In fact,I’m blaming it on this last week’s Blood Moon, haha, simply because I think this is the first time I’ve had this problem.)
That concludes the precursor.
However, it got me thinking, and looking, for some cool ideas to make this Halloween, a bloody good one!
I had stumbled upon this tutorial for a blood choker and earrings , which could be worn alone, or as an accessory to another costume (vampire, or victim, zombie and a bloody tampon all come to mind).
And, before you ask, yes…you can purchase bloody tampon costumes, and I’ve seen a ton of DIY attempts as well.
Dripping French tips would compliment these looks, beautifully without being too dramatic.
Where, exactly, is all this blood going to come from, you might ask?
(The coworker you dislike is not the correct answer.)
Costume, drug and big box stores will all be selling it this season. Or, you can try one of these 13 ways to make it yourself.
Just remember, anything you plan to put in your mouth, like a DIY blood capsule, should be edible (light corn syrup and red food coloring – I prefer and recommend the paste food coloring as opposed to liquid – is the easiest way), and that anything red greatly increases the chance of you having a “stain” for a day or two after. Exfoliating, after washing it off can help, as can a light green concealer (if you have to work or have another, less sinister obligation, the day after a party).
Red dye is also notorious for irritating the eye area! Please purchase (or make) products and do a test run BEFORE, in the event you would need to wash it off quickly, and read packaging, instructions, etc., to make sure it’s eye area safe if you plan to use it within half an inch, or so, of the eye area. Remember, heavy makeup (and costuming) tends to sweat, something (Goddess-forbid) could happen and cause you to cry, or even something as simple as an innocent bump on the shoulder could cause a drink to splash in your face. Using an eye safe product is a big deal. That’s your vision, not something to take lightly.
If you follow the blog here at Glitter Fantasy, you’re probably aware of my obsession with Bloody Marys, but these cupcakes with sugar glass and edible blood, or one of these blood red Halloween cocktails might add to your costume, as well as your plasma-gasm.
While all these ideas would make for a spooktacular look at any Halloween bash, this is one event, where your efforts may all be in “vein”.
(See what I did there?)
This Halloween Blood Rave aims to spray attendees with gallons of real blood – ‘Carrie’, style. Can’t say it would be my idea of a good time (being vegetarian, and all), but these things do exsist. I’m sure the effects could be replicated, with artificial blood, for smaller spooks and home haunts. Just let guests know so you’re not on the business end of a nasty lawsuit for vandalizing someone’s Vuitton.
Check out even more bloody good Halloween blogs from Glitter Fantasy!
And, of course, our continuing #FreakyFriday series!
(I haven’t decided on this Friday’s frightening feature yet – I will say, I’m still collecting for our batty blog (since bats are my personal favorite) and it’s going to be huge.
Images: sheknows, gessato, pinterest, ebay, visitlondon, personal, (some listed in linked blogs).