You could go the route of Regina George and her minions and dress up like a completely slutty bunny, mouse or cat this Halloween — or you can put on your big girl pants and do yourself up like a legit zombie bride/ex-wife like Cady Heron did. And since we're on a mission to bring back creepy costumes, we're gonna help you scare all your friends with some DIY fake blood for your costume that looks, like, way too real.
Making Hollywood-style fake blood is easier than you think, and it can be done with ingredients you probably already have around the house. If you've got flour, food coloring and some corn syrup, you're about 10 minutes away from homemade ghoulish fun.
Yields about 2 tablespoons
It's obvious why you need the syrup and red food coloring, but using those ingredients alone will produce the same fake-looking goop you buy in the Halloween aisle. To properly adjust your mix, it's important to understand the effects the other ingredients have on your fake blood so you know how to adjust the recipe to your unique needs. For the best results, try making some ahead of time so you can experiment.
Next Up: Understanding the ingredients
Originally published October 2012. Updated October 2017.
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