How to Make Fake Human Skin

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Create fake skin as a prop for a theatrical production, film or other video project, as part of a Halloween costume, or as Halloween decoration. Make skin featuring stitches, blood or other gruesome effects or leave it as it is. Fake skin is fairly easy to create, however the lifespan of fake skin depends on the materials used, as fake skin made with food ingredients will likely not last as long as fake skin made with latex.

Things You'll Need

  • Liquid latex
  • Plate
  • Makeup sponges
  • Foundation
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Makeup adhesive
  • White glue

Latex

Pour some liquid latex onto a plate. Spread it out with a makeup sponge until you have a thin, even layer. Allow to dry for about 10 minutes.

Add more layers of liquid latex to the latex base until you have the thickness you desire. Allow each layer to dry for about 10 minutes.

Use a clean makeup sponge to paint foundation on the latex in even strokes. The foundation shade is up to you. Allow to dry for five minutes.

Peel the new fake skin off of the plate and use as desired.

Flour

Mix 5 tbsp. warm water with 8 tbsp. flour in a bowl. Stir the mixture until you have a dough-like consistency.

Apply the mixture to the skin as desired using a few dabs of makeup adhesive to get the fake skin to stick to your real skin. If attaching the fake skin to a prop, add some white glue into the mixture to get it to stick. Allow to dry for about 15 minutes.

Paint the fake skin with foundation in the color of your choice.

Tips & Warnings

  • Dab fake blood on fake skin to make zombie skin pieces.
  • Paint stitches on fake skin with black marker.

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