A Halloween Tutorial: Stapled cuts

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Halloween is just around the corner! 

It is one of my favourite holidays and I love getting dressed up and being a bit gory!

I'm going to do a full Halloween Get Ready With Me, but I thought it would be helpful for you all to see a bit of what I'm going to do in advance in case you need some inspiration.

Here are my tutorials from last year as well in case you're interested...



This year I had planned to be Red Riding Hood...who had been attacked by the wolf!

Check out Smlx0's video if you want to get that look.

Unfortunately the outfit I ordered was about a million sizes too small...it cut off my blood supply!

So I've changed my plans...

I'm instead going to be a very bloody gory red eyed blonde vampire...now I know that's just a made up thing, but I basically want to wear my red contacts, blonde wig and my black corset

So that's exactly what I'm going to do! I don't have a fun sponge around anymore to say I can't!

I'm going to up the gore from last year and give myself a chelsea smile stapled together...

So I thought I'd show you how to achieve that!

The items you will need are:

Scar Wax
Liquid Latex
Black Face Paint, or eyeliner
Red Face Paint or red lipstick (I used lipstick)
Fake blood
A cotton bud
A tooth pick
Some staples

Your regular makeup - foundation, blush and eyelash glue
Makeup remover

Start with a clean arm or face or chest or whereever!

Put some makeup remover or vaseline or oil on your hands and scoop out some scar wax

Roll it intoa sausage and press it onto your arm

Smooth out the edges using your fingers

Use your toothpick to run a line down the centre of this ridge

Have the cat inspect it...

Then cover in liquid latex using your cotton bud - I think mine's gone off so it didn't go as smoothly as last year...must get some more before Saturday!

Wait for that to dry...then use a mixture of red and black lip products or face paints to paint in the cut

Add your regular foundation around the edge of the cut and add blush if you want it to look irritated and red

Dribble some blood down the middle...or all over your arm if it accidentally gets on your hands like me!

Time to add staples. 

The hardest thing about this tutorial was actually separating the staples from the row of staples...I used tweezers, but I recommend you do this before you start!

Press these into the wax and if they don't feel secure use lash glue to secure them (spirit gum if you have it - but eyelash glue works fine)

I think on Saturday I will use slightly smaller staples so that they sit closer to the cut

Gross huh?

By the way - I am aware self harm is a serious issue...I picked my wrist to do this tutorial as it is the easiest place to practice..no other reason!

I hope this tutorial was helpful - tweet me pictures of you recreate it and keep an eye out for my Halloween Get Ready With Me Blog!

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