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#1 Mark Bonnington

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 01:34 AM

Looking for some cheap recipes for realistic homemade blood. Nontoxic would be best.

Edited by Mark Bonnington, 30 June 2007 - 01:35 AM.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 02:04 AM

The cheap method is Karo syrup and red food coloring. Messy.
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#3 Curtis Bouvier

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:44 PM

The cheap method is Karo syrup and red food coloring. Messy.



You need to add brown coco powder, this stops the blood from being transparent, blood is not transparent. and when the blood dries it leaves a VERY realistic brown residue left over that sort of crumbles like real blood.

it also gives it a darker red look than the bright red look standard food coloring delivers.

I spread a bunch of this out in the snow after using it for a school assignment short and the neighbors thought some one died out front of our house haha!, pretty funny.

Edited by Curtis Bouvier, 30 June 2007 - 10:45 PM.

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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 11:17 PM

The guy who did all the practical effects for a zombie movie I shot used a full bottle of karo syrup, a drop of blue food coloring, a teaspoon of chocolate milk powder, and add red food coloring (it'll be a lot) to suit. When he did it it was a 5-gallon quantity but this was the approximate proportion.
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#5 Mark Bonnington

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 01:56 PM

Thanks, I'll give those recipes a try.
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#6 Alex Wuijts

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 12:35 PM

Hey Mark,

For a photoshoot I just went to a professional make-up store. They had little plastic bottles of all kinds of fake blood. Dark, light, edable etc.
Check out this website:
http://www.kryolan.c...Blood/Blood.htm
Maybe not what you're looking for, but it might help.

Best,

Edited by Alex Wuijts, 02 July 2007 - 12:37 PM.

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#7 Kenn Christenson

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:15 PM

Concentrated cherry Hawaiian punch worked well for me. On film, it read quite nicely.
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#8 robert duke

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:22 AM

1/2 strawberry syrup 1/2 chocolate syrup. tastes great looks great dries nicely.

for non mouth stuff add some dish detergent so it washes out easier.
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