I really, really liked this costume! It’s weird, because I’ve never been a gory costume kinda girl. But I had so much fun figuring out to make this work, and it was so different from anything I’ve done before! I don’t know…I may have to make another gory costume sometime….I have this great idea for fake intestines….. *shudder*
Anyway, it had a great reception at Steamcon IV.
The finishing touch ended up being this 3D gel blood I bought. It’s amazing stuff! You warm it in a microwave, and then apply it. After a few minutes it sets into the most realistic blood – sort of rubbery to the touch. You can let it drip, etc, to make it look real. You can put it on your skin as well – and if you “roll” it off your skin and put it back in the bottle, it’s actually reusable!
I used “Living Nightmare” brand. I’m going to have to go back and get another bottle for the Steampunk Ghost. This stuff is wonderful!
These pictures aren’t very good; I had something else on the dummy so I couldn’t show you how it looks on a body. The color isn’t right, either – my camera is complete crap at capturing true color. The broken bone shows up better in real life, too.
But overall, I’m super happy with how this turned out. I want to do MORE gross costuming now! *grin*