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Horrible recipes: fake burn

From CSI to Grey’s Anatomy, doctors have had to deal with burns patients. If you want to create the same gruesome effect yourself, here's some hot advice from our special effects insider:


Liquid latex
Cotton balls
Fake blood
Non-toxic black paint

Method: Use alcohol to clean the area where you’ll be applying the fake burn. Tear the cotton balls up, sticking them to the skin using liquid latex – make sure they’re in a random pattern with flaps and uneven shapes. Allow the latex to dry and then pour on some fake blood, using makeup and black paint to create an authentic, horrible burn.

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