By Mark Frauenfelder at 12:05 pm Thu, Feb 28, 2013
MAKE created this fun video that shows how to make realistic scars.
Special Effects Scar Makeup Tutorial
Anyone with access to a decent Maker workspace should be able to get the real thing without too much trouble.
I have found that the best time to practice your scar/wound/zombie makeup is in the off-season. Get all fake bloody, grossed up, and head out to the gas station, supermarket, and/or pharmacy. Go shopping for Hello Kitty band-aids or something. Guaranteed results. Have someone trail behind with a camera to document peoples’ reactions. FUN!
That eyeball mouth lady Cory linked to earlier had a nice gaping wound tutorial on her blog too. A bit more spectacular looking, but not as verbose on the explanation:
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