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Fake Blood

There are two ways to get blood on a set.

1. Have an actor who, like me, has perpetual nose bleeds.

My Latest Bloody Nose

Or, 2. Mix up some fake blood.

Fake Blood My Wife Mixed Up

Thanks to Digital Juice, we have a good recipe for blood.

  • White corn syrup.
  • Red food coloring.
  • Some condensed milk.
  • A little blue food coloring.

Mix. Add water if it's too thick.

This blood is edible and looks awesome.

Here's a little bit of makeup magic my wife cooked up for our shoot of "Life in a Box".

Fake Blood, Latex, and Gravel

If you're struggling to see how this fake blood mix works, check out DJTV's The Pumpkin King.

~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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