Acid Burn Victim

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If you need to create a quickie costume or special effect in under 30 minutes, here’s a great way to create an acid burn victim!

You’ll Need:
Plain School Glue (elmer’s works fine)
red make-up
Fake Blood (homemade or store-bought)
a pair of tweezers
Q-tips (cottonswabs, etc)
Alka Seltzer
Water Spritz bottle

Drizzle the glue in the area you wish to create a “burn” thin it out and spread it evenly. Let it dry completely. (If you’re in a hurry a hair dryer on low several inches away works great!).

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Using a pair of tweezers make pock marks and gently pull away tiny areas (circles) of “skin”.

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Use a paintbrush or cotton swab (q-tip) to apply deep red paint to the skin beneath each pock mark.

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Crush or grind an alka seltzer with a mortar. Sprinkle the powder on the area and then spritz it with water to get it foam up, looking like acid.

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This entire process takes about 20 minutes, depending on whether you use a hair dryer to hasten the glue drying process. In all, it looks fantastic when paired with some make-up applied under the eyes to give them a sunken expression.

Very simple to put together last minute!

The easiest way to remove it is:

Take a warm, wet washcloth with a couple drops of dish detergent lay it across the area for a couple minutes to soften it, then wash away with warm water. It takes 3-5 minutes of it softening to get started. Also, a bit of white vinegar helps to remove the glue quickly.

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