Halloween

How To: 7 Halloween Makeup Tricks Using Common Household Items

Need to look like a rotting, decaying zombie corpse for Halloween? Rather than bribing your special effects makeup artist friend to treat you one for the night, grab some toilet paper and Elmer's Glue-All to papier-mâché your face into flaky, rotting grossness. To add some gory blood to your festering wounds, make your own fake blood with corn syrup, cornstarch and red food coloring.

How To: Make Realistic-Looking Fake Blood

Store-bought fake blood isn't too expensive, but the consistency and color are always the same. Real blood varies from bright red when oxygenated (arterial blood) to deep, dark red when deoxygenated (venous blood), and can be either thick or thin. So you're better off making fake blood to get the look and texture you're going for.

How To: Carve the Perfect Halloween Pumpkin

It's not too late to carve yourself the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. This year, be fully equipped with the know-how on picking out the right pumpkin from the local pumpkin patch, having the right carving tools, tracing a stencil onto the pumpkin before carving, and keeping your pumpkin looking as fresh as possible in time for the night of October 31st. Boo-ya.

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