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Does anyone know a blood recipe that will dry and not stain skin? I'm dressing as Stephen King's Carrie and would like to dump a bucket of blood over my head for a realistic look but don't want to get it all over my house and be stained for weeks after the party. Any suggestions? Thanks
 

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well from my experiences most homemade blood has always called for red and blue or green food coloring. so yeah unfortunately everything i have ever made woll stain anything it comes in contact with. maybe try a cheaper theatrical blood instead of the homemade stuff , but maybe someone around here has made it without food coloring.
 

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Good luck - I don't think a non-staining blood version exists. :(

I'd love to know if there IS one, tho. Would love to do some bloody stuff but never wanted to deal with the mess.
 

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I love a challenge. While I've never heard of such a recipe either...

The first thing that comes into my mind is childrens finger paints instead of food coloring. Diluted just a bit, maybe mixed with ye olde corn starch recipe, or a dab of dish soap (for consistency whilst wearing, and a head start on washup after...).
 

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I don't know if I've ever heard of non-staining blood either. My suggestion might be to try some Crayola Washable Poster and Craft Paint, which is made in red also, and experiment with it. Maybe try diluting it with a mixture of water. I think normally corn syrup is added to blood mixtures but that would be a pretty sticky and bug-attracting mess to clean up too. While it sounds like a cool idea to do the bucket over the head, I'm thinking it's probably a bad idea for a lot of reasons. Good luck if you do it and let us know how it turns out.

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Here is a mixture that I have heard about that is not supose to stain, but it's not going to dry.

clear Karo syrup
Red food color
Dawn dish soap or liquid laundry soap
For darker blood color add some chocolate syrup (optional)

I cant give measurements because it all depends on how much you need so you will have to play around with that part. Test on old peice of fabric.
 

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Funny ~ I was just talking to a annual haunted house dude at Spirit Halloween shop and he said to add vaseline to the blood mixture that you buy. He said it congeals like real blood and will stick to surfaces better. As for non~staining? Hmmm. His mention was that he just uses the old sheets somewhere in his display the next year. Im gonna try that and also PdCollins above sounds like the same congealing.... I just needed it for possible blood spattering of "Off with their heads" on some of my Card Guards for my AIW theme party. :) (CIO my blog and comment on any ideas...thanks) :) ~ Ani , the White Rabbit.
 

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So if I splatter a food colouring based blood all over my tub and surround it is going to stain? Is the staining permanent or just take a couple weeks of scrubbing?? :p

I was hoping to do a whole gruesome dismembering thing in my tub...blood splattered everywhere... :D
 

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Boo Babby I am going to do something like that too.I read some place forgot where,that if you spray tub down with pam the oloring wont stain. I dont know how true that is but Im going to try it. Oh How I hope it works!
 

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So if I splatter a food colouring based blood all over my tub and surround it is going to stain? Is the staining permanent or just take a couple weeks of scrubbing?? :p

I was hoping to do a whole gruesome dismembering thing in my tub...blood splattered everywhere... :D
I'd say closer to a month or so. But it does depend on the type of blood....one brand I can't remember what kind sorry....but it's still stained in the shower here, but the wal-mart pint of blood that's sold every year and looks great never stains for more than a day on skin and maybe a month tops on surfaces. On fabric, my friend's mom has actually been able to get everything out perfectly like it never happened....and me and my friend play in blood a LOT. TRUST ME.
 

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Blood test in tub ~

So if I splatter a food colouring based blood all over my tub and surround it is going to stain? Is the staining permanent or just take a couple weeks of scrubbing?? :p

I was hoping to do a whole gruesome dismembering thing in my tub...blood splattered everywhere... :D
I was thinking maybe take a porcelin or material like the tub ( a broken piece of crockery or sink?) and testing it because the blood bath scene you two are doing sounds gruesomely awful aka great! I'd love to see your pics when done too. Im gonna start my decor this coming week so Im wondering how long does vaselined blood stay gooey? or is there a craft spray I put over it?
 

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I've done water and red food coloring in my bathtu every year. I sprayed the bathtub with pam once and the other times didn't do anything and it's never stained it. As for putting it on your body though I don't know of anything.
 

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I was thinking maybe take a porcelin or material like the tub ( a broken piece of crockery or sink?) and testing it
Testing it sounds like a great idea. :)

I'm going to slather my bathtub (that is going to be the focal point of the slaughter). We just re-did our bathroom (sans bathtub), so we put a new sink and toilet in which is a nice porcelain so I'm pretty sure my hubby will be none too impressed about me staining it with a food-coloured blood. ;)

I'm not too sure how to carry on the blood to my other new surfaces though. I was thinking of those window bloodprints/drips that can be bought. I bought some bloody handprints for pretty cheap in a dollar store here so I think I may use one of those on the mirror and toilet seat. In the red light I am going to use in there they should look ok...

I can't wait...tee hee. This is the first time I'm throwing a halloween party so its really the first time I'm doing this type of decorating indoors. I hope it turns out looking good. :)
 

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I know that spraying Pam on the inside of plastic containers is suppose to prevent tomato sauce from discoloring the plastic, so maybe it would work in your bathtub with food coloring. I would definitely test out a small section. If you ever had to move and sell your place, you might have trouble if the stain doesn't come out and sellers see it!! I also would try a mixture with Crayola paint since they say it's washable.
 

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This might help...

FX Warehouse: Fleet Street Drying Blood by Premiere Products

and no, it isn't cheap, but with a paintbrush and the Dark version, the 2oz bottle will go a long way in giving you the Carrie look.
Dries while keeping a wet look, smudgeproof, washes off with soap and water.

This is the good stuff.


Another option is PAX paint, which is also sold at the link above. Try and find a non-tacky version.
It's Pros-aide (surgical adhesive) and acrylic latex paint, about a 50/50 mix. Lasts all night, no smudging, no peeling, but you'll want to buy a remover, because it won't come off with soap and water.
Use the Agent X or the Super-Solv remover, and then use soap and water. That is how you remove it.
 

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Back in my college days, we did Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Hacked the poor guy up, nightly, for two weeks. Getting blood out of snow white togas everyday presented a problem. Here was our solution.

Tide- the laundry detergent. Add some red food coloring to get the shade you are looking for. Wash it in cold/cold water after the nights festivities and you should be good to go. Our Caesar never even had a pink tinge to his robes.
 
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