April 2018

Makeup is one of the key elements to immersion in a larp, and when it comes to special effects makeup, stage blood is one of the easiest ways to add detail to an encounter. Imagine a vampire standing from feeding and wiping a trickle of blood from their lips. Picture a zombie shambling into town covered in blood. The instructions below can help you make those images a reality!

Edible Blood Capsules:

Edible Blood 1

What you will need:

  • 3 tsp light corn syrup
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring
  • a dash of vanilla or other translucent flavoring (optional)
  • Empty gelatin capsules (whichever size you want, can be found at most health stores)


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1) Combine the corn syrup and food coloring in a bowl. If you want to make your edible blood a little tastier, add a dash of vanilla or other flavor extract.

2) Remove the top from a gelatin capsule.

Make certain your hands are dry before handling the gelatin capsules.

3) Very carefully fill the bottom portion with the edible blood, then replace the top. The blood should be viscous enough that you can fill them with a spoon and steady hands.

4) Press gently until you feel the top snap into place.

Edible Blood 4

Voila! You’re ready to add a hint of realism to a fist fight or vampire feeding scene. Be careful with timing, though; the gelatin will eventually start to dissolve, so make sure you put the capsule in your mouth relatively close to when you need it!

Low-Stain Stage Blood

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This blood is the best for garb or kit that you don’t want completely stained, but keep this mix away from your mouth.

What you will need:

  • 1/3 cup green dish soap
  • 10 drops red food coloring
  • 1 drop green food coloring

Mix everything together and apply wherever you want blood! The blood here can also be poured into plastic bags (make sure they’re cheap!), tied off, and hidden beneath garb to create live-action bleeding effects. This recipe can easily be multiplied for larger batches, so you can make however much you need.

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Let us know how it goes! If you use this how-to for your game (or Halloween!), share your story and how things went in the comments below.раскруткараскруткарегистрация в яндекс каталогекак взломать страницу одноклассников бесплатночехлы на айподбыстрые деньги займ от 18 летtragamonedas gratis free slotsescort in callmerit crystal cove casinoWilliam hill app downloadaltezza tanzaniaйога братиславская

Kiri Brasseur

Kiri is the Editor in Chief of Larping.org. Armed with an extensive knowledge of grammar and voice-enhancement, she aims to wrangle our team to pull larping.org to the forefront of online larp content. She has committed two years, some tears, and a lot of love to larping thus far, has no intention of dropping her weapons, and loves that her passions for larping and writing fit together so well!

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  1. Lady Lilith BloodCrave September 23, 2013 12:57 PM

    I did not think of using the empty gelatin capsule. I use a lot of stage blood for my work but doing it the edible way was not something I have done. I usually just paint it on the face close to the mouth. I like you idea. It looks so much more natural. Thank you for sharing.


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