Sorry this took so long to get up. Here’s a step by step as to how I did Bob’s head wound for the halloween special; I meant this to go up just after Halloween but with my car accident, my whole schedule has gone into disarray. (Nobody was hurt, and I finally have a replacement car, but I missed out on some work I had to make up and generally fell way behind in my blogging).
Anyway, so! To apply one of those latex fake wounds, something like this from Ben Nye:
Generally you want to stick it on the face before applying foundation, so you can use the foundation to mask the edges of the prosthetic. As I did here:
Then apply foundation. In this case, he was being a ghost, so I used super pale white makeup for a foundation:
With a light layer of foundation on (I planned to apply more later to help mute the blood color), I applied dark coloring to the edges of the wound: red for blood, purple and black for bruising. I use ben nye cream makeups for this, and some stage blood that came with the wound for a fresher, wetter blood look. (It claimed to clot “just like real blood!”, so I let that be the top layer).
Then, to top it off, I broke one of those little vampire-blood capsules and let it drip from the wound itself:
Tadah! Freshly dead bob!
Some more white to finish out the ghost effect:
(See how the wound looks older with the foundation on it?)
And there you have it: The making of Booberry Bob.