D.I.Y. Blood, Sweat and Tears
Ah, the seduction of Gore. What kid hasn't used ketchup to make fake blood and french-fry fangs? Some of us never grow out of that phase
This is an expansion on the topics discussed in "Non-Toxic is Not Makeup" http://news.deviantart.com/article/68286/ . If you haven't read that first piece, you won't be totally lost, but might have a few more questions than those who have done their homework.
We're going to discuss homemade gore and special effects products and when PRO is the ONLY way to go
. And why. There are plenty of "How-To's" out there, so again the focus will be on what the products are with a few tips thrown in. The Hollywood special effects community is famous (or infamous) for using anything that will get the makeup job done. But, they have a very healthy respect for how caustic, irritating and downright dangerous many of the things in their bag of tricks are to human beings.
So, let's do this backwards