A happily horrific Halloween make-up how-to
It is the night everyone gets to cosplay.
You could spend big money on a costume, but it's for one night.
If you go for the homemade option, distressed clothing is easily created.
But what about the gruesome make-up?
There are a variety of kits that will give you wax, fake blood and a variety of colours to sponge on in order to create a fake wound.
But there are cheap homemade alternatives that will scare the guts out of everyone in the office (cue evil laughter).
The New Paper on Sunday brings you a simple DIY Halloween Fake Wound Look.
For less than $10, you can create your own horrifying look, complete with homemade fake blood.
WARNING: This is not for the faint-hearted. The visuals presented may be disturbing, graphic and bloody.
1. Chocolate syrup
2. Red food colouring
3. Small container for mixing
1. 1 piece of tissue paper
2. Liquid latex (recommended) or white glue
3. Disposable chop stick
4. Tweezers (optional)
2. Dark red lipstick and blusher (optional for mattifying purposes)
3. Black eyeshadow
4. Bronzer (or brown eyeshadow)
5. Brushes (for blending)
6. Cotton tips
Many of these items like cotton tips can be found at home.
And you can use old make-up rather than buy new sets. So the remaining items should not cost you more than $10.
Plus you can keep the chocolate syrup to go with your pancakes.
1) Fill a small container with about three tablespoons of chocolate syrup
2) Add 5-10 drops of red food colouring into the container (feel free to add more if you want the blood to be more red)
3) Mix well
1) Take one piece of tissue paper and split it into two
2) Flip on long side and tear the piece into half again
3) Start rolling one piece into a skinny "cylinder" and do the same for the other piece
4) Use a wooden stick (or brush) to spread some liquid latex (or white glue) on the area you would like "wounded"
5) Paste the tissue rolls and form an oval shape to create an "open wound"
6) Apply more liquid latex (or white glue) over the "cylinder" rolls to blend them into your skin
7) Let it dry for 5-10 minutes
Blending the fake skin:
1) Use a foundation that suits your skin tone and apply it over the fake skin using a brush (or cotton tip)
2) Use an eyeshadow brush to apply bronzer or brown eyeshadow around the fake skin to make it look more stagnant and dead
3) Apply some dark red lipstick inside the oval to create an illusion of flesh
4) (Optional) Use the same eyeshadow brush to add red blusher or eyeshadow on top of the dark red lipstick
5) Add some black and brown eyeshadow in the corners of the oval to create more depth and a 3D effect
Complete the fake wound:
1) Lastly, use a spoon to fill the "open wound" with fake blood
2) Move your hand around and let the fake blood naturally drip out
3) Smear some of the fake blood around the wound to create a more messy, natural look
This wound can last for over eight hours. But in between you may need to refill the fake blood. To remove it, you can just peel it off and use some make-up remover to remove the foundation and make-up.
And if you want to use your new wounds to their new scary potential, here are some Halloween events to look out for:
Changi Revisited - The Hendon Horrors
This is no typical haunted house affair. The event is set in 1981 in the fictitious The Hendon Hotel.
Visitors form part of an investigative unit tasked to solve a mystery after a series of unexplained events which culminate in the disturbing disappearance of a hotel guest and a police officer.
These events are inspired by real reports of sightings and history in Singapore.
When: Oct 30
Where: 24-35, Hendon Road
How much: (1-3 Pax): $68 each
(Team of 4) : $62 each
(Team of 6): Buy 5 Tickets at $62 each and get 1 free
Halloween Brick-or-Treat with Frankenstein, The Green Witch and more at Legoland
Frankenstein's monster has just arrived at Legoland Malaysia Resort for Halloween.
Kids can also attend special shows hosted by Lord Vampyre and the Green Witch, get lost in Lord Vampyre's Ballroom Maze, build pumpkins from Legos.
Those who love sweet treats can get messy at the Monster Cupcake Station, where they can decorate their own cupcakes with plenty of yummy soil and worms!
When: Until Oct 31
Where: Legoland Malaysia Resort, 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
How much: RM85 (S$28)
Scary Scary Night: Halloween at Bugis Street
Visitors can expect chills down their spine as they experience Bugis Street's alleys after the shops' shutters come down and the lights go out.
When: Oct 30 and 31 after 10pm
Where: Bugis Street
Student: $29 Standard: $45
THE LABYRINTH AT KYO
When: Oct 31, 10.30pm
Where: 133, Cecil Street, #B2-01
How much: $20 for women and $25 for men (includes one drink for both)
Tales from the Crib
When: Oct 31, 7pm
Where: 79, Circular Road, #02-01/#03-01
How much: $12 (includes one drink)
Safari Boo: A merry not scary kids event
When: Until Nov 1, 6pm-10pm
Where: River Safari, 80, Mandai Lake Road
How much: Free for kids aged 12 and below, adults $20
Halloween Trick or Treat @Woodlands Woodgrove
When: Oct 30 and 31, 6pm-8pm (or until the candy runs out!)
Where: Woodlands Woodgrove
How much: Free!
Halloween Spooky Freeze at The Rink
When: Oct 30 and 31, 10.30am-11.45pm
Where: The Rink, 2, Jurong East Central 1, Level 3, JCube
How much: Earlybird Ticket (before Oct 22): $18, Standard Ticket: $23 for a two-hour session, skates included in the price
Paradise Found: The White Rabbit's Annual Halloween Bash
When: Oct 31, 9pm-late
Where: The White Rabbit, 39C, Harding Road
How much: Free. Text or call 97210536 for reservations
Murder on the Dancefloor
When: Oct 30 and 31, 10.15pm till late
Where: Timbre @ Substation
How much: Free