Friday Tip!

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Halloween!

A couple of seasonal tips for you.

Classic edible stage blood is light corn syrup and food coloring.
Use both red & blue coloring to get a realistic color; red alone is too pink. Personally I think it tastes disgusting and is godawful sticky. I prefer to use chocolate syrup tinted with red food coloring. I’m told you can also use red Kool-Aid powder for coloring, but I haven’t tried it yet. There are also all sorts of fun things you can use to thicken your blood, like peanut butter and cocoa powder. Make sure you like how it tastes!

For washable stage blood, mix liquid dish soap and poster paint.
If you’re going to get blood on your costume, this is the stuff to use. One caveat, it will lather if rubbed, so be careful on stage, unless you want a laugh. When you’re done performing, rinse your bloody garments in cold water as soon as possible and then launder.

And always, if you’re using blood on stage, please be respectful of your fellow performers. Make arrangements to protect the stage during your act and clean up well afterwards.

Enjoy the holiday!


Published in: on 31 October 2014 at 10:30 am  Leave a Comment  

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