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Last Minute Easy Special Effects Make Up (Mermaid Scales).

Friday, 28 October 2016


I know that this is really last minute and I am disappointed in myself but I thought I'd share anyway... this is a super easy mermaid, dragon, scaly look I created. Using only fake blood, latex (both from Wilko's), cotton wool and a few eye shadows this looks is surprising easy to create. 

I first started off with mixing cotton wool and latex together to create the scales individually. Once I had around 6 scales I started to bond them to my skin using more latex. I made sure the scales curled up slightly to give it more dimension. Once the scales were attached I let them dry then covered them in foundation to match my skin tone. If you are going to use this for a mermaid look you could always paint the scales blue, or green if you are going for the dragon look.



Once the scales matched my skin tone I simply shaded in with black eye shadow and added a ton of fake blood on top of the black, to make it look like the scales were lifted from my skin and all bloody. Its hard to explain but I am sure you can get the gist from the photos. I also added some faint veins and bruising around the scales.

Believe it or not this only took me around 1 hour to create. The longest part was waiting for the latex to dry! It is really easy and super handy if you are in need of a last min halloween costume, but still want to look like you put in loads of effort.

Are you doing anything for halloween this year?





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48 comments on "Last Minute Easy Special Effects Make Up (Mermaid Scales)."
  1. These look absolutely terrifying! You're so clever to be able to make this :) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

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  2. You are very good at makeup effects it looks so real

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  3. Wow this looks so cool! I love special effects makeup x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Me too, I am really getting into it at the moment!x

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  4. WOW, looks awesome, great content.
    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!!
    MyLyfeMyStory

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    1. Thanks! And know problem, your blog is lovely!

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  5. Love this so much, need all the halloween inspiration I can get!
    Chloe xx
    thechloebarnes.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Those look SO COOL! Great idea.

    xx
    Gem
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  7. Wow this is amazing! It looks so real! Good job :)

    Yiota
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    1. Thank you, it was surprisingly easy to do!

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  8. Such a lovely post!
    LOVE IT you have nice blog!
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  9. OMG ur sickkk at this how the F#ckkk did u do this lol looks aaaa m aaa zing !! Wow respect. Don't think I be making this with my shit skills :D Thank you so much for sharing this with us.. :-) Have a lovely day! Visit me whenever you have time www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk kisses Dominica! xXx

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  10. This is so cool! I can't believe how easy it is to make, it looks so complicated. Love it!

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  11. This looks so impressive and real! Well done.

    LUXESSED

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  12. this is insane! your last minute is amazing! i love it :)

    mia // https://okaaythen.com

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  13. Wow this is pretty good! Really nice job, it looks so realistic.

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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    1. Thanks, I am loving special effects make up at the mo!

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  15. WOW! Great job! Make up looks so real!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  16. Oh wow, you did a brilliant job with this! It really looks very realistic, wished you did a video tutorial on it.

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    1. I'd love to do videos on stuff like this! I just need to pluck up the courage haha!

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  17. This looks so real! Love this!

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  18. This is SO creepy and well done - incredible work!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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    1. I creeped myself out creating this haha!!x

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  19. Wow, so cool! Your makeup effects looks so real. Very talented.

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  20. This looks so freaking awesome.

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