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We’ve previously curated a whole list of zipper looks with step-by-step tutorials, and simple Halloween nails that you can achieve on your own. We’re quite sure there are a few innovators out there; not wanting to follow these tutorials everyone will have access too, but not quite sure of what exactly what else you can do.

In this article, we bring you a few simple special effects using makeup that you can easily improvise to suit your final look.

1. Cut wound

Ah, the classic scar. To create texture to scars, most makeup looks require latex. For this look, you can use everyday items that can be found lying around your house somewhere: a red pen and marker, UHU glue, light and dark brown eye shadow, a toothpick, Q-tip, and any kind of eyeshadow brush. You can use this method to create long scars from your forehead to bosom, across your back, or down your hands for a more theatrical look.

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Find original video by Hellcat here

2. Stab or bullet wound

This wound requires the exact same materials as the first look, and the method is almost the same. However, instead of spreading out the glue to merely create texture, this effect places a whole chunk of glue to create an extended piece of your skin. We’ve only shown how you can do a small wound in this picture, but if you have many more glue sticks to spare, go ahead and create bigger wounds!

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Find original video by Dorte Iverson here

3. Stitches

This effect was originally done on a mouth, but we wouldn’t suggest you doing this on your mouth unless you don’t intend to talk to anyone at the party! Instead, you can try doing this on one of your eyes, across your face, or along your neck

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Find original video by Kait Nichole here

4. Bursting with blood

This special effect helps you look as if blood is bursting from any opening or hole on your face such as your eyes, mouth, ears, or nose. Pair it with a plain, bloodied t-shirt and you’re good to go!

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Find original video by Camillia Frederikke here

5. Bruise

It looks so real, your friends might not even know it’s part of your costume! Apart from applying it on your face, you can place more bruises on your limbs and neck to create scarier look. Grab an old pair of pajamas and bedroom slippers, and you’ll look just the part.

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Find original video by goldiestarling here