Halloween SFX Tutorial: Exposed Bones on Hand

Halloween SFX Tutorial: Exposed Bones on Hand

It should be pretty clear by now, that I absolutely love Halloween. I love the blood and the gore, that anticipation of being scared at the back of your mind and the food. What can be better than lots of naughty food, and being scared?

Some readers may find these images disturbing. All pictures shown have been created with make-up. View at your own discretion.

Now I absolutely love doing SFX and Halloween Make up and a few of you over on my Twitter asked me for to do a few tutorials. But I know what it’s like for everybody that wants to do these. The majority of people don’t have the equipment like liquid latex and scar putty in their make-up bags (I don’t keep mine in my normal one- but you know what I mean!), plus they can be pretty expensive. So I have created three very quick and simple Halloween Make-up tutorials: ‘The Melted Doll’, ‘Exposed Bones on the Hand’ and ‘Broken Nails’ that you can create by using things you probably already have laying around your house.

For the last of the three tutorials, I am going to show you all how to create my favourite Halloween SFX:

Exposed Bones on the Hand

Halloween Hand 3

To create this look you are going to need:
3 Lolly Sticks (The white ones)
Medium/Hard Hair Wax (I use Shock Waves Shaping Wax)
Tissue Paper
Red and Black Face Paint (Or Red Lipstick and Black Eye-shadow)
Fake Blood (you can get these in all supermarkets and pound shops on the lead up to Halloween)

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Using the styling wax, create the outline of you cut around your hand.

Halloween Hand 11

Using rolled up pieces of tissue paper, stick them over the wax. And then blend in together.

Halloween Hand 10

Cover the middle of your hand with single pieces of toilet paper.

Halloween Hand 9

Using the foundation, cover the entire thing, and blend in to your had. Don’t forget your fingers and wrist.

Halloween Hand 8

Add the powder in places to help blend and to create that distressed look to the skin.

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Add in the Lolly sticks using the tissue paper to hold them in place- (remember to line them up with the bones in your hand.)

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Using the Red (Paint or Lipstick) add in splotches over the hand including inside the cut, and then blend.

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Do the same with the black (only use a small amount) – to add that burnt/damaged/dead feel to the skin.

Halloween Hand 1

Add in the fake blood- in the cut, across the bones, and down the hand and fingers.

Blend and blotch with a piece of tissue paper, to give that fresh bloody look.

Halloween Hand 2

Another quick and easy tutorial to give anyone the fright of their life.

What was your favourite tutorial?

amanda BOOTES
I think I need a doctor’s appointment.



  1. October 24, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    That’s creepy AF, I love it! It seems really simple to do! Thanks for sharing 🙂 x

    • October 26, 2015 / 10:14 am

      Haha isn’t it just? And it’s so simple to recreate!

  2. October 24, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    I just cant get over how good this is! I’ve only seen pictures so far and am now catching up on the post and I LOVE it! Seems to easy to do as well girl! Plus it looks so creepy, ew haha!

    Robyn / http://www.phasesofrobyn.com

    • October 26, 2015 / 10:13 am

      Ahhh! Thanks lovely. It’s so simple and so effective.

  3. October 24, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    Ok this is scary, vile and brilliant all at the same time!

    • October 26, 2015 / 10:13 am

      Hahaha. This is exactly what I was going for!

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