Looking for an easy Halloween costume idea that’ll still give you a shot at winning best costume??
Have a go at this DIY Little Red Riding Hood costume!
The great thing is you only need a couple of simple accessories – making it budget-friendly and super easy to put together. And we’ll show you how to make it extra gruesome with a latex claw wound, which is much easier to apply than you’d think.
Read on to find out what to do!
The essential accessories
What to wear
The beauty of this costume is that you can wear clothes that you already have in your wardrobe. A simple dress or skirt and top is the perfect base for a DIY Red Riding Hood costume – then all you need to do is add a couple of accessories and gruesome face paint.
How to apply a fake claw wound
The most time-consuming part of this costume is applying special FX make-up, although this is much easier than it sounds! Watch our two minute video to learn how to apply this latex claw wound like a pro and make your homemade Little Red Riding Hood costume extra gory! Trust us, special FX make-up is much easier than it sounds!
And if you don’t have time to watch the video in full, here’s a quick step-by-step guide to applying a latex claw wound!
- Start your transformation into Red Riding Hood by applying your usual make-up. Then the fun part begins!
- Apply spirit gum to your face and the back of the fake claw wound.
- Wait until the gum goes tacky and stick on the wound.
- Now to build texture! Apply liquid latex to the edges and add a layer of tissue.
- Repeat a couple of times until there’s plenty of texture.
- Then wait for the latex to dry.
- Top tip – you can use a hairdryer on cold setting to speed this up!
- When the latex is dry, apply a creamy foundation to the edges of the wound to blend it with your skin.
- Now to add some gore!
- Use a red lipstick to add depth and colour to the wound.
- Then use a brush or your finger to blend in some fake blood.
- Make sure the middle of the scar is deep and gooey – all the better for scaring with!
- Top tip – add coffee granules to fake blood to make it appear darker.
- And last but not least – add accessories!
- Want to re-create this look? Pick up everything we used here!
Ready to start planning your own Halloween costume? Check out our whole range of Halloween costumes or stay on our blog for more inspiration!
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