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Halloween Prosthetics made from Latex

Updated on December 3, 2012

Halloween prosthetics are all those realistic makeup little add-ons that can make such a difference to your Halloween or fancy dress costume this year.

Movie-makers have been using prosthetics for years to make a person look seriously injured or to make a ghoul seem more realistic, and now you can buy your own Halloween prosthetic at Amazon, to complete your look this year.

Some of them are very realistic indeed and the bloody ones especially are certainly quite likely to frighten small children and give them nightmares, so please exercise caution about where and when you choose to use them.

Of course, if you are dressing up as Pinocchio, the kids will love your long nose.

Some older children may be pestering you to buy realistic prosthetics for them, as these are the sort of things older children especially seem to love (little monsters!).

I have a selection here for you to browse, and remember that any button click will take you straight though to where you can peruse their fantastic selection at your leisure.

The Fx Halloween Prosthetics - Spiked Costume Accessory is horrible, I can hardly bear to look at it, never mind write about it!

Still, it is scary and realistic looking, and if this suits what you are wearing at Halloween, it is right up your street.

If you are really into blood-thirsty costumes, this one fits the bill.

Pinochio Nose?

Here we have a big nose that will be just perfect to wear with a Pinochio costume, a witch costume or something similar.

Made of pre-painted latex, it looks and feels realistic and is just the prosthetic to give those important finishing touches to your Halloween costume.

On the other hand, you could use it to go as something sinister and horrible because a long nose like that certainly isn't natural. (Apologies to anyone whose nose does actually look like this).

Fx Makeup Prosthetics - Chompe Costume Accessory

The Fx Makeup Prosthetics - Chompe Costume Accessory is just horrible.

It gives me the heebie-jeebies just to look at it, but it might be just the thing you were looking for to complete your costume this Halloween, or you might just want to give the missus a fright.

Or put this on and use it as an excuse to get a day off work...or something...

Anyway, if you are into blood and gore, you'll want to buy this prosthetic.

Five Fathom Pete Prosthetic Kit

As a Halloween prop, Isn't this absolutely horrible zombie head perfect?

I think I'm going to have nightmares tonight after writing this! You can imagine it on one of those zombie costumes. Yuk!

This might be just the thing you are looking for to give a complete look to your scary Halloween costume.

Boring Worms In Flesh Costume Prosthetic

This prosthetic is really gross.

If you are intending to freak people out at Halloween, look no further. This is incredibly horrible, like something out of a horror movie.

If its the freaky horror show look you are going for, then don't give this one a miss, because it really is horrible and frighteningly realistic looking.

This makes the perfect Halloween prop to wear with everyday clothes. In a way, that would make the special effects of this makeup seem even more frighteningly real.

Boring worms in flesh. How gross!
Boring worms in flesh. How gross!

Pig Face Woochie Prosthetic

This one isn't so bad. With only a prosthetic latex nose and chin, you can transform your face into something that is half-pig, half-human.

You might never win any beauty contest with it on (don't tell Miss Piggy I said that -she'll be offended) but at least you won't look too frightening. Great with a pig costume if you have one to wear.

Or just wear ordinary clothes with this to freak people out. Put on a strange accent and pretend you're from another planet. Some will believe you!

Skin Care

Halloween Prosthetic Makeup Tips

It is really important to take care of your skin both before applying Halloween prosthetics and after you take them off.

Wash you face as normal with a liquid cleanser and water.

Recommended products include Oil of Olay Hydrate & Cleanse Micro-Bead Cleansing Serum, or Neutrogena One Step Gentle Cleanser. This can also be used to take your prosthetic off afterwards. It is important not to use soap which dries out the skin.

After cleansing your face, use a primer to form a barrier between your skin and the latex or make-up you plan to wear. This will make it easier to remove latex prosthetics afterwards.

Recommended products include

  • Photo Finish Primer by Smashbox
  • Fresh Start by Sorme

If you have nothing like that in the cupboard, Milk of Magnesia will do the same job.Afterward, use a good make-up remover to cleanse your skin. Soap, water and scrubbing will damage your skin and not only that, doesn't do a great job of removing everything.
Neutrogena Make-up Removing Cleansing Towelette is perfect for this.


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