You can buy fake blood, but it usually isn’t edible. For a character cosplay I’ve been working on for conventions, I wanted a sophisticated, dapper, vampire-about-town…walking about with a wine glass filled with his preferred drink of choice. To look good up close, you need something dark red but not fake looking, thick and sticky like it’s just starting to clot, and believably cloudy. And hey, shouldn’t it be delicious?
Starting with three recipes I pulled from online, none of them gave me exactly the effect I was looking for. The chocolate-flavored ones seem to yield the best consistency (and taste), where one drop will hang on to the end of your finger forever, shiny and full of life.
Realistic Edible Fake Blood, Dark
- Yield: 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1-1/2 tsp corn starch
- 1-1/2 tsp cocoa powder
- 15 drops red gel food coloring
- 1 drop blue…
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