Here’s a super-easy way to make fake blood for Halloween

It's terrifying AND edible!


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Published Oct 22, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 6:41 pm CDT

No other holiday is as fun as Halloween, but let’s face it: costumes can be a real pain to prepare.

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That’s why we have to pass on this quick recipe for fake blood from Internet science guy Steve Spangler. It’s so simple that even the least DIY-ready Halloweener could whip up some seriously gruesome gore and have an instant costume.

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Not only does Spangler’s recipe look terribly convincing, but it only contains four ingredients—and they’re all edible. 

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Who knew cocoa powder could be so ominous?

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*First Published: Oct 22, 2015, 7:40 am CDT