Edible zombie blood

I seem to be participating more and more in dress-up occasions. Last Halloween in Colombia I bought several lengths of fabric and dressed as a mummy. I thought being a zombie this year would be the natural progression - mummies are dead corpses, where zombies represent the un-dead.

I guess next year I'll be a vampire. Though werewolf may be an easier option - I would only need to take off my top to reveal my hairy chest.

I was quite pleased with my recipe for blood:

* 2 tablespoons of glucose syrup (or corn syrup)
* 6 drops of red food dye
* 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa

And for scabs, just add a few corn-flakes in there.

It's all edible. Several people dared to lick my pustular wounds and were delighted by its sweet taste! [This last sentence may not necessarily be true.]

I also found that covering my hair and face with baby powder created a good foundation for any further make-up... if you believe it's make-up. ;-)

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