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Derivan Fake BlooD

Get all "wound up" with Derivan Fake Blood!



All our products are fully Australian-made and Australian-owned. Derivan Face & Body Paint is made to the highest standards and conforms to all government regulations and requirements (including Australian and EC cosmetic regulations, and Australian Standard 1647.3). You can rest assured that there are no hidden nasties or toxic pigments in our facepaint.

Derivan Fake Blood

Derivan Fake Blood is a realistic imitation blood product suitable for theatrical professional applications and home use. It has the same texture and consistency as real blood, flowing and drying in a similar fashion. This pleasant-smelling liquid can be used in conjunction with products that create fake cuts and scrapes.

Available in 36ml or 135ml squeeze bottle, 500ml , 2 Litre Eco-Pak and Fake Blood Kit.

Derivan Fake Blood Kit



Make your own fake blood spray so you can create bullet holes, blood spatters and dripping blood lines.

Use this kit to create your own Fake Blood Spray. Derivan Fake Blood can be applied to the skin to create a dripping blood effect. You can also spray it on your clothes for added drama.


1 X 45ml refillable spray bottle.

1 X 36ml Derivan Fake Blood


Derivan Fake Blood can be applied with fingers, sponges and cotton swabs, or squirted directly from the bottle. If applying over make-up conduct a small test patch on the back of your hand and check the result is to your satisfaction. It can also be used as a prop for blood bags, hypodermic syringes, medical tubes and the like.

General Application


When trying to create a realistic dried blood effect, consider the role of gravity in your application. Fake Blood will flow in a different direction if applied to a thigh when the subject is sitting down as opposed to standing up, which is worth considering if your effect to be appropriate for a particular situation. For example, if your subject is lying on the road, the fake blood should be applied while the subject is lying down. However, if your subject has an arm injury but keeps on walking then the blood should be applied to the arm while standing up.

For a splattered effect, pour the fake blood into a bowl. Dip you fingers in and “flick” the blood onto the surface.

application tips : skin

Single light application of Derivan Fake Blood provides a good base to build realistic-looking seeping blood. Allow the first layer to dry before adding small pools of blood, and manipulate these with your finger as they dry. This creates a buildup of red colour that simulates a wound effectively.  A hairdryer used on a medium or low setting will assist with the drying process.

Fake Blood is compatible with Derivan Face and Body Paint and looks particularly realistic applied over a layer of white Face and Body Paint for a gory ghouly effect!

To simulate small cuts such as those received running through a dense foliage, apply Fake Blood with a small flat synthetic brush. Load the brush with fake blood and apply to the skin with a quick sideways movement before allowing to dry. If creating multiple small cuts in a specific area, allow each cut to dry before placing another one over it.

Application Tips: Fabric / Clothes

The caps on the 500ml and 2L sizes have a built in nozzle for controlled pouring onto fabric.

To minimise any staining on surrounding floor coverings and furniture, we recommend using a clothes hanger hooked over a washing line outside. Apply the blood as required and allow to dry.

Drying Time

Lightly applied to skin, this product will dry within an hour. Fake blood on fabric can dry in under an hour if placed outside in direct sunlight. A hairdryer used on either a medium or low setting will speed this process. Using a higher setting may cause the product to move under the increased air pressure.

Drying time for both skin and fabric will depend upon the quantity of product used and the prevailing weather conditions.


DO NOT use in mouth, eyes and ears. If contact occurs rinse immediately in cold water. Not suitable for use on animals. If Ingested drink plenty of water and seek medical attention.

Cleaning Up

Avoid using in confined areas to minimise accidental contact with surfaces and floor coverings. If using large quantities, applying outside is recommended.

To remove any stain from clothes, machine wash in hot water on a heavy-duty setting. Commercial stain removal soaking/spray products may also help. Repeated washing may be required.

Fake blood can also leave a temporary stain on the skin that may require repeated washing to remove. If the discolouration is particularly persistent, add a couple of teaspoons of sugar to your handwash before rubbing the stain gently.