Seeking Delicious Fake Blood

Target Adult Accessories Vampire Makeup Kit

I Paid: $3.99 for 2 blood capsules, makeup, and plastic fangs (prices may vary by region, product not available online)



Living Nightmare Liquid Blood Capsules

I Paid: $2.40 for 8 blood capsules (prices may vary by region)



Homemade Blood

I Paid: Around 11 cents for 1/4 cup corn syrup, 5 drops red food coloring, 1/2 tablespoon chocolate syrup


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James Norton edits the Upper Midwestern food journal Heavy Table. He's also the coauthor of a book on Wisconsin's master cheesemakers. Follow CHOW on Twitter, and become a fan on Facebook.