Book Review: 100% Pure Fake: Gross Out Your Friends and Family with 25 Great Special Effects!

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This book pick is in anticipation of whatever creepy gross thing my three boys will think up for Halloween this year. Some years they have fun freaking out the neighbor kids with my extra prosthetic leg (and lots of fake blood) and some years they leave my leg in the closet and do their own thing.

But every year there is a need for fake stuff. Fake blood. Fake vomit. Fake scars. It can get expensive if you’re buying these lovely products in a holiday supply store. Most geek kids out there would rather make their own concoctions anyway, right? So I have the perfect new book for you.

It’s called 100% Pure Fake: Gross Out Your Friends and Family with 25 Great Special Effects!, by Lyn Thomas. I don’t know Ms. Thomas, but I have to imagine she’s the mom to at least one geek kid because she’s managed to create a pretty inspiring, disgusting book.

Through the years I’ve gathered recipes from magazines for some of the fake stuff featured in this book. But I’ve never seen such a great compilation of every possible fake gross thing you might ever need. This book is packed with great pictures and easy directions. All of the recipes call for ordinary household items.

[Read the the rest of Judy Berna’s piece over at GeekMom]

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