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Ben Nye Stage Blood vs Reel Blood

Discussion in 'Costumes and Makeup' started by Lightitup, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Lightitup

    Lightitup Member

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    Can anyone give me their thoughts on how they compare? I need blood that will not stain. I know Reel Blood washes out if you use a detergent with a bluing agent, but we already have a PO account with a company where we can get Ben Nye, so it's easier for me to get it than Reel Blood. Does Reel Blood set up purchase order accounts?
     
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    Wouldn't it make sense to contact Reel Blood to see if they accept purchase orders?
     
  3. Lightitup

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    I've done that and am now waiting. I like to check a few places in order to get a quick answer. We open in two weeks, and anything that lessens my anxiety is well worth it.
     
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    rsmentele Active Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    I can confirm with my wife, but when we did Sweeny Todd, she used dish soap and red die. We ran the show for two months and didn't loose any WHITE shirts to staining!

    And its cheaper
     
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    Reel Blood is, BY FAR, superior to Ben Nye, IMHO.
    Not only for look and staining characteristics, but from a consistency and spatter stand point. It was the PERFECT choice for "The Lt. of Inishmore".
     
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    Our costume shop prefers that we use blood from Gravity and & Momentum. http://gravityandmomentum.org
     
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    What kind of red dye?
     
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    a couple of youtube vids about this.
     
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  9. rsmentele

    rsmentele Active Member Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    Just food grade dye is what we used.
     
  10. TorrieS

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    When we did Macbeth last year where we brutally murdered 14 characters on stage and used about 20 blood packs a night (and one bucket-o-blood for Banquo). We used a mixture of children's tempra paint (In red & blue) and glycerine. The blood came out nicely for the entire run(I had to do 6 loads of laundry per evening but that's another story).
     

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