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Completely washable, no-stain fake blood goes great with the sweat and tears you put into cosplay

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By Casey Baseel, RocketNews24

One day in college, I walked into Japanese class to find one my classmates with a troubled expression on her face, as she struggled to mentally work out a solution to some problem. When I asked what was wrong, she said, “My friends want to do a cosplay photo shoot, and we’re trying to figure out how to get all of the blood we need for it.”

I honestly have no idea how she solved that problem, because I was worried that if I stayed in the conversation any longer, she’d ask me to make a donation to their cause. After graduation, we lost touch with each other, which is too bad, because this Japanese cosplay supplier has the perfect solution: fake blood that can be rinsed off of your skin with just water, and washes out of clothing without leaving so much as a trace of fake hemoglobin.

Assist Wig’s name is a little misleading, since the company also sells a variety of other cosplay items and props. Still, wigs seem to be their main focus, and calling themselves Blood Assist might give the impression that the organization is something much more violent that purveyors of anime dress-up merchandise.

The company’s newest item is called “Whoosh! Blood (Gore that Rinses Off with Water)” or "Sara! Chi (Mizu de Nagaseru Chinori)" in Japanese.

Sold in 60-milliliter bottles, the realistically colored fake blood can be spread using your fingertips or a powder puff. It dries in 20 to 30 minutes, meaning you’ll be ready to start cosplaying as the characters from your favorite horror and tragically-beautiful-samurai-who-died-in-their-youth-from-tuberculosis-genre anime, manga, and video games in no time.

Cosplayers put a lot of time and money into their creations, and a single stain can undo weeks’ worth of work both at the sewing table and the job where the money was earned to pay for the materials. Thankfully, Assist Wig’s new fake blood comes off as easily as it goes on. To remove it from your skin, all you have to do is rinse it with water, and an ordinary wash in the washing machine will remove the substance completely from the most commonly used fabrics.

Assist Wig cautions customers that the substance has not been tested on all materials, but the video below does show it being used on (clockwise from top left) satin, polyester, cotton, and cotton jeans. Not only do the cloth samples come out of the wash completely unstained (the satin scrap is shown here), none of the fake blood transferred to the white T-shirt that was washed with them, either.

If this product seems like it could be the lifeblood of your cosplay activities, orders can be made here directly from the Assist Wig website. One bottle costs 1,500 yen, making the price less painful than sticking a syringe in yourself (or your classmate).

Source: IT Media

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More childish nonsense.

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“My friends want to do a cosplay photo shoot, and we’re trying to figure out how to get all of the blood we need for it.”

Christ!! & they're going to let them vote now @18?

More childish nonsense.

Japan. It's not so unusual you know-

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This sounds really handy for some characters ^_^

cosplay is always super-awesome, I can''t wait to see what I will see in The Hague next week amongst the +- 7.000 attendees which will be attending animecon this year :3 And I can imagine it would suck if blood ruins your costume if you spend months working on it!

Oh and by the way: the two acid-spewing whiners above me should just be ignored. don't feed the trolls. Pity them instead. :-)

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"fake blood"

I had great fun with my recently re-deiscovered fake turd, ha ha

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@Liam Baka. Great, enjoy your cosplay event. You're prob young enjoying the things you have the freedom to do. Just don't let it bar you from reality 24/7. & don't forget to Vote!

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More childish nonsense.

Why?

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To each their own. If people want to cosplay, I don't find it any more stupid than sitting in a football stadium and watching people kick a ball or beat it with a metal club. If it makes you happy, go for it.

Plus I have seen a lot of cosplayers fully dressed up and was amazed by their love for the tiny details. Can't wait to see the fake blood put to good use on instagram. You go, kids!

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To each their own. If people want to cosplay, I don't find it any more stupid than sitting in a football stadium and watching people kick a ball or beat it with a metal club. If it makes you happy, go for it.

My thoughts exactly. I don't see cosplay as any more childish than getting excited by watching other people play a sport. Neither are my thing, but if it makes people happy, then enjoy.

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I can't understand why such people don't just cut themselves. Probably it would save them money and time, and it is easier than delicate application of, well, paint.

To remove it from your skin, all you have to do is rinse it with water, and an ordinary wash in the washing machine will remove the substance completely from the most commonly used fabrics.

Assist Wig cautions customers that the substance has not been tested on all materials, but the video below does show it being used on (clockwise from top left) satin, polyester, cotton, and cotton jeans. Not only do the cloth samples come out of the wash completely unstained (the satin scrap is shown here), none of the fake blood transferred to the white T-shirt that was washed with them, either.

That is no fun.

the realistically colored fake blood can be spread using your fingertips or a powder puff. It dries in 20 to 30 minutes

There is another problem - blood darkens considerably as it dries, so I hope this product does too. ANd iit never struck me that faux blood and gore actually was the stuff for powder puffs.

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