Easy Billie Eilish Blood-drip Shirt Tutorial

by Dariacreative
5 Materials
20 Minutes

I’m going to show you a step-by-step tutorial for how to paint dripping blood on a shirt. This DIY is inspired by Billie Eilish’s dripping blood shirt from her music video ‘Bad Guy’. You can wear this as part of a Billie Eilish costume or incorporate it into another spooky Halloween costume.

Tools and materials: 

  • White button-up shirt
  • Fabric paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
Preparing your shirt

1. Prepare your shirt

If you have a mannequin, place your shirt on the mannequin. If not, you can just paint your shirt on a flat surface. Just don't forget to put cardboard inside of your shirt as you don’t want the paint to seep through to the other side.

Sketching dripping blood

2. Sketch the dripping blood

First, sketch dripping blood on the shirt with a pencil. You can either go straight into it or first find some images of dripping blood to use as a reference. I have also drawn little splatters of blood beneath the drips.

Painting blood sketches red

3. Paint red

When your sketching is done, use some red fabric paint and a medium size brush to color the blood red.

Painting blood sketches red

4. Add a lighter tone

Now take some white paint and mix it with red and with this lighter color paint the upper part of the blood.

Painting blood sketches red

5. Add a darker tone

Then, mix the red with blue and brown colors to create a dark red color. With this dark red color, paint the lower part of the blood and the right side of the drips.

Painting blood sketches red

6. Blend the red shades

At the top of the shirt, you want to ensure that there aren’t any harsh lines as we want a natural-looking ombre effect, not three distinct colors.

Add more paint where needed and blend the dark and light shades to create a smooth transition.

Adding white highlights

7. Add white highlights

For a more detailed look, use white paint with a small paintbrush to paint highlights on the drips. 

Outlining blood dips

8. Outline with dark red

Finish off by outlining the left side of the drips with the dark red color. Then wait for the paint to dry and you are done!

Completed Billie Eilish blood-drip shirt

Billie Eilish blood-drip shirt

Here is the finished dripping blood shirt.

Completed Billie Eilish blood-drip shirt

You can rock this shirt by itself, dress up as Billie Eilish in her ‘Bad Guy’ video, or incorporate the shirt into some other spooky Halloween look.

I really enjoyed painting this Halloween dripping blood shirt. I hope you’ll give it a go!

Suggested materials:
  • White button-up shirt
  • Fabric paint
  • Paint brushes
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