Creative Workshop: Intro to SFX & Wētā Workshop Experience

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Mix your own fake blood & create convincing wounds with special effects makeup.

Online price from $90
2hrs 30mins

Our crew have been slipping and sliding on faux blood and loose limbs since the days of Braindead (1992). Learn to create convincing wounds with silicone gels, special effects makeup, and movie blood.


No humans were harmed in the making of this workshop. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create a gruesome wound and use prosthetic effects to apply it to your arm? Learn the art of crafting convincing special effects by mixing blood and sculpting your own scars and scrapes at our 'Intro to SFX' workshop.

Top off your day with a 90-minute tour of our hero product, the Wētā Workshop Experience.

What To Expect

Wētā Workshop Experience - 90 mins

Explore props, costumes and cool stuff

From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar and District 9, learn about the making of props, costumes and creatures created for your favourite films. Interact with cool stuff from our creative departments and, if you're lucky, catch an artist at work.

Creative Workshop - 60 mins

Begin your journey as a special fx makeup artist: In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to make fake blood, apply a custom fake wound to yourself using silicon and paint it to look like the real thing.

Craft in small groups: Allowing for one-on-one time with our crew. No creative experience is necessary. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm. Gain hands-on tips and techniques from our crew.

Where To Go

Departure: Your Wētā Workshop experience will start at the Wētā Cave store located on the corner of Weka Street and Camperdown Road, Miramar, Wellington. 

Please allow enough time to find a carpark, as spaces are limited. You'll need to collect your tickets at the Weta Cave ticketing desk at least 15 minutes before your tour starts.

Note: This option does not include transport from Wellington City.

Additional Info

  • Please notify us if you have sensitive skin or known allergies. For more on the products we use, contact us at [email protected].
  • Our tours & workshops frequently sell out, particularly during peak season (Oct-Apr). We strongly recommend booking online in advance.  
  • There is no luggage storage in the Wētā Cave or within our tour spaces.
  • For groups of 20 people or more, please check out our Events & Group Tours.
  • Wētā Workshop Tours is proud to hold a Silver Award from Be Accessible.
  • For our cancellation policy and terms and conditions please see here.