Applying the bubo to your victim---I mean, volunteer--is really quite easy.  You can tell a story of the person and the stages that the infection takes them through as you apply the make-up and bubo.  Suggestions can be found in "Bring Out Your Dead! Recreating the Black Death in the Classroom."

Below, is the demonstration video that was at one time included in the Black Death kits that we sold.  Unfortunately, the kits are no longer available.  But the techniques are the same.

For the demonstration in class, you will need the following items:
  • Latex bubo (see instructions on how to make one on this site)
  • Red cream make-up
  • Purple creme make-up
  • Black creme make-up
  • Liquid latex
  • Fake skin (optional)
  • Black tooth-out (optional)
All of the items can be purchased at your local costume store or at various places online.