Go Green This Halloween with These DIY Gamora Makeup Looks
With Guardians of the Galaxy's popularity this year, Gamora will obviously be the go-to costume for anyone looking to stand out in a crowd. Not only is she a strong, intergalactic warrior, but she's the perfect persona when you need to become part of your friends' group Guardians costume. Of course, when becoming Gamora, it's important to keep your uniqueness—an easy task when there are so many different makeup and DIY-based options.
Becoming Gamora means more than green body paint. MelissaCroft07 offers a step-by-step DIY tutorial that helps you recreate everything from the scars on her face to the ombre coloring of her hair.
To perfect those subtle scars, she recommends outlining Gamora's markings with white eyeliner and brushing on rigid collodion, a specialty makeup product that dries on skin and creates raised, bumpy lines.
Once you paint on that familiar green face, don't forget to quickly give your hair a reddish tint on the ends to perfect the look.
Have Gamora's face down, but still need hair help? Shameless Maya shows how to pull together both Gamora's makeup and her perfect flowing, curly hairstyle.
Whether you choose to use a lengthy black wig or your own hair, twisting the strands with a curling iron is essential.
Once your hair is fluffed and perfect, turn your skin green not by slathering on sticky paint, but layering with a white base. Next, it's time to slather on the green and create a subtle smoky eye that enhances both your dark Gamora dip-dyed hair and the brightness of your skin.
When it comes to creating the "paint" you'll wear all night, Anastasiya Shpagina offers a unique alternative to costume paint. With just the brilliant colors provided in an eyeshadow palette, you can mix together a great green that's easy to apply. (Make sure to hit "CC" for English subtitles.)
Although broken eyeshadows are rarely a positive sight, to become Gamora, you need to crush a few. Crumble any green eyeshadows in your arsenal, and blend the pieces together to ensure they're finely ground.
Once your green eyeshadows are finely crushed, pour a good amount of foundation on top. Mix these together, and you'll have a Gamora-perfect paste that's easy to slather onto your face. After applying both your new green "skin" and eye makeup, lightly paint on Gamora's trademark scars and complete the look.
Interested in extending your Gamora costume beyond your face? You can recreate her iconic all-black outfit with some black makeup, according to Amy Fenwick.
Once you've painted on your green face, you simply need to switch to black and extend your application beyond your chin. Brush on a thick black collar, shaped exactly like Gamora's U-shaped film attire.
Then, make your skin pop with a 3D tricolor effect. Layer on different shades of green eyeshadow in different areas to highlight and exaggerate your look.
Now that you're green and good to go, quickly paint on your eyebrows, smokey eye, and a few scars if you'd like—and you're ready to take on any villains at your Halloween party!
Lastly, if you're doing this last minute, you can use Koalipops version, which we've covered before.
All you need to turn yourself into Thanos' daughter is shiny duct tape, black fabric, green body paint, and a burst of colored hairspray. For more information, click here.
No matter which version of Gamora you choose, all you need is a bit of makeup. Stick with one method, or combine some of the above options to paint on your own version of Gamora this Halloween. If you end up doing this, make sure to post some pictures of your version in the comments below!