How To: Be a Human Pincushion for Halloween: DIY Voodoo Doll Costume & Makeup

Be a Human Pincushion for Halloween: DIY Voodoo Doll Costume & Makeup

Voodoo you want the best costume this year? You're probably laughing so hard right now that you need to hold yourself together with pins and needles, right?

But seriously, voodoo and dark magic have been a big part of the "scary" history of Haiti and the American South, with the voodoo doll being the most obvious icon for the black magic we've all come to fear... and love.

I'm sure we've all thought about torturing someone once or twice by sticking pins into their voodoo doll spirit, and I'm sure nobody would actually like to be a victim of a voodoo doll stabbing themselves... except around Halloween time.

If you'd like to be a human pincushion this Halloween, check out the video tutorial below by Alexys Fleming, aka MadeULook, which covers the makeup in materials you'll need to become a life-like voodoo doll. This costume requires a lot of makeup and some good drawing skills, so get ready to doodle yourself.

For the costume part, Alexys used a burlap sack and fake pins from wire, but you can really get creative with your choices.

And this look could go either way. Creepy or cute.

Now, you don't have to go all out and follow this tutorial to the tee. There are other ways to become a living voodoo doll this Halloween, and here are just a few more of them...

A More Detailed Burlap Costume

Jennifer Tallapaneni created her voodoo doll costume using a few burlap sacks, black yarn, and some sewing skills. It's not necessarily a scary voodoo doll, but it's great for kids.

Images via PieKnits

Easier Voodoo Doll Makeup

If you don't want to spend all day drawing on yourself, Cristeen Olley's makeup is a little easier to follow along with—and a much simpler look overall.

The Super Lazy Way to Voodoo Doll Yourself Up

Of course, if you're short on time or just don't want to put in all that effort, you can buy great voodoo doll costumes over on Amazon. Here are a few you can try. Just make sure to use Prime shipping to get them fast.

If you don't like Amazon, you can try out Spirit Halloween, Party City, or Doll Skill, and I'm sure your local Halloween costume shop will have some too if you're in a real hurry.

Images via Amazon, Doll Skill

For more human pincushion ideas, check out our voodoo doll section.

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