Skull, or calavera, makeup is an obvious choice for Halloween, since Día de Muertos (aka Día de los Muertos or simply Day of the Dead) starts on the very same day, October 31st. They are very intricate designs that resemble the decorated sugar skulls that take over the Mexican holiday.
Jem and the Holograms was one of the hottest cartoon series on TV back in the mid-'80s (though only for a brief time), and was recently given the big screen treatment with the feature film of the same name. While the film bombed at the box office (with good reason), your Halloween costume doesn't have to.
Video game costumes, as well as some comic-based costumes, are tricky to pull off. Will those who don't play games or read comics know who you are on Halloween? Or will you wander through parties unrecognized?
Who doesn't love the world of Game of Thrones? Whether you're a fan of the hit HBO show, or can't wait for George R. R. Martin's next novel installment, it's a story loved by nearly everyone. It's an excellent source of inspiration for Halloween costumes too, ranging from the disturbed to the beautiful. Lady Stoneheart, Catelyn Stark risen from the dead, is the perfect scary choice—bloodied, battered, and carrying a desire for vengeance.
Halloween is coming up and skulls never go out of trend! I created this cool sexy blonde-looking skull to spice the whole skull Halloween look up! Hope you enjoy. All of the products are in the description box of the video on YouTube.
If you're undecided on a Halloween costume, embrace your indecisiveness with a split personality Two-Face look, or go one better as an amalgamation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the epitome of multiple personality disorder. Or, you could literally give yourself another face, which is pretty much what German artist Sebastian Bieniek did in his recent DoubleFaced series. They're like a long-lost Picasso painting of conjoined twins on a living face, and in some cases, conjoined triplets. You can s...
I'm always looking for the easiest and quickest way to dress up for Halloween. It has been one of my favorite holidays for years, but I absolutely hate having to buy a costume—or even worse—spending hours on end trying to make one myself.
As if skinning a human wasn't sick enough on its own, there's people out there that take it a step further by wearing it. The most notable example would be Ed Gein, the inspiration for such horrific characters as Leatherface, Buffalo Bill, and Bloody Face, but the practice has been around for some time, and not necessarily paraphiliac in nature.
If you don't have any black teeth wax on hand, the next best thing to blacking out one tooth in your mouth, or creating animal fangs, for a Halloween costume is eyeliner. Just make sure it's waterproof, non-toxic eyeliner, and you'll need to use Vaseline to seal it properly. Of course, you won't want to eat while this is applied, or it'll come off. It rubs off very easily when it's time to get rid of your black tooth/teeth.
For some people, a costume is just a necessary prerequisite to get into Halloween parties. If you're female and you're going the sexy route, it's not too hard to find something to wear, but transforming yourself into something terrifying takes a little more work.
There is no doubt that Olivia Wilde is one of the most beautiful looking women in Hollywood today. If you want to replicate that look with an Olivia Wilde Halloween costume, you'll need to watch this makeup tutorial to find out how to get her look.
If you're thinking of going royal this Halloween, take a look at this tutorial to find out how to get your Kate Middleton makeup set for your costume. It will show you exactly what eyeliner, brushes, and blush you will need to look just like Kate this Halloween.
This costume tutorial will show you how to do the makeup for a sexy clown Halloween costume. You will need several different kinds of makeup including eyeliner and lipstick to pull it off. You can then combine this look with a sexy clown costume from the store to get the full effect.
Give yourself a terrifying zombie look this Halloween by using the right kind of makeup. This guide will show you how to make the facial features for your zombie costume using different makeup including lipstick, gloss, and other paints. While this tutorial uses the Mac brand, there are many solutions for your zombie makeup.
Need to find out what makeup to use with your hippie costume this Halloween? Take a look at this tutorial to find out what makeup you need and how to apply it to get that flower child look. With the right makeup, you can look like a hippie from the 60's.
While the red Angry Bird is normally a fan favorite, some folks still have a place in their heart for the black Angry Bird. This makeup tutorial will show you how to make a black Angry Bird costume for Halloween this year.
If you love Angry Birds, why not dress up as one for Halloween? This makeup tutorial will show you how to use makeup to look like the red bird from Angry Birds. You'll need several different colors of makeup pencils in order to get the look right. Once you apply it, your Angry Birds costume will be the hit of the Halloween party.
Zombies are all the rage these days, but what if you don't want to be just a normal zombie? Stand out amongst the different costumes this Halloween by following this makeup guide on dressing up as a zombie bride. You'll need to be willing to spill a little blood on a wedding dress to get the real corpse bride look though.
In just five easy steps this tutorial shows you how to turn yourself into a zombie using prosthetics and makeup. You'll learn how to blend the makeup and latex to give you zombie-style wounds and gashes on your face that will make your zombie costume the hit of the Halloween party.
Zombies are in, as always, and if you want to ride the wave of zombie madness this Halloween, check out this two-part video guide. It will teach you how to create really scary professional-looking zombie makeup for your face that will convince just about anyone you're out to eat their brains.
It's a tired expression that men are dogs and women are cats, but there is definitely some truth to the saying. Women who are feline are a bit stealthy, sexy, and enter a room when THEY want to, not when you want them to. They're very independent and are in tune with their instincts.
Sally the ragdoll from The Nightmare Before Christmas was a fragile, excellently realized character, and makes a fantastic Halloween costume (especially when paired with a Jack Skellington). In this video you'll learn how to do perfect, and we mean perfect, makeup for a Sally costume using only basic storebought products.
Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the Tim Burton's most memorable characters, and he is a perennial Halloween favorite. In this video you'll learn how to do amazing makeup for a Jack Skellington costume that will wow your friends and fellow Halloween revelers.
Vampires are obviously going to be the costume du jour this Halloween (as it has been every Halloween since "Twilight" ensnared the imaginations and burgeoning sexuality of preteen girls everywhere), so why not get in with the in crowd and dress like one?
One of the reasons we love Halloween is because the spooktacular holiday lets us go all out and get crazy with our makeup without getting condescending, awkward looks on the street.
We don't know about you, but there's nothing more frightening to us than a clown. Evil or nice, there's something about their too-wide smile and faded clown makeup that just gives us the heebie jeebies.
Halloween only comes along once a year (sadly), so have fun with your makeup! Instead of going with your usual makeup routine, why not make your makeup part of your costume for a totally immersive effect?
In this tutorial, we learn how to create a Halloween leopard or cheetah face with makeup. Start by applying a white foundation to the face with a brush. After this, brush in a darker color right underneath the nostril and darken up the eyebrows. Apply a darker color on the sides of the chin, on the bridge of the nose, and on the corners of the forehead. Then, shape the sides of your face and start to blend this in, creating the face of a cheetah. Take your time when blending in, creating shad...
Thanks to "Mean Girls," we now know that Halloween is the only time you can dress like a slut and get away with it. Which means that if your concept of a witch costume still includes a crooked nose, warts, and a green face, then you're living way in the past, honey. Blast forward to the future—and the sexier side of things—by dressing up as a sexy witch this Halloween.
A bullet wound to the head is one type of fake wound you probably don't have to worry about people thinking is real. If it was, you'd be dead!
Learn how to create a dark fairy/fallen angel look for Halloween with these tips from makeup artist Julia Graf. This look is perfect for any spooky occasion, while also making any normal day out of the year more interesting.
Check out this Halloween makeup tutorial and learn how to create this sweet ladybug look. Be creative this Halloween! This Halloween ladybug makeup look will wow everyone.
Petrilude brings you this Halloween makeup tutorial on how to create a look based on Tim Burton's movie 'The Corpse Bride'. Petrilude only did her face, but he HIGHLY suggests if you do this Halloween Corpse bride look, that all exposed skin is painted to match the face! Corpse bride is a hot look for your Halloween party.
Petrilude brings you this bruised and busted Halloween makeup look. Learn how to give yourself a quick bruised look and bloody nose very easily and with little effort involved. This works for Halloween, as well as special effects for filmmaking. No stage makeup needed (Petrilude uses MAC makeup).
Recreate the dramatic, sexy costume in this how-to video in minutes; it's the perfect last-minute costume. Makeup artist Greg Arlt shows a way to use makeup to create a masquerade style makeup mask. You will need nude lip liner, black theatrical makeup, and glitter. Watch this video makeup lesson and learn how to duplicate this eye-catching bat mask for a Halloween costume. Create a glamorous Halloween bat makeup mask.
Young Frankenstein makeup designer Angelina Avallone shows you how to look like Frankenstein's monster in 30 minutes. You can use a Halloween costume makeup palette to create this look (the demonstrate used one from Ben Nye). Watch this video costume prep tutorial and learn how to apply Frankenstein makeup for Halloween.
Inspired by Tim Burton's movies, this how-to video shows a theatrical Halloween look. The cosmetics used are Bare Escentuals mineral foundation, NYX White e/s, ArtDeco e/s Base, MAC e/s in Carbon, Copperplate, Shroom, Ben Nye black eyeliner, Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara, MAC Prep & Prime Lash, MAC Velvetella lipliner, Nars Scarlet Empress lipstick, NYX Grape lipgloss, MAC Blue Brown pigment, and Jofrika theater blood. Watch this video makeup tutorial and learn how to create a Corpse Bride ...