Halloween is the best excuse to dress up as fancy or as basic as you like. From your favorite animal to a pop star and even a casual “costume not found” t-shirt – I’ve collected some awesome ideas to inspire you.
1. Wonder Woman
It’s surprisingly easy to recreate the look of this iconic hero and since Wonder Woman has good strong brows you’ll need to go heavy on the liner.
Tutorial Wonder Woman
3. American Horror Story Cult Bee Hive
Don’t be stung for a costume on fright night with this freaky look.
Tutorial American Horror Story Cult Bee Hive
5. American Horror Story Freak Show Makeup Tutorial
To look this good it takes black, white and red face paint.
Tutorial American Horror Story Freak Show Makeup Tutorial
7. American Horror Story Hotel Makeup Tutorial
The twist to this look is the fake piercing through the cheeks which is achieved bu the illusion created using gray eyeshadow to make half moons on each side of your lip which are then made ‘deeper’ with black eye shadow.
Tutorial American Horror Story Hotel Makeup Tutorial
9. Bloody Mary Makeup Tutorial
Tutorial Bloody Mary Makeup Tutorial
11. Pennywise Halloween Makeup Tutorial
If you love the IT film – then why not try your hands at this look.
Tutorial Pennywise Halloween Makeup Tutorial
13. Comic Pop Art
Show the Kardashians how contouring is really done with this retro inspired look.
Tutorial Comic Pop Art
15. Harley Quinn
If you want to be daddy’s little monster, then you’ll need to get pink and blue eyeshadow and put your hair in two high set ponytails and color the ends using pink and blue hair chalk.
Tutorial Harley Quinn
17. Comic Book Character
If you want to look like you’ve hopped straight out of the pages of a comic book – then this is the look for you. Supplies needed include a round paint brush and some face paint.
Tutorial Comic Book Character
19. Cute Little Bear
This is great of you want to look more cute than scary and it’s really simple too. Put your hair in two high buns for ‘ears’. Use eyeliner to make a bear nose and freckles.
Tutorial Cute Little Bear
20. DIY Queen of Hearts Costume
Be the queen of hearts with this creative idea.
Tutorial DIY Queen of Hearts Costume
21. Pop Art Girl Halloween Costume
Another take on the pop art look, the only difference here is the color of the spots which are painted brown.
Tutorial Pop Art Girl Halloween Costume
22. A Clockwork Orange Costume Tutorial
A very simple look to recreate. You’ll use white and red eyshadow on the lids and blend with black.
Tutorial A Clockwork Orange Costume Tutorial
23. White Rabbit Makeup Tutorial
Inspired by the movie Alice: Madness Returns, this is by no means the cutest rabbit, but it’s great for Halloween. Begin by outlining the basic shapes such as the big eyes with white eyeliner.
Tutorial White Rabbit Makeup Tutorial
24. Cheshire Cat Makeup Tutorial
Probably the favorite character from Alice, this version doesnt feature the pink and purple swirls we’ve become accustomed to.
Tutorial Cheshire Cat Makeup Tutorial
25. Clown Makeup Tutorial
This whacky take on clown makeup features red and white swirls at the eye and continues into red and white stripes on the neck.
Tutorial Clown Makeup Tutorial
26. Corpse Bride Costume Tutorial
You’ll need blue and white face paint to become this corpse bride. Once you’ve created the right tone of blue, cover your face with this and finish the other details on the face.
Tutorial Corpse Bride Costume Tutorial
27. Creepy Stretched Lips Make up
If you prefer a more simple look such as this one, then all you need to do is extend the outline of your lips to one side using black paint and then fill in the details with lipstick and white eyeliner for the teeth.
Tutorial Creepy Stretched Lips Make up
28. Harley Quinn Batman Makeup Body Paint Tutorial
All that’s required here is black, white and red face paint.
Tutorial Harley Quinn Batman Makeup Body Paint Tutorial
29. Mystique X men Make up Transformation
Begin by forming the dotted pattern on the forehead and cheeks with liquid latex.
Tutorial Mystique X men Make up Transformation
30. Neytiri Avatar Halloween Make up Tutorial
You’ll need yellow contacts to pull this look off, but if you’re a huge Avatar fan then it has to be done.
Tutorial Neytiri Avatar Halloween Make up Tutorial
31. Quick and Easy Scarecrow Costume
If you love wearing denim then you’ve got to try this scarecrow idea. Paint the eyes in pink and draw big lashes with eyeliner.
Tutorial Quick and Easy Scarecrow Costume
32. Spiderman Venom Makeup Tutorial
For this epic look you’ll need black and white face paint as well as a steady hand.
Tutorial Spiderman Venom Makeup Tutorial
33. The Joker Makeup Body Paint Tutorial
This is based on Jack Nicholson’s version of The Joker. Begin by painting both your arms purple and leave the center open as if wearing an open jacket.
Tutorial The Joker Makeup Body Paint Tutorial
34. The Purge Makeup Tutorial
Apply foundation as normal and then add brown circles around the eyes.
Tutorial The Purge Makeup Tutorial
35. Frozen Elsa Snow Queen
Let it go and get ready to embrace your inner frozen with this costume. The dress is made by combining two different dresses, which glitter and sequins are then added to.
Tutorial Frozen Elsa Snow Queen
36. Nerdy Geek
If you need a last minute costume idea – then this is ideal. Don a pair of fake glasses and add freckles to your cheek using eyeliner. Carry a book or two and you’re set.
Tutorial Nerdy Geek
37. No Sew Cleopatra Costume
You don’t have to bathe in milk to become Cleopatra. With some gold fabric, jewels and perfectly winged eyeliner you can channel your inner queen.
Tutorial No Sew Cleopatra Costume
38. Pumpkin Skull Face
This twist on the regular skull is great for making an impact. You’ll need white and black face paint as well as a black dress to complete the look.
Tutorial Pumpkin Skull Face
39. The Burglar
Another great idea if you’re pressed for time and requires only minimal supplies including black face paint to make the eye mask and a black beanie.
Tutorial The Burglar
40. Wind Up Doll
For this super cute idea you’ll need a pretty doll like dress and the wind is made from card off a cereal box.
Tutorial Wind Up Doll
41. Creepy Stitched Doll
Not all dolls are nice – and this makeup look proves that. Revamp an old dress to give it the stitched look in the picture and use eyeliner to make fake stitches on the lip.
Tutorial Creepy Stitched Doll
42. DIY Flapper Dress Costume
Channel the 20’s era with this stylish flapper look. You’ll need a black dress as well as trim such as feathers and sequins.
Tutorial DIY Flapper Dress Costume
43. DIY Minion Costume from Despicable Me
Minions will always be a popular dress up choice and to pull this look off you’ll need a denim dress, yellow top and a yellow beanie.
Tutorial DIY Minion Costume from Despicable Me