I know it isn’t even October yet, but it’s never too early to start planning your Halloween costume. (I think my Halloween-obsessed husband has his costumes planned out for the next 10 years.) Maybe you’re one of those moms who loves dressing up for Halloween, and you don’t accept anything less than having the most extravagant getup on the block. Or, maybe you’re like me, and you enjoy dressing up, but you don’t feel the need to be head-to-toe saturated in Halloween gear.

Either way, I’ve discovered some super fun makeup looks you can do for Halloween that are dramatic enough to be your entire costume. Of course, if you want to take things up a few notches, these are also great for giving your costume some added flair and spook.

source: Meredith Jessica Makeup

1. Mesmerizing Maleficent

Sultry, sexy, sassy and spooky. Pops of bright color surrounded by rich, deep hues. This look is funky and bold. Impress (and slightly scare) your kids by recreating this look inspired by Disney’s Maleficent. Go all out and wear a black and purple dress with horns on your head, or just rock this amazing look on your face.

Head over to Meredith Jessica Makeup for more photos and a video tutorial.


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2. Geisha Girl

Instead of wearing a mask, give the illusion of wearing one by creating this geisha makeup look. Just remember that a geisha is an entertainer, so you might have to dance as you hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. If you have some Japanese style gowns or umbrellas lying around (because why wouldn’t you?), add them to your look for the full geisha effect.

You can learn how to create this look over at Fashionisers.

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3. Harlequin Doll

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a porcelain doll, here’s your chance to find out! I like this look because It’s like a “classy” Halloween costume. Of course, a poofy, ruffled collar will intensify your look, but you can make it your own by just wearing a black jumper. (You get bonus points if you have one in a diamond print.)

Check out the tutorial for this look over on Keiko Lynn.

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4. Fox Face

Maybe you’d rather have a cute costume than a scary one. How about just dressing up your face to look like a fox? You can throw on a pair of fox ears, or just wear all brown to look like the forest animal.

You’ll find the full “how to” over at Wonder Forest.

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5. Bat Mask

This is such a simple look, but it adds enough drama to be used as a costume. And who doesn’t like having some shimmer and shine on their face? You’re already a supermom, so why not be a superhero for a night?

Check out the video tutorial for this look over on My Cherry Style.

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6. Pop Art

For a fun and colorful Halloween costume, try making yourself look like a piece of pop art. The neighborhood kids might think you’ve come down with chicken pox, but you’ll have a costume that is artistic and creative.

Learn how to make your face “pop” by visiting annamarie on Tumblr.

source: Louise Haywood-Schiefer via Cosmopolitan

7. Cobweb Eyes

This Halloween makeup look can probably be done in less than 15 minutes. Talk about quick and easy! Just do the cobwebs for a simple costume, or don a black dress to up the ante. Either way, you’ll be cobweb cool in this costume.

Find the step-by-step instructions over on Cosmopolitan.


Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
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