Halloween Costumes to show off Makeup Skills?
October 3, 2012 10:07 AM Subscribe
Need ideas for Makeup-centric Halloween Ideas.
posted by pixiecrinkle to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (20 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I am a freak about Halloween, but am hitting something a wall in the inspiration department this year. I especially love costumes involving super-involved makeup, and I'm not averse to making up my body as well as my face.
I've surfed through Pinterest and Youtube for makeup tutorials, but a lot of times I'm finding cool effects without being able to translate them to a full costume.
So far I've toyed with the idea of a skeleton outfit, but I feel like the realistic skull makeup may skew too Lady Gaga. My other idea was David Bowie, but I'm not quite in the kind of shape I'd like to be to go out in a skintight lycra jumpsuit.
Basically my requirements are:
-lets me show off makeup skills
-bonus points for the necessity of wigs
-not averse to "appliances" ie. faux hair, feathers, jewels, latex appliances
-no intense sewing necessary for the outfit part
So, give me your best makeup-centric costume ideas. Can be scary, sexy, whatever, I'm just not into overly huge amounts of gore.
No Day of the Dead or Zombies -- just a bit overdone in my group. And I won't repeat anything I've done in recent years, which throws out the following concepts: mermaid/Fiji Mermaid, Lichtenstein dot makeup, vampire, Bride of Frankenstein, Paris Hilton, Jackie Kennedy, saloon girl.