Help - halloween costume makeup for Poe's Lenore?
October 28, 2012 12:23 PM Subscribe
For Halloween, I'm dressing up as Edgar Allen Poe's Lenore. I have a really nice black dress and accessories (necklace, veil, etc.) somewhat Victorian/semi-formal style, but decent makeup continues to elude me. You wouldn't think finding a decent makeup tutorial would be so hard, and yet after days of googling, I've found practically nothing that looks good/appropriate.
posted by snarlsbarkley to clothing, beauty, & fashion (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Lenore's dead, but I am looking for something that is somewhat representative of death while not looking like I came from a horror movie - more elegant dark beauty, not a skeleton or rotting corpse. I've image-googled victorian makeup (oh god, no), goth makeup (most results about current teen goth style, not helpful), and dead makeup (lots of skeletons and zombies - again, not helpful). I also have blackout contact lenses I was thinking about wearing, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to accent those with makeup as well. (I'm normally not totally clueless, I swear; I think either my search terms are off or this is just an unpopular makeup idea).
If anyone knows of any good images or tutorials, I would LOVE some help!!!