When it comes to Halloween, there are two directions you can go—all out with full-blown makeup, a decked out costume, and all the accessories or you can toss on what you have at home and make it work. Well, we think there should be a third option. You can put in a little more effort than wearing ears and calling yourself a mouse (duh) without being a complete Halloween fanatic. You just need a solid makeup tutorial like these ones below.
1. A Fox
Animal costumes are always a great go-to, but being one of fifty other black cats isn’t ideal. Why not try something a little off the beaten path like this adorable fox costume? Just wear all brown and pin a white circle (out of paper or fabric) to your jeans. Follow this makeup tutorial from The Wonder Forest and you’ll be all set!
2. Morticia Addams
Although we’re not exactly reinventing the wheel here, there’s something so eerie yet beautiful about Morticia Addams that we just couldn’t resist. Plus, this tutorial totally nails the look and is super easy to follow! Check it out on Emma Pickles Youtube channel.
3. Beyoncé from “Why Don’t You Love Me” Music Video
It can be difficult to mimic a celebrity for Halloween, but this tutorial from Refinery29 nails it. Enjoy being Queen Bee for the night!
4. Khaleesi from Game of Thrones
If you’re looking to take on a female power role for Halloween, there’s no better choice than Khaleesi from Game of Thrones. As the Queen of Dragons, you’ll need to nail her subtle yet powerful makeup look, so be sure to check out Cari Bybel’s tutorial!
5. Diana Ross
When else can you rock big hair, tons of sequins, and disco makeup? Go all out in this stunning Diana Ross halloween costume and follow Refinery29’s super helpful tutorial!