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Halloween costumes

Explore 150 projects, 22 articles, 24 galleries, 142 videos, and more

Cat and Kitten Makeup

Steps:7
With a feline nose, a human face becomes cat-like, even before it's made up.
Materials
  • Latex cat nose
  • Black-bristled paintbrush for whiskers
  • Spirit gum
  • No-color powder
  • Flesh-toned grease paint
  • Black and highlighting cream makeup
  • Foam sponges
  • Makeup brushes
  • Eyebrow and eyeliner pencil
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Butterfly Costume

Steps:6
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Making Ghosts

Steps:3
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Wizard and Witch Costumes: Witches' Hats

Steps:4
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Halloween Anchovy Headpiece

Steps:14
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Halloween
Materials
  • Anchovy body template
  • Fin template
  • Tail template
  • One piece blue poster board, cut in half
  • One piece gray poster board, cut in half
  • Aluminum foil
  • Metallic blue paper
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Transparent tape
  • Bone folder
  • Xyron Creative Station with permanent adhesive cartridge
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Newspaper
  • Duct tape
  • Screw punch or hole punch
  • Ribbon or string
  • 2-inch clear acrylic split ball ornaments
  • Drill
  • Gray cord elastic
  • 1/8-inch-thick blue fun foam
  • Black card stock
  • Circle cutter
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8 Instant Eek! Ideas

Steps:9
No time to create an elaborate getup for this year's October bash? Here's an appalling solution: Buy inexpensive rubber pests and attach them to your skin, clothing, or hair. It's as easy as trapping a fly in a cobweb. For the disgusting ideas shown on these pages, you can purchase materials at party-supply and seasonal Halloween stores. You'll know you're the best-dressed when partygoers swat at your head -- or better yet [evil cackle], run away in a panic.
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Black Widow Makeup

Steps:8
Martha's transformation was inspired by the Queen of the Spiders in Italian makeup artist Stefano Anselmo's book "Il Trucco e la Maschera."
Materials
  • Eyebrow plastic
  • White cream makeup
  • Sponge
  • Black cream makeup
  • Small makeup brush
  • Dark-green frosting powder
  • Eyelash adhesive
  • False eyelashes
  • Tiny makeup brush
  • Eyeliner brush
  • Red lip liner
  • Red lipstick
  • Fan-shaped brush
  • Powder blush
  • Paper
  • Hair gel
  • Black wig
  • Plastic spiders
  • Cotton swab
  • Long black fingernails
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Monster Mask

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Halloween
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Exposed-Bone Jeans

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Halloween
Create a skeleton-inspired disguise for Halloween with a pair of basic black jeans and a little acrylic paint. Complete the look with an easy-to-make Rib Cage T-Shirt.
Materials
  • Bone template
  • Black canvas
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pair of jeans
  • Scissors
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Black embroidery thread
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