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10 Creepy Halloween Makeup Ideas

10 Creepy Halloween Makeup Ideas

10 Creepy Halloween Makeup Ideas

10 Creepy Halloween Makeup Ideas

Are you still looking for a costume for the night of fear? Don't worry, because to win the trophy for the best dressed you only need a little paint and a bit of creativity and the cake is yours.

In this article, I'll tell you about 10 of the scariest Halloween makeup ideas. I guarantee that after looking at these, you will have a lot clearer idea of how to dress up on October 31st. This article will explain how to put on Halloween makeup.

1. Catrina Halloween Makeup

Catrina or Mexican skull makeup is always trendy. It is a slightly more elaborate style than the others, but if done well, it will benefit you. There are hundreds of possibilities for achieving a perfect result by varying the shapes, colors, and details.


  1. After applying a white face layer, draw two circles on the eyes with black eyeliner.
  2. Make a black heart in the nose and a line from one cheek to the other passing through the lips to simulate the mouth.
  3. Once you've mastered the fundamentals, you can let your imagination run wild and create whatever design you want. We recommend using bright colors and a lot of glitters.

This type of Halloween makeup will give you a very elegant look, so you'll need a little more to make your own costume. You can dress completely in black and wear a flower headband to complement this pretty makeup for the Day of the Dead.

2. Skeleton Halloween Makeup

One of the most common costumes for the scariest night of the year is the skeleton. It is simple, fast and you will be right. This makeup aims to simulate a terrifying skull, although you can adapt it to your taste.


  1. There are two things you must have: white and black paint.
  2. Begin by covering your entire face with a white base.
  3. Once that's done, use the black to draw the details: circles in the eyes to simulate skull holes, nose and jawbones, and so on.
  4. If you dare, you can extend the makeup around the neck and chest to create a much more realistic and eerie appearance.

It is up to you if you want to use more colors to make a more unique skeleton. In terms of clothing, you don't need much. Dress in black, cut out some bones of white cardboard, and pin them to your shirt and pants for a simple look.

3. Witch Halloween Makeup

Depending on the look you want to achieve, there are numerous ways to paint yourself as a witch. You can be an elegant sorceress, which requires you to use all of your brush skills. Make an effort to paint your eyes with wonderful shadows that match the dress you're going to wear and make an effort to paint yourself some spectacular lips.

Another option is to dress up as an evil witch and scare all of the children. Paint your face and, if you dare, your neck, arms, and legs in a bright green color. Make your nose into a monster by using various prosthetics or latex. The look will be enhanced by well-defined brows and green lips. Don't forget about the wart!

A nice pointed hat, a broom, and a witch's dress are required to complete this costume. And you will fly!

4. Corpse Bride Halloween Makeup

The corpse bride has become one of the most popular costumes for Halloween. This character is elegant and, at the same time, dark, which makes him one of the favorite options for many women.


  1. Start by painting your face with a very pale foundation. It could also be very good if you give it a yellowish tone to give a feeling of death.
  2. With shadows and eyeliner, mark the dark circles a lot.
  3. From here, use the paint and different pieces of plastic to create scars, bumps, or bruises.
  4. You can also take inspiration from Tim Burton's corpse bride to get an original costume for this Halloween.
  5. In this case, you will have to paint your face blue and wear a dark wig. Draw big eyes, long lashes, and paint your lips red or hot pink. Do not forget to put a scar on your cheeks.

If you get a white, toe-length dress that you can stain and tear, your costume will be even more spectacular. Make your own bouquet and put on a flower headband to complete the look.

5. Blood and Wounds

Make yourself up like a wounded person if you want a quick costume that you can make at any time and doesn't require a lot of materials. All you need is a lot of fake blood and, if possible, wounds and scars. Blood can come out of your nose, eyes, and hairline, etc.


You should keep in mind that there are two types of fake blood: dark, which looks more realistic in deep wounds, or pieces of meat. The other one is light, which looks better on the skin.

Wounds are commonly made of liquid latex, and scars are made of thick ones that can be purchased at any costume store.

6. Evil Clown Halloween Makeup

Few things are more terrifying than a devil clown. If you want to cause chills wherever you go on Halloween, this is the ideal costume. Makeup is the most important aspect of this look. In fact, it wouldn't make sense if you didn't have good face paint.


  1. Begin by painting your face white to create the scariest clown.
  2. You can draw a red nose on top of it or wear a foam or plastic nose.
  3. Make a couple of lines from the top to the bottom of your eyes, paint a big dark smile on your face, and put on a wig.
  4. If you want to change things up a little, you can always paint yourself as a terrifying mime (with a white face and many scars), a demonic harlequin (with a lot of fake blood), or a terrifying clown from the Saw movies (with a white face, spirals on his cheeks and very red lips).

7. Zipper Halloween Makeup

Zipper makeup is popular for Halloween, and it's eerie. Because it is a more difficult design to create, it is not available to everyone. If you get a good result, and no one can help but be disgusted when they see you.


  1. However, if you stick to the most basic level of this makeup, you only need to paint the shape of the zipper from the forehead, opening to the height of the nose, an area that you will paint in red to simulate the inside of your skin.
  2. If you want to go all out and be the Halloween party's queen, you'll need latex prosthetics, a real zipper that you can glue to your face, and toilet paper to simulate the texture of raw skin.
  3. The more phony blood you use, the better.

This makeup is frightening on its own, so you don't need to wear a costume as part of your attire. You can simply wear black.

8. Joker Makeup for Halloween

The Joker, the mythical antagonist of the Batman comics, is a classic Halloween costume. Making a clown costume isn't too difficult; all you need is a purple (or maroon) suit and some makeup.


  1. To begin, paint your entire face white except for the area where the scar will be placed.
  2. You can make it more realistic by applying wax to it, or simply paint it with lipstick or red paint, just like the lips and the huge smile. Even if you don't use wax, this method will give your costume a much more realistic appearance.
  3. Finish your make-up design with dark eyes using black, painting around it and blending well downwards.
  4. Do you want to go with the most recent version? Get a blue color and dab a little bit around your eyes to see what a cool effect you can have. So are you ready?

9. Pennywise from IT Halloween Makeup

9. Pennywise from It Halloween Makeup

Stephen King's It movie's well-known clown. Pennywise the Dancing Clown is a creepy character who has become one of the best ways to scare your friends on Halloween. It's a fairly simple look that will only take a little time and patience to achieve.

The white, black, and red paints will be your best friends when it comes to creating this makeup. To complete the costume, you'll need a bald head or a toga (which you should wear first) and a red or orange wig.


  1. After you've painted your fictitious bald head entirely white, you will need to paint your entire face white, including your brows.
  2. Later, using the red paint, you must paint the clown's smile, facial lines, and nose.
  3. You can use the black paint to make terrifying brows, and there you have it!

10. Angel Makeup for Halloween

So, here you are. You are the type of person who desires an angelic appearance. I can't believe I've forgotten about you. This is your look, sweetie. Didn't you enjoy the devil's make-up? Perhaps you'd feel more at ease with a much more unique, modern, and unique angel makeup with a touch of irresistible sweetness. Also, remember that you'll need to wear a white or black costume as well as large wings of the same color as your dress to complete this look. I will give you two options.


  1. To create your angel makeup for Halloween, start by painting your entire face with a white base.
  2. Although it does not have to be as white as a clown's face, it should be slightly pale.
  3. Make use of light lipstick and eyeshadow.
  4. I also recommend a pinch of pink on your cheeks to add more drama to your make-up. There you are, a pure angel.

The fallen angel makeup is your second option.

  1. Use the base as mentioned in the first option.
  2. Then paint your eyes black and, using purple, draw a purple line in the dark circles to blend well.
  3. Next, paint your lips a dark color, such as black or maroon, and add vein details around your eyes. Ready to succeed!

Last Thoughts

I hope you liked learning about these Halloween makeup looks. There is nothing to be worried about when it comes to makeup; you simply need to be a little creative.

Halloween makeup can be as varied as you want it to be. Any makeup, as long as it has a gloomy look, is acceptable for the ghost party. So, what are you waiting for? Go practice now because the clock is ticking.


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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh


Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 16, 2021:

Hi Jason,

Glad to see you in the comments section. I am glad you enjoyed the hub. Yes, Halloween is not the same for me as well due to Covid restrictions. Thank you for your kind comment. Greatly appreciated!

Blessings to you!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind comment, Zeenat. Much appreciated, dear friend

Blessings to you!

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on October 15, 2021:

Very cool Halloween ideas in this article. I miss the old days. Halloween just doesn't feel the same anymore. We used to get dressed up and go out every year. Now all the kids are grown up. Plus there used to be a lot of trick or treaters in general. Last year because of the virus there were very few people out. It's kinda sad.

Zeenat on October 15, 2021:

Wonderful makeup ideas about Halloween party. Just discovered it now in my feed.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 09, 2021:

Thank you so much, dear Farah. I am pleased to know you found these makeup ideas interesting. Happy Halloween to you in advance. Stay safe and healthy.

Blessings and Love to you!

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 09, 2021:

Those were some very interesting makeup ideas for halloween. Happy holidays, dear Misbah!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 07, 2021:

Hi Amara,

Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement, dear sister. I am glad you enjoyed it. Much Gratitude!

Blessings always!!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 07, 2021:

Hello Flourish, Halloween is also my favorite holiday. I have tried to go to the grocery store while dressed in my Halloween costume and makeup. Interestingly, on Halloween, workers in many stores in Spain dress up as different characters. It's fun, right?

I am so glad to know you enjoyed it. May be go out wearing a scary facemask on Halloween. There are so many on Amazon. No makeup required and you'll be following the COVID restrictions as well. ;) Isn't it a great idea.

Take care and stay safe!

Blessings and Love to you, dear friend.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 07, 2021:

Vidya, thank you very much for your words of encouragement. I'm glad you liked it. I am happy for your granddaughter. I hope she will have a great time on Halloween. Because she is a little child, take precautions when purchasing face paints. Try to purchase organic paints that are safe to use on sensitive skin.

Blessings and love to you, dear friend.

Amara from Pakistan on October 07, 2021:

A very interesting and detailed read about Holloween make up ideas. A perfect time to write these Hubs.

Stay happy and blessed dear sister.

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 07, 2021:

I love these! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I always overdo it and scare the kids. COVID has thrown a bucket of cold water on the whole thing so I'm not sure hot it'll go this year, but these are amazing makeup tutorials to try. Can you imagine doing this and just walking around in full costume in the grocery store?

VIDYA D SAGAR on October 07, 2021:

Great Halloween makeup ideas. It is fun to watch people turn into different characters on Halloween. My granddaughter sure loves it, she's already got a dress for it. I enjoyed breading your article.Thanks for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 06, 2021:

Lots of Love to you, Bredz. You are very kind and beautiful soul. God bless you. Amen!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 06, 2021:

Dang Time Machine! I thought sure Amazon would have that part by now

Maybe we can create a new celebration & do this earlier than next Halloween.

I just know if I try this by's not gonna look like your pictures.

No kidding aside...I love your article.


Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 06, 2021:

Ha Ha! That time machine, Bredz, is still incomplete. Maybe we'll have to wait until next Halloween. Lol! Loved that. Halloween is special to me because I enjoy its liveliness. Thank you for your sweet comment. Love ya, dear friend.

Blessings always!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 06, 2021:

Hi Peggy,

In Spain, Halloween is actually a three-day-long celebration. It starts with El Día de las Brujas (the Day of the Witches) on October 31st. This day is associated with all things spooky and supernatural, like lost souls, haunted history, black magic, and of course witches! On Halloween night you will find people all over Barcelona in “fancy dresses.” The celebration continues on November 1st with Día de Todos Los Santos (All Saint’s Day). This is a traditional holiday observed throughout Spain as an opportunity to honor the deceased. People here are very lively so if if you’re still in the party spirit (which we certainly hope so,) the festivities culminate on November 2nd with Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Spanish people honor this traditional Mexican holiday with Ruta de Altares(Route of the Altars.) Halloween features everything from a creepy parade through the quaint village to special cuisine offerings and performance art pieces. I am glad you liked the ideas. Thank you for your beautiful comment. I greatly appreciate that. :) Stay well and keep smiling.

Much Love and Blessings to you!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 06, 2021:

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment, Rozlin. Much appreciated, dear sister. Stay happy and healthy.

Blessings and Love

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 06, 2021:


You have many talents.

Thus one us so awesome & right in time for Halloween.

You've gotta fly over here & do my makeup. ideas.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 06, 2021:

Srushti, thank you so much for your wonderful and lovely feedback. I'm delighted to know that you're happy. Take care and enjoy your life to the fullest.

Blessings and lots of love to you!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 06, 2021:

Thank you so much for your sweet words, Mr. Bill. Your neighbor appears to be a very lively person. It's fun, I guess. Scary music really sounds cool. Lol! I'm glad to know you enjoyed this article.

Stay safe and happy.

Blessings always!!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 06, 2021:

We have never attended an adult Halloween party. Your ideas are fun ones for those who still enjoy getting into costumes.

Rozlin from UAE on October 06, 2021:

This is another interesting article on Halloween makeup ideas. Well presented article, Misbah. Thank you for sharing.

Take care.

Srushti Gamit on October 06, 2021:

Another amazing article on Halloween Misbah!!

Some of the makeup looks are so much easy for beginners and a lot of fun to do.

Thanks for sharing them.

I am really loving this Halloween series of yours.

God bless you sweet soul

Take Care

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 06, 2021:

I don't think I have ever celebrated Halloween as an adult. I'm certain I've never gotten into a costume. Funny since I loved it as a child. Did I outgrow this childish thing? If so, it's too bad, me thinks.

Anyway, loved the article. I love how some people fully embrace this holiday. I have a neighbor who decorates her yard, wears a costume for the kids, has scary music coming from speakers in her yard....pretty cool!

Blessings to you always

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 06, 2021:

Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging words, John. I'm delighted you found it useful for Halloween preparations. Much Gratitude, my friend. Stay safe and healthy.

Blessings Always!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from — This Existence Is Only an Illusion on October 06, 2021:

Oh! I'm in love with the word "clever." Pamela, thank you very much for your very kind and sweet comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Stay safe and happy.

Blessings and Love

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on October 06, 2021:

A really great selection of makeup and costumes here, Misbah. There is something for almost everyone I am sure. A very good article for Halloween. Blessings.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 06, 2021:

You came with quite a clever assortment of facial makeup for Halloween, Misbah. I do not dress up anymore, so I won't get to put your ideas to use.

Thanks for sharing them.

Love and Blessings!