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For Halloween this year, I had to be Mavis from Hotel Transylvania. She is adorable! The day I saw the movie, I went out and ordered a dress in EXACTLY her style from The day came and went for that dress to arrive. I contacted the seller, who was sold out of the dress, and wasn’t sure where the package got lost, so he refunded me for the dress. I went out and found another dress. Same thing happened. Finally, in an act of desperation, I found a 3rd dress, which was sort of similiar and went with it. I couldn’t believe how much trouble I had getting my dress!

The wig that I’d ordered, which had bangs in the style of her hair, ended up not being at all like her hair, so I said screw it and went with my black and red wig from Gothic Lolita Wigs. I love this wig. I’m so glad that I did! I had multiple people think it was my real hair at the Halloween party. I purchased my black and red socks from Sock Dreams. I used Sugarpill for the eyeshadow!

Sugarpill Hotel Transylvania Mavis

Mavis from Hotel Transylvania

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As you can see, Mavis is basically wearing a black turtleneck short sleeve sweater dress. It’s adorble.

Phyrra's Version of Mavis from Hotel Transylvania

Here’s my interpretation. Since my 3rd choice dress did not match, I added a red belt. Some of the concept art included a red belt. I also wore my red and black curly wig, which I adore.

Mavis tutorial with Sugarpill Cosmetics

Sugarpill Mavis Tutorial with @#$%! and Tako and Bulletproof

Black, White and Red Eyeshadow Tutorial with Sugarpill

Sugarpill Hotel Transylvania Mavis Glance

Hotel Transylvania Mavis Makeup Tutorial

Always start with a base of eyeshadow primer.

How to achieve the look:

  1. Apply a black cream shadow to the lid and lower lash line with a flat brush, extending it slightly into the crease. I used MAC Blackground, which I’ve had for years and purchased when MAC was still cruelty-free. You can use a black gel liner  too.
  2. Pat Sugarpill Bulletproof on top of the black cream shadow.
  3. Softly apply Sugarpill Tako on the browbone with a fluffy brush.
  4. Blend Sugarpill @#$%! into the lower crease with a tiny crease brush.
  5. Curl your lashes and add mascara.
  6. Apply Sugarpill Lumi on the browbone and at the inner corner. I also added a dab of BftE Glistening at the inner corner for extra sparkle. Apply Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet liner on the lower waterline.

Hotel Transylvania Mavis Tutorial with Sugarpill by Phyrra

Hotel Transylvania Mavis Makeup Tutorial with Sugarpill by Phyrra


  • tarte 12 hour eyeshadow primer
  • MAC Blackground – lid, crease and outer v, lower lash line, inner v
  • Sugarpill Bulletproof – lid, crease, outer v, lower lash line, inner v
  • Sugarpill Tako – browbone
  • Sugarpill @#$%! – crease
  • Sugarpill Lumi – browbone and inner corner of eye
  • BftE Glistening – inner corner of eye
  • Essence multi-action mascara
  • Milani Total Lash Cover mascara
  • Billion Dollar Brows Raven Brow Powder
  • Billion Dollar Brows Clear Brow Gel
  • Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet pencil – water line


  • tarte face primer
  • Illamasqua Skin Base in 1
  • Illamasqua Feline – contour
  • Too Faced Candlelight duo – all over highlight


  • Nyx lip pencil in Blackberry
  • Urban Decay lipstick in Oil Slick

I hope you like my Hotel Transylvania Mavis tutorial and costume! I absolutely adore Mavis and I LOVE the movie! I WILL end up with my perfect dress for this costume, even if I have to make it myself. I can’t believe all the snafus I had with getting my dress. What’s your costume for Halloween this year?

Some products purchased by me. Some products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.