Halloween Makeup Ideas

Halloween Makeup Ideas and Inspiration

Hello, beautiful creatures! Today I’m sharing a plethora of Halloween makeup ideas with you! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I’m very much an “Every day is Halloween,” type of woman.

Halloween Makeup Ideas

I’ve done so many different costumes, cosplays and makeup looks over the past 15 years so I have a lot of inspiration to share with you. There are 21+ Halloween ideas below! I love doing group or couple costumes with friends. Many of these Halloween makeup ideas have a large cast of colorful characters to choose from, so you and your friends can find the perfect character.

Morticia Addams

Morticia Addams Makeup Tutorial - Halloween Makeup Ideas

Morticia Addams Cosplay

Morticia and Gomez are relationship goals! Healthy, loving relationships are the best. Channel gothic elegance with my Morticia Addams makeup and cosplay tutorial. Morticia is a great choice for a classic Halloween makeup idea.

Ever After High Raven Queen

Ever After High Raven Queen Tutorial - Halloween Makeup Ideas

Ever After High Raven Queen Tutorial

I LOVE this cosplay so much! My friend Melissa made the outfit and dress. She is so amazingly talented! Check out my Ever After High Raven Queen makeup tutorial.

Monster High Draculaura

Monster High Draculaura Makeup Tutorial

Turn into the daughter of Dracula as Monster High Draculaura! See my Monster High Draculaura tutorial.

My friend Erin also did a gorgeous Draculaura tutorial!

Goddess Persephone

Red Hooded Eyes Makeup - Halloween Makeup Ideas

Burgundy Wine Ruffle Mesh Dress worn off the shoulder by Cordelia

Be Queen of the Underworld! Dress up as the Goddess Persephone for Halloween. See my Goddess Persephone makeup and cosplay tutorial.


Medusa Costume Makeup - Halloween Makeup Ideas

Medusa Costume Makeup

Medusa Costume - Halloween Makeup Ideas

Medusa is one of my favorite characters from mythology. I put together a fun, bright green look with this costume. See my Medusa makeup tutorial.

Monster High Frankie Stein

Cordelia is dressed as Frankie Stein Halloween Makeup Ideas

Thankfully there are much better cosplay wigs available today than when I did my Monster High series! If you want to look gorgeous in green, check out my Monster High Frankie Stein makeup tutorial.

Sexy Witch Costume

Comfortable Witch Costume Sexy Witch Costume - Halloween Makeup Ideas

I love this super simple, sexy, soft witch costume! The best thing about this look is that you can get away with minimal makeup. Wear a sexy, glossy black lip! I recommend Urban Decay Indie Sleaze Vice Lip Bond Glossy Longwear Liquid Lipstick. Then pair with your favorite liner and lashes.

Monster High Clawdeen Wolf

Cordelia dressed as Monster High Clawdeen Wolf

I adore Monster High and Hot Topic has released a lot of Monster High themed fashion over the past few years. I love how my Monster High Clawdeen Wolf makeup tutorial turned out.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Elvira Cosplay - Halloween Makeup Ideas

Elvira Mistress of the Dark has so many different iconic looks! My version is based off the comic book. And I am still obsessed with my Gonk poodle purse. In case you don’t know, Elvira inherits Gonk, an adorable poodle that she punks out. Check out my Elvira Mistress of the Dark makeup and cosplay! It’s one of the most fun Halloween makeup ideas!

Monster High Cleo de Nile

Monster High Cleo De Nile Makeup Tutorial - Halloween Makeup Ideas

Cordelia is dressed as Monster High Cleo de Nile

Love ancient Egypt? Check out my Monster High Cleo de Nile makeup tutorial. I’ve also got a more generic Queen of the Nile makeup tutorial too.

Mermaid Skeleton Costumes

Wearing a mermaid fin headband, Cordelia looks down to show her icy blue makeup - Halloween Makeup Ideas

For this look I used Danessa Myricks Chrome Flakies on the skin to imitate scales.

Cordelia and Dave dressed as mermaid skeletons - Halloween Makeup Ideas

Dave and I did mermaid skeleton costumes together last year! I love group costumes. Check out my Mermaid Skeleton makeup.

Monster High Catrina DeMew

Monster High Catrine DeMew Makeup Tutorial - Halloween Makeup Ideas


I remember being so proud of this look when I first did it in 2013! Cut crease with great blending on my hooded eyes. I love cats and thought Catrine was adorable. Please check out my Monster High Catrine DeMew makeup tutorial.

My friend Erin also did a great Monster High Lagoona Blue tutorial.

Dark Siren Costume

Dark Siren Costume - Halloween Makeup Ideas

For another Greek themed party one year, I went as a Dark Siren. Yes that’s my ex-husband next to me, sadly I don’t have a solo photo in this outfit. I give an easy step-by-step guide on my Dark Siren makeup and cosplay.

DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

DIY Cheshire Cat Costume Halloween Makeup Ideas

I love the Cheshire Cat and he used to be my favorite Disney entity. Here’s a fun DIY Cheshire Cat makeup and cosplay I put together.

RWBY Blake Belladonna

RWBY Blake Makeup for Halloween Makeup Ideas RWBY Blake Cosplay Costume

RWBY is one of my favorite animes ever! I love dressing up as Blake. Check out my RWBY Blake Belladonna Makeup and cosplay tutorial. Even if you don’t like my Blake, there are so many great costumes and characters from RWBY, you’ll find plenty of Halloween makeup ideas and inspiration.

Harley Quinn

Halloween Makeup Ideas - easy Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn Inspired Look

I love Harley Quinn when she’s with Poison Ivy and Catwoman! Here’s my quick and easy take on Harley Quinn.

Wednesday Addams

Everyday Gothic Makeup Tutorial for Halloween Makeup Ideas

I’ve done a few Wednesday inspired looks, but this one is my favorite everyday Wednesday Addams makeup tutorial. I’ve also done a makeup tutorial for the new Netflix version of Wednesday.

Dark Carnival Mermaid

Sideshow Mermaid Tutorial - Halloween Makeup Ideas

My friends love to throw themed parties. I had so much fun at this one as the theme was Dark Carnival / Dark Sideshow. So this mermaid is someone you’d find at a carnival. Check out my Dark Carnival Mermaid makeup tutorial. I especially love using fishnet to create scales, such a great tip for Halloween makeup ideas.

Snow Fright

Halloween Snow Fright Tutorial - Halloween Makeup Ideas

I’ve been called Snow White for years because of my features. So one year I became Snow Fright, the dark gothic version of Snow White. Check out my Snow Fright makeup tutorial.

Wicked Witch

Wicked Witch Makeup Tutorial - Halloween Makeup Ideas

Inglot made this for me! This is a step-by-step Inglot Wicked Witch makeup tutorial. The Wicked Witch is one of the best classics for Halloween makeup ideas and inspiration.

Easy Demoness

Halloween Makeup Ideas - Easy Demoness Look

This last look is the easiest. You really just need a pair of clip-in horns and the best black lipstick. Check out my step-by-step easy demoness makeup look. This look is for those of you needing last minute, easy Halloween makeup ideas.

The Incredibles

Cordelia and Dave dressed as the Incredibles for Halloween Makeup Ideas

Dave had the brilliant idea to be the Incredibles this year as we’re going to a Pixar themed Halloween party. This was definitely easy for me to do my makeup for. I just threw on my favorite mascara and Urban Decay Unbreakable Vice Lip Bond Glossy Longwear Liquid Lipstick. I’ll do the same for the party I’m attending. I don’t often wear costumes with masks like this, but they’re super easy for makeup!

You might enjoy myย Urban Decay Vice Lip Bond Glossy Longwear Liquid Lipsticks Review.

I hope you find my Halloween makeupideas helpful! Please let me know if you have any requests in the comments below.

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