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DIY Halloween Makeup Tutorials: Spooky Special Effects Makeup Tricks & Techniques!

Updated on October 3, 2015

6 DIY Creepy Halloween Makeup Tutorial Videos

Do you love scary movies? Have you ever wondered how they get those looks and wanted to try your hand at special effects makeup? Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with some of the cool and creepy techniques that you see in your favorite TV shows and movies. With the right supplies and a little bit of guidance, it's not difficult to create an amazingly scary and unique Halloween costume for yourself.

These 6 Creepy Halloween Makeup Tutorial Videos will show you both basic and advanced techniques, such as shading with makeup and creating scars or applying prosthetics. You'll learn just how easy it can be to create your own scary special effects makeup look, for Halloween or otherwise!

BONUS! I have also included a video tutorial for how to cover your eyebrows, since many of these other videos refer to it but don't actually show you the technique.

creepy doll halloween makeup tutorial {video}
creepy doll halloween makeup tutorial {video} | Source

Creepy Doll Halloween Makeup Tutorial

The video below teaches you how to get this spooky doll look from start to finish. You'll learn how to create enlarged eyes by covering your eyebrows & with shading and lash placement, and how to create realistic looking scars.

Add some creepy contact lenses and a fun wig and dress to finish the costume!

Creepy Doll Halloween Makeup Tutorial - video by iwanted2c1video

BONUS video: How to Cover your Eyebrows - video tutorial by theeasydiy

For many special effects makeup looks, you may want to conceal your natural eyebrows so that you can create a more dramatic look (without having to shave them off!). Some Halloween costumes may work better with a 'no eyebrow' appearance, and others will be enhanced by replacing natural eyebrows with drawn or painted-on eyebrows instead. It's easy to cover your eyebrows, and this video tutorial will show you how!

scary halloween makeup tutorial video - plus more scary ideas on this site!
scary halloween makeup tutorial video - plus more scary ideas on this site! | Source

Scary Zipper Mouth Halloween Makeup Tutorial

The video below teaches you how to create this "unzipped mouth" with fake scary teeth for a uniquely scary 100% DIY Halloween costume.

The application technique could also apply to using zippers elsewhere on your body...which could get interesting ;)

Unzipped Mouth Scary Halloween Makeup Tutorial - video by xBeingNEONx

Special supplies for this look:

DIY Pinhead Hellraiser Halloween makeup tutorial video
DIY Pinhead Hellraiser Halloween makeup tutorial video | Source

Pinhead Hellraiser Halloween Makeup Tutorial

This amazing video tutorial shows you how to create the iconic Pinhead character from Hellraiser.

Using a bald cap, liquid latex, some simple shading, and nails, this look is time consuming but not difficult.

You'll be amazed how easy it is to do your own sophisticated and scary special effects makeup like this with only a few basic supplies and techniques!

Pinhead Hellraiser Halloween Makeup Tutorial - video by UnlimitedElizabeth

Special effects makeup supplies for this look:

Gross melting face Halloween makeup tutorial video
Gross melting face Halloween makeup tutorial video | Source

Scary Gross Melting Face Halloween Makeup Tutorial

This awesome special effects makeup tutorial shows you how to create a layered dripping hot wax mask look using liquid latex. As an added bonus, you'll see how easy it is to make spooky zombie eyes using white contact lenses and a simple combination of eyeshadow and eyeliner.

Check out the video below to see how to create this melted face look for Halloween!

image: goldiestarling on YouTube

Melting Face Hot Wax Creepy Halloween Makeup Tutorial - video by goldiestarling

DIY zombie skeleton halloween makeup tutorial {video}
DIY zombie skeleton halloween makeup tutorial {video} | Source

DIY Zombie Skeleton Halloween Makeup Tutorial

This video shows you how YouTuber CrystalMa created her scary zombie skeleton look with black and white face paint and shades of grey and black eyeshadow.

With some makeup brushes and a little bit of artistic shading skill, you can recreate similar scary Halloween makeup for your own night on the town!

Zombie Skeleton Halloween Makeup Tutorial - video by CrystalMa

scary stretched face halloween makeup tutorial {video}
scary stretched face halloween makeup tutorial {video} | Source

Scary Stretched Face Halloween Makeup Tutorial

This scary Halloween makeup isn't as difficult as it may seem.

Using strategically placed scar wax and fake blood, you can create a realistic and torturous looking Halloween costume with makeup that makes it seem like your eyes and mouth are being stretched!

Watch the video below to see how to create this look for yourself!

Scary Stretched Face Halloween Makeup Tutorial - video by xBeingNEONx

8 Cute & Spooky Halloween Nail Art Manicure Tutorials
8 Cute & Spooky Halloween Nail Art Manicure Tutorials

8 Cute & Spooky Halloween Nail Art Manicure Tutorials

If you loved this collection of Halloween makeup how-to's, be sure to visit

8 Cute & Spooky Halloween Nail Art Manicure Tutorials!

You'll find a cute stamped skull design, candy corn manicure, spider web nail art, and even a mummy manicure with googly eyes!

Are you going to be something scary for Halloween? What do you think of these scary DIY makeup tutorials - would you try one at home?

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    Jessica Barst 4 years ago from Dallas, TX

    @anonymous: Thanks Sandy! Glad you liked them. There are certainly some fun makeup tricks here!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    Amazing tutorials! Thank You for sharing your talent with us. plan on trying these soon.

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    Jessica Barst 5 years ago from Dallas, TX

    @stevel58: Thanks, Steve! They look pretty scary, don't they? Happy Haunting!

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    stevel58 5 years ago

    Just fantastic.

    Definitely going to do one of these.

    Can't wait until the local kids come knocking on the door.

    Great lens