Are you ready for the scariest DIY movie-inspired makeup looks for Halloween? I know I am!
DIY Movie-Inspired Makeup Looks for Halloween
Halloween is one of those times that a lot of makeup artists look forward to because of the many creative Halloween looks they can create. From ghosts and goblins to sweet and cute cartoon characters. However, I decided that in this feature I will focus on DIY movie-inspired makeup tutorials from some of the most talented Makeup vloggers on Youtube and Instagram. I have to admit, I am in awe at how detailed and tedious the process is in a lot of these makeup transformation videos and I just can’t help but feel lucky that they all have the time and dedication to show us their beautiful work.
So before you decide on which Halloween costume to wear, check out these scary alternatives.
Ditch those cute sexy looks for these crazy, DIY movie-inspired makeup on fright night and scare the wits out of your friends and family.
I know after this post is through, you would be the most frightening creature that would grace this year’s Halloween party. It’s safe to say, the Queen of The Damned Award is in the bag!
Warning: Spooky images ahead
1. Billy the Puppet (Saw)
Billy the Puppet is a character from the movie Saw. Billy played a crucial role in the film while John Kramer used him to communicate with the test subjects. This is why everytime the test subjects see Billy, they know something bad is about happen and honestly, even if they don’t, just the look of Billy will scare the lights out of anyone.
2. Witch (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters)
On a modern take on the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters was a story about Hansel and Gretel as bounty hunters. If you haven’t seen it yet, they hunted down witches. But mind you, these witches do not look anywhere near the witches in The Craft movie. Well, if I remember correctly, these fairytale stories have always had scary looking hags for witches, but this DIY movie-inspired makeup look shows you how to be a scary demon witch.
3. The Exorcist
If there is one movie that will really scare the bejesus out of anyone, that’s The Exorcist. Seriously, I don’t even know how some people can watch the Exorcist because I tried and I just can’t watch the whole movie through. Even this still image above would haunt me for weeks! But, it’ll get a lot of reactions this Halloween, for sure!
4. Emily (The Corpse Bride)
The Exorcist look was a bit tough to deal with so let’s take it down a notch with Emily from The Corpse Bride. She is an undead bride who claims that she is the supposed-to-be wife of Victor Van Dort. The look is creepy, but in a cartoonish sort of look which means I don’t have to deal with any life-like demon possessed creature in order to get me that Halloween costume award this year.
5. Annabelle (The Conjuring)
Annabelle is a doll from The Conjuring movie that was inhabited by an evil spirit. I don’t know why other people who’ve watched the film find it hilarious that Annabelle turned into an evil doll, but definitely for some, never would they look at dolls the same way again. If you want that same kind of reaction on Halloween, turn into Annabelle.
6. Clown (The Poltergeist)
The Poltergeist from 1982 had a remake recently and no thanks to better special effects now that clown in the movie has become scarier and creepier to the delight of horror movie fans. Personally, the thought of clowns creep me out and I think for Halloween it might just be my best gamble.
7. Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad)
Harley Quinn may look cute and badass for a lot of people, but she made this list because she’s actually a really creepy person. Harley is Joker’s lover, which already tells you why she’s a scary person to deal with. Thanks to the Suicide Squad movie, Harley Quinn became a favorite character to copy. Expect a lot of Harley Quinns on the street this Halloween!
8. God Mask (The Purge: Anarchy)
The Purge: Anarchy (2014) is a sequel to the 2013 movie, but the concept is pretty much the same. Once a year, the government allows anyone and everyone to create a crime within a 12-hour period. No arrests will be made at all. While the movie concept itself is already creeping me out, the mask of the main antagonist will scare the hell out of you even more. Want to do this look? Check it out here:
9. Fornicus (Cabin In The Woods)
I must admit, I’m not a fan of horror movies but I watched Cabin In The Woods (because Chris Hemsworth was there). I must say, there were several scary creatures in both the cabin and the woods and they make for really great Halloween looks like our friend here Fornicus.
10. Tiffany (Bride of Chucky)
If you think Anabelle is the creepiest doll in movie history, then you’ve never seen the Chucky films. The soul of a serial killer entered the supposedly friendly Chucky doll and went on to cause havoc among families. It only got worse when he was joined by his girlfriend Tiffanny. Tiffany’s smile alone causes nightmares! It’s relatively simple to recreate, just bring a prop knife with you instead of the real thing.
11. Pennywise (It)
Stephen King definitely knows what he was doing when he wrote It. People who watched the 1990 series and the 2017 movie version have become fascinated with the bloodthirsty clown Pennywise. Wasn’t Bill Skarsgard the perfect actor to bring the ancient evil clown to life? Recreate that look this Halloween!
12. Other Mother (Coraline)
Neil Gaiman writes some of the weirdest stories out there and Coraline isn’t an exception. The 2009 animated adaptation portrayed Coraline’s Other Mother perfectly with the button eyes and creepy smile. You may have to look for the biggest buttons you can find but the look is worth it!
13. Valak (The Conjuring)
After being traumatized by Anabelle, The Conjuring 2: Valak delivered yet another iconic horror film villain in Valak. The demonic nun’s overall look is easy to remake. If you’re looking for an easy but creepy look this Halloween, you should try this DIY movie-inspired makeup look.
14. Enchantress (Suicide Squad)
Enchantress was the baddie in a movie about baddies. That alone makes her worthy to be a part of this list. In Suicide Squad, the ancient cursed witch takes over Cara Delevigne’s body when summoned but she eventually possessed her. If you have long black hair or a wig, you won’t have a hard time turning into Enchantress.
15. Edward Scissorhands
Johnny Depp breathes life into every character he portrays. He was beloved as Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, as well as in other roles he took on. However, there’s one character that established his penchant for the macabre early on in his career: Edward Scissorhands. With scissors as hands, his portrayal of the weird outcast made him another favorite character to turn into during Halloween!
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These DIY movie-inspired makeup looks are downright scary, well, most of it at least and I know you have a lot more ideas when it comes to Halloween makeup. It’s totally up to you what you dress up as this Halloween. Whether you want to look spooky or cute, you definitely need to have the amazing makeup to pull off your costume.
Let me know if this list is helpful to you in the comments below and if you do, you’ll find these costume ideas really nice too!
*Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.