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DIY Scary Mermaid Costume & Makeup Tutorial

DIY Scary Mermaid

 

Think about mermaids for a moment. Are you picturing a shy-but-friendly woman/fish-hybrid right out of Splash or The Little Mermaid? Or maybe even that string of direct-to-video movies starring Barbie? (Which begs the question: can a doll truly “star” in a movie?) If so, you’re not alone, because these mythical creatures are often portrayed as mysterious but ultimately good at heart. But this hasn’t always been the case! For much of history, “mermaids” were seen as terrifying creatures, having been blamed for luring sailors to their watery deaths or the disappearance of entire ships! Now if that’s the type of scary mermaid you’d like to dress as for Halloween or Cosplay, keep reading to see how we did it! And stick around for tips on what to do (if anything) if you have a broken bone or other injury at Halloween.

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DIY Home Alone Wet Bandits Costume and Makeup Tutorial

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Believe it or not, Home Alone came out 25 years ago, and has since become a Holiday classic. The first two films in the franchise are enjoyed by many each holiday season. Seriously, they’re on TV about 3 times a day in December; how can you NOT watch them? While the movie is a Christmas classic, the best parts come from the shock humor of the traps and tricks Kevin McCallister uses on the wet bandits, the villains/human punching bags of the film. We pulled together our own wet bandits DIY costume for those of you who want to look like you’ve had your face smashed with an iron without actually smashing your face with an iron.  

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DIY Bride of Frankenstein Costume and Makeup

DIY Bride of Frankenstein

 

The Bride of Frankenstein has been an iconic Halloween look for decades, although it’s one that relatively few people attempt themselves. Much of that comes from its perceived difficulty, from the dress to the makeup to that elaborate hairstyle. But this DIY experiment doesn’t require an M.D. in Mad Science, and we’ve got everything you need to bring the Bride of Frankenstein costume to life!

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Hope DIY Makeup Tutorial

Hope DIY Makeup Tutorial

 

Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was changed forever with the viral spread of a single poster: “Hope” by Shepard Fairey. The iconic image is instantly recognizable to a generation of voters, and has even been remade and repurposed for a variety of political campaigns and social causes. These traits make “Hope” an inspired DIY Halloween costume idea, but also one you rarely see. Let’s take a look at “Hope,” its background, and how we pulled it off!

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DIY Nux Costume from Mad Max: Fury Road

DIY Mad Max Fury Road Halloween Costume

 

Oh, what a day. What a lovely day! The HalloweenCostumes.com office is full of Mad Max enthusiasts, so creating a Nux-inspired Halloween costume was definitely on our list of "must-DIY" this year. If you want to celebrate Halloween on the Fury Road, this costume tutorial will help you get there. We put together a total makeup look for Nux (steering wheel, tumors, and all), as well as a kid's costume, if your child wants to be a War Pup this October. And don't worry, we TOTALLY got some silver spray to make the costume so shiny and chrome. Sit back, watch our makeup tutorial video, take a look at the products we used, and you, too, can ride eternal to the gates of Valhalla....

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DIY Harley Quinn Suicide Squad: Cosplay and Makeup Tutorial

DIY Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Tutorial

For a movie that doesn't come out for over a year, Suicide Squad has sure been finding its way into internet headlines an awful lot lately! One day it was a short clip of the Batmobile screeching through closed off Canadian streets, one day it was a paparazzi pic of Jared Leto sipping a latte between takes as The Joker, and one day, one glorious day, it was an album of on-set images featuring Margot Robbie in FULL ON Harley Quinn mode.

 

We couldn't be more obsessed with the "really modern, yet still classic, very intimidating, and obviously super sexy" new take on Harley Quinn's look, and as hard as that may have been to follow, we're sure we're not alone in singing its praises! SO: do you want to try this look for yourself? Do you want to dress like Suicide Squad Harley for Halloween 2015? Do you just want to pass the time until Suicide Squad's release next summer by reading about anything loosely related to Batman? Then read on for a complete Harley Quinn cosplay guide and makeup tutorial!

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