Sunday, October 28th, 2012

From Edgy to Creepy to Transformative, Get Ready for Halloween!

In case you’re still not sure what you’re doing for Halloween, here are a few videos to give you some inspiration! Or, if you’re like me, just some masterful videos to enjoy. I love seeing the techniques people employ in such time-intensive looks like these.  This post is in the spirit of Sunday’s Link Love, so I invite you to share the love and share a link to your favorite Halloween tutorials (that are not your own).

P.S. — Stay safe if you’re being affected by the storm! <3

Edgar Allen Poe’s Raven

GoldieStarling takes inspiration from The Raven

The Crow

MissChievous creates a dramatic look inspired by a crow


Petrilude unzipped–a Halloween classic!

Edward Scissorhands

KandeeJohnson transforms into this iconic character

Glamorous (but Bloody) Vampire

Pink and red eyeshadow come together in a vampire-inspired look by MissChievous

A New Take on a Witch

DustyOHunter creates a spin on witches that leads to an incredible transformatoin

La Llorona (The Weeping Woman)

DulceCandy87 has a fascinating take on La Llarona

Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland

KandeeJohnson uses Tim Burton’s Queen of Hearts interpretation for this look

Vincent Van Vogh

GoldieStarling transforms into Vincent Van Gogh

Pop Art/Comic Book Character

Vintage or Tacky pops from the pages of a comic book!

Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland

KandeeJohnson creates a look inspired by Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the Mad Hatter

Pirate Davy Jones

GoldieStarling turns into Davy Jones!

Edgy & Gold

Kristianathe with an edgy take on an Illamasqua promo

Mother Earth

Petrilude transforms into Mother Earth


Pixiwoo takes on Frankenstein!

Dramatic Black & White Eyes

Queen of Blending recreates a dramatic black and white look

Nightmare Before Christmas Nails

JulieGBeauty has a how-to for Nightmare Before Christmas nails

Last Minute Halloween – Bleeding Eyes

xSparkage helps with a last-minute Halloween idea

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17 thoughts on “18 Halloween Makeup How-to Tutorials to Knock Your Socks Off

  1. Aida

    I love Kandee’s costume videos! I have most of them saved in a favorites list and they are a joy to watch :). My favorite is probably her Tinkerbell look :).

  2. These are great! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Veronica

    All of these are very impressive, but I have to admit the Van Gogh blew me away. What an amazing execution of a very unique idea!

  4. Lu

    I agree, they are great! My list was pretty much the same!

  5. Stephanie

    Pixiwoo’s take on the corpse bride is also awesome and missing on this list :)

  6. You totally missed out on the awesome tutorials by NikkieTutorials and Pixiwoos, theirs are also pretty awesome :)

  7. These are all amazing, but I have to admit I’m very disappointed with “The Crow” tutorial, being someone who loves that book/movie and all things related (it’s very personal to me, lol). I was hoping it would be more related to the movie/graphic novel. It’s definitely cool and I love Julia, but just…not what I would expect.

    • Rebe

      FYI at around 0:58 Julia says it is NOT based on the movie The Crow. Christine, you may want to change your link description to reflect that.

  8. These are all great but I do miss Sunday Link Love…it is my weekend fix.

  9. shelly

    I’ve loved Dusty’s Halloween tutorials from this year. *nods*

  10. Chasity

    These are all good but you should check out dope2111’s halloween tutorials and her other transformations they’re great

  11. Cat G

    I LOVE this post!! My favorite is The Raven but gosh, all of them have mad skills! They make it look so easy when I know with me any of these looks would take me hours and I’d make tons of mistakes before getting it right!

  12. Such fabulousness! The Van Gogh blew my mind. Wow!!!

  13. Oh, and I have to add that I absolutely love when people step away from ‘pretty’ with makeup.

  14. Claud

    Those are awesome, but you should also see the Halloween videos of a nice beauty blogger from the other side of the pond, LetzMakeup :