Halloween MakeUp Tips

September 29, 2014
Here’s a Halloween pro tip that everyone should know: You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get the perfect costume. Heck, sometimes when you go simple, the end result is even more amazing than when you buy a costume off the rack. bc-elsa-01
[images via elsarhae fb]
Need proof? Makeup artist Elsa Rhae made waves earlier this year when the Huffington Post ran an article on the intricate characters she had transformed herself into using simple costume makeup and a few items from her regular makeup collection. bc-elsa-03
[images via elsarhae fb]
From White Walkers to Mortal Combat baddies to Roy Lichtenstein damsels, Elsa’s work showed that it’s possible for anyone to create a stunning costume without breaking the bank. So if you’ve been looking for the perfect costume from the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy or gaming, but haven’t been able to find the right look at any party supply store, there’s no need to feel stressed. Your next Halloween costume can be as perfect as you imagined it, and you’ll get bragging rights that you designed it all by yourself! Ok, so maybe some of these designs look a little daunting. Have no fear! This year Elsa is one of several talented makeup artists working with BuyCostumes.com to show you, step-by-step, how easy it is to create DIY costumes that will make you stand out at any Halloween party.
Check out her most recent video tutorials where the mild-mannered Elsa Rhae is suddenly transformed into crime-fighting alter egos like Spider-Woman and Captain Miss America in two minutes or less.
There are lots of great makeup artists out there with fun ideas for one-of-a-kind costumes, many of whom have posted detailed tutorials and videos. When you use makeup to transform yourself into one of your favorite heroes, villains or pop culture icons, the only limit to what you can do is your own imagination. Whether you’re looking to go simple with an iconic superhero look, or try something a bit more complex like Elsa Rhae’s The Grinch design, the key to a great holiday is within your fingertips. bc-elsa-02
[images via elsarhae fb]
Do you have a great makeup tutorial of your own? The folks at BuyCostumes.com would love to hear about it, so feel free to let them know in the comments section on their blog. Now get out there and save the day this Halloween… or cause a little mayhem, if you’re so inclined!


  • B.

    September 30, 2014 at 3:44 AM

    I wish I had these skills. It’s amazing what people can do with makeup!

    1. Lori

      September 30, 2014 at 11:44 PM

      I know! I’m here thinking “Man, this looks easy to do!”… but knowing me, it’ll turn into an obstacle :P

  • Kendall Ashley

    September 30, 2014 at 5:40 AM

    These are so amazing! I might have to try some of these out!

    1. Lori

      September 30, 2014 at 11:44 PM

      Same here! :)

  • Emelie Samuelson

    September 30, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    These are flippin’ amazing!!

    1. Lori

      September 30, 2014 at 11:45 PM

      Yes! :D I’m glad to find out who Elsa Rhae was.. She is very skilled at this.

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  • Sarah VanBenschoten

    October 12, 2014 at 4:47 AM

    Wow. These are so incredible. Come on Halloween!

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