11 Hideously Scary Halloween Makeup Ideas You Can Borrow From The Web
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Anyone can color their face black or orange, but can you make your eyes bleed out? Can you zip open your face? Can you look like a zombie? With some inspiration to follow, you can. And we’ve found this inspiration for you, along with some great tutorials that can take you there.

If you’re not into actually making the effort, it’s still a great way to get into the Halloween spirit!

Bleeding Eyes

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While it certainly looks creepy, this makeup project is actually not as complicated as it looks. It comes with a full video tutorial, explaining every step of the way, and in relatively short time, your entire costume makeup could be ready. It’s a great way to still look scary without coloring your whole face or working too hard. It will also look great on men and women alike.



Unfortunately, this one doesn’t come with a full tutorial, but if you’ve done makeup before, the pictures should be enough. What I love about this makeup idea is that it makes the whole costume. After this, you don’t really have to worry about what you wear. Just wear something black, go out in the night, and you have it made.

Zipper Face

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This is one of those makeup projects that always seemed impossible to me. Something that only Hollywood makeup artists can do. But after watching this video tutorial, and seeing exactly how it’s done, I no longer think it’s impossible. Just very complicated. Still, if you’re up for a real challenge, and one that will yield really cool results, this is definitely one to try. You’re bound to be the star of the show all night looking like this.

Unzipped Mouth


If you don’t want to zip open your whole face, why not go for just your mouth? This is a pretty good video tutorial, and when you’re done, you can show the world what happens the next time someone tells you to zip your mouth. It’s not pleasant.

Pavi’s Bride


What’s going on here? Where is her other eye? What’s on her face? How did she do it?? All the answers to these questions are given within this tutorial, both on video and in text. If you’re looking for a truly hideous costume, or know someone who is, I can’t think of anything better than this.

Crazy Zombie


I have no idea how to make this one. I couldn’t find anything to go with this photo in way of instructions or clues. What I do know is that it’s the scariest, creepiest thing I’ve ever seen. Therefore I had to include it.

You can find a tutorial for something similar here. Although it’s not exactly the same look, it’s still as scary as hell.



If you’re into scary costumes, chances are you’ve wanted to be Frankenstein since forever. Sure, you can color your face green, bare your teeth and walk funny. That will work. But this video tutorial takes Frankenstein to a whole different level. It’s so amazing, it can make the biggest horror hater want to be Frankenstein this Halloween. And that’s saying something.



This is another costume you’ll definitely have to work for, but it’s by far the best one I’ve seen on my makeup travels. Unlike the Frankenstein video, this one tries to make use of materials that are affordable and easy to come by. If it seems like too much work, you could be able to pull just some of it off. Even half of this makeup will look awesome.

Missing Eye


No scary makeup collection is complete without the missing eye. This is another one of those classic Halloween looks that I always figured were super hard to make. Turns out it’s not as complicated as you might think. You will need some special materials such as scar wax or something similar, but once you’ve gathered everything you need, you can probably make it look quite convincing.

Two Eyes Missing


One eye not enough for you? This video shows you how to make both your eyes look like someone’s just shot them out. Wonder how you’ll still be able to see anything like this? Watch the video to find out!

Simple Zombie


Zombies are in. If you want to be a zombie this Halloween, you could go all out with crazy zombie makeup, but since many of you won’t be interested in going that far, I found this “simple zombie” version that any budding zombie can do.

What Are You Going To Be?

Most of these online tutorials are made by women, but that doesn’t mean men can’t learn from them too. Most of the makeup ideas above will look equally terrifying on both men and women, and I challenge you to jump on one of them and make it come true this Halloween. And if not one of these ideas, then something equally spooky.

Do it, take a picture, send. We’re waiting!

What are you going to be this Halloween?

Image Credit: Philippe Leroyer

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  1. Sami
    April 14, 2014 at 12:19 am

    The "Crazy Zombie" is a Leviathan from Supernatural. There are a few tutorials on how to do it if you just look up Leviathan makeup.

  2. Constantin C
    October 31, 2013 at 6:49 am

    most hideous article ever :))

  3. Sudeepto Dutta
    October 30, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Really Scary...