Over the last couple years I’ve done some easy to more advanced looks using just my makeup and some clothes I have in my closet for the perfect DIY Halloween costume ideas for moms! Below You can get inspired from Wednesday Addams, Glam Ninja Turtle, a Cat and Melted Face to Skeleton Makeup.
You’ve got everyone else ready for Halloween and realize you don’t know what you are going to be! I got you mama!
My go to and favorite for Halloween: Wednesday Addams. She is perfect for a DIY costume for moms. Using just your makeup and little black dress you’ll be Halloween ready in less than an hour!
I’m a sucker for Halloween. While most little girls dreamed of being princesses, I wanted to be Wednesday Addams. She has to be one of my all time favorite characters! Getting into character and embodying it for a day scares the shit out of my husband, making me love it more! Muhahah.
DIY Wednesday Addams is pretty easy to throw together, she’s all about letting your inner homicidal maniac out. Don’t try and hide your RBF, then use that little black dress you know you have in your closet pull over a collard shirt or our favorite cool weather sweaters, forget your spray tan, contour those cheeks and eye lids with a cool tone brown or grey, find your deepest darkest red/black lippy to match your Wednesdays mood and embrace her.
Most of all, have fun planting that little seed in your significant others brain about how dark and terrifying you really can be. It will come in handy throughout the year I promise 😉
Pro Tip: Buy a black wig and keep it! These are fairly cheap and you can just store it with your Halloween Decorations. It will come in handy for random costumes and events! Witches, Mavis, etc.
This Little Black T-Shirt Dress on Amazon would be great for a quick Wednesday Addams costume but versatile/ comfy to just have on hand! pair with a denim jacket for fall!
Feeling super creative and ready to push your makeup skills. Try this Melted face skull makeup that you can do at home using makeup you already have!
I was inspired by Desi Perkins for this makeup. I wanted to really to push my limits this last year, do something fun, scary but not to scary to make my kids not want to be around me, ha! And a little glam all balled into one for Halloween. I am so glad I did!!!
Check out Desi’s How to Video for some inspiration and then make her your own! Needing an idea for how to do your makeup on the glam side of your face, check out our fall makeup look perfect for this.
It’s my favorite look to date, and I wish I could have gotten better pics of it because it was honestly AMAZING and tripped everyone out a little. Mission accomplished!
You can style this makeup look however you want, a glam dress that’s distressed would be wicked! But I just went fairly simple for trick or treating and paired with my fav Over-the-knee boots, leggings and leather jacket.
Pro Tip: Don’t have the skin glue Desi uses, I used Lash Glue!
As you are getting ready for Halloween don’t forget to make your own Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte! It’s the perfect drink to get ready for the party or just cuddle up and read with.
For 2021 Halloween we went as Vampire’s and Werewolf’s. I knew I wanted my Vampire to be the everyday “normal” kind of vampire that was all glammed out, had the essence of Vampire Diaries or True Blood. The veins under my eyes first thing through the night really tripped everyone out in person, mission accomplished.
I did my makeup like usual with a little glammed up with my FAVORITE lashes of all time (2021) Reign Lashes in Emma, added some veins under my eyes via vampire diaries, then smoked out my undereyes and applied fake blood under the bottom lash line. Then fake blood to the corner of your mouth and some vampire teeth!
I’m a boy mom as you’ve seen above with my little tribe. Therefore Ninja Turtles are a big deal. One year my oldest was Mikey from TMNT and I did a Donatello Mask for my Easy DIY Halloween costume.
I went with the purple mask because I have green eyes it made them POP (but my old phone pics don’t pick this up) plus, I had a ton of purple eye shadow I could use on hand. This could work with a number of different masked super heros, but this was quick and simple. Just what I needed.
I pulled my hair back to give the illusion of the mask being tied back, curled it like this and threw on my TMNT tee shirt! My little boy was super excited that mama joined in on his costume.
Check out how to do your makeup like a cat for this quick and easy Halloween costume using just your everyday makeup!
I wanted to create a look for Halloween that is fun, fierce, easy and with things that you most likely will have on hand!
With that, I started to think: I have my trusty Maybelline gel eyeliner that works wonders, easy to apply and create with. Lately I have been obsessing over the cat eyed eyeliner. . .So why not take it to the NEXT level! I don’t know a whole lot about cats other than they give me allergies and I can’t breath well while around them. . .Yes, I have looked a few in the eyes a time or two giving them my best dirty look! But every time I have looked at a cat, I am mesmerized by their eyes! I wanted the eyes to be the main focus of this look. So low and behold. . . We have the Feline look!
How to do your makeup like a cat for a DIY last minute Halloween costume:
First apply your foundation as you normally would. Once you have completed that you can apply just a simple nude eye shadow to your eyes. I used the Naked eye shadow pallet, and used the “pink” color for my lid, and the brown/taupe color lightly for the outer “v” and crease of my lid. Now the fun begins!!
Eyes: You will want to first work with the natural shape of your lid by lining the top, once you reach the outer corner of your lid you start to do a thick wing to do the cat eye effect on the outer corner, fill or remove liner where you like it. Take your top liner down to the tear duct of your eye and naturally follow the shape your eye, going past and following your nose slightly. This will help create the cats tear duct. Then follow that back up to the bottom of your tear duct.
For my eyes it was thicker on the bottom to create a good cat tear duct. Work with what looks good to you. You can then line the rest of your bottom lash line, have the bottom liner meet the cat eyed liner on the top. Once you are please with your liner, line your lash line on both the top and bottom.
For the Nose: Just draw a straight line across the tip of your nose and fill in everything below on your nose. Then draw a medium to thick line going down to your cupids bow. Lips: Line your lips with the liner and fill in your top lip with the liner. I would suggest putting on chap stick before you do this step. For the bottom lip use your concealer or foundation to make it match your skin the best you can.
To contour your eyes use a dark shadow/or bronzer. I used the brown color out of the Wet n Wild pallet and thickly filled in my brows, don’t be afraid to be a little messy with this. You then want to follow the top socket of your eyes and lightly blend out your eye brows to the outer corner of your eye liner. Also take the brown used for your brows and contour it down the bridge of your nose (deeper at first and then fading away as you proceed down the nose.)
To create rounded cat cheeks: Contour your cheeks and follow up and around the apples of your cheeks until they look round. I also go through and contour your forehead and jawline. From here you simple add small dots on the now round part of your checks. I would suggest using a light hand, the darker dots were just a little too bold. Use your Q-tip to clean up any imperfections of for a sharper or smudged effect, along with your concealer. You can set the gel liner with any black shadow you might have or translucent powder. I had this look on for about 2-3 hours and nothing moved even my lips.
Creating your cat ears with your hair when you don’t have fake cat ears:
I didn’t have any ears to add to my Feline look. So I decided to use my hair!! Hell, it was on my head anyways, might as well use it.
This was quick and easy-I’m sure the options are endless for this. To achieve this look you will first want to create a bump (Teasing bangs, or hair in front and brushing back and pinning back) Then I separated my hair down the middle to create two ears. I pulled my hair up on each side to the position I wanted my “ears” to be located.
I only did a half pony tail, where I did not pull my hair completely through once my hair was tight. I then took any of the remainder of my hair (on the bottom side) and tucked it into or looped it into the elastic on the bottom. This will give it a little support from the bottom and have your half pony stand higher.
For clothes or costumes. . . Like this whole look. Use whatever you have on hand!! If you have something to make a tail, make a tail. I personally paired it with all black (long sleeve shirt, leggings and boots. Not pictured because I was unable to get a full body shot.)
Anyone else love a good reason to play with makeup and have a little fun? What is your go to Halloween look? Have you accumulated a little to add to a costume you do each year or try something new?
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