Halloween Inspiration

Where to Get Some Wicked Inspo for Halloween

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. Sure, it’s a bit spooky, but it’s also loads of fun, giving people the perfect excuse to transform themselves and create incredible memories. And some of the costumes and makeup that people come up with are jaw-dropping! 

So what are you going to be for Halloween? Need some inspiration or simply want to get into the Halloween spirit? You’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite makeup artists and costume designers for you.


Highlights: Ethereal and fun Disney costumes


Highlights: Pennywise, Deet, a gorgeously frightening mermaid, and a steampunk pixie


Highlights: Lots of fairies, the Queen of the Damned, and a Valkyrie


Highlights: The Joker, the Tin Man, and Wednesday Addams (in case you want to dress up as, in Wednesday’s words, “a homicidal maniac”)


Highlights: Headdresses (worn by people and pups) and incredible jewelry design 


Highlights: Amazing futuristic looks


Highlights: A demon goddess, a gorgeous butterfly skull, Medusa, and more…

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What will you be this year for Halloween?! 🎃 Butterfly skull tutorial 💀🦋🔪 PRODUCT LIST: @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol.3 @samplebeauty The Paradigm Shift Palette @makeupforeverofficial Matte Red loose pigment @sugarpill Bullet proof (black) pressed eyeshadow @plouise_makeup_academy Base’ic Brights ‘Rude Boy Red’ @bperfectcosmetics Carnival X Pro Palette @staceymariemua @nyxcosmetics Epic Liner & That’s the Point @tatti_lashes @swarovski crystals using @thecrystalninja Tool (All of the above products were gifts) Song name ‘Night’ (Unknown) Music by Jason Shaw @ auditionautix.com #hudabeauty #skullmakeup #halloweenmakeup #makeuptutorialx0x

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We find these artists’ talent and dedication to their craft to be amazing—every day, not just Halloween! In fact, we had the opportunity to collaborate with three of these artists for the film The Greatest Showman. Visit our Greatest Showman case study page to see their work and other inspiring costumes. (More collaboration spotlights to come—stay tuned!)