It’s hard to believe it, but spooky season is here and it’s already time to start preparing your Halloween costumes! We know 2020 has been unusual. So this year, it’s important to be extra cautious if you’re celebrating Halloween in any social setting. If you’re not sure how to look your best while staying safe, check out our list of Halloween costumes for inspiration.
Mermaid With a Sequin Mask
With the demand for face masks higher than we could have ever predicted at the beginning of 2020, there has been no shortage of designs created. Now masks with sequins or other accessories are common and offer you the chance to add some sparkle and shine this Halloween. For your underwater mermaid look, wear one of these and blend in shades of purple for your eyeshadow.
If you want to go all out, you can use some fishnet stockings as a stencil with eyeshadow to make your forehead as scaly as a mermaid’s. Complete your costume by giving your hair beachy waves and some seashell hair clips. You’ll look like you’re a child of the sea!
Vampire With a Fang Mask
The benefit of this year’s Halloween is that you don’t have to spend as much time completing your look. Thinking about dressing up as a vampire? All you have to do is wear a mask with a bloody fang design and your lower face is ready to go! For the rest, you’ll want to give your eyes some extra attention to make them pop. Use a pallet of black, red, and purple and white powder to create the rest of this classic monster look. Don’t forget to also apply a face powder lighter than your skin tone to give you that iconic pale complexion!
Cheetah With a Cheetah Print Mask
Animal prints have always been popular but none as much as the cheetah! With this mask design, this is the year to finally perfect your cat eye makeup. Start by contouring the top of your cheekbones and middle of your forehead to make them stand out. For your eyes, apply an eyeshadow that’s a couple of shades darker than your skin tone. And of course, no cheetah makeup look would be complete without that cat eyeliner! Finish by using a brown pencil liner to draw cheetah spots wherever you want on your upper face. Tease out your hair to give it an unkempt look and you’re feline ready!
Jack-O-Lantern With a Pumpkin Smile Mask
Nothing screams Halloween more than a jack-o-lantern! Make this holiday mascot come to life with a mask that has a black background and that famous toothy smile. What you do with your costume from there all depends on your personal preference. You might decide to design black triangles around your eyes to complete your jack-o-lantern face. Or you might want to apply a dramatic shade of orange eyeshadow and add in some lines to give it a pumpkin texture.
Want to Learn Hair and Makeup?
Are you interested in learning how you can create all these amazing Halloween looks and more? In our cosmetology program, we teach students all the latest techniques for hair and makeup and that includes special effects makeup popular on Halloween! Contact us and we’d be happy to help you get started.
Students in this program even get to participate in multiple events throughout the year! Our October event called ScareFest is where they can come up with a Halloween ensemble that includes hair, makeup, and costume. Check out some of the amazing designs our students created to see what you could learn as a student at American Institute of Beauty!
Our third-place team won with this Medusa inspired costume. We love the creativeness of this design and how they showed off their makeup skills by dividing her face in two. The hair and makeup look so real, you might want to avoid making eye contact!
Second place went to this incredible group of beauty mavens! From the intricate hairstyle to those bold cat eyes, we love everything about this costume. It shows just how much our students are capable of in beauty!
Finally, our first place team won with this amazingly spooky porcelain doll costume. We’re still impressed with the attention to detail and how realistic those cracks look! They even have creepy dolls to complete their ensemble!
It was hard to choose just three winners because we have so many talented students. Here are some of the other costumes that were created last year!