10 Halloween Costume Makeup Tutorials on YouTube

One of the best ways to transform yourself for Halloween, or any day of the year, is with costume makeup. We've put together ten of the most amazing costume makeup tutorials, for those of you that feel like getting creative this Halloween.

One of the best ways to transform yourself for Halloween, or any day of the year, is with costume makeup. On YouTube there are tons of talented makeup artists sharing their skills on a daily basis through tutorials that you can use to turn yourself into virtually anyone or anything.

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is one of my favorite movies of all time and Kandee does an amazing job of turning herself into Edward in this video makeup tutorial. If you want to sport the Scissorhands look for Halloween this year you can learn how to do your makeup in the video below. Just wait to put your scissor hands on until after you finish painting your face!

Seductive Vampire

Vampires are so hot right now, and if you want to show off your sexy, edgy side then the seductive Vampire look is a great one this Halloween. Learn how to perfect the hot Vampire look from Michelle Phan in the video below.


This year one of the top grossing films was Avatar and it is likely to be one of this year’s most popular Halloween costumes. You can simply grab some blue paint and color up your face, but if you want to stand out from the other Avatars out there, follow the advice in this Avatar inspired how to video.

Betty Boop

Betty Boop is a cultural icon. She never gets old. She’s hot. She’s cute. She makes the perfect Halloween costume for girls looking to strut their stuff. In the video below, Kandee demonstrates how to get the perfect Betty Boop look. Just pair with a wig and a cute little red dress and you’re hot to trot!

Unzipped Makeup

If Betty Boop is a little bit to cutesy for ya, how about this unzipped eye look? The first three words that come to mind when I see this are creepy, disgusting and AWESOME!

Tim Burton’s Mad Hatter

Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland is one of the most recognizable movie characters of the year. If you’re thinking about dressing up as the Mad Hatter for Halloween this year, makeup is important. Check out how to perfect the look in the video below.

Dark Knight Joker

I don’t think that Heath Ledger’s Joker will ever get old, and just as many people are sure to dress up as him this year as they did last year. This makeup job looks so close to the movie, it’s scary.


Who doesn’t love zombies? Check out this tutorial to find out how to make yourself up to be one of the most repulsive zombies ever!

Oompa Loompa

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo, I’ve got another makeup tutorial for you. This one’s an Oompa Loompa!

Glitter Fantasy Cirque du Soleil

Some of these makeup tutorials are a bit too grotesque and “out there” for some trick-or-treaters. For gals (and guys) that want a more beautiful look, here’s a simple Cirque du Soleil inspired look from MissChievous. I think it’s super pretty. What do you think?