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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Conn Coll chapter.

Halloween is approaching and I know too well the feeling of coming up with a costume. Personally, I love doing makeup and often want to show my makeup skills when doing a Halloween costume. Some people don’t mind spending a good amount of money for a pretty dope pre-made costume. Then they are the people who rather DIY a costume so they don’t break the bank. No matter which person you are, I got just the costume for you. 

Makeup Based Halloween Costumes 


You can pair this with some leopard print clothing and ears and maybe a tail if you are feeling fancy!



You can get the classic wig to match and put together a toga and sandals for a really good look. You can even mummify her. 


Some plain black clothing or clothes with a skeleton on it works well with this. You can also play around with the color of your skull and which half of the face you draw it on or you can also do your whole face. The possibilities are endless with this one.


 Wear some red clothing, maybe some horns, and you’re golden.


Add some wings or just wear white clothing, I think people will get the idea.



Some antlers and brown clothing should do the trick.


You can create your own character or, be an existing superhero like Wonder Woman! 


In the same vein of comic-book characters, you could be a supervillain! To be the Joker, wear a nice suit for a classic joker or you can look to the comics for more variations.



Besides the scarecrow makeup, a flannel and some jeans will make this look.Plastic surgeon 

You could wear a hospital gown to really sell the look.



Violet Beauregarde From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This is an original makeup look I saw last year and you can be original like this as well. Makeup is an art form.


SFX Makeup

You can always play more with SFX makeup if you are more advanced to make more gruesome looks where you can make cuts, bruises, etc.


DIY Costumes 

Riverdale Cheerleaders



Central Perk Waitress

Brad and Chad



Britney Spears





Kim Possible


Slash and Axl

Might cost a bit

These are costumes I think you probably have pieces of them lying around, but you might need to only buy one or two inexpensive items. 

Electra from DC Comics


Sandy from Grease

Tomb Raider

Selena- the singer



Black panther- Girl version


Domino- From Deadpool



Elyce Afrifa

Conn Coll '22

I was born and raised in Bronx, NY. I attended Herbert H Lehman High School where she participated in an acting club. I currently attend Connecticut College in New London, CT where I plans to major in biology and minor in theater. I am also on the Women's Rugby Team and apart of Wig and Candle the acting club here. I also am a big fan of many TV shows, Shameless, The Flash and Big Brother to name a few.
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