Halloween is all about fun. Many months have gone without a holiday for which we can decorate our home, cook delicious recipes, organize a party and invite our friends and relatives. This occasion completely relishes the sweet tooth imagination of grown ups as well as the children. Everyone, from adults to kids, enjoys carving pumpkins; creating scarecrows and ghosts; turning their yards and homes into cemeteries and haunted places and designing costumes. So, what’s your idea of designing your Halloween costume this year? If you love fun and adventure, then go get crazy and try innovative Halloween body paint costumes. They are best to create a realistic impact on your guests or party buddies.
Isn’t it interesting to cover your body and face with paint in such a manner that it will look like a costume? Add some intricate features, give a finishing touch and here your Halloween body paint costume is ready. Wearing such type of costume will showcase your invested commitment and planning along with your creativity. If you take some efforts and research, but you will find several ideas and themes that would help to transform your skin tone to an unnatural or unique, yet festal color. Check out some ideas for Halloween body paint costumes.
An animal costume is ordinary and common for this occasion, but it can be spiced up by painting animal features on the skin of the wearer instead of dressing the entire fabric costume. For example, a gray paint can be applied on the wearer’s body as a base for making a shark or elephant costume. Spots like leopard’s body can be painted on the chest and face of the wearer along with facial features. You can add a combination of white and black stripes on the skin of someone who wants to get dressed up like a zebra and spots to look like a Dalmatian.
Cartoon characters are one of the favorite choices of children. Since they typically involve several vibrant colors rather than a plain natural skin tone, most people opt to get colored like a cartoon character. You can get your body painted in blue if you want to portray a nostalgic and classic cartoon like the blue-hued Smurfs. For becoming the member of “Simpsons” family like Lisa or Bart, apply yellow paint on your body. You can also prefer to wear fabric costume and add some accessories along with a finishing touch of body paint.
For creating a traditional and classic costume, select a subject matter or theme that is typically pictured with a body and face paint. For creating a vintage look, apply paint on the skin in such a manner that it will represent a baby doll. Give a porcelain tone and add red lips, rosy cheeks and typically outlined eyes with vibrant colors. For making a clown, you can paint the entire body such as the face, chest, neck, hands, arms as well as legs.
Villains and Superheroes
These types of characters can be portrayed by adding skin tones and features that are quite unnatural and different from human race. To reflect the image of the hero, for example Batman, paint the complete skin in black and add the required accessories. For portraying yourself like Spider- Man, apply red paint to the body of the wearer in such as way that it will go well with the skintight costume of Spiderman. Someone who wants to look like the Hulk can cover their skin with vibrant green.
For an eye catching and staggering costume, choose a subject or theme that will give you scope to paint your complete body. For instance, you can cover your skin with blue, gray or green paint to portray an alien. You can also paint your skin in such a way that it will convey muscles, organs, and tissues inside the body. There are some inspirations from movies that can be use to adorn your body with paint. The blue Avatars featured in the vision of James Cameron or other entertainment icons like the Blue Man Group can be used as an inspiration for Halloween body paint costume.
Repulsive Halloween Face Painting Ideas
If you do not have much time for designing a Halloween costume, don’t worry. Here we have few amazing ideas that will work great for people who wish to dress up in spooky costume in a tight budget. These ideas are helpful for last minute dress up and require less efforts, time and money. All these makeup schemes will suit the formal wear (recycled bridesmaids gowns/ tuxedos), get some funky items from the thrift or you can also ensemble all black from your closet. You can wear hats or wigs to add zest or dress up something which has a hood.
Dressing up like a vampire is easy; it just requires white and black makeup for the basic look. Choose fangs from the Halloween hoard that will precisely fit over your real teeth. They can be cheap or expensive. Wearing red or black lipstick will make you gorier; you can also add a little fake blood.
Just white powder or a white base makeup can be done to give a pale look. For getting the best effect, don’t forget to extend your makeup till the ears and down onto your neck. Vampires are famous for their dramatic gawk, so you can make little sunken circles around the eyes or simply line the eyes black. Give a finish of shading under the cheekbones; this will grab the spectacular’s attention. You can slightly polish your hair and give it a shade of white. Add a widow’s speak hairline style at your forehead. Shade your hands pale so that it will perfectly match your face tone; this will complete the vampire look.
Depending on which type of vampire dress up and make up you want to make, color you lips to blood red or leave them deathly pale, or darken them to black. For getting a rampage look, add fake blood dripping from the lips down to the chin.
Making a half or full face skeleton is very simple. Full face painting will require black and white paints, while half face makeup will require blue, red or green. Apply white paint as a base for full face painting. Then use black shade to accentuate the structure of your bone; color your nose tip and give a hollow look around the eyes. The hollows below the cheekbones and the area surrounding the mouth need to be black, outlining the lower jaw. You can collect more skeleton costume ideas from various movies such as The Corpse Bride.
Half face skull can be made by painting one side of the face and keeping the other side clean. Border it by using black eye pencil and give a touch of green and blue on the clean side to create a rotting look. Adding a thin red edge will portray as if the skin was torn.
Zombies are the living dead who offer a broad construal which explains their meaning. Red, black, green, white and blue makeup is used to make a horrific zombie. A hue of blue, white or green is good for the base. Shadowed temples, dark circles surrounding the eyes, bruises, and sunken cheeks are excellent accents to add.
These are few quick, easy and last minute Halloween body paint costume ideas that can be used to celebrate a horrifying Halloween night.