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25 Halloween Makeup Ideas That Are Legitimately Terrifying

These gory YouTube SFX tutorials are beyond a few fake blood drips.

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1. Create a splash as Regan from The Exorcist, complete with fake vomit.

@Ellimacs SFX / Via youtube.com

3rd Degree sculpting silicone builds up Regan's wounds for too-realistic injuries.

Get it from Alcone Company for $24+.
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Get it from Alcone Company for $24+.

2. Sing “Let It Go” about layers of skin as frostbitten Elsa.

@Glam&Gore / Via youtube.com

Flesh latex lets you peel away faux skin in patches for that frostbitten look.

Get it from Amazon for $7.93.
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Get it from Amazon for $7.93.

3. Take your favorite Disney Princess for a dark turn with a clawed-up Belle makeup tutorial.

@Shonagh Scott / Via youtube.com

A pro bruise-and-injury cream color circle gives depth to Belle's wax gouges.

Get it from Kryolan for $17.30.
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Get it from Kryolan for $17.30.

4. Terrify Muggles as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named himself, Voldemort. (Yeah, we said it.)

@Ellimacs SFX / Via youtube.com

Liquid latex and flour on a face mold lays the groundwork for the Dark Lord's snakelike visage.

Get it from Costume Discounters for $15.98.
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Get it from Costume Discounters for $15.98.

5. Eat, drink, and look deadly with a stitched-up mouth that won't hinder your partying.

@Shaaanxo / Via youtube.com

Clear, brush-on lash adhesive will keep your heavy black-thread stitches in place.

Get them from Amazon for $5.69 (lash glue) and $5.68 (thread).
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Get them from Amazon for $5.69 (lash glue) and $5.68 (thread).

6. Play it two-faced with a glam 3D melting skull.

@Desi Perkins / Via youtube.com

Fleshtone 3D gel adds dimension without weighing down your face.

Get it from Clown Antics for $5.60.
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Get it from Clown Antics for $5.60.

7. Get OG (and wear a warm outfit) as the Crypt Keeper.

@Jordan Hanz / Via youtube.com

PS: Jordan is releasing a Halloween makeup tutorial every day of October here.

Vaseline, latex, wedge sponges, cotton balls, and sooo much patience is key here, young grasshopper.

Get them from Amazon: $3.87 (1.75-ounce Vaseline), $3.98 (a 32-pack of wedge sponges), $5.94 (an 80-pack of cotton balls)
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Get them from Amazon: $3.87 (1.75-ounce Vaseline), $3.98 (a 32-pack of wedge sponges), $5.94 (an 80-pack of cotton balls)

8. Create the appearance of gouged-out eyes with the ability to judge others' subpar costumes.

@beeisforbeeauty / Via youtube.com

Scab blood and vampire blood help mask the window-screen eye-socket covers.

Get them from Party City for $4.99 (scab blood) and $1.99 (vampire blood).

9. Go a little less gruesome with a pencil through the nose.

@silviaquirosmakeup / Via youtube.com

Cine-Wax makes the broken pencil stay put.

Get it from Kryolan for $13.10.
us.kryolan.com

Get it from Kryolan for $13.10.

10. Go half glam with a graphic stapled-on face.

@Bonnie Corban SFX / Via youtube.com

Nose and scar wax mimics the edge of lifted skin.

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.
amazon.com

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

11. Give Beauty and the Beast fans their fantasy as an arrow-to-the-eye Gaston.

@Kat Sketch / Via youtube.com

Pros-Aide, a medical-grade adhesive, keeps a prosthetic chin and nose in place for this misogynist Disney villain's look.

Get the Pros-Aide from MakeupMedley for $11.90. Get the prosthetic chin from MostlyDead for $49.95.
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Get the Pros-Aide from MakeupMedley for $11.90. Get the prosthetic chin from MostlyDead for $49.95.

12. Keep the focus on your torn-flesh zombie mouth.

@silviaquirosmakeup / Via youtube.com

OG school glue keeps skin (aka toilet paper) in place.

Get a pair of 4-ounce bottles from Amazon for $6.20.
amazon.com

Get a pair of 4-ounce bottles from Amazon for $6.20.

13. Make an aquatic/environmental statement as a hooked mermaid.

@Madeleine Haririan / Via youtube.com

A large fish hook (through a faux skin patch of tissues and liquid latex) will pull the look together.

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+.
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Get it from Amazon for $5.99+.

14. Get dramatic with a drag-inspired Marie Antoinette featuring a gruesome (but essential!) neck injury.

@Pinkstylist / Via youtube.com

A slit-neck prosthetic saves you tedious work on your slash.

Get it from Titanic FX Store for $12.23.
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Get it from Titanic FX Store for $12.23.

15. Leave a trail of dead bodies in your wake as the Bride of Frankenstein.

@Victoria Lyn Beauty / Via youtube.com

White body paint creates an on-point undead appearance.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

16. Look infected with a 3D zombie bite that will terrify all the apocalypse preppers.

@Madeyewlook / Via youtube.com

Extra flesh helps you sculpt out realistic teeth marks.

Get it from Amazon for $6.28.
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Get it from Amazon for $6.28.

17. Sport a vampire bite as a victim of a creature of the night.

@Kait Nichole / Via youtube.com

Check out more of Kait's eerie tutorials in her SFX playlist here.

A bottle of blood creates a realistic drip.

Get it from Spirit Halloween for $6.99.
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Get it from Spirit Halloween for $6.99.

18. Scare little children (and adults) as a gory voodoo doll.

@oxDessyxo / Via youtube.com

Black cream makeup makes your mouth and eye look like dead space. Plus, it transforms a round makeup sponge into a doll eye.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

19. Paint on a glam face and gory décolletage with a torn-out neck.

@SmashinBeauty / Via youtube.com

Plain cotton rounds cut and stack nicely into exposed bones.

Get a 240-pack from Amazon for $9.
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Get a 240-pack from Amazon for $9.

20. Ready your poisoned apples to distribute as an evil witch.

@Anoushka / Via youtube.com

Fresh scab goo puts the finishing touches on the hag.

Get it from Amazon for $19.50.
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Get it from Amazon for $19.50.

21. Make everyone bow down before you as zombie Cleopatra.

@Amanda Ensing / Via youtube.com

Also check out Amanda's glam (gore-less) Cleopatra makeup tutorial here.

A thrifty Halloween makeup palette darkens a cheek wound.

Get it from Spirit Halloween for $3.99.
spirithalloween.com

Get it from Spirit Halloween for $3.99.

22. Reveal what's underneath with this peeled-snakeskin look.

@VanityVenom / Via youtube.com

Check out Emily's 31 Days of Halloween YouTube tutorials here and her Instagram feed here.

An airbrush stencil in "reptiliana" creates a no-fuss snake-scale pattern.

Get it from Camera Ready Cosmetics for $4.
camerareadycosmetics.com

Get it from Camera Ready Cosmetics for $4.

23. Test-run a bigger pout as a botched plastic surgery patient.

@Laura Lee / Via youtube.com

Stick-on lip prosthetics make it easy to get a Real Housewives pucker.

Get them from Halloween Costumes for $14.99.
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Get them from Halloween Costumes for $14.99.

24. Stay out past midnight as a gruesome pumpkin head.

@Jordan Hanz / Via youtube.com

Model Magic is a kid-friendly trick for making a 3D stem.

Get it from Amazon for $16.49.
amazon.com

Get it from Amazon for $16.49.

25. Capitalize on current clown hysteria as a creepy clown.

@katiemayoxx / Via youtube.com

Coagulated blood gel adds a finishing touch to your hairline.

Get it from Amazon for $9.30.
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Get it from Amazon for $9.30.

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