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23 Jaw-Dropping Halloween Costumes Made Literally Only With Makeup

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to show us their favorite Halloween look they created only using makeup. Here are the phenomenal results!

1. The melting skull:

Submitted by Pensemegan.
Pensemegan

Submitted by Pensemegan.

2. Atlas carrying the Earth:

Submitted by naomiel.
naomiel

Submitted by naomiel.

3. The pop art girl:

Submitted by maridelel.
maridelel

Submitted by maridelel.

4. The zombie ballerina:

Submitted by ohiris.
ohiris

Submitted by ohiris.

5. The bloody werewolf:

Submitted by farryndavies.
farryndavies

Submitted by farryndavies.

6. The gentleman werewolf:

Submitted by johndavidbragg.
johndavidbragg

Submitted by johndavidbragg.

7. The shattered porcelain doll:

Submitted by kiiierstynn.
kiiierstynn

Submitted by kiiierstynn.

8. Venom:

Submitted by lyxad.
lyxad

Submitted by lyxad.

9. Avatar:

Submitted by haley_lyndal.
haley_lyndal

Submitted by haley_lyndal.

10. Edward Scissorhands:

Submitted by melissac45.
melissac45

Submitted by melissac45.

11. A creepy skull:

Submitted by katiep491a78bb3.
katiep491a78bb3

Submitted by katiep491a78bb3.

12. Pop art zombie zipper face:

Submitted by samanthae4281e29f4.
samanthae4281e29f4

Submitted by samanthae4281e29f4.

13. A ventriloquist's doll:

Submitted by fallonrae22.
fallonrae22

Submitted by fallonrae22.

14. Ursula:

Submitted by Merry2181.
Merry2181 / Disney

Submitted by Merry2181.

15. Freddy Krueger:

"Last year I did my little brother’s Halloween makeup. He has a disorder that makes it difficult for him to grow or gain weight so he has a feeding tube. He is very self-conscious about his feeding tube and worries that people are staring at him, so I told him I would make him look like one of his favorite Halloween characters and cover it up for him. He loved it!"Submitted by kaylaspencer700.
kaylaspencer700

"Last year I did my little brother’s Halloween makeup. He has a disorder that makes it difficult for him to grow or gain weight so he has a feeding tube. He is very self-conscious about his feeding tube and worries that people are staring at him, so I told him I would make him look like one of his favorite Halloween characters and cover it up for him. He loved it!"

Submitted by kaylaspencer700.

16. Cesar Romero–inspired Joker:

Submitted by dubzter24.
dubzter24

Submitted by dubzter24.

17. Jack Skellington:

Submitted by almahoytt.
almahoytt

Submitted by almahoytt.

18. Day of the Dead sugar skull:

Submitted by VictoriaElizabeth.
VictoriaElizabeth

Submitted by VictoriaElizabeth.

19. Tiger:

Submitted by Natascha Lysgaard.
Natascha Lysgaard

Submitted by Natascha Lysgaard.

20. Jigsaw:

Submitted by damagephotography.
damagephotography

Submitted by damagephotography.

21. Zombie face:

Submitted by Makeupmaurieofficial.
Makeupmaurieofficial

Submitted by Makeupmaurieofficial.

22. Claw face:

"I do short horror clips and makeup for a hobby — I’m always looking for new ideas. This is my claw face look I’m going to do again for Halloween this year using latex and tissue paper and Mehron face paints!"Submitted by SiobhanSands.
SiobhanSands

"I do short horror clips and makeup for a hobby — I’m always looking for new ideas. This is my claw face look I’m going to do again for Halloween this year using latex and tissue paper and Mehron face paints!"

Submitted by SiobhanSands.

23. And finally, this dark skull face:

Submitted by emmah49c0f56bd.
emmah49c0f56bd

Submitted by emmah49c0f56bd.

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