Unique Halloween Costume Ideas to Stand Out From the Crowd

Post Date: September 2018  |  Category: Seasonal

Family in Halloween makeup

Create your own unique look this Halloween.

Rather than dashing to the costume store, why not create something special this year? Armed with makeup, props, plenty of glitter, and a few unique Halloween costume ideas, your transformation will be anything but ordinary.

Cat to Tiger

Dressing as a cat for Halloween is a no-brainer—up the ante and go as tiger instead. Use a long-wear eyeliner like L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner to draw zigzagging stripes across your face, and fill them in with an orange-bronze eyeshadow. Add dramatic black lipstick and a pair of ears and go show off your feline side.

Princess to Pixie

Swap the puffy princess dress for a slim skirt and trade your crown in for a pretty pair of wings! For your makeup, start with an understated, fresh look by adding a hint of blush to your cheeks and a nude color for the lips. An option like the Maybelline New York's The Blushed Nudes palette can add sparkle on your eyelids and cheeks, and if you're really feeling daring, use pink hair color to complete your look.

Ghost to Ghoul

The ghost costume is an old classic, but going as a ghoul gives you tons of room to be creative with your overall look. Use an eyeliner to draw on an intricate sugar-skull-inspired face, or use a heavy dose of black eyeshadow and smudge it around your eyes to create a simple, freak-chic look. A few swipes of L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer will ensure your lashes stay full all evening long.

With a little creativity and some things you probably already have in your makeup bag, these unique Halloween costume ideas will let you put your stamp on all things spooky this season.


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