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'How-To' Videos to Make the Most of Your Costume

When it comes to dressing up in a costume the difference between a "good" and a "great" costume can often be something as simple as adding a little (or a lot) of makeup, a wig, some fake teeth or even a facial prosthetic. Of course, since most people aren't special effects makeup artists, knowing how best to go about doing this isn't exactly common knowledge. So, we've put together these simple step-by-step costume makeup How To Videos to help you with some of the basic steps of achieving that special look to make your costume stand out. On this page you'll find links on how to create some of the most common costume looks using inexpensive makeup and other special effects and accessories found right here at Halloween Express. From a versatile camo costume look that works for many popular military costumes to a scary and creepy zombie look, a Disney princess look, a sexy witch look , the popular Duck Dynasty look and everything in between.

How to Create the Duck Dynasty Look

THE DUCK DYNASTY BEARD LOOK

Reality television has been set on fire by A&E’s Duck Dynasty. Dressing up for Halloween as one of these unique characters is a great idea, but you have to get that Duck Dynasty style beard just right. In this video we demonstrate how to create the perfect Duck Dynasty beared look using crepe wool and spirit gum.

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Monster High Draculaura Look

MONSTER HIGH DRACULAURA LOOK

These ghouls are too cool for school, but they are perfect for your next Halloween party! If you are looking for some simple makeup techniques that will enhance your Draculaura (or other Monster High character) look to perfection, you’ve come to the right place. Follow our easy, step-by-step instructions to get that perfect Draculaura look that is absolutely to die for!

CLICK HERE for written step-by-step instructions along with a list of the products used to create the Monster High Draculaura look demonstrated in this video.

Ghoul Makeup Look

THE GHOUL MAKEUP LOOK

The ghoul has long been associated with all things evil or surrounding darkness or death. Folklore and literature from the Ancient Middle Eastern culture referenced these demonic beings, telling hideous tales of grave robbing, ultimate deceit and even cannibalism, all which add to the ghoul’s notoriously creepy reputation In this video we show you how to create a frightful Ghoul makeup look.

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THE SALLY LOOK

One of his most classic Tim Burton films to ever hit the silver screen has to be the truly epic “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” which introduced audiences to characters such as Jack Skellington and his ragdoll friend, Sally. In this video we provide you with step-by-step instructions to create an amazing “Sally” look that is very much inspired by this beloved character from one of the most classic Tim Burton films of all time.

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THE SAW PUPPET LOOK

One of the more frightening and memorable characterizations found in the “Saw” horror film series was the very creepy, white-faced puppet who did some of the talking for the serial killer during the film. The puppet is frightening to look at, but made even more so when juxtaposed with his hideous and terrifying agenda. In this video we show you how to create the Saw Puppet look using makeup items found here at Halloween Express.

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PINK POWER RANGER LOOK

If you want to create a truly original Pink Power Ranger makeup look that doesn’t involve wearing a face-covering helmet or a mask, you’ve come to the right place. Our complete step-by-step instructions along with a few makeup items will quickly and easily guide you through the morphing process. Before you know it, your transformation into the Pink Power Ranger will be complete!

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ELECTRIFYING FRANKENSTEIN LOOK

The Frankenstein monster created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein holds his own special place in the classic monster hall of fame. In this video we show you how to create your own Frankenstein look that is probably a lot easier to do than you might think.

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THE SEXY WITCH LOOK

The witch is one of the most classic of all the Halloween costume looks out there and with good reason. These days you can find a wide variety of witch looks from haunting and ugly to sultry and sexy. The very pretty and sexy witch look is one of the most popular Halloween looks out there as it combines a clever dichotomy of haunting beauty and spellbinding sex appeal.

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WICKED WITCH MAKEUP LOOK

One of the most notorious and memorable witch characters of all time was the one made infamous in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz. This evil, green-faced witch put fear and terror into a girl from Kansas and her odd crew of friends. In this video we show you how to create a Wicked Witch of the West costume look.

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THE ADVANCED ZOMBIE LOOK

In this video we show you how to create an advanced Zombie look using prosthetics. Creating the perfect decaying and grotesque zombie look isn’t nearly as difficult as you think, in fact if you follow our simple step-by-step instructions, before you know it, you too can look like one of the walking dead.

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ULTIMATE UGLY WITCH LOOK

When it comes to mysterious and spooky entities, the witch has long been considered a Halloween classic. Rumors of black magic, dark spells and devil worship instilled a great deal of fear into superstitious people to keep them away from witches altogether. If you are looking to recreate this classic witch look, you’ve come to the right place. In this video we demonstrate how to create the ultimate ugly witch look.

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DARK GOTHIC MAKEUP LOOK
In this video we provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to create a gothic makeup look. Creating a gothic makeup look is simple to do with just a few makeup items that are available here at Halloween Express.

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THE WEREWOLF LOOK

Legends and ancient folklore tell of a beast that could transform himself from normal human form into a wolf-like being known as a werewolf. The werewolf is considered one of the most classic monsters of all time and thus is always a favorite Halloween costume look. In this video we show you how to create your own werewolf costume look using items found right here at Halloween Express.

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MILITARY-STYLE CAMO COSTUME LOOK

Camouflage style makeup is the perfect accompaniment to many of our military costumes. Although camouflage makeup looks cool and somewhat complicated, getting a perfect camouflage look with makeup is actually surprisingly easy. In this video we show you how to create a military-style camo costume look. Use our step-by-step instructions to recreate a camo look of your very own!

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THE MR. SPOCK COSTUME LOOK

One of the most interesting, beloved and well-known characters of Star Trek is Mr. Spock. Mr. Spock serves on the Starship Enterprise as Captain Kirk’s right hand man and first officer. In this video we show you how to create the perfect Mr. Spock costume look. Use our step-by-step instructions to recreate a Mr. Spock look of your very own!

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COMIC WOLVERINE LOOK

Marvel comics created the Wolverine who made his comic book debut sometime in 1974. The Wolverine joined up with the famous superhero team known as the X-men sometime in the early eighties. If you are looking to recreate one of the most popular and legendary comic/superhero looks ever, follow our step-by-step instructions to make your transformation into the Wolverine complete!

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THE MERMAID COSTUME LOOK

Throughout the ages, fishermen, sailors and sea explorers have reported supposed sightings of these beautiful and mysterious aquatic sirens. In this video we show you how to create your own mermaid costume look using items found right here at Halloween Express.

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THE SKELETON LOOK

In this video we show you how to create a scary SKELETON look that is sure to get attention. These step-by-step instructions will easily transform you into a ghastly and frightful (and yes, skeletal) look that will create a truly haunting look for your ultimate Skeleton costume.

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THE UNCLE SAM COSTUME LOOK

In this video we show you how to create the perfect Uncle Sam costume look. If you are looking to recreate an Uncle Sam look for your Memorial Day or Fourth of July parade, celebration or party, you’ve come to the right place. Use our step-by-step instructions to create a whimsical and realistic looking Sam that is going to get you into a truly patriotic spirit in a hurry!

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THE CAT OR LION LOOK

Cats of all shapes, sizes and varieties continue to be one of the most classic and popular costume looks out there, whether for Halloween or any other dress up occasion. In this video we show you how to create an amazing cat or lion look using an easy to do makeup look. This cat makeup look is easy to do and is extremely versatile, working equally as well for a sleek and sexy Halloween black cat as it does for a more ferocious Lion look.

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THE 1920'S FLAPPER LOOK

The Flapper has always been a costume dress up favorite, but this year with the new film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” in theaters; the Flapper look is more popular than ever. By using our complete step-by-step instructions you can easily create an authentic looking Flapper makeup look that will almost take you back in time!

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THE EASTER BUNNY MAKEUP LOOK

In this video we show you how to create an Easter Bunny makeup look. With a few simple makeup techniques and that perfect bunny costume, you can transform yourself into an adorable bunny in just minutes. This bunny look is perfect for Easter of course, but also works equally as well for a “White Rabbit” look or many other popular bunny characters.

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THE KATY CLOWN LOOK

In this video we show you how to create your very own KATY CLOWN look. Our Katy Clown look is a juxtaposition of the very best parts of a classic clown look with a decidedly pop star twist. With a few makeup items found right here at Halloween Express, you'll be able to create this Katy Clown look in a matter of minutes.

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FEMALE PIRATE LOOK

If you are looking for a makeup look that is not only easy to do, but captures the essence of the wild and rogue female pirate, then stop right here. In this video we’ve put together a simple to do pirate makeup look that is versatile enough to use with many costume styles, but it’s especially good for the wide variety of Pirate characters we have as part of our extensive Pirate Costume collection.

CLICK HERE for written step-by-step instructions along with a list of the products used to create the Female Pirate look demonstrated in this video.


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THE SKELETON LOOK

In this video we show you how to create a scary SKELETON look that is sure to get attention. These step-by-step instructions will easily transform you into a ghastly and frightful (and yes, skeletal) look that will create a truly haunting look for your ultimate Skeleton costume.

CLICK HERE for written step-by-step instructions along with a list of the products used to create the SKELETON makeup look demonstrated in this video.

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THE LUCKY IRISH LEPRECHAUN LOOK

If you are looking to do a little “wearing o’ the green” this St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve created a look just for you! In this video we show you how to create this leprechaun look just in time for St. Patty's Day! This look is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day parade, an Irish party, or is great to wear for fun down at your local Irish pub.

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THE SEXY & SWEET VALENTINE LOOK

In this video we show you how to create a sexy and sweet Valentine look using an easy to do makeup look. We have put together an amazing Valentine’s Day look using a darling costume, beautiful makeup and some really cute accessories which, all put together, create an unforgettable Valentine’s Day look that is going to melt hearts and get lots of attention! 

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THE VAMPIRESS LOOK

In this video we’ve created a Vampiress makeup look that is not only sexy, glamorous, dark and gothic, but is also very easy to do with some basic makeup supplies found here at Halloween Express. Don’t fret about getting that perfect makeup look to go with your Vampiress costume; with a few simple steps you are going to look amazing!

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THE GLAM GIRL LOOK

In this video we show you a few simple makeup techniques and products you can use to create a beautiful makeup look that will accentuate your costume. The Glam Girl makeup look is very versatile and will easily work for many character styles such as Angels, Princesses, Fairies, Cheerleaders, Sexy Nurses, Mermaids, Storybook Characters and many, many more.

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THE DISNEY PRINCESS LOOK

In this video we show you how to create the Disney Princess look to make your little princess feel as unique and as special as she really is! With a few makeup items found right here at Halloween Express, you'll be able to create this princess look in a matter of minutes.

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THE BATGIRL LOOK

In this video we show you how to create a Batgirl look. This makeup look is easy to create and will give you the appearance of a mask, without having to actually wear one.

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CREEPY ZOMBIE LOOK

Creating a scary and creepy zombie look for Halloween is easy when you have the right makeup. In this video we provide you with step-by-step instructions on creating a frighteningly detailed zombie look perfect for your next Halloween party!

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CREEPY FEMALE ZOMBIE LOOK
(yet pretty)

In this video we provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to create this female zombie look. We’ve created a female Zombie look that is indeed, quite scary as well as monstrous, but we’ve also kept lots of pretty feminine details so you can still look hot as you scare your friends!

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THE HOBO OR TRAMP CLOWN LOOK

In this video we show you how to create a classic Hobo or Tramp Clown look. Our Tramp or Hobo makeup look is fairly simple to accomplish with a few basic makeup supplies that are readily available at Halloween Express.

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THE GOTHIC VAMPIRE LOOK

In this video we show you how to create a male Gothic Vampire look. We’ve created an easy to do makeup look that will get you into your Vampire character look easily, right down to the fangs!

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MALE PIRATE LOOK

In this video we show you how to create just the right pirate look. Getting the right pirate makeup look isn’t hard at all. With a few unique makeup items found right here at Halloween Express, you will easily be able to create a pirate look that will be sure to impress all your best mates.

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THE MAGICAL FAIRY LOOK

In this video we show you how to create the magical FAIRY look that is beautiful, with lots of sparkle and unique exotic flair. With a few simple tools and techniques in hand, you can get professional as well as eye-catching results that are going to really make heads turn.

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MISS SCISSORHANDS LOOK

In this video we show you how to create the classic character of Edward or Miss Scissorhands using a few basic makeup items found at Halloween Express. Follow our complete step-by-step instructions to easily capture the essence of Edward for an exciting and memorable Halloween makeup look.

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THE SPIDERMAN LOOK

In this video we show you how to create a Spiderman look that will work for children and adults alike. This Spiderman look is remarkably simple to apply and you will find it extremely comfortable and non-intrusive to wear throughout all your Halloween activities!

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THE GHOSTLY GENTLEMAN LOOK

In this video we show you how to create a ghostly look that works for both the Ghostly Gentleman costume as well as the Ghostly Gal costume. We have put together an easy to create ghost makeup look, using the Ghost Stories Makeup Kit found at Halloween Express.

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THE MS. CAPTAIN AMERICA LOOK

In this video we show you how to create a Ms. Captain America look. To get girls in on all the fun Captain America action, we have designed a Ms. Captain America makeup look that goes perfectly with our female versions of the Captain America costume.

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THE SEXY SANTA'S HELPER LOOK

In this video we show you how to create a sexy Santa's Helper look using an easy to do makeup look that enhances your Santa's Helper costume. Whether you are giving a special gift and want the perfect holiday costume to wear while doing it…or even if YOU are the gift itself, this look is for you!

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THE GRINCH LOOK

In this video we show you how to create the Grinch look. To add some hilarious fun to your next Christmas celebration, consider adding old Mister Grinch to your festivities. Creating a classic Grinch look is easier than you think, with a just a few makeup items found right here at Halloween Express!

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THE PERFECT SANTA CLAUS LOOK

In this video we show you how to create the perfect Santa Claus. With a few tips and suggestions, along with that perfect Santa Costume you will easily be able to “become” Santa, much to the delight of children big and small in your neck of the woods.

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THE CHRISTMAS ELF LOOK

In this video we show you how to create the classic character of a Christmas Elf using a few basic makeup items found at Halloween Express. Follow our complete step-by-step instructions to easily capture the essence of a Christmas Elf for a magical Elf look.

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