Monstrous Makeup: Easily Transforming Yourself Into Something Creepy

  • September 12, 2012
  • Jenna Maxwell

You know the story.  You have the perfect monster character pictured in your mind’s eye.  You’ve obtained the perfect costume, too.  Even still, however, there is much more to creating a character that is truly scary, frightful and monstrous.  The right costume makeup that brings out the most in your scary character is absolutely essential!  You can’t have a vampire without a little blood, just as you can’t have a proper zombie without wounds and a little extra flesh as well.  If using costume makeup seems a bit intimidating, you are not alone.  Some of today’s monster makeup looks are pretty amazing and many of us (falsely) assume that getting these looks must also be pretty complicated.  Not so!

Manufacturers of today’s costume makeup have gotten very customer friendly when it comes to creating products that are designed for the average consumer to use.  Makeup products as well as kits are designed to create some pretty nifty and elaborate effects with relative ease.  You may be surprised at how simple it is to transform yourself into a Halloween character that is filled with blood, gore and other special effects.  It’s all about having the right supplies, tools, and of course, instructions, and then you are good to go! 

How to’s made easy!  There are several ways to tackle your character makeup issues.  One of the easiest and most efficient ways to make sure you get the look you are shooting for is to buy a makeup kit.  These fully equipped kits are created with your specific character in mind.  Kits designed specifically with all the make up you need are available for Vampires, Zombies, Pirates, Clowns, Ghosts and a whole slew of other exciting costume characters.  These kits also come with complete instructions as well as illustrations so that you can easily get the effects that you are looking for.

Feeling brave?  If you have a general idea in mind of the look that you want to create for a more original costume idea, you can buy many makeup products ala Carte.  Our vast selection of makeup products includes many varieties of foundations, prosthetics, fake blood, wounds, and many other implements that will make creating a monster look very simple.

Need ideas?  Check out our How-to videos for some pretty fabulous makeup ideas that will bring out the most in your best costume look!