Man and the Mascara: Affordable, but creative Halloween costumes
With Halloween just a few short days away, I’m sure a lot of us aren’t quite sure on what we are going to be or even what we will be doing (MYSELF INCLUDED).
Have no fear because they say that the best ideas come to us last minute and I’m sure we will all look great come October 31. Today, I am just going to show you the makeup from a couple of my costumes last year in hopes that it will give you some inspiration and confidence on what you can do for Halloween 2015.
The theme behind both the costumes I had last year was the eyes. I paid $50 for those cat eyes and I was not allowed to let them go to waste.
Rest in peace to those eyes because shortly after my roommate “accidently” threw them away.
The first night, I was a Werejaguar, if such a thing were to exist. I spent about $10 on the costumes and maybe $12 on the makeup. It was all E.L.F. It was super cheap and did the job. For the makeup on this costume I went all out, treating my face like a canvas and it turned out really well. Everything on my face is in some way or another a form of eye shadow and it cut cost a ton. I recommend that you don’t wing it, having a picture as a guide is always a smart move.
The second night I was Mystique, but as a man. The costume was simple, I just used things I already owned and made some “X’s” out of old pizza boxes. For this costume, I had gone to Michael’s and bought some blue face paint and red hair chalk. It cost about $10, pretty cheap. The makeup for this one, though not as good looking as the night before, was super simple.
I took the blue face paint and covered my face I then mixed the black eyeshadow with a little bit of wate, and blacked my eyes out. I drew some designs on my face that sort of resembled mystique. It was close enough for people to realize who I was, at least those who knew who she was in the first place. Western has an alarmingly high number of people who don’t know their comic book characters.
Overall, this post was not to teach you how to paint Mystique or a Werejaguar on your face, but more so to let you know that you can be anything you set your heart on. The key to a good costume is effort, time, and thinking outside the box. You’ll be surprised by how many people appreciate that you put in the effort.
Remember to wash your face and exfoliate to get all that gunk out of your pores. After that, make sure to use a healthy moisturizer. If you have read my other posts, Man and the Mascara always recommends using coconut oil.