With halloween just around the corner I thought I’d dig out some photos of my halloween costume from last year. Ignore the different hair, I’d died it darker for travelling.
I decided to just do makeup as my costume as I had to go to a party pretty soon after work. I wanted to be a skeleton so wore a black dress and made up my face and chest to look like bones and a skull. I was so pleased with how it turned out. Can you believe I did this with just normal makeup, no face paint? I used black eyeshadow (which if you add water to becomes just like face paint) white eyeshadow and black eyeliner both liquid and pencil.
This was my inspiration image:
And this was my version. I simplified the makeup on the chest and neck but went all out on the skull face! To be honest I think I did a pretty good job.
It’s a weird feeling tracing around your facial bones to get the proportions of the eye sockets and nose right, but I suppose in a way it also makes it easier to look like a real skull.
Here’s the obligatory blurry couple at a party photo…
I hope you enjoyed my little halloween reminisce, if you want any tips on doing skeleton make up then let me know in the comments below.
Love Sarah x