Around the Halloween season, YouTube's most talented makeup and special effects artists show off their skills and creativity by filming creepy tutorials for us to try (or gawk at). Achieving these looks is not an easy thing to do - you need patience, time, and room for trial and error practice sessions. If you want cute and easy tutorials, check out our favorite cute and easy youtube makeup tutorials for costume parties.
Although these looks might not be so comfortable to wear, damn, do they look fantastic! From the more "subtle" SFX looks such as a stitched-up neck to extreme makeup looks that are pretty scary - these following tutorials are 2017's best!
Creepy Enchanted Deer SFX Makeup
Let's start with something a bit less gore and a lot more fantasy. This Enchanted Deer look by Jordan Hanz is so adorable (in the creepiest way possible). It's achieved by mixing in organic forest elements, a zombie mouth, and honeycomb SFX. Her attention to detail makes for a fun transformation to watch - and makes it look so easy all the while. You can also take apart the look and use zombie makeup or the honeycomb and bees if you want something a tad less dramatic. You'll need an outfit that goes with this incredible look, so check out zombie costumes that will make you look as authentic as possible.
Sylvia Gani's "Melting Robot" Makeup Tutorial
Bring out the cybergoth inside you with Sylvia Gani's "Melting Robot" tutorial! It looks like a mix of sci-fi elements and glam are great ways to look cute while showing off your artistic skills. The melting skin looks complex, but this tutorial makes it out to be relatively easy. However, I guess it's their job to make it seem accessible.
Horrific Giant Mouth Monster Halloween Makeup
Now for a highly terrifying tutorial we've ever seen: the "Giant Mouth Monster" by Simple Symphony! Even though this is a tutorial in French, you don't need to understand it. All you have to do is gape in awe at the creativity of this SFX makeup. She's managed to erase the bottom part of her face with prosthetics and elongate the mouth by utilizing the length of her neck - amazing! For you brave and talented ones, this is for you! Take a look at monster costumes that will have you looking terrifying.
"Sewn Up Neck" Prosthetic SFX Tutorial
This tutorial by Leann Wells is another prosthetic SFX tutorial but is less extreme than Simply Symphony. The "Sewn Up Neck" is another look that blends a glam face look (if you want) with horror and gore aspects. It requires only some shading skills and a bit of time - add this anywhere on your body: face, arms, chest; the possibilities are endless.
Terrifying Cenobite Chatterer Makeup Look
Speaking of horror, Raw Beauty Kristi's Chatterer (aka The Angel of Suffering) from the Hellraiser tutorial is scary. Kristi's prosthetics are out of this world and require tons of talent to build up the Chatterer's bloody and gashed face - it looks authentic! The collaboration with Jordan Hanz as Hellraiser is perfect for a couple of BFF projects, too!
Pre and Post-Op Plastic Surgery Barbie Makeup
The "Pre and Post-Op Plastic Surgery Barbie" is just a bit more lighthearted and playful. Glam&Gore's SFX tutorial for the botched and tragic side of the perfect Barbie doll can be both a social commentary or just a creative way to mix SFX with super girly makeup. Watching the transformation from pre to post-operation in this tutorial is fantastic. Her commentary is fun as well - wait until she adds the ruined lip!
Gorey & Glamorous Little Red Riding Hood Makeup
Elliman's SFX makeup for "Little Red Riding Hood" is equal parts gory and glam. The colossal gash (and missing eye) on Little Red's face adds the drama that most of the fairytale costumes won't usually have - it will stand out in the crowd at a party for sure. Watch as she destroys her face one bloody cut at a time.
Creepy Hand Makeup Tutorial
OK. This tutorial is just plain weird and freaking scary. Klara Make-Up Art's "Creepy Hand" tutorial is so unbelievable and strange you will have to give it a double-take. The prosthetic hands she places on her face and in her mouth are so horrific and realistic it's hard to believe someone is not shoving their hands through the back of her head! This creepy makeup will pair well with a horror movie costume. It wins for most creativity!
"Stabbed Through the Heart" SFX Makeup
And for us drama queens, the "Stabbed through the heart" SFX makeup again by Ellimacs is another fun SFX tutorial. This tutorial allows you to keep your glam makeup on at the same time. The splashing blood droplets around the sword is an extra element to add to the revolutionary idea. How fun yet sexy is this tutorial?
Pierced Eye SFX Halloween Makeup Tutorial
Finally - this death by lipstick "Pierced Eye" tutorial by Alaha Karimi is a perfect way to wrap up this list! Another look that's all about the reveal, one-half of the face is made up. At the same time, the other is entirely bloody and horrific with a tube of liquid lipstick! Any long and small-ish object could work for this idea. All it requires is a few prosthetics and some shading. Well, it's not that easy but attainable!
Which Halloween special effects makeup look is your favorite? Comment below!