10 Makeup Ideas For A Winning Last Minute Costume

This year you won't have to spend tons of money or time to get a last-minute winning Halloween costume!

Are you tired of wearing the same old witch costume year after year? I feel you. I can’t tell how many times I’ve worn my Snow White outfit (even though I hate the character) just because I don’t have the will to plan ahead for a super cool costume. I mean, who has the time to do that these days? Well, fortunately, there are some last-minute alternatives that won’t look as if you just grabbed a white blanket and cut some holes on it, and I’ve found that makeup is the best way to create amazing looks that will look so elaborate you'll definitely be the winner of the costume contest. Below you’ll find ten ideas that are alluring, and also so trendy that your Instagram feed will be full of hearts and comments. The best part is that they’re so easy to do that you don’t need to be an expert makeup artist to achieve them. Believe me! So, grab your everyday shadows and go for that inexpensive and effortless winning costume.

Zodiac sign

We all know that zodiac signs have recently become very popular with our generation, and what better way to show a part of you in your costume than representing your own sign? The good thing about this is that they are literally symbols, so it will be quite easy to recreate them and make it obvious what you’re going as. See for instance these Capricorn, Virgo, and Leo ideas. Not that hard, isn’t it?


Abstract art

If you’re looking for something that looks both elaborate and intricate, but you don’t want to invest that much time or you don’t the skills to do a more elaborate makeup look, these ideas are perfect for you. Covering yourself in white and splashing some color on doesn’t sound that hard, right? And just see how amazing it looks. If you're feeling a bit more confident, you can try these other looks that will only require some patience and a bit of creativity!

Skull art

If you’re one of those people who think Halloween is all about wearing a spooky costume, you can always opt for a makeup look inspired by skeletons. The fun and practical part about these looks is that you don’t have to be an expert to create the entire face; you can always do a bit and blend it with your own regular face makeup in a more abstract way.


Instagram grid

One of the most popular makeup trends on Instagram is actually recreating the grid of a post on your face. I'm not kidding. At first, it might sound kind of crazy, but it actually looks quite cool. You just have to create the craziest eye look ever and frame it with the classic IG grid. This is so easy and it looks so cool it's definitely an original costume.

Day of the Dead

Just like with the abstract skull, the Day of the Dead can be a great inspiration for this year’s costume. The beauty of this look is that beyond just scary, it is more associated with beauty and nature. Pick some nice flowers, sketch your own skull face, and adorn it as much as you like. Remember that in this case, the more intricate it looks, the better!


Ariana Grande’s “God is a Woman” Look

We all know that every year there’s a popular character or topic everybody wants to do in their costumes. Why not leave all the Avengers aside and go for a more original choice, like Ariana Grande’s ethereal “God is a Woman” look? Honestly, this one looks so beautiful and is so easy to achieve that it’s the best choice for a last-minute costume.

Glitter explosion

Glitter is the ultimate makeup trend that we just can’t get enough of. Why not get a little creative and just turn yourself into a massive glitter explosion with as many colors as you can imagine? Just pick an equally vibrant outfit and you’ll shine at the party.


Dripping face

Another huge makeup trend on Instagram is dripping faces. As you can see, it's not really a science, and it’s so easy to achieve that you can put it together in less than an hour. You just have to select the part of the face you want to cover in white or any other color (or color combinations) and then literally drip some foundation (just make sure it isn’t a lot so that it stays on your face!). 

Galaxy face

This trend actually started out as crazy eye looks only, but soon people began doing the whole face, and I love it so much. It doesn’t only look elaborate, it’s also quite ethereal and romantic. You can play with as many colors and palette ranges as you want, and then add white eyeliner (or even liquid lipstick with a thin brush) for stars and other space elements.


Flower Goddess

Last but not least, we have one that might require a bit more expertise but that looks so stunning it's worth trying out. Now, the images naturally look more elaborate than they are. If I’ve learned something it's that everything can be solved by adding some shadows and outlining designs, so you don’t have to be an artist to make these flowers come to life. If you still think it’s kind of hard you can always create a crazy and over-the-top look and just add some ornamental flowers to your look and rock as a flower goddess.

As you can see these are very cool and inexpensive ideas you can recreate if you don’t have much time or money to go for a full costume this Halloween. Besides that, I think that with the perfect outfit these can look really elaborate and original, as if you spent a lot of time putting it together. Originality is what’s most recognized, and with these, you basically have first place in the bag.


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