Sometimes it seems like Halloween is nothing more than one big competition to see who can come up with the most clever and most creative idea. Everyone is searching for the most obscure Disney character or the most random meme to turn into a costume and wow their friends with. I’m all for creativity, but sometimes it’s good to stick with the good ole’ Halloween classics, like a witch or a ghost or skeletons. These things are spooky, fun, and honestly never get old, especially if you figure out new ways to do them.
You’ve probably dressed up as a skeleton at least once in your life. It might have been when you were a baby and your parents put you in a black onesie with bones on it. That still counts. That doesn’t mean you should abandon the skeleton idea already, just because you’ve been there and done that. If you think there is only one type of skeleton Halloween look, think again. There are as many skeleton looks as there are delicious Halloween candies.
If you’re a beauty girl, you can even skip the costume all together and just focus on your makeup look. When you have the right creepy skull makeup, it doesn’t matter what else you’re wearing. All everybody is going to be looking at is how spectacularly creepy your face is. Check out 18 spooky skeleton looks you need to try for Halloween.
Pink-Haired SkeletonThis is a conflicting one for me. This makeup is undoubtedly on point, but it is also terrifying. Is it possible to be scared yet slightly envious at the same time? Source
Zipper SkeletonDo you love how freaky zipper Halloween makeup looks are? Have your zipper peel back your skin to reveal your skull. This is something that is worth the trip to the craft store to get the zipper. Trust me. Source
Split SkeletonDon't want to spend a lot of time in front of the mirror doing your makeup? Try a split skeleton Halloween look. It is something that will freak people out at parties, no matter what way they look at you. Source
Skeleton MouthIt's all about the oversized mouth with this makeup. That's not to say that the black eyes and the bony forehead aren't creepy. Even that bow tie is, for some reason. Source
Half-And-Half SkeletonThis is a boooooo-tiful two-face look. The left side is flawless for everyday, but the right side is flawless in a scary way. To get an inky black look like this, opt for a black eyeliner instead of face paints. Then layer the liner like crazy to get an opaque finish. Source
Skeleton Upper BodyMake use of that trendy off-the-shoulder top and extend your makeup down your neck and chest. There's something about that bony neck that freaks me out more than the smile and the hollow eyes. *Shudders* Source
Pop Art SkeletonPop Art Halloween looks are becoming as popular as Disney ones. If you're searching for an original twist on the idea, this skeleton one is it. Feel free to experiment with your own color palette. Source
Rainbow SkeletonIf I asked you what the creepiest skeleton would be, no one would say a rainbow one. One look at this might change your mind. It's confusing because you want to like it because of the pretty multicolored makeup, but you cannot look beyond those creepy teeth. Source
Sparkly Gold SkeletonFor anyone who has ever said that glitter cannot be scary, I would like you to take a look at this skull makeup. Yes, it may be glamorous, but it is also downright spooky. You won't look at a jar of gold glitter the same way again after seeing this. Source
Split SkeletonA brilliant skeleton look plays around with different layers and what you want to reveal or conceal. Instead of one clear split, this look has different chunks. It makes you wonder what sort of injury this person had before they ended up like this. Source
Robot SkeletonWell, this is a twist that no one is probably expecting. Can't decide between whether you want to be a cyborg or a skeleton? You don't have to with this look. Source
Boho SkeletonYou would think that wearing a floral crown with a half-skeleton makeup look would tone down the scary factor, but it doesn't. It just makes it look like you are haunting the empty Coachella grounds long after the festival is over. Source
Bloodied SkeletonThis is a reminder that underneath your skin, there is bone, and lots of it. It might not look exactly like this, but if you start peeling back your flesh, it would look equally gross. Actually, let's stop thinking about that for a moment and let's just admire the work that went into this makeup look. Source
Graphic SkeletonWhen you look at some skull makeup looks, it is apparent that you need some major shading skills to get them right. This simple black-and-white look throws away the gradation. What you end up with is a really striking look without the need to spend 30 minutes in the mirror blending your face. Source
Marilyn SkeletonTake Marilyn Monroe, a skeleton, and butterflies then throw in some zombie, and you end up with this look. It sounds like it would be one big mess, but this photo is all the proof you need to know that it works. Source
Bride SkeletonOh, the poor bride often gets it on Halloween. No one is ever a happy bride. They're always a came-to-get-revenge bride. This skeleton bride definitely falls into the latter category. I mean, just look at that bloody mouth. Yikes. Source
Peacock Feather SkeletonAnd the most creative skeleton makeup award goes to...Who would have thought to combine a peacock feather with a skull? This look inspires you to push the boundaries even further to create a skull-tastic look. Sorry. Source
Half-Face SkeletonA split personality Halloween costume usually goes vertically down the face. However, there is no rule that says you cannot divide your face horizontally. Just see how effective this look is. It is like you're wearing a skeleton mask, but without all the sweaty plastic. Source
Have you ever rocked a skeleton makeup look on Halloween? Let us know in the comments!
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