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Halloween costumes & makeup ideas

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Create your best costume yet!

Our SheKnows team has created a collection of some of our favorite Halloween costumes, easiest and most affordable DIY costumes and most impressive makeup looks to help you make this year's outfit your best yet.

Halloween costume and makeup photo gallery

Halloween costume ideas

Halloween costumes

Take a look at some of our top Halloween costume ideas in the SheKnows Halloween Photo Gallery! From a spooky witch to the most adorable Dorothy and Toto ever, we have a variety that's sure to meet everyone's taste.

Make your own Halloween costume for under $30

easy homemade Halloween costume ideas

We love it when costumes are easy to make and, better yet, cheap! Browse some of the silliest and most affordable homemade Halloween costumes, all under $30. You'll find DIY like Where's Waldo and Rosie the Riveter and some extra-clever ideas such as the Fruit of the Loom grapes and a gumball machine you'll love.

See all of our homemade Halloween costume ideas

Halloween costumes from SheKnows

Halloween costumes from SheKnows

Halloween costumes from SheKnows

Halloween costumes from SheKnows

Halloween costumes from SheKnows

Halloween cupcake costume from SheKnows

Editor's pick

The sweetest costume ever! Click here for
a cupcake costume tutorial.

Halloween makeup tutorials

Halloween makeup ideas

Complete your Halloween costume with flawless makeup — it's easier than it looks! Re-create these makeup looks with these simple tutorials from our makeup expert. You'll get ideas from an ooey-gooey nasty scar and stitches to a knock-'em-dead pinup girl, and even the futuristic makeup stylings of the Hunger Games' Capitol.

Watch all of our Halloween makeup tutorials now

More Halloween goodies

Halloween printable party pack

halloween party pack printables

Once your Halloween costume is all set to go, take a look at our printable party pack to ensure your party planning is a breeze!

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