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1 Oct

Fun & Funny Face Paint Ideas for Halloween

Like Courtney, I’m pretty obsessed with finding the perfect idea for my Halloween costume each year.  For me, the perfect Halloween costume:

Me as a clown

Me as a clown (and my mom!)

1) Can be conjured up mostly using clothes and objects you already own.

2) Takes no more than one or two hassle-free hours to create (I refer to Sarah’s Halloween Disaster 2008: an incredibly unattractive handmade Rainbow Bright costume.)

3) Is totally unique & impresses upon my friends my extreme wit & crafty talent.

As such, face paint is my favorite go-to for creative, clever and EASY Halloween costumes. To prove my point, I will now present exhibits A-D: me as a clown (with my mom!), me as a a zebra, me as Elphaba from THE WIZ, and me as the girl in the moon.

Me as a zebra

Me as a zebra

Me as the moon

Me as the moon

 

Me as Elphaba from The Wiz

Me as Elphaba from The Wiz

 

In short, my best Halloween suggestion is to pair a great face paint idea with a solid black outfit; you’ll be out the door (and AWESOME) in no time at all.  Here are a few fun ideas:

One more observation before I go:

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES IN AMERICA VS. ENGLAND: Whereas it seems to me that most popular American costumes are clever, funny or sexy, Halloween in England has a decidedly darker tone – British Halloween parties are filled with creepy, gross & disturbing apparitions.  In other words, go dead or go home.  A favorite go-to Halloween idea in the UK is to pair your run-of-the-mill costume (bride, firefighter, nurse, postal worker) with a ZOMBIE-FIED or POST-DEATHLY-CAR-ACCIDENT face paint.  Nice twist, right?  Try it yourself with this helpful Zombie Make-up Tutorial from About.com.

– Sarah

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