If you’re venturing out on Halloween with your family, it’s easy to create unique, themed costumes.

With the fun Halloween makeup ideas below, you can all look great and be coordinated with each other:

1. The Addams Family

The Addams Family is made up of classic Halloween characters, and they’re so well known that it’s easy to recreate easily recognisable looks with simple makeup techniques.

  1. Start with mineral primer to help the makeup stay in place.
  2. Next, apply a liquid mineral foundation in the lightest shade you can find all over the face, making sure to blend well.
  3. Next, customise each Addams family character according to their look.
  • Morticia needs black eyeliner, smoky eyeshadow, and dark red lips.
  • Gomez simply needs a little eyebrow liner on his brows and mustache.
  • Fester will need a dark cream eye makeup blended into his eye sockets.
  • Pugsley and Wednesday need very little makeup beyond the pale foundation. You can add a little dark lip gloss or lipstick for Wednesday if you choose to do so.

2. Scarecrow Family

You can easily create a matching scarecrow look for the entire family with some simple techniques.

To create the look, you’ll need orange and black cream makeup such as cream eyeshadow or Halloween makeup, and some black and red lipsticks.

  • First, apply foundation or costume makeup all over the face.
  • Next, apply red lipstick to the center of the lips.
  • Then, draw a curved line from the corners of the lips using the black cream makeup and an eyeliner brush.
  • Next, draw vertical lines across the black curved line to make a cross hatch pattern like a scarecrow’s mouth.
  • Then, draw a black triangle on the nose using the cream makeup, and fill in with the orange makeup.
  • Blend the two together slightly where they meet.
  • Draw three lines extending from the outer corners of the eyes to look like stitched scarecrow eyes.
  • Then, draw a line just below your natural laugh line.
  • Finally, blend a black eyeshadow around the contours of the eyes, and add fake eyelashes if desired.

Match this makeup with a checked shirt and straw hat to complete the look.

3. Comic Book Family

Your family can dress up as a group of comic book characters with some simple makeup. To create this look, you’ll need a white eyeliner pencil, black liquid eyeliner, red lipstick, foundation, concealer, and bronzer.

  • First, put on foundation and blend evenly.
  • Next, fill in the eyebrows a little darker than their normal colour, and sweep some bronzer above each jawbone.
  • Apply thick, black eyeliner.
  • Using white eyeliner, dab small circles all over the face. Make sure to do so randomly, so you don’t form any columns or rows.
  • Next, draw a smooth line along the jawbone, the inner corner of your ear, down the bridge of your nose, and along the crescent shape on the side of your nose.
  • Apply bright lipstick and outline your lips with black eyeliner.

Complete this look for each member of your family. You can also draw action and text bubbles on the chest with brightly coloured costume makeup to complete the look.

Keep these ideas in mind when your family is venturing out this Halloween, and you’ll be sure to be a hit. Whether you’re looking for scary or cute costumes, you can create the one that suits your family.

What are you and your kids dressing up like this Halloween? Please share your ideas with us.

  • Great ideas for those that celebrate Halloween. Not us though, America can keep that tradition


  • All fantastic ideas for Halloween,thanks!


  • Very creative, thank you for sharing.


  • How cute! The little ones would love dressing up as well


  • Thank you – ideas are always welcome.


  • fun ideas here for dressing up!


  • Very cool wish I seen this a few weeks ago


  • I’m not and have never been into Halloween but it seems to be growing a fan club around Australia, my 6y.o. talks about it a lot of late.


  • My daughter dressed up as a fire sorceress this year. I think Halloween it’s a great holiday for kids! :-)


  • I love Halloween!
    This year I was a witch & my little ones were skeletons.
    We had an absolute ball!
    I love the Addams Family idea & might have to look into that for next year. As a child I dressed up as Wednesday & loved it.


  • the comic book idea sounds alright.it seems really easy to do but i reckon people won’t know what you are dressed as though.


  • Some great ideas. Happy Halloween everyone.


  • A witch with a black pointed hat made of soft cardboard painted black and an old scruffy dress with her long handled broom they used to sweep dirt floors a few centuries ago I seem to remember seeing when I was young. A pumpkin shaped paper lampshade with holes cut to reveal eyes and nose and a bright orange dress shaped to look like a pumpin, and a long green fabric bag which resembled the stem of the pumpkin. I wish our old costumes had been kept.


  • Very cute Halloween costumes or for a party


  • All great ideas. My son dressed up as Dracula one year. We had great fun with his wig and fake teeth and painting his face white with the bright red lips. He was very scary to look at.


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