This Halloween, like so many events this year, will look very different. No more wild parties at clubs, trick-or-treating is conditional, and the costumes, well they might just get a major facelift. Because it's not advisable to put on a scary mask over our protective face masks, why not decorate the latter instead? Move over Freddy Krueger, Pennywise and Chucky masks. Here are DIY Halloween face mask costume ideas for your Zoom and intimate parties.
Green goo mask
Halloween face mask costume ideas don't always have to be so complicated. If you want something more simple, you can opt for this one with a subtle green goo effect that's made using neon fabric paint. Since it's versatile, you can pair it with any look — like with a spooky prosthetic makeup or a white dress stained with (hopefully washable) red dye.
In the mood for a classic look? You can try this vampy face mask. All you need is a black mask with ridges (can be bought or pre-made), felt paper and some sewing skills. It may look complicated but it's actually very doable. To complete the vampy look, match it with a black floor-length cape on top of an all-black outfit and you're good to go.
Jack Skellington grin
Not everyone has the best sewing skills, and if you're not the most talented with a needle you may be a little bit discouraged by doing these DIY Halloween face mask costume ideas. But don't worry, we've got something for you: this Jack Skellington-inspired mask by YouTuber Anjurisa. For those who have sewing machines at home, you can just put the dial on "zigzag mode". But if you don't have one, you can also do it by hand with some zigzag backstitch. The best thing about this costume idea is that the stitches don't have to be neat at all. In fact, the messier it is, the creepier it will be — and that's the Halloween spirit.
On the flip side, if you're up for a challenge and have some awesome craft skills, then this "monster mask" made by special effects makeup artist Mykie (also known as Glam & Gore on YouTube) is the one to try. In her video, she details the materials she used and how she made this mask. Spoiler alert: It takes a lot of time and effort. However, one can argue that the result is worth it. We absolutely love the amped up scary factor mixed with a little cutesy courtesy of the pink paint and faux feather. Glam and gore, indeed.
Now, you're ready to wow your friends with these scream-worthy Halloween face mask costume ideas!
(Cover photo from: Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash)
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