Easy Halloween face paint – 40 of the best tutorials online (2023)

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Hello Kitty by International Face Painting School Pennywise the clown from It, by Derek Boston The Incredible Hulk, by International Face Painting School Werewolf, by Rachel the Geordie Face Painter Frozen tiara by Fairy Julianne Gippsland Zombie by Ashlea Henson Sugar Skull by International Face Painting School Sadness from Disney's Inside Out by International Face Painting School Pirate by SophiesTips Frankenstein by CraftyWitch FX Unicorn by Snazaroo at Hobbycraft Dog by FacePaintcom Vampire by Shonagh Scott Pumpkin face by Ashlea Henson Dragon by Fairy Fox Design Sparkly fox by Fairy Fox Design Camouflage by Face Paint com Poppy from Trollz by Crafty Pam Witch by Helen's Face Painting Spider Man by International Face Painting School Disney's The Good Dinosaur by International Face Painting School Cheetah by FacePaintingTips Pikachu by MarvelousMasks Classic clown by iVillage Creepy doll by Amanda Lee Makeup Spider's Web by DIY Kids FacePaint Zombie by Creatification Disney's Moana-inspired island scene by International Face Painting School Lion (two versions) by SophiesTips Minnie Mouse by International Face Painting School Easy skull by lisajoyyoung Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles by Facepaints 4u Rainbow butterfly by Fairy Fox Design Stormtrooper by International Face Painting School Tiger by Fairy Fox Designs Rainbow fairy mask by Fairy Fox Designs Dinosaur by FacePaint Forum Sonic the Hedgehog by Silly Heather Rainbow Kitty by Silly Heather Batman by Derivan CHECK OUT: the worst celebrity Halloween costumes that totally missed the mark Daisy Lowe Where to buy face paint for halloween WATCH: Abi, Aaron and Clarisse expose UNAIRED Faye Winter scenes | Love Island Secrets READ MORE How to make face paint for Halloween Videos

Halloween is just around the corner, but not all of us are a dab hand with a sewing machine.

Lots of kids love to celebrate the spooky spirit by getting into costume and face painting is an easy way to dress them up for Halloween without the time and energy that goes into making a fiddly costume. Or of course, splashing the cash on a generic shop-bought one, guaranteed to be worn by at least one other child from the neighbourhood.

Chances are your little one has a good idea of what they'd like to be this Halloween, but since you're not Neil Buchanan (probably), your safest bet is to follow a tried and tested YouTube tutorial, for easy halloween face painting.

And just because we've got your back, we've rounded up 40 of the best and easiest to follow tutorials on YouTube for even the fussiest of monsters (or ghosts, or pirates, or zombies...).

Hello Kitty by International Face Painting School

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Hello Kitty by International Face Painting School

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Not exactly scary but cute as a kitten. Watch here.

Pennywise the clown from It, by Derek Boston

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Pennywise the clown from It, by Derek Boston

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Something a little scarier to terrorise the neighbours with. Watch here.

The Incredible Hulk, by International Face Painting School

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The Incredible Hulk, by International Face Painting School

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What kid doesn't love Marvel? Watch here.

Werewolf, by Rachel the Geordie Face Painter

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Werewolf, by Rachel the Geordie Face Painter

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Professor Lupin, eat your heart out. Watch here.

Frozen tiara by Fairy Julianne Gippsland

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Frozen tiara by Fairy Julianne Gippsland

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We can imagine this one will be VERY popular. Watch here.

Zombie by Ashlea Henson

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Zombie by Ashlea Henson

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This one's great for adults, too. Watch here.

Sugar Skull by International Face Painting School

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Sugar Skull by International Face Painting School

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This one might take a few practice rounds. Watch here.

Sadness from Disney's Inside Out by International Face Painting School

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Sadness from Disney's Inside Out by International Face Painting School

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We love this nod to a Disney cult favourite. It's easy peasy, too! Watch here.

Pirate by SophiesTips

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Pirate by SophiesTips

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Arghhhh, me mateys! Watch here.

Frankenstein by CraftyWitch FX

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Frankenstein by CraftyWitch FX

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It's aliiiiiiiive! Watch here.

Unicorn by Snazaroo at Hobbycraft

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Unicorn by Snazaroo at Hobbycraft

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Unicorns will neeeiiighver go out of style. Watch here.

Dog by FacePaintcom

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Dog by FacePaintcom

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For those who want to dress up as their fluffy family member. Watch here.

Vampire by Shonagh Scott

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Vampire by Shonagh Scott

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An easy take on the classic Halloween costume. Watch here.

Pumpkin face by Ashlea Henson

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Pumpkin face by Ashlea Henson

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Nothing to see here, just your friendly neighbourhood pumpkin. Watch here.

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Dragon by Fairy Fox Design

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Dragon by Fairy Fox Design

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Rawwwrrrr! Watch here.

Sparkly fox by Fairy Fox Design

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Sparkly fox by Fairy Fox Design

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Great for little ones who are fascinated by the forest. Watch here.

Camouflage by Face Paint com

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Camouflage by Face Paint com

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Wait, has anyone seen Timmy? Watch here.

Poppy from Trollz by Crafty Pam

Hands up if you know a little'n who was OBSESSED with Trollz? Watch here.

Witch by Helen's Face Painting

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Witch by Helen's Face Painting

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Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.... Watch here.

Spider Man by International Face Painting School

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Spider Man by International Face Painting School

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Not just for Halloween! Watch here.

Disney's The Good Dinosaur by International Face Painting School

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Disney's The Good Dinosaur by International Face Painting School

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Another Disney favourite for girls and boys. Watch here.

Cheetah by FacePaintingTips

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Cheetah by FacePaintingTips

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Try swapping out the pink shades for blues or greens. Watch here.

Pikachu by MarvelousMasks

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Pikachu by MarvelousMasks

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Pika, Pika! Watch here.

Classic clown by iVillage

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Classic clown by iVillage

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WARNING: Not for easy-halloween-face-painting-coulrophobes. Watch here.

Creepy doll by Amanda Lee Makeup

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Creepy doll by Amanda Lee Makeup

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Sure fire way to give your kids nightmares for life. Watch here.

Spider's Web by DIY Kids FacePaint

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Spider's Web by DIY Kids FacePaint

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This is actually much easier than it looks. Watch here.

Zombie by Creatification

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Creatification

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If your little one wants to be a zombie this year, then we've got them covered. Watch here.

Disney's Moana-inspired island scene by International Face Painting School

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Disney's Moana-inspired island scene by International Face Painting School

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Will Moana take Elsa's crown this year? Watch here.

Lion (two versions) by SophiesTips

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Lion (two versions) by SophiesTips

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Choose between two versions of this easy lion. Watch here.

Minnie Mouse by International Face Painting School

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Minnie Mouse by International Face Painting School

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We love the classic red version of Minnie's bow, too. Watch here.

Easy skull by lisajoyyoung

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lisajoyyoung

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The cutest skull we ever did see. Watch here.

Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles by Facepaints 4u

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Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles by Facepaints 4u

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For kids and kids-at-heart alike. Watch here.

Rainbow butterfly by Fairy Fox Design

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Rainbow butterfly by Fairy Fox Design

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Perfect for the littlest fairy in your family. Watch here.

Stormtrooper by International Face Painting School

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Stormtrooper by International Face Painting School

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A stormtrooper with a twist. Watch here.

Tiger by Fairy Fox Designs

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Tiger by Fairy Fox Designs

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The REAL King of the Jungle, if you ask us. Watch here.

Rainbow fairy mask by Fairy Fox Designs

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Rainbow fairy mask by Fairy Fox Designs

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Sugar and spice, and everything nice. Watch here.

Dinosaur by FacePaint Forum

Have you got a budding paleontologist in your family? Watch here.

Sonic the Hedgehog by Silly Heather

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Sonic the Hedgehog by Silly Heather

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Perfect for when you're short on time. Watch here.

Rainbow Kitty by Silly Heather

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Rainbow Kitty by Silly Heather

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Purrrrrr! Watch here.

Batman by Derivan

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Batman by Derivan

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Simple yet effective, and takes no more than ten minutes. Watch here.

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Daisy Lowe

We just thought you'd go for something a bit more original than a PVC catsuit and a couple of drawn on whiskers, Daisy!

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Isla Fisher

There was just A LOT going on in Isla's costume back in 2013

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Jess Wright

OK, we know it was 2011... but still, Jess, the sexy dead cheerleader look just doesn't sit well with us

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Katy Perry

We can't work out whether Katy's cheeto Halloween costume from 2017 is amazingly cool or just amazingly irrelevant. Hm.

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Lily Allen

Just... what are you even supposed to be dressed up as here, Lily?

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Mariah Carey

Maybe the concept of sexy-ween was more acceptable in 2009, but we just don't see anything angelic about Mariah's angel costume here

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Coco Austin

We know you love to flaunt your curves, Coco, but this... really?

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Paris Hilton

  1. It's dark. No need for sunnies. 2) What's spooky about Minnie Mouse?
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Suki Waterhouse

We're just confused by Suki's costume choice from last year

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Rob Pattison and Kristen Stewart

Well this is a major throwback pic but this is what we meant by 'sticking on a mask and hoping for the best'. We were just expecting something a little more creative from the Twilight stars.

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Sacha Baron Cohen

He's the man behind Borat and Ali G, so naturally we were expecting something much more hilarious than this outfit

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Scott Disick

The lord dressed up as American Psycho's Patrick Bateman - but all we see is him looking his normal self with the addition of a plastic axe

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Paris Hilton (again)

I'm a mouse, duh?

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Heidi Klum

Heidi may be the undisputed queen of Halloween these days, but back when her annual Halloween ball first began in 2000, she wasn't quite up to the same standards.

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Joe Jonas

We're entirely unsure what Joe Jonas is supposed to be here. A sushi chef? Niche.

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Ellie Goulding

Clearly Ellie wasn't au fait with cultural appropriation back in 2015 when she wore this problematic Native American costume.

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Alexa Chung

The sentiment is commendable - calling attention the plastic in the ocean, natch – but we can't help feel Alexa could have paid slightly closer attention to detail?

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Princess Beatrice

Considering she's an actual Princess, Bea could have made slightly more effort that this weird head/face accessory and nylon wig added to an otherwise totally normal outfit. What even is she?

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Rihanna

It's Rihanna, so obviously she looks pure FIYAH in her sexy PVC corset, but what's with the face paint?

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We just thought you'd go for something a bit more original than a PVC catsuit and a couple of drawn on whiskers, Daisy!

Where to buy face paint for halloween

Your best bet to buy pre-made face paint is to head online. From Amazon to eBay and even ASOS, there's numerous sellers on the internet who can cater to all skin types, colour palettes and price ranges for everything from the Incredible Hulk to a rainbow princess.

For those who like to do their shopping on the high street, Argos have a good range all year round and your local superstore branch of supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury's will be sure to have them in their 'seasonal' aisles (along with the sweeties to hand out to trick or treaters).

For more specialist paints on the highstreet, check out Snazaroo at Hobbycraft.

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How to make face paint for Halloween

For parents on the more creative side who don't mind a little (ok, a lot) or mess, it's easy to make up your own face paints at home, and it can be a great activity to do with kids ahead of the big day. Home made face paints are less toxic than shop bought versions and will save you money, to boot.

One simple way to make DIY face paint is to mix equal parts cornstarch with an unscented face lotion, and a small amount of baby oil, before adding dye to colour.

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