If you are going to ‘do’ fancy dress, then do it with gusto and verve.

Check out these fabulous Instagram accounts for some serious #sinspo (#sfxmakeup for the gore enthusiasts) and nail that ‘I feel like death’ look


This make-up artist has a serious talent for creating terrifying yet mesmerizingly beautiful looks.


We’ve read the books and seen the movies: we all know just how terrifying a clown can be. Create the look yourself, if you dare.


If zombies are your thing, then watch how this make-up artist creates the dead-man-walking look to perfection.


If you’d rather look a little more alive than dead, then watch step-by-step tutorials on how to achieve gallery-worthy pieces of art, on your face.


Now, this look is most definitely not for the faint-hearted. Do not even contemplate for one second answering the door to trick or treaters.


If you’re insisting of going as a skeleton, then step away from the black and white face paint. It will not suffice. This blinged-up version, however, sends all the right messages.


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By Lucy Abletshauser
Updated October 2021

Lucy Abletshauser

Shopping Editor

Lucy is the GWG's go-to expert on the best online buys, from fashion to interiors. An aesthete to her core, she does the trawling so you don't have to.