Dark Fairy Halloween Makeup Tutorial

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This FX makeup tutorial will show you how to achieve an easy dark fairy look for Halloween. It covers both the sfx makeup and the glam makeup, as well as how to make the headdress and pointy ears. Whether you’re new to special effects makeup and just looking for a Halloween costume, or you have experience with SFX, anyone can create this look with a little guidance! So if you want to be a fairy but still want to be scary, you’ve come to the right place!

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To achieve this look, you will need the following products:

  • Liquid latex (or fx gelatin, or 3rd degree silicone if allergic to latex)
  • Any kind of cosmetic paints (water activated paints, cream paints, grease paints, eyeshadows, etc.)
  • Shimmery pigments and/or glitter (necessary evil)

Optional – If you want to make the ears, all you’ll need is some wire and clear cling wrap. If you want to make the headdress, you’ll need faux flowers from a craft store, duct tape, a hot glue gun, and a round base.

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  • Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Looking for a Halloween makeup tutorial that will give you that perfect combination of spooky and glamorous? Look no further! In this Dark Fairy Halloween Makeup Tutorial by Glam&Gore, you’ll learn all the steps to achieve a creepy yet dazzling fairy look. The tutorial covers both sfx makeup and the glam makeup, so whether you’re a beginner or have experience in special effects makeup, anyone can follow along and create this look. Plus, it also provides instructions on how to make the headdress and pointy ears, adding that extra touch to your costume. So, get ready to be the most enchantingly eerie fairy at the Halloween party!

This tutorial is all about creating a accessible and simple version of a popular Halloween costume. It aims to give a spooky twist to the classic fairy look while making it easy for all skill levels. With white paint as a base, metallic blue and green for contouring, and black for detailing, you’ll achieve that perfect dark fairy aesthetic. Plus, the tutorial doesn’t stop at makeup – it includes instructions on creating caged eyes using liquid latex and cotton, as well as adding glitter and sparkles for an eye-catching effect. To complete the look, follow the instructions on how to accessorize the costume with a wig and headdress. With the guidance provided by Glam&Gore, you’ll be the wickedly beautiful fairy of everyone’s nightmares!

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I. Introduction

Welcome to the wonderful world of cosplay! If you’re looking to transform yourself into a fantastical creature or character, you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take you through the step-by-step process of creating a stunning fantasy cosplay look. From SFX makeup to glamorous accents, and from enchanting headdresses to mystical pointy ears, we’ll cover it all. So, get ready to unleash your creativity and let’s dive into the magical realm of cosplay!

II. SFX Makeup

A. Basic Supplies

Before we begin with the transformation, let’s start by gathering the necessary supplies. Assemble your SFX makeup kit, which should include a variety of brushes, liquid latex, cotton balls, a metallic blue and green palette, and black face paint. Additionally, make sure to have some clear cling wrap and a hot glue gun handy, as we’ll be exploring optional accessories later on.

B. Applying the Base

To create a solid base for your cosplay look, start by prepping your face with a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Then, apply a high-quality foundation that matches your skin tone. This will provide an even canvas for your SFX makeup. Next, move on to concealing any blemishes or dark circles with a reliable concealer. Once your base is flawless, you’re ready to move on to the fun part – contouring!

C. Contouring with Metallic Blue and Green

Using a small brush, dip into your metallic blue and green palettes. To add depth and dimension, apply the metallic blue shade along the hollows of your cheeks, temples, and jawline. Blend it well to achieve a seamless gradient. Next, take the metallic green shade and highlight the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, brow bone, and the bridge of your nose. This will give a magical glow to your look!

D. Detailing with Black

Now, it’s time to add some mesmerizing details with black face paint. With a fine-tipped brush, carefully draw intricate designs around your eyes, forehead, and chin. Let your imagination run wild – you can create elegant swirls, mystical symbols, or even intricate patterns inspired by nature. Once you’re satisfied with the detailing, step back and admire the transformation!

E. Creating Caged Eyes with Liquid Latex and Cotton

For an otherworldly touch, let’s create the illusion of caged eyes. Using a small brush or a cotton swab, carefully apply a thin layer of liquid latex around your eyes, leaving enough space for visibility. While the latex is still wet, gently press small pieces of cotton onto it, forming a lattice-like pattern. Allow the latex to dry completely before moving on to the next steps. And there you have it – captivating caged eyes that will dazzle everyone!

III. Glam Makeup

A. Applying the Base

In the world of cosplay, glam makeup is all about enchanting beauty and a touch of sparkle. Start by repeating the steps in the SFX makeup section, including cleansing, moisturizing, and applying foundation and concealer. This will ensure a flawless base for your glam look.

B. Contouring with Metallic Blue and Green

Take your metallic blue and green palettes again and repeat the contouring process outlined earlier. However, for a glam look, be sure to apply a lighter hand and focus more on highlighting rather than creating deep shadows. The aim is to achieve a soft, ethereal glow that will capture attention and radiate beauty.

C. Detailing with Black

With black face paint and a steady hand, add subtle yet striking details to enhance your glam makeup. Instead of bold designs, opt for delicate eyeliner wings or intricate swirls on the corners of your eyes. Remember, less is often more when it comes to glam makeup. Allow the simplicity to exude elegance and let the focus remain on your overall enchanting appearance.

D. Adding Glitter and Sparkles

Now, let’s unleash the magic! Sprinkle a touch of glitter on your eyelids, cheekbones, or any other areas you wish to highlight. Choose a shade that complements your cosplay character – silver for a cosmic look, gold for a regal flair, or multicolor for a whimsical vibe. Finish off your glam makeup with a dusting of sparkling powder to create an enchanting aura around you. Prepare to mesmerize everyone with your radiant presence!

IV. Headdress

A. Required Materials

To complete your fantasy cosplay look, a captivating headdress is a must. Gather the following materials: a thin wire (e.g., jewelry wire), pliers, faux flowers in colors that complement your overall theme, a headband, and clear fishing line.

B. Making the Wire Frame

Using the pliers, manipulate the wire into a desired shape. This could range from a simple crown-like structure to more elaborate designs inspired by mythical creatures. Take your time and ensure that the wire fits comfortably on your head. You can use the headband as a base or wrap the wire directly around your head for added stability.

C. Adding Faux Flowers

Once the wire frame is in place, it’s time to channel your inner florist. Attach faux flowers of varying sizes and colors to the wire using the clear fishing line. As you work, consider the overall aesthetics of your cosplay character and arrange the flowers accordingly. Be generous with the flowers, allowing them to bloom gorgeously from the headdress.

D. Attaching the Headdress

To secure the headdress, carefully position it on your head, making sure it rests comfortably. Use bobby pins or additional clear fishing line to attach it to your hair or headband, depending on the design. Once the headdress is securely fastened, admire the masterpiece you’ve created. Your cosplay look now has an extra touch of enchantment!

V. Pointy Ears

A. Required Materials

For characters with elven or mythical origins, pointy ears are a crucial detail. To bring this fantasy element to life, gather the following materials: liquid latex, ear-shaped molds (available at costume stores or online), a small brush, and a pair of scissors.

B. Creating the Ear Shapes

To start, cut out the ear-shaped molds to fit your own ears. Follow the instructions provided with the molds, ensuring they are properly secure on your ears. Next, apply a thin layer of liquid latex onto the molds using the brush. Repeat this step until you’ve achieved a thicker layer that will give your ears a realistic appearance. Allow the latex to dry completely before proceeding.

C. Attaching the Ears

Once the latex has dried, carefully remove the molds from your ears. You should now have a pair of pointy ear shapes made from the latex. To attach them, apply a small amount of liquid latex to the skin around your own ears and gently press the ear shapes onto the latex. Hold them in place for a few seconds to ensure a secure bond. Now, revel in your transformation as your normal ears are magically replaced with mystical ones!

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VI. Optional Accessories

A. Clear Cling Wrap Wings

To add an ethereal touch, consider creating wings using clear cling wrap. Cut out wing shapes from the cling wrap and attach them to a wire frame. Secure the wings to your back using clear fishing line or elastic straps, depending on your preference. This optional accessory will make you truly look like you’ve emerged from a realm of magic and wonder.

B. Duct Tape Corset

For a more edgy and futuristic cosplay look, a duct tape corset can be a captivating addition. Wrap duct tape around your torso, creating a corset-inspired design. Be sure to leave enough space for comfortable movement. Add extra layers for sturdiness and use Velcro or a sturdy ribbon as a closure. This accessory will give your fantasy character a bold and empowering edge.

C. Hot Glue Gun Details

If you’re a fan of intricate details, grab your trusty hot glue gun! From delicate swirls to elaborate patterns, the possibilities are endless. Add mesmerizing designs to your headdress, wings, or even your costume itself. Just ensure the glue has cooled completely before wearing your cosplay ensemble – safety first!

D. Round Base

For characters with a celestial or magical concept, a round base with LED lights can create a mesmerizing effect. Attach small LED lights to a circular base made from lightweight materials such as foam board or cardboard. Paint the base with glittery or metallic paint for an otherworldly touch. Place the base on the ground or hold it during your cosplay event to cast an enchanting glow that will captivate everyone around you.

VII. Conclusion

Congratulations on your journey through the enchanting world of cosplay! With the step-by-step guide provided, you now have the tools and knowledge to create a stunning fantasy cosplay look. Whether you choose SFX makeup, glam accents, striking headdresses, captivating pointy ears, or optional accessories, the possibilities are endless. So, gather your supplies, unleash your creativity, and let your imagination transport you to a realm of magic and wonder. Get ready to be the star of any cosplay event with your mesmerizing presence and breathtaking transformation!

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