Halloween 2019: Costume and makeup ideas inspired by horror movies

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Need some inspiration for your Halloween costume? Take your cues from this creepy crop of horror movies. From Joker to Silence of the Lambs, these costumes are guaranteed to get a few screams.

Heidi Klum owns her title as Queen of Halloween, pulling off some of the most creepiest looks in the last decade.

If you want to be the best dressed at the party, get some inspiration from the top horror movies.


It’s been called “the most significant, daring, subversive and divisive” movie of 2019, so Joker is set to be a popular costume this year.

Melbourne-based makeup artist Stephanie Sin designed this look with water-based paint and eyeshadow.

“It’s all about what products you use,” Sin told the Herald Sun.

“When I decide to create a specific look, I focus on what colour I’m going to use as my base. I use water-based paint and eyeshadow to create dimensions. It can drastically change a face shape.”

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One of the most iconic masks of all time comes from the 1996 slasher film Scream. Transform yourself into Ghostface by using basic black and white makeup.


There’s nothing creepier than a possessed vintage doll, so whip out your pigtails and dress up as Annabelle this Halloween.

The Conjuring’sprequel racked up genuine scares in 2014 so this outfit is guaranteed to make everyone jump.


This 1991 psychological thriller had moviegoers on the edge of their seats.

Pay homage to this film by recreating the classic look on the movie poster.

You can even use red contacts to increase the scare factor of your costume.


Creepy clowns are on the agenda this Halloween after the release of It Chapter Two.

Scare all your friends by transforming into Pennywise the clown with this creepy makeup look created by Stephanie Sin.


Freddy Krueger is one of the most iconic horror movie characters of all time. Recreate his killer look this Halloween.

Add a gloved hand with fake razors for a more realistic look.


If you want to look just like the masked group of holiday-makers in The Purge, than grab your makeup brushes and try this look.

You’re bound to scare all your neighbours with this creepy smile.


With eight films in the franchise, Saw is one of the most popular horror films of all time.

To scare your neighbours this Halloween, dress up as Billy the Puppet.

Luckily for them, they won’t have to adhere to life-threatening games.


Tim Burton is the king of spooky so why not dress up as Victoria from Corpse Bride?

Once you paint yourself blue and grab a white veil, all you need to do is find yourself a Victor.


This 1975 American thriller film will go down in history as one of the most terrifying movies of its time.

Blue and grey makeup is definitely the key to taking this look to the next level.

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