You can transform your kids Halloween costume from super cute to super spooky with this easy Halloween face paint. It’s great for adding that extra touch of spooky to a shop-bought costume. You don’t have to be exact and it also works beautifully with most costumes, including everyday clothes! But if you don’t fancy a spooky costume you could try going as in a Winnie The Witch Costume, Norman The Slug Costume or even a Night Pirate Costume.
The key face paint colours are black and white. If you do bring in another colour blend it in around the eyes area only and pick a colour from the costume itself. Ra’s costume had a hint of blue in it so I added that to the eye blend area which worked really well.
Materials You Will Need For The Easy Halloween Face Paint
Face paint (black, white and blue),
Good quality paint brushes,
a cup of water (for the paintbrushes)
two bowls of water (for the sponges)
a hair band to keep the hair off the face
How To Apply Your Easy Halloween Face Paint
Start with the white faceprint and dab gently all over the face. The trick with this is to not make your sponge to wet as you want a nice thick layer. I do a first cover, let it dry and then apply the second. I also do a light whitewash over any bare arms, neck, shoulders or chest area.
Keep siblings out of the room. They are a massive distraction and have a habit of winding up the child who’s with you!
Next, apply the dark colour on to the eyelid and a lighter shade of it around the upper eyelid and underneath the eye using your fingertip. I mixed some blue and black together to create my colour.
Don’t worry about being perfect, once you start blending it all comes together. The hardest part is getting the eyes to look a similar colour.
Once the main colour is in place it’s just a case of gently blending using a mix of water and colour. I add white to the edges and dab away. It’s a bit like painting. Practice on your hand beforehand you can completely change the sales by dabbing a little white or black.
Use your the back of your hand as a paint palette to blend the colours.
Once you’ve done the eyes, pick up a paintbrush and draw a large smile line from one side of the face to the other. Don’t make the paintbrush too wet and use a good quality brush with a nice firm bend to the hairs. Fill in the lips and ad some vertical lines. Don’t be overly precious about the lines. With kids speed is important as they like to move!
And there you have it. A costume with extra wow using simple Halloween Face Paint.