Although Halloween may look a little different this year, it doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate safely. These 5 D.I.Y. Halloween looks can be easily created using items found at London Drugs, while also adding a Halloween face mask from our selection or creating a customized face mask from our Photolab to fit the look! Keep reading for a step-by-step on each Halloween costume.
Want to turn yourself into a mythical mermaid? We’re showing you how to really up your Halloween game to create this elevated creature-from-the-deep Sea Witch look, complete with pearlescent scales, striking blue hair, and eerie contact lenses.
WHAT WE USED:
–NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Onyx and Brights
–Ardell Faux Mink Lashes in 810
-Primal Costume Contact Lenses in Cotton Candy (find them in-store at select stores!)
–NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Little Denim Dress
–NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Primer
–NYX Professional Makeup Face & Body Glitter in Ice
–NYX Professional Makeup Pigments in Froyo
–KISS Glam Fantasy Special FX Gel Nails in FGF01
–NYX Professional Makeup White Eyeshadow Base
–L’Oreal Colorista Spray 1-Day Colour in Blue300 and PastelBlue300
Firstly, you’re going to want your makeup to last all night, so using a primer is a MUST. We’ve used the NYX Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Base in white. What’s great about this is that because it’s white, any colours you layer over it will really pop. Use this on eyelids and anywhere you’re planning on putting your mermaid scales on (we’ll explain more about these scales later). We recommend applying the primer along your hairline on your forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose.
Next, apply iridescent coloured eyeshadow using a makeup brush to the areas where the primer was applied. We recommend a pastel colour like blue, pink or purple. Here, we’ve mixed some purple shadows from the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Brights and NYX Professional Makeup Pigments in Froyo.
Now it’s time to add the key part of the look- the scales! Stretch the fishnet stocking over your face and dab on dark blue eyeshadow over the spots you applied the purple eyeshadow. We’re using blue shades from the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palettes in Brights and Onyx. Apply generously and remove the stocking to reveal your aquatic scales!
Turn your regular hair into Sea Witch hair. Use L’Oreal Colorista Spray 1-Day Colour to get temporary hair colour that easily washes out. We recommend shades of blues, purples and pinks. Here we’re using shades Blue 300 and Pastel Blue 30.
A great Halloween look is all in the details. Deepen your eyeshadow by adding blue to the corners, line your eyelids with liquid black liner and apply some false lashes. You can even pat on some glitter to capture that mystical underwater element. This is your chance to get creative! We’ve used the NYX Professional Makeup Vinyl Liquid Liner, Ardell Faux Mink Lashes, NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Primer and NYX Professional Makeup Face & Body Glitter in Ice.
Also add to the look with ocean accessories. These can be done by gluing seashells to a headband or hairclips. Don’t have any of those? Don’t worry-we’ve simply cut out printed images of starfish and shells and taped them in place. BONUS TIP: Use our London Drugs Photolab to print out items such as these for effortless costume accessories. You can also add fake nails to complete your costume. Here, we’ve used Kiss Gel Fantasy Special FX Gel Nails.
ELEVATE THE LOOK: You’ll want to make your eyes the main focus as you wear your face mask. We’ve taken this look from simple mermaid to Sea Witch by adding Primal Costume Contact Lenses. We’ve used the colour Cotton Candy here. They are easy to put on and add a super eerie vibe. Find them in-store at select London Drugs locations.
MASK: We went with a mermaid-scale pattern face mask to compliment the costume. Find this template at our Photolab or upload your own image!
Feel elegant and divine by simply turning a bed sheet and scarf into this easy DIY Greek Goddess costume. It also gives you an excuse to get all decked out in gold! Keep reading below to find out how to get the look.
WHAT WE USED:
–White Bed Sheet
–Annabelle Smoothliner Eyeliner in Black
–Gold Coloured Jewellery
–Ardell Faux Mink Lashes in 810
–Annabelle Single Eyeshadow in Ebony
–NYX Professional Makeup Pigments in Go H.A.M.
–NYX Professional Makeup Pigments in Brighten Up
–Annabelle V.I.P. Lipstick in Nevada
-Gold rope or beige sash (find them in-store!)
The very first part of the costume is tying the toga. For this, we’ve simply use a white bed sheet that you can find at any London Drugs. First, grab two ends on the long side of the bedsheet and twist each end so that they make a rope. Cross each rope end over each other and bring them up so that they are behind your neck. There, secure it with a knot.
No Greek goddess is complete without her gold jewelry and accessories. Use a piece of rope or a sash to tie around your waist. Here, we’ve used a beige-coloured pashmina scarf and some jewellery you can find in our cosmetics department.
For your makeup, start off with your usual foundation routine. Since you’re a divine entity, add a gold eyeshadow to your eyelids and deepen the outer corners with some black eyeshadow. We’ve used NYX Professional Makeup Pigments in Go H.A.M and Annabelle Single Eyeshadow in Ebony. Line eyes with some black liner and add some drama with false lashes. Here, we’ve used Annabelle Smoothliner Eyeliner and Ardell Faux Mink Luxuriously Lightweight Lashes in 810. For lips, we went with a neutral shade from Annabelle’s V.I.P. Lipstick line. Also, don’t forget to add highlight everywhere to get that lit-from-within heavenly glow! We’re using NYX Professional Makeup’s Pigments in Brighten Up (we even added some to the lips!). Lastly, swipe on some gold nail polish to complete the look. We suggest using Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Fast Dry Colour in Go For Gold.
MASK: We went with a gold-pattern face mask to compliment the costume. Find this template at our Photolab or create a personalized mask by uploading your own photo.
There might not be a full moon on Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you can’t transform yourself into a hair-raising wolfman! We’ve laid out everything you need to create this terrifying look below.
WHAT WE USED:
–A white shirt
-Hair Gel (L’Oreal Studio Line Indestructable Gel Concentrate)
-Halloween Stage Blood & Fangs
–Danson Makeup Crayons
–Halloween Tube Makeup in Black
-Primal Costume Contact Lenses in Thriller (find them in-store at select stores!)
–Danson Fake Blood Spray
The great thing about this costume is that you can use regular clothes! We recommend wearing jeans, a plaid long sleeve shirt, and a white shirt you don’t mind getting some fake blood on.
Using a brush or a makeup sponge, apply the black cream makeup around the hairline, jaw bone and cheek bones. Let it dry and then use a black face paint crayon to draw “hair marks” over the areas you applied the black cream. Also draw hair marks on the eyebrows and along either side of the nose. This doesn’t have to be perfect and can be messy-you’re a scruffy wolfman after all!
Next, use the black crayon to colour the tip of the nose and nostrils and to draw half almond shapes under the eyes. Apply the black cream makeup to the lips. You can also apply a small amount of the black cream to the sponge and dab it over the face to give it a “dirty” look.
Apply a generous amount of hair gel so that your hair looks like a crazy mess (you’re a wolfman, remember!) We’ve used the L’Oreal Studio Line Indestructable Gel Concentrate.
Now time for the part that will really transform you into a wild animal! Put in some fangs and apply generous dollops of the fake blood to the corners of the mouth. Use the blood spray to apply blood onto the neck, your white shirt, and anywhere else you want!
ELEVATE THE LOOK: Take your costume from basic wolfman to terrifying werewolf by wearing Primal Contact Lenses. For this look, we’ve chosen the style Thriller. Now get out there and do your best howl (while maintaining your social distance!)
MASK: We went with a growling werewolf face mask to go with the costume. Find this template at our Photolab or upload your own image to create a personalized face mask.
This costume is just as classic as it is creepy. Keep reading to learn how you can transform into a mummy with face paint and bandages you can find at London Drugs.
WHAT WE USED:
–Danson Makeup Crayons
-Primal Costume Contact Lenses in Zombie I (find them in-store at select stores!)
–Adhesive Medical Tape
–Halloween Tube Makeup in White
All that’s required for the actual costume part of this look is a white shirt. Bonus points if you have white pants but a pair of black pants or even jeans will do.
Using a sponge, brush or your fingers, apply the white cream makeup to the entire face, down to the neck and ears. Next, mix the black, red and blue face paint crayons together to create a black-purple colour. Apply this colour on the lips and around the eyes and lids to create a sunken-eye look.
Now it’s time for the mummy wrappings! Using gauze bandages, wrap around the head, neck and face, leaving the eyes and the mouth exposed. Secure into place using adhesive medical tape. Take the gauze and also use it to wrap around the chest, arms, legs, anywhere you want – the more bandage, the better. You can also use safety pins to secure the bandages to your clothing. That way, you can do your best mummy walk without having to worry about unravelling!
Warm up a tiny amount of the black face paint crayon with your fingers and roughly apply this over your mummy bandages. This will make it look like you crawled out of a 2,000 year old tomb
ELEVATE THE LOOK: Sure, you’re a creepy mummy, but why not become the bone-chilling walking undead? Pop in some Primal Contact Lenses in Zombie I. We guarantee anyone who stares into your dead eyes will run the other way.
MASK: We went with a ghoulish mummy face mask to compliment the costume. Find this template at our Photolab or create a personalized mask by uploading your own photo.
Want a sweet and simple costume for your little one? Check out this super easy costume you can create yourself using items you can find at London Drugs! Just follow the step-by-step tutorial below.
WHAT WE USED:
–A small towel (any colour works, we chose baby pink)
–Goody Ouchless Headbands (any colour works, we chose bright pink)
-Playgro Bright Baby Duckies (You can use any small bath toys)
–Body puff (any colour works, we chose pink)
–A Hot glue gun
This step requires you to get a bit crafty in creating your little one’s costume. Gather together the bag of cotton balls, small towel, head bands and rubber duckies. Using a hot glue gun, attach cotton balls in clusters onto one side of the bath towel. These will act as bubbles and bath foam. As well, take one of the rubber duckies and secure to the headband will a dollop of hot glue.
It’s now time to turn your little one into a bath time cutie! Take the small towel wrap it around your little one with the cotton balls facing the front. Secure it in place with safety pins.
The final step is to accessorize! Put the rubber duckie head band on, place the body puff around your little’s wrist and give them another rubber duckie to hold. Voila! An easy and adorable DIY costume that is sure to garner a lot of “Awwww!” and “So cute!” comments.
MASK: We went for a face mask with bubbles and a rubber ducky to compliment the costume. Find this template at our Photolab or upload your own image!
Not into dressing up for Halloween but still want a fun, seasonal face mask? No problem! Our Photolab has a collection of pre-designed face masks with fall patterns or Halloween faces. We even have Canada-themed designs, animal patterns, school designs, and more! You can also choose from our Weddingstar Halloween face mask selection as well.
And there you have it! 5 DIY costumes all created with items found at London Drugs. Choose the look you like best to create for Halloween this year, or simply use these ideas as inspiration to create your own unique costumes. Have fun building your own spooky (or cute) look, be safe while maintaining social distancing, and Happy Halloween!