ByKatrina Stagg, writer at
Katrina Stagg

If your idea of a good Halloween costume is the one that will make your friends' blood run cold and strike fear in the hearts of children as you walk by, then this is a list for you.

Here are some impressive makeup ideas for five of your favorite horror icons this Halloween season!

1. Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street

YouTuber Madeyewlook has created an amazing "intermediate" Freddy makeup tutorial. The results are incredible. This by no means is an easy look but with some effort and drugstore makeup you can fake the rotting flesh in a very believable way.

If you prefer a more realistic rotting flesh look then toilet paper, Elmer's Glue and some store bought face paint should do the trick. Check out uwodoo's tutorial on rotting flesh here.

2. Pinhead - Hellraiser

This is an ambitious costume, but if you can pull it off you'll most definitely scare the shit out of some folks this Halloween. YouTuber UnlimitedElizabet has done a really impressive - and believable - Pinhead makeup tutorial with the nails and all.

3. Jason Voorhees - Friday the 13th

Another amazing tutorial by Madeyewlook, this time it's a Jason mask done using only makeup. Although props are great for Halloween a painted face is that much more impressive in my opinion.

4. Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs

Transform yourself into a pure sociopath with a little help from Natasha Morley and her makeup tutorial for an incredible Hannibal Lecter mask.

5. Chucky - Child's Play

UnlimitedElizabeth has another super creepy tutorial for one of the freakiest Chucky costumes I have ever seen. Check out her video and don't be fooled by the title of the video. I don't think my version of "easy" is the same as UnlimitedElizabeth's.

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