Tomorrow’s the big day… Halloween is here! In case you haven’t decided what you’re dressing up as yet, or you just want to get in the spirit, I’ve collected ALL my Halloween tutorials in this huge Halloween showdown. Enjoy!
Probably my favourite type of Halloween tutorial to do is mythical creature transformations. Especially if I can add a little history or medieval literature in there!
Hel is a Norse goddess, the ruler of Hel, one of the realms at the roots of Ygddrasil where the dead can end up.
The Banshee was originally just a Ban Sídhe, a woman of the Elf Mound. Throughout the years she evolved into a death-prophecising hag.
In this video I’m sharing some stories about Celtic wild madmen.
The tale of Blodeuedd is one of the storylines from the third branch of the Welsh Mabinogi, Math fab Mathonwy. Fascinating piece of literature, that one! Watch me transform into both her manifestations.
The year I filmed this, I went to a Halloween party dressed as the Badb Catha; battle crow. It’s one of the forms of the Morrígan, a character from medieval Irish literature (often seen as a goddess).
Mermaids are a more widely-known mythical creature, but one nonetheless. I had so much fun transforming into a water maiden!
Game of Thrones
The Song of Ice and Fire books and series have been a great inspiration for me. Not all of these were created as Halloween tutorials, but are certainly useful if you’re dressing up as one of the characters!
The White Walkers are definitely one of the most iconic characters from the series. I really enjoyed making this interpretation!
This beloved character from the book still hasn’t appeared in the series, even though readers have been waiting for her for seasons. I took the liberty of portraying her!
Two hairstyles inspired by Daenerys Targaryen.
Two hairstyles inspired by Cersei Lannister.
And one hairstyle inspired by Sansa Stark!
Lord of the Rings
Another great source of inspiration, especially in the earlier years of Loepsie, is Tolkien’s Middle Earth.
Male elven hair tutorials. Suitable for men and women.
Four hairstyles of Éowyn, shieldmaiden of Rohan.
Two of Arwen’s hairstyles, and her makeup, based on an interview with Liv Taylor’s makeup artist!
Some dwarf inspired hairstyles.
And, last but not least, the elven warrior Tauriel!
Tutorials for characters that aren’t GoT or LotR.
Get your creepy on with these instant Addams Family costumes. Transform into Morticia or Wednesday in minutes!
Harry Potter’s very own Bellatrix Lestrange, one of my favourite characters!
A full transformation into the butt-kicking Lagertha from Vikings.
Another Helena Bonham Carter one… I’m a fan! Here’s Sweeny Todd’s Mrs. Lovett.
Any sci-fi fans out there? Here’s a wraith queen from Stargate!
And something for gamers as well: Princess Zelda’s hairstyle!
Imagine a human trapped inside a crumbling porcelain doll…
If you want to take it easy on the makeup and just wear a mask, here’s the perfect hairstyle to go with it.
A dramatic, dark makeup tutorial. Anyone dressing up as a moon goddess?
There’s loads and loads of period inspired and historical tutorials on my channel. I can’t embed them all here or this post would become absolutely ridiculous, but you can check out the Makeup History playlist on my channel, where I go over how people wore makeup from the Ancient Egyptians all the way up to the 19th century.
If you want to dress up as something period, I can recommend the Art of Hair playlist, where I recreate hairstyles from famous paintings.
If you search for “period” or “renaissance” on my channel, you’ll find lots of hair tutorials.
I hope you find something here that you can use tomorrow. Have a great Halloween!