Instagram's Best Halloween Makeup Inspo

Double tap x 1,000,000.

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Just a quick scroll through your feed and it's clear: Instagram has become the ultimate source of all kinds of beauty inspiration. And in the weeks leading up to Halloween, your feed is about to take on a whole other crop of elaborate, out-of-the-box makeup ideas, including the super-spooky, the crazy-beautiful, and the politically charged, all of which are definitely worthy of a double tap. So we rounded up our favorite of the bunch, below.

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1 A Resounding 'No'
Instagram

Whatever you want this makeup look to symbolize, 2017 would be a better year than ever to wear a sign of protest as a costume.

Makeup by @sarahmcgbeauty

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2 Raver
Instagram

A sentient rainbow or a lost Burning Man attendee—you decide.

Makeup by @kimberleymargarita_

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3 Crazy Clown
Instagram

Spooky clowns are going to be big this Halloween, many thanks to It, so put your own spin on the clown trope with some smeared eyeliner and overdrawn lipstick.

Makeup by @ida_elina

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4 Pinocchio
Instagram

Needed: a very steady hand for the drawn-on wood patterns and the décolletage details.

Makeup by @casslloydfox

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5 Oompa Loompa
Instagram

The combo of green and yellow eye shadow plus tangerine lipstick is the highlight of this modern Oompa Loompa costume.

Makeup by @ahitsrosa

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6 Unicorn
Instagram

Because you know unicorns will be everywhere this Halloween, and this look's much less heavy-handed if you don't have a high makeup skillset.

Makeup by @makeupartist411

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7 Ink Spots
Instagram

Here's a creative take on ink blots that looks like something straight out of American Horror Story. The powdered hair and lace choker are especially cool touches.

Makeup by @makeupbymouse

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8 Pop-Art Wonder Woman
Instagram

Add some 2D comic-book details to your 3D costume with some pop art lines and dots, plus an exaggerated cat-eye.

Makeup by @jordanhanz

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9 Bowie
Instagram

Because, let's be honest, our fascination with Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie will never die.

Makeup by @sarahmcgbeauty

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10 A Fairy
Instagram

Do your best fairy impression with penciled-on freckles, super long falsies, and all of the contouring and highlighting skills you've got.

Makeup by @thealexbox

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11 The Joker
Instagram

We know the Heath Ledger Joker is still the most popular variation to portray for Halloween, but we're still partial to the comic book version of the baddie: over the top wig, larger-than-life lips, and all.

Makeup by @rtist

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12 Mermaid
Instagram

Even though it feels like we've hit peak mermaid and unicorn everything this year, it's still fun to dress up in all the sparkles, glitter, and pastel colors.

Makeup by @sassyalternativegirl

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13 The Mad Hatter
Instagram

A bright red wig, brilliant white lashes, and a red lip are your keys to re-creating Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter. Try contouring with a rose color and accenting under the eyes with lilac, as seen here, for a ghastlier take on the Alice and Wonderland character.

Makeup by @labrinthia

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14 Galaxy
Instagram

If you're hoping to achieve an out-of-this-world look, take some cues from this Beauty Boy on painting a colorful galaxy across your face, flecked with stars.

Makeup by @jamescharles

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15 Glitter Clown
Instagram

Put a new spin on the sad clown trope this Halloween with some neon accents: blue hair and disco glitter everywhere.

Makeup by @annabelletemp

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16 Pop Art Marilyn
Instagram

Forget her looks from The Seven Year Itch or Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. If you're going to portray Marilyn Monroe this year, take a graphic, pop art approach instead—just don't forget the red lips.

Makeup by @kris.giff

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17 Harley Quinn
Instagram

For a less clownish approach to Harley Quinn, try Jamie Genevieve's smoky eyes and gradient lip approach.

Makeup by @jamiegenevieve

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18 Unattainable Woman
Instagram

A tribute to Amber Rose's #unattainablewoman initiative, you can make a political statement by wearing the misogynist labels that are all too often thrust upon women in society.

Makeup by @jordanhanz

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19 Koan from Sailor Moon
Instagram

Take on the youngest Ayakashi sister with a crescent moon, magenta on the waterlines, and a gothy plum lip.

Makeup by @michellephan

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20 Contouring
Instagram

If you, too, are wondering if we've reached peak contour, this is one way to comment on the matter.

Makeup by @alexandrametalclown

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21 #LoveisLove
Instagram

There's no Halloween like the present to celebrate #LoveisLove.

Makeup by @valencia0612

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22 Lunar Eclipse
Instagram

If you're inspired by recent lunar activity, try this eclipse beauty look: a cat eye, black lips, and stages of the moon etched across your décolletage.

Makeup by @michellephan

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23 Oil-Slick Rainbow
Instagram

This look may require a sand art hair dye job to match, but what could be cooler than a neon-bright, oil-slicked rainbow face?

Makeup by @sarahmcgbeauty

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24 American Horror Story Hotel Mattress Lady
Instagram

If you're an American Horror Story mega-fan, try your hand at becoming the scary mattress lady with a key.

Makeup by @creativeboss

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25 Snapchat Rainbow Vomit
Instagram

Taste the rainbow à la Snapchat.

Makeup by @gettingpretty

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26 Skull Face
Instagram

If you're out for scares, throw on an LBD and paint on this hyper-real skull makeup.

Makeup by @makeupbydenise

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27 Mosaic Neckpiece
Instagram

If you're not a makeup wiz per se, try piecing together a mosaic neckpiece made from magazine cut-out fragments.

Makeup by @greta_ag

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28 Flapper
Instagram

Transform yourself into a Roaring Twenties siren with pearlescent smoky eyes, ultra-skinny brows, and a dark violet lip with a prominent cupid's bow.

Makeup by @aleciamakeupartistry

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29 Blue Slime
Instagram

If you're planning on hopping out of character, go for something abstract but still visually appealing. We're loving the glossy lips and bold brows here.

Makeup by @beautygonebad

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30 Edward Scissorhands

Get into character with a tousled black wig, a belt as choker, and eyelash glue plus tissue as scars all over your face (FWIW, she used third degree silicone). Check out our tutorial on how to fake a bleached brow to complete the look.

Makeup by @lexiflow

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