How to Create a Halloween Face Mask

How to Create a Halloween Face Mask

If you’re planning on going out for Halloween this year, you’ll need to wear a fabric face mask to keep yourself and others safe.[1] X Trustworthy Source World Health Organization Health information and news provided by the World Health Organization Go to source Your face mask doesn’t have to bog down your Halloween costume; in fact, it can make it even better! Whether you’ve made your own face mask or you bought one already, you can do a little bit of crafting to make your mask the focal point of your costume this year.

Method 1 of 3:
Scary Design Ideas

1
Look intimidating with a skull mask. Grab a black fabric mask and spread it flat on the table, then dip a small paintbrush into white acrylic paint. Use your paint to outline the bottom part of a skull, including the cheek bones, the teeth, and the nose. Use black acrylic paint to add shadows, then let your mask dry before putting it on. [2] X Research source To make a skeleton costume, put on an all-black outfit and cut out bone shapes from white paper. Tape the bones to your body and wear your skull mask to creep everyone out! If painting isn’t your thing, buy fabric with a skull print on it instead.
2
Make blood splatters with red paint for a gory mask. Set a white face mask on a sheet of plastic, then dab some red paint onto a plate. Dip your brush into the paint and use your thumb to flick the bristles toward your mask to create a spooky splatter pattern. [3] X Research source Complete your bloody look with ripped clothing and fake blood going down the side of your face. If you want to get even spookier, use hot glue to attach some fake spiders to your mask.
3
Become a Jack o’ Lantern with a pumpkin face mask. Get an orange mask and spread it out flat on the table. Cut 2 triangles out of black vinyl (for the eyes) and one long jagged piece (for the mouth). Place these on your orange mask and put a piece of parchment paper over them, then iron them on. [4] X Research source You can wear this mask with an all-black outfit to let it shine, or you can play up the pumpkin aspect with some orange clothes.
4
Be a hairy monster with a fuzzy face mask. Cut up a fluffy boa and attach it to the top and bottom of a black face mask. Snip out some sharp teeth from white felt and a long tongue out of pink felt, then attach those to your mask to finish off your scary monster look. [5] X Research source You can use any color boa that you’d like! Bright blue and pink go great against a black mask. Finish your costume off by wearing fuzzy pajamas to be a cozy monster, or ripped clothes to be a scary monster.
5
Indulge your inner arachnid with a spider face mask. Grab a plain face mask in a solid color and spread it out flat. Trace a spider web pattern onto black felt, then carefully cut it out with scissors. Glue the spider web to your face mask with hot glue, then attach a few fake spiders for authenticity. [6] X Research source Black webbing won’t show up on a black mask, so make sure you pick a white, green, red, or other brightly colored mask. Add some sparkly glitter glue to make your mask shine.
6
Make a simple and spooky ghost out of a white face mask. Using black vinyl, cut out 2 circles for the ghost’s eyes and semi-circle for a smiling mouth. Arrange the ghost face on a plain white mask, then use an iron to attach the vinyl pieces. [7] X Research source You can complete your look with an all-white outfit to truly become a ghost.
7
Add lace to your mask for a creepy Victorian look. Grab a plain black face mask and glue some black lace around the edges. Add a few black beads to glam it up, then put on your mask to look mysterious. [8] X Research source Combine this mask with a long black dress and a black veil to look like you’re in mourning.
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Method 2 of 3:
Cute Design Ideas

1
Dress up like a party animal with an animal print mask. Use cheetah print, cow print, or zebra print fabric to make your own mask. Put on some animal ears and an animal print dress to look like a wild jungle animal. [9] X Research source You can also make your mask the star of the show by putting on animal ears and an all-black outfit instead.
2
Show off your Harry Potter house with a themed face mask. Grab a plaid face mask in the color of your Hogwarts house, then print out an iron-on Hogwarts house logo. Press the logo onto the front of your mask to show off which house you’re in. [10] X Research source Gryffindor is red and gold, Slytherin is green and silver, Ravenclaw is blue and bronze, and Hufflepuff is yellow and black. You can make a few of these masks in different colors to switch back and forth!
3
Add a superhero logo to your mask to complete your costume. Get a red or blue face mask and print out an iron-on logo of your favorite superhero. Press the patch onto your mask, then use a hot iron to attach it to the front. [11] X Research source Put on a superhero costume to go out trick or treating!
4
Dress up like a cat with whiskers on your mask. Spread a plain black mask out in front of you and use hot glue to attach a pom pom to the very center. Cut 6 lines out of white or black felt, then glue them around the pom pom for some whiskers. [12] X Research source Finish off your cat outfit with some ears and a fake tail. You could wear an all-black outfit or an animal print one for this costume.
5
Make a panda face out of black vinyl. Cut out 2 eyes and a smiling mouth from black vinyl, then arrange them on a white face mask. Use an iron to attach the vinyl to your mask, then cut out 2 semi-circles for the ears. Sew or glue these onto the top of your mask for a cute and cuddly costume. [13] X Research source This is the perfect costume to pair with a onesie for your kiddo!
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Method 3 of 3:
Goofy Design Ideas

1
Write “This is My Halloween Costume” for a low effort mask. If you’re going out and you don’t really want to dress up, grab a black mask and some white acrylic paint. Write out your letters in pencil and fill them in with white to show the world that you don’t need to dress up. [14] X Research source This is a perfect mask for taking the kids out trick or treating in.
2
Get silly by writing “Resting Witch Face” on your mask. Here’s another mask that could be your entire costume. Draw your letters out in pencil on a white mask, then fill them in with black acrylic paint. [15] X Research source If you want to put in a little extra effort, throw on a tall witch’s hat to stay on-theme.
3
Put on a funny mustache with a mustache mask. Get a plain black mask and thread a needle with sewing or embroidery thread. Draw a simple outline of a mustache, then fill it in with white thread to look like you’re rocking some facial hair. [16] X Research source Go for a big bushy mustache if you want to be a lumberjack, or do a small and pointy one to look elegant and fancy.
4
Rep your favorite Halloween references with a themed face mask. If there’s a Halloween movie or TV show close to your heart, you can paint or draw your favorite characters right on your mask. Pick out a funny phrase they say or draw their outlines to call back to a nostalgic memory. [17] X Research source Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Ghostbusters are all great ones to throw it back to. You can also find printed masks with media references online.
5
Draw a realistic mouth on your mask for funny-looking results. Grab a white face mask and fill in the majority of it with a paint that matches your skin color. Draw on a big red mouth with shiny white teeth to trick people into thinking it’s your face! [18] X Research source The more realistic looking, the better!
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Method 1 of 3:
Scary Design Ideas

1
Look intimidating with a skull mask. Grab a black fabric mask and spread it flat on the table, then dip a small paintbrush into white acrylic paint. Use your paint to outline the bottom part of a skull, including the cheek bones, the teeth, and the nose. Use black acrylic paint to add shadows, then let your mask dry before putting it on. [2] X Research source To make a skeleton costume, put on an all-black outfit and cut out bone shapes from white paper. Tape the bones to your body and wear your skull mask to creep everyone out! If painting isn’t your thing, buy fabric with a skull print on it instead.
2
Make blood splatters with red paint for a gory mask. Set a white face mask on a sheet of plastic, then dab some red paint onto a plate. Dip your brush into the paint and use your thumb to flick the bristles toward your mask to create a spooky splatter pattern. [3] X Research source Complete your bloody look with ripped clothing and fake blood going down the side of your face. If you want to get even spookier, use hot glue to attach some fake spiders to your mask.
3
Become a Jack o’ Lantern with a pumpkin face mask. Get an orange mask and spread it out flat on the table. Cut 2 triangles out of black vinyl (for the eyes) and one long jagged piece (for the mouth). Place these on your orange mask and put a piece of parchment paper over them, then iron them on. [4] X Research source You can wear this mask with an all-black outfit to let it shine, or you can play up the pumpkin aspect with some orange clothes.
4
Be a hairy monster with a fuzzy face mask. Cut up a fluffy boa and attach it to the top and bottom of a black face mask. Snip out some sharp teeth from white felt and a long tongue out of pink felt, then attach those to your mask to finish off your scary monster look. [5] X Research source You can use any color boa that you’d like! Bright blue and pink go great against a black mask. Finish your costume off by wearing fuzzy pajamas to be a cozy monster, or ripped clothes to be a scary monster.
5
Indulge your inner arachnid with a spider face mask. Grab a plain face mask in a solid color and spread it out flat. Trace a spider web pattern onto black felt, then carefully cut it out with scissors. Glue the spider web to your face mask with hot glue, then attach a few fake spiders for authenticity. [6] X Research source Black webbing won’t show up on a black mask, so make sure you pick a white, green, red, or other brightly colored mask. Add some sparkly glitter glue to make your mask shine.
6
Make a simple and spooky ghost out of a white face mask. Using black vinyl, cut out 2 circles for the ghost’s eyes and semi-circle for a smiling mouth. Arrange the ghost face on a plain white mask, then use an iron to attach the vinyl pieces. [7] X Research source You can complete your look with an all-white outfit to truly become a ghost.
7
Add lace to your mask for a creepy Victorian look. Grab a plain black face mask and glue some black lace around the edges. Add a few black beads to glam it up, then put on your mask to look mysterious. [8] X Research source Combine this mask with a long black dress and a black veil to look like you’re in mourning.
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Method 2 of 3:
Cute Design Ideas

1
Dress up like a party animal with an animal print mask. Use cheetah print, cow print, or zebra print fabric to make your own mask. Put on some animal ears and an animal print dress to look like a wild jungle animal. [9] X Research source You can also make your mask the star of the show by putting on animal ears and an all-black outfit instead.
2
Show off your Harry Potter house with a themed face mask. Grab a plaid face mask in the color of your Hogwarts house, then print out an iron-on Hogwarts house logo. Press the logo onto the front of your mask to show off which house you’re in. [10] X Research source Gryffindor is red and gold, Slytherin is green and silver, Ravenclaw is blue and bronze, and Hufflepuff is yellow and black. You can make a few of these masks in different colors to switch back and forth!
3
Add a superhero logo to your mask to complete your costume. Get a red or blue face mask and print out an iron-on logo of your favorite superhero. Press the patch onto your mask, then use a hot iron to attach it to the front. [11] X Research source Put on a superhero costume to go out trick or treating!
4
Dress up like a cat with whiskers on your mask. Spread a plain black mask out in front of you and use hot glue to attach a pom pom to the very center. Cut 6 lines out of white or black felt, then glue them around the pom pom for some whiskers. [12] X Research source Finish off your cat outfit with some ears and a fake tail. You could wear an all-black outfit or an animal print one for this costume.
5
Make a panda face out of black vinyl. Cut out 2 eyes and a smiling mouth from black vinyl, then arrange them on a white face mask. Use an iron to attach the vinyl to your mask, then cut out 2 semi-circles for the ears. Sew or glue these onto the top of your mask for a cute and cuddly costume. [13] X Research source This is the perfect costume to pair with a onesie for your kiddo!
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Method 3 of 3:
Goofy Design Ideas

1
Write “This is My Halloween Costume” for a low effort mask. If you’re going out and you don’t really want to dress up, grab a black mask and some white acrylic paint. Write out your letters in pencil and fill them in with white to show the world that you don’t need to dress up. [14] X Research source This is a perfect mask for taking the kids out trick or treating in.
2
Get silly by writing “Resting Witch Face” on your mask. Here’s another mask that could be your entire costume. Draw your letters out in pencil on a white mask, then fill them in with black acrylic paint. [15] X Research source If you want to put in a little extra effort, throw on a tall witch’s hat to stay on-theme.
3
Put on a funny mustache with a mustache mask. Get a plain black mask and thread a needle with sewing or embroidery thread. Draw a simple outline of a mustache, then fill it in with white thread to look like you’re rocking some facial hair. [16] X Research source Go for a big bushy mustache if you want to be a lumberjack, or do a small and pointy one to look elegant and fancy.
4
Rep your favorite Halloween references with a themed face mask. If there’s a Halloween movie or TV show close to your heart, you can paint or draw your favorite characters right on your mask. Pick out a funny phrase they say or draw their outlines to call back to a nostalgic memory. [17] X Research source Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Ghostbusters are all great ones to throw it back to. You can also find printed masks with media references online.
5
Draw a realistic mouth on your mask for funny-looking results. Grab a white face mask and fill in the majority of it with a paint that matches your skin color. Draw on a big red mouth with shiny white teeth to trick people into thinking it’s your face! [18] X Research source The more realistic looking, the better!
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