Halloween might seem so far away, but that ish will sneak up on you faster than you can say candy corn. And, since we take particular pride in our creative-costume prowess (there’s a raging competition in our office each October 31), we're here to help. We don’t think you need to drop a ton of dough on a pre-packaged (and frankly, kind of cookie-cutter) costume — all you really need for a look that wows is some makeup know-how and a few inventive accessories.
So, we paired up with Make Up For Ever and makeup artist Jen Evans for an epic Halloween beauty DIY that'll help you create three awesomely awe-inspiring characters: The Hunger Games’ Effie Trinket, rapper Azealia Banks, and The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan. Check out these crazy-cool transformations, learn how to recreate them at home, and get ready to cause some of your own thrills and chills on All Hallow’s Eve.
Makeup by Jen Evans for Make Up For Ever; Models Tara Rasmus, Lacroix Scott, Saira Zia
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh