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Best Cosplay Makeup Looks to Take Inspiration From

By Ellie Child - 1 year ago | Updated
Sailor moon, Khaleesi, Ichigo

London Comic Con might be cancelled, but it doesn't mean we can't have some fun at home with some of our favourite cosplay looks. Of course, splurging £700 on a Spider-Man costume seems a bit silly right now, but you can easily create some epic looks with a little makeup know how.

Need some at home inspo? It's time to check out Cosmetify's selection of the best cosplay makeup looks...

1. Spider-Man

Save yourself a pretty penny or two by opting for this *relatively* easy makeup tutorial. The key here is to use a precise liner pencil to create the guidelines of your initial design. We love NYX Professional Makeup White Liquid Liner as it boasts pigment, longevity and a broad range of colours. Opt for shades ’White Pearl’ to outline and fill in your spidey eyes.

NYX Professional Makeup White Liquid Liner

2. The Joker & Harley Quinn

Want your other half to join in the fun? Link your looks with this dynamic duo ensemble. For nailing Harley Quinn’s iconic red and blue pigtails, we recommend choosing the budget-friendly, temporary (yet extremely pigmented) I Heart Revolution UV Neon Hair Make Up. And for the Joker, use the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner to fill in those iconic body tattoos.

I Heart Revolution UV Neon Hair Makeup

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

£16.62 £17.00 (3% off)

3. Daenerys Targaryen

Obviously the main part of this look is going to be the platinum blonde hair, but Dany's statement brows also complete her iconic image. Dramatically define and darken your brows with Sigma Beauty Tint + Tame Brow Gel in dark. Looking for more GoT inspo? Check out The Most Iconic Game of Thrones Hairstyles for some serious hair envy.

Sigma Beauty Tint + Tame Brow Gel - Dark

Sigma Beauty Tint + Tame Brow Gel

£12.60

4. Poison Ivy

This makeup look is a go-to for cosplay costumes and for good reason. Use the Morphe Artistry Palette to nail this sultry look following Kayleigh Noelle’s epic transformation.

Morphe Artistry Palette

5. Sailor Moon

There is one essential accessory you need when trying to get those anime-esque eyes: false eyelashes. Nothing recreates that doe-eyed, angelic look like a decent set of false lashes. For a dramatised finish, try out the Ardell Faux Mink 811 Lashes.

Ardell Faux Mink 811 Lashes

Ardell Faux Mink 811 Lashes

£4.80 £7.99 (40% off)

6. Khal Drogo

When you’re creating all-out, extreme makeup looks, a professional brush kit is essential. Those fine lines, detailing and shading need the expert precision of a tailored brush selection, which is why Sigma have created the ultimate ‘essentials’ kit. The Sigma Beauty Essential Brush Kit t is a must-have for both extreme looks and everyday touch ups, elevating your application game to a higher level.

Sigma Beauty Essential Brush Kit

Sigma Beauty Essential Brush Kit

£98.55 £109.50 (10% off)

7. Storm

Create those lightening bolt lines for a character costume that cannot be misidentified. We suggest using a white liquid liner like @onlinekyne does in her tutorial before adding a shimmering coat of glitter liquid eyeshadow for that final pop of glam. Our go-to is the NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeshadow.

NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeshadow

8. Ichigo

Achieve that deadly pop of red with a pigment that wont let you down. NYX Professional Makeup Modern Dreamer Eyeshadow Palette has all the shades you'll need including that bold red hue. Play around with long-lasting, buildable shades for the perfect scary finish.

NYX Professional Makeup Modern Dreamer Eyeshadow Palette

9. Princess Jasmine

Here’s one for the girly girls. For this video, all you need is to essentially apply a full face of glam before topping it off with some volumising, dark hair extensions (because let’s be real, no one has hair as thick and luscious as a Disney princess). The Beauty Works 18 Double Hair Set Clip In Extensions provide extra length and volume for you to style, giving you ultimate princess vibes.

Beauty Works 18 Double Hair Set Clip In Extensions

10. Vanellope Von Schweetz

This sweet cosplay costume is from the much-loved Wreck It Ralph. The key to this look is extra bold brows with lots and lots of rosy blush across your cheeks and nose. The MAC Powder Blush is perfect for adding a pop of colour. And the Rimmel Brow This Way Fibre Pencil is great for creating standout arches.

MAC Powder Blush

Rimmel Brow This Way Fibre Pencil

So, whether you're just bored at home or want to refine your skills for next year, just know that the world of vloggers have you covered for some of the best cosplay makeup looks.

For more beauty tips and tricks take a look at our Beauty Hub with guides on How To Clean Makeup Brushes - especially relevant after testing out a few of these looks.

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Ellie Child

Written by Ellie Child

With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.

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