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Best Cosplay Makeup Looks to Take Inspiration From

By Ellie Child -
Sailor moon, Khaleesi, Ichigo

Comic Con might be cancelled, but it doesn't mean we can't have some fun at home with some of our favorite cosplay looks. Of course, splurging £700 on a 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 colors. Opt for shades ’White Pearl’ to outline and fill in your Spidey eyes.

NYX Professional Makeup White Liquid Liner

NYX Professional Makeup White Liquid Liner

$5.99
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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 Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner Black to fill in those iconic body tattoos.

I Heart Revolution UV Neon Hair Makeup - Blue

I Heart Revolution UV Neon Hair Makeup

$3.50
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Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner Black

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner Black

$16.50
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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 Benefit Brow Zings Kit in Deep.

Benefit Brow Zings - 06-Deep

Benefit Brow Zings

$32.00
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4. Poison Ivy

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

Morphe The James Charles Artistry Palette

Morphe The James Charles Artistry Palette

$46.00
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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 dramatized finish, try out the Velour Lashes Strip Down.

Velour Lashes Strip Down

Velour Lashes Strip Down

$30.60
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6. Khal Drogo

When you’re creating all-out, extreme makeup looks, a professional brush kit is essential. Fine lines, detailing and shading requires the expert precision of a tailored brush selection, which is why Sigma have created the ultimate ‘essentials’ kit. The Sigma Beauty Best of Sigma Brush Set is a must-have for both extreme looks and everyday touch ups, elevating your application game to a higher level.

Sigma Beauty Best Of Sigma Brush Set

Sigma Beauty Best Of Sigma Brush Set

$82.80
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7. Storm

Create those lightning 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

NYX Professional Makeup Glitter Goals Liquid Eyeshadow

$6.96
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8. Ichigo

Achieve that deadly pop of red with a pigment that won't 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

NYX Professional Makeup Modern Dreamer Eyeshadow Palette

$17.50
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9. Princess Jasmine

Here’s one for the girly girls. Get that princess glow to accentuate your best bits such as your eyes, collarbone, tops of your cheeks and even your shoulders! Top it off with a full face of glam before finalizing the look with some volumizing, dark hair extensions (because let’s be real, no one has hair as thick and luscious as a Disney princess).

Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil

Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil

$35.10
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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 color, while the Rimmel Brow This Way Fiber Pencil is great for creating standout arches.

MAC Powder Blush - Frankly Scarlet

MAC Powder Blush

$23.50
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Rimmel Brow This Way Fibre Pencil

Rimmel Brow This Way Fiber Pencil

$5.66
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So, whether you're just bored at home or want to refine your skills for next year, just know that the world of vloggers has you covered for some of the best cosplay makeup 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.