best halloween costumes

Feature Friday: Halloween Makeup Q&A with Hannah Concannon of The Dress Up Box

Happy Feature Friday – Halloween Edition!

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 4.24.34 PMThis week we were lucky enough to have TWO makeup experts give us Halloween tips and tricks before the big day! Although getting the perfect costume is important, making sure your makeup enhances that look can tie the whole thing together. If you want to transform your face this Halloween but need to know how to do it, Hannah Concannon of The Dress Up Box has you covered! On her Instagram and website she features a Face of the Day, a new creative look done by Hannah on her own face! We love checking out her pages to find out what she’s doing next! She has a lot of experience and great recommendations for products you can use at home, so keep reading to get some ideas and make sure to also check out Part I with Erin Scott Beauty! And Happy (almost) Halloween!

Castle Logo: We love that you do a Face of the Day. What are some of your favorite looks you’ve done so far ?

DressUpBox_Banner_060914_331: This is definitely a tough one. My favorites change all the time, but at the moment here are the ones I keep coming back to:  The Moon, The Blue Fade, The rainbow swirls, and, of course, Darth Maul.

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Feature Friday: Halloween Makeup Q&A with Erin Scott Beauty

Happy Feature Friday – Halloween Edition!

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 8.58.50 pmThis week we’re showcasing TWO amazing people who answered some of our own questions as well as some of the questions you guys sent us regarding Halloween makeup. First up, we have Erin Scott of Erin Scott Beauty. Not only does she have great tips and trends for this Halloween, but she gives tons of makeup tutorials through her YouTube Channel year round! After Halloween is over and you need some makeup inspo, be sure to head to her page! You can also find her on Instagram and Twitter to see all of the looks she has done so far. If you still don’t know what you’re going to be this year, keep reading for some ideas from Erin Scott Beauty and make sure to also check out Part II with Hannah Concannon of The Dress Up Box.

Castle Logo: What are you being for Halloween?

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 4.31.00 PM: I’m planning on doing my Half Skull, Half Glam Makeup look which I featured on my YouTube channel.

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Halloween Costume Ideas

BY: TARA BURKE

 What are some of the best Halloween costumes? I seem to always be partial to DIY Halloween costumes. If it were up to me, I’d hand make all of my Halloween costumes. When I was younger my grandmother always sewed our costumes for whatever we wanted to be that year and it was great! We got to put our own personal touches on all of our costumes, whether they were more traditional like a fairy or something different like Starbucks cups (before it was cool😉). So to start off our list we give you some of the best hand-made costumes from the web!

1. A fun way to make your space costume a little more original

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Source: Instagram user surrocodelia

2. Bath Puffs!

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Source: Instagram user jsessbrown

3. These piñata costumes are too cute and just require some cutting skills and tissue paper!

4.  Paint a wire to make a magnetic lasso Photoshop costume!

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Source: i.huffpost.com

5. Play-Doh out of painted trash cans

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6. A Van Gogh painting…need I say more!

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Source: reddit.com

Ok, so now time for some kid’s costumes. Seriously, some parents just know how to do it right.

1. Cruella Devil

2.  Family UP costumes

3. Tornado twister_tornado

4. Baby Einstein

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5. Taco!

There were plenty more great DIY Halloween costumes out there where those came from. I was also able to track down some photos from our old Starbucks DIY Halloween costume. All we used was some white fabric, elastic for the tube top, a sewing machine and printable iron ons. Simple as that!

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