If you feel like you're barking up the wrong tree this Halloween, you might want to consider transforming yourself into man and woman's best friend: A dog. If you're stretched for time or deem yourself a makeup novice, these easy dog Halloween makeup tutorials will come to your rescue — and you don't even need to call on Lassie!
Dogs are the best. I'm sure cat lovers worldwide will hiss their fury at my previous statement, but if you've ever been close to a pup, you'll know they can be the most loving, loyal, caring companions a human could ask for. They make especially great mates if you're someone who prefers animals to people. So instead of joining the kitty brigade — and looking like a real life extra from Studio Ghibli's The Cat Returns — like many folks do come Halloween, be different and be a dog this year.
Perhaps the most fun thing about transforming into a furry, four-legged friend is there are so many breeds to choose from. You can literally choose your all time favorite breed and pretend you're entering The National Dog Show. So if you want to win Best in Show this Halloween, here are some easy dog makeup tutorials that will ensure you're not left in the dog house or stuck in a dogeared costume this year.
1. The Minimalist Muzzle
If you're looking to keep things really simple or you're just not a makeup whizz, this easy tutorial will make your tail wag in excitement. It's also a great option if you have a specific eye makeup look you want to wear on Halloween without your dog inspired makeup interfering with it.
2. The Snapchat Dogs
Social media sirens can literally become Snapchat dogs IRL with this nifty tutorial that includes instructions on how to create ears.
3. The Dog Makeup & Hair 3 Ways
This tutorial shows folks how to create a super easy dog inspired makeup look and also gives you three cute hairstyles to go with it.
4. The Big Bad Wolf
It's likely a lot of ladies will celebrate Halloween as Little Red Riding hood, but for something a little more original, you can opt to dress up as The Big Bad Wolf instead. This would make an awesome couple's costume if your partner or BFFs want to go as Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs.
5. The Puppy Eyed Look
If you want a more subtle costume, you can choose to create big, puppy dog eyes with the help of this cool tutorial. The YouTuber's hair is super adorable inspo too.
6. The Foxy Style
This one's for all the vixens out there who want to spend All Hallow's Eve dancing the night away to Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady" à la Garth in Wayne's World.
7. The Quick Dalmatian Costume
Instead of stressing out when you receive a last minute invite to a Halloween party, follow this tutorial to become the most darling dalmatian in town in just thirty minutes.
8. The Deluxe Dalmatian
This tutorial is actually intended for Cruella de Vil wannabes, but if you want to become a top pedigree pooch with a luxe vibe, you could utilize this tutorial to become a classy canine instead. Just pair it with a doggy hairstyle or ears and you're good to go!
9. The Lady Werewolf
For anyone seeking something a little spookier, this Lady Werewolf themed look will have you howling for joy. It treads the line between sassy and scary, so it's a great option for people who like to embrace the true spirit of Halloween. Although you might want to make sure there's not a full moon before you leave the house.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy a Scooby Snack knowing that you’ve got the perfect, pooch inspired Halloween costume in the bag!
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