21 Gross Halloween Makeup Tutorials To Transform Into Your Worst Nightmare

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Ah, Halloween: The one time of year where looking like you've just survived a zombie apocalypse or a freak accident is socially acceptable. 'Tis the season for all things spooky, after all, so giving yourself a bloody special effects makeover with gross halloween makeup is the way to do the holiday justice.

It's time to break out all of the liquid latex, scar wax, and cheap fake blood you can secure, because scaring the bajeebers out of anyone who crosses your path is going to take some creepy creativity. From a rotting face to a bizarre facial accident with a pencil, there are no limits to how gross your SFX makeup can get. It doesn't matter if you plan a gory costume in advance or go the last minute Halloween makeup route; There's just no going wrong with a blood spattered, skin tattered makeover on Hallow's Eve. Often DIYable with household materials like cotton, glue stick, and food coloring, you don't even have to break the bank with costly effects makeup.

If you're itching to try your hand at bloody, clawed, and impaled makeup, look to these 21 repulsive tutorials for spooktastic inspiration.

1Stapled On Face

Bonnie Corban SFX on YouTube

This half glam, half dead Halloween makeup will definitely put your SFX skills to the test.

2Impaled Eye

Karolina Maria on YouTube

You may want to opt for rubber scissors and knives instead to nail this look; You wouldn't want to actually put out an eye in a freak makeup accident.

3Pencil Pierced Nose

Karolina Maria on YouTube

It's so unbelievably realistic, and the best part is it only takes a few materials to create.

4Joker Smile

AdrianaTeaCat on YouTube

Quite the classic, the Chelsea or Joker smile is still incredibly creepy, no matter how many times you've seen it done.

5Torn Mouth

Jordan Hanz on YouTube

With no SFX materials required, it will take artistic skill to create the illusion of bony teeth with shadows and paint, but if done correctly, this stretched mouth makeup will turn heads.

6Unzipped Face

Camilla Frederikke on YouTube

A bloody, unzipped face is as gross as it gets.

7Bloody Eye

BeautifulYouTV on YouTube

If you're new to creating creepy Halloween looks, this bloody eye tutorial will be a great introduction into the art of SFX makeup. It's not only quick and easy, but also uses materials you probably already own.

8Slit Throat

Karolina Maria on YouTube

Look like a victim of a slasher film in no time with this slit throat tutorial.

9Pulled Up Skin

NikkieTutorials on YouTube

This Halloween look puts a demonic twist on gross makeup. Just have your shadows and face paints ready— No liquid latex, scar wax, or molding clay is necessary to get the look

10Hanging Eye

ellimacs sfx makeup on YouTube

It doesn't get any more horrifying than a hanging eyeball.

11Missing Eye

Bonnie Corban SFX on YouTube

Simple enough to master hours before you hit the town, this missing eye tutorial is a last minute look that competes with the best creepy makeup ideas.

12Monster Mouth

goldiestarling on YouTube

Your skills with modeling clay will need to be on point to recreate this terrifying monster mouth.

13Can In Eye

ellimacs sfx makeup on YouTube

So glam and yet, so horrifying at the same time.

14Masquerade Flesh Mask

Bonnie Corban SFX on YouTube

This is not a drill! A masquerade mask made of ripped flesh will definitely scare the sh*t out of your fellow Halloweeners.

15Two Face

Beauteeinc Makeup and Hair Artistry on YouTube

Never will a charred face not be gross enough to knock 'em dead on Halloween.

16Creepy Face

Anoushka on YouTube

This mutilated face will definitely make someone pee their pants.

17Sewed Mouth

Karolina Maria on YouTube

It's so well done that it's hard to look away.

18Clawed Face

slightlyscented on YouTube

You can never go wrong with a clawed face. Easy to nail at the last minute, it's beginner friendly SFX makeup.

19Gory Jack-O-Lantern

Glam&Gore on YouTube

It's not the easiest look to recreate, but if done well, this gory pumpkin face will help you secure the best costume award, for sure.

20Zombie Face

Frankie Dare on YouTube

Making yourself over into a skin torn, blood stained zombie is quite the Halloween classic.

21Exploded Face

Beauty In Chaos on YouTube

Yep, this definitely takes the crown for the grossest Halloween makeup, hands down!

With makeup tutorials of all skill levels available for your viewing pleasure, there's no excuse not to give yourself a SFX makeover this Halloween. If you do, it looks like you'll be in a for a night of gory, creepy fun.