Sometimes, it's the Halloween makeup that really takes a costume from pretty good to winning-first-prize-in-the-office-competition amazing. And with tens of thousands (or perhaps even more) of Oct. 31-specific tutorials to watch on YouTube, there's no lacking in inspiration for all types of costumes and all levels of makeup skill these days. In fact, the 11 most-watched Halloween tutorials of all time serve up a surprisingly representative sampling of the types of how-tos you'll find on the site.
Everyone from total makeup newbies to special effects masters can find something to suit their skill sets in this list of spooky tutorials. There's everything from hyper-specific pop culture references (even years after they came out, Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas characters appear to remain popular costumes) to more general roundups of traditionally creepy things, like vampires and a demon with pulled up skin. Whether you're working with a simple eyeshadow palette, a little bit of fake blood, or full-on prosthetic noses, you'll be able to recreate at least one of the looks on this list and find the one that'll be perfect for any sort of trick or treating you plan to do this year.