Today's tutorial is my rendition of the quintessential "sexy" animal costume. We've all seen the cute mouse or sexy cat roaming around each Halloween with their face makeup being no more than a black button nose and liquid eyeliner whiskers, right? This year I wanted to have something a little more out of the ordinary.
Some of you may remember my Lion Halloween Tutorial from a couple years ago. Because I had so much fun doing a feminized, semi-realistic animal before it made me want to try my hand again. I had this fox costume from my visit to Leg Avenue last year so I remixed the makeup to match the sly, exotic nature of the animal while retaining some of the realistic elements of shading and coloration of an actual red fox.
Check out the video and photos below!
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 140
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Stila Bronzing Powder in 01
NYX Blush in Cinnamon
Wet & Wild Comfort Zone Palette
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Perversion
Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Urban Decay Cannonball mascara
Etude House Vivid Long eyelashes
Sugarpill Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Tako
NYX Round Lipstick in Circe
Fox costume is by Leg Avenue
One thing I love about this outfit is that the ears are on the hood, which makes for a really unique and cute look. In fact, it reminds me of my Rainbow Dash hoodie! I gotta say, I'm a sucker for anthropomorphic costumes.
Here you can see the shading and contouring on the face. The eyeshadow shape actually enhances the length of the nose while the cheeks hint at the muzzle/whiskers of a fox. I didn't want to draw in whiskers since it would detract from the realistic look I was going for, but you could skip the dark muzzle shading and add the whiskers for a "cuter" effect.
Looking straight on, you can see the triangle shape the shadow was applied in over the eyelids. I love taking elements like this eye shape from the real animal and exaggerating it when experimenting with makeup.
Obligatory animal paws up!
For the holidays, we pulled out these Halloween Domo plushies from Target a couple years ago. This is my best effort recreating Domo's face. ROAR!
And I just wanted to give you a peek at the whole costume 'cause seriously, how awesome is this tail? It's connected to the top by a large safety pin and it's HUGE AND FLUFFY!!!
Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial!
If you want to see some of my past Halloween makeup tutorials you can find them here. Have a fun and safe Halloween! :D
Would you try this look? Did you dress up for Halloween? What Halloween looks would you like to see next year? Let me know in the comments!