How to Be a Creepy Doll for Halloween

Three Parts:Creating the CostumeMaking Your Hair Doll-likeMakeup

The creepy doll look is a great Halloween costume that can be easily put together at home with a few doll-like clothes and the right makeup. This tutorial will explain how to create the costume from scratch using resources either at home or available cheaply.

Part 1
Creating the Costume

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    Choose clothing that appears doll-like. If you're able to rip the clothes a little or stain them, that will add to the creepiness effect. Use old, unwanted clothes from home or visit the charity store for some. The exact clothes will depend on the type of doll you're imitating but aim for the traditional style of flouncy, layered skirts or a dress, neat shoes and a cute top. Be inspired by looking at images of dolls online.
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    Find a plain apron that fits correctly. Add anything to it that will make it more doll-worthy, such as embroidered flower iron-ons or little bows.
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    Wear a dress or skirt and top in pastel colors. The colors can help to give the impression of the doll-like nature of your costume. You could choose such colors as as baby blue and soft pink.
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    Add some white flats or similar flat shoes with a cute look to them. That was easy––the costume is done!

Part 2
Making Your Hair Doll-like

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    Make use of your bangs if you have them. If you don't have bangs, consider adding fake bangs for the traditional doll forehead cover.
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    Tie your hair into a medium-high ponytail.
    • If you like, try curling the ponytail. This makes you look like a doll out of a factory, and less human-like.
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    Consider the color of the hair. For a creepy look, you might consider using temporary or chalk color in the hair, such a silvery overtones or pastel purple.
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    Try to make it is frizz-free. Many dolls have very neatly-styled hair. However, your creepy doll may have hair out of place if that suits the look. If adding fake scars or wounds to the head, the hair in the area around the scar or wound should be messy.

Part 3

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    Note that the makeup is crucial to the success of this costume. In most cases, you will be using makeup you already have, so you won't have to go out and buy a ton of makeup you will only use once. However, you may need to get a few items, just to make it work well.
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    Start off with a foundation that is one to two shades brighter than your skin tone. Smooth it out into your neck so there isn't an obvious line.
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    Use a bright concealer. Use it to make your face look as un-human as possible, which means covering up all blemishes until you can't see them. This creates the effect of a plastic, vinyl or ceramic face, as a doll might have.
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    Add a white powder. This will set your foundation and concealer. It also ensures that you don't sweat the makeup off your face.
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    Use a pinkish to red blush. Put a little more on because dolls usually have lots of blush or coloring on their cheeks.
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    Do the eye makeup. Here are some suggestions:
    • Add a champagne colored eyeshadow to the inner corners and as a base.
    • Next, add a light brown eyeshadow on the outside part of your eyelid.
    • Finish with a dark brown eyeshadow to your crease.
    • Blend it all outwards, and add anything you would like. Make sure your eyelid looks three dimensional.
    • Add a thin line of black eyeliner to your top lashline.
    • Add a milky white eyeliner to your bottom waterline.
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    Try to find doll-like fake eyelashes. Apply them to top and bottom lashes.
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    Line your lips with a dark red lip liner. Finish with a medium red lipstick.
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    Add anything else you need and have fun with. Now you have your brand new Halloween costume!


  • Add a primer for your eyeshadow and face makeup.
  • If you are a beginner to makeup, ask your mom or an older sister for help with makeup.
  • Ask your parents before using any clothing items or shoes just in case they don't allow it.

Things You'll Need

  • Clothing
  • Apron for the doll-like look
  • Hair accessories (bows, etc.)
  • Makeup as explained in the Steps

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