The Duffer Brothers’ hit show, Stranger Things, just came out with its long-awaited fourth season a few months ago, and many fans are drawing inspiration from the horror series for their Halloween costumes. Now, before you read too far ahead, I have to warn you that this article will contain spoilers for season 4, so if you haven’t seen it yet, now’s your chance to turn around.
For all those who have seen the latest season, and are looking for ways to stay immersed at the moment a little bit longer, then I have the looks for you. This season we saw the emergence of a lot of new characters, from Eddie “The Freak” Munson to Cheer-a-leader Chrissy Cunningham. While the introduction of new characters into the fourth season of a wildly popular show doesn’t always work (see Glee season 4), this cast did not disappoint. Okay, this is your last chance, spoilers ahead!
- Angela’s Vibrant Rink-O-Mania Look
One new character who made the most of their screen time was Angela. While her character was one of the most easy-to-hate characters on the show, there’s no denying that her 80’s Rink-O-Mania makeup look was on point. Angela’s look is great because it has the potential to be really cute or really gory, depending on how you do Halloween. All you need for this look is some blue eyeshadow, pink lipgloss, and some blush. For a spooky twist, you can go as Angela, post-roller-skate-attack, by adding some blood drips. Just remember that if you choose to do this, you don’t stain your skin!
Tip: Try using face paint, an easy-to-remove lipstick, or even making your own fake blood to avoid staining your skin, and don’t forget to do a skin test on your hand first.
- Eleven Post-Lab-Massacre
After attacking Angela at Rink-O-Mania, we watch as El struggles with an internal battle over the morality of her actions. Throughout the season, flashbacks into her past have us believing that she was responsible for the massacre at Hawkins Lab, making her feel like a monster, so it seemed like a fitting choice for a Halloween look. This look is relatively easy; all you’ll need to do is create the appearance of dark eye circles using a dark eyeshadow under your eyes, use a nude lipstick that closely matches your skin tone to create a washed-out look, and then paint the fake blood of choice dripping from your eyes and nose. To go a step further, you could even try using Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment which, according to Stranger Things makeup artist, Amy L. Forsythe, is what she used to give the kids in Hawkin’s Lab to get their washed out complexions.
- Chrissy Cunningham’s Cheer Makeup
This last look is, once again, another new addition to the cast. What can I say? I liked them! Chrissy Cunningham was easily one of the most endearing characters to join this season, despite her limited screen time. To honor her, I thought I’d tell you how to do her makeup. Her look is relatively simple, but like Angela’s, it has the potential for a gory twist. The basic look consists of blue eyeshadow, a nude lipstick that compliments (note that I said “compliments” and not “match” like in the last look) your skin tone, and if you’re feeling it, some dark eye circles (after all, she probably hasn’t slept well for a while). For a dark twist on her look, you can go as Chrissy during one of her “Vecna Spells.” You’ll just need to get your hands on some white contacts and, again, fake blood.