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Last-minute Halloween makeup ideas you can create on a budget

Here are the best and easiest makeup ideas for Halloween!
/ Source: TODAY

If you don't want to shell out for an elaborate costume this Halloween, you can still have a winning look. In fact, these 30 Halloween makeup ideas just might give you the coolest look in town.

Whether you're going for fright or delight, we've got you covered with ideas that include everything from zombies and deer to Marie Antoinette and Jem.

Happy painting!

1. Zombie

zombie makeup
Jamie Stone

If you have an old T-shirt, black eyeliner and red lip gloss at home, you'll be good to go. This step-by-zombie-step tutorial is on my own blog, Honestly Jamie.

2. Scarecrow

scarecrow makeup, Halloween makeup ideas
Marie McGrath / The Joy of Fashion

A plaid shirt and some eyeliner is really all you need for this simple yet festive scarecrow Halloween makeup.

3. Black-and-white film character

Halloween makeup tutorial
Azusa Takano / TODAY

If you ever watched the movie "Pleasantville," then you know how cool this is ... and it's surprisingly easy with this how-to on TODAY.

4. Pop art

pop art halloween makeup
Jody Duits / BuzzFeed

This looks complicated but trust us: You can absolutely achieve this pop art, Warhol-inspired Halloween look.

5. Sugar skull

sugar skull makeup

If you’re feeling particularly inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, this sugar skull look will kill at your Halloween party.

6. Vampire

vampire makeup, vampire makeup tutorial
Maya Isabel / YouTube

Vampires are a Halloween classic for a reason, and we love this seductive vamp tutorial.

7. Cleopatra

katy perry makeup, cleopatra makeup

Katy Perry was inspired by the look of Cleopatra in her wildly popular video "Dark Horse," and this tutorial will show you how to impress all the Katy Cats on Halloween.

8. American Horror Story white nun

american horror story white nun makeup
Em Michelle Phan / YouTube

The hit show is definitely a great source of inspiration for all things scary and Halloween, and we love this AHS white nun tutorial.

9. Deer

Halloween makeup tutorial, deer Halloween costume
Courtesy of Azusa Takano

If scary or bloody costumes aren’t your thing, you’ll love this sweet and sophisticated deer makeup look.

10. Fairy

fairy halloween makeup

There’s a million ways to make this more complicated and bling-y, but at a very basic level, this is a go-to fairy look that’s perfect for makeup newbies.

11. Witch

witch halloween makeup
Erica Davidson / Story by ModCloth

If you don’t have green face paint, some green eye shadow and red lipstick can go a long way with this simple witch Halloween makeup.

12. Cruella De Vil

cruella de vil makeup
Brianna Fox / YouTube

YouTube beauty vlogger Kandee Johnson’s tutorial really takes the cake when it comes to all things Cruella.

13. Spiderwebs

Halloween makeup ideas
ZenaDramaticAddict / YouTube

If you want to create a cool makeup look and wear all black, this spiderwebs tutorial is a great idea to try.

14. Catwoman from Batman Returns

catwoman makeup
ReeRee Phillips / YouTube

This Catwoman look is both classic and fairly easy to do.

15. Ghost

ghost makeup

You’ve already got the outfit at home (a white sheet!), but this makeup look takes the basic ghost costume to the next level.

16. No. 1 mom

I laughed out loud a little when I first saw this No. 1 mom makeup look. Just think: If you use a real face mask, your skin will look fab at the end of the night!

17. Snow queen

snow queen makeup
DazzleDust08 / YouTube

Even though it’s still pretty warm in many parts of the country, this snow queen look is super chic and pretty.

18. Queen of hearts

queen of hearts makeup
Julia Graf / YouTube

Speaking of queens, this classic character from "Alice in Wonderland" is a really fun Halloween makeup look that everyone will love.

19. Effie Trinket from "The Hunger Games"

Halloween costume ideas
Stephania Stanley / TODAY

Similar to the fairy look, you could take this "Hunger Games"-inspired costume to all kinds of crazy levels ... but this simple Effie Trinket makeup is easy and fun!

20. Low-res photo

low res photo makeup
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo

There’s nothing more frustrating than a low-resolution photo, so why not laugh about it and dress as one for Halloween?

21. "Black Swan"

black swan makeup
Kandee Johnson / YouTube

The movie has come and gone, but we can all agree that "Black Swan" makeup is absolutely gorgeous.

22. Cheshire cat

chesire cat makeup
Party Delights / YouTube

Another "Alice in Wonderland" classic! Who doesn’t love a cute cat?!

23. Creepy doll

creepy doll makeup
MakeupbyMandy24 / YouTube

This is so creepy that’s it’s almost actually cute? I love the simplicity of this look.

24. Creepy clown

creepy clown makeup
Melissa Bernard / YouTube

Speaking of creepy, this is the scariest look on this list! Clowns are the creepiest.

25. The porcelain doll

porcelain doll makeup
Free People Blog

As someone who owned a few porcelain dolls during my childhood years, I can say this is terrifying ... in a good way.

26. Marie Antoinette

marie antoinette makeup
Julia Graf

You can make this look as intricate or as simple as you like, and it’s sure to be a big party hit.

27. Skeleton

skeleton makeup
Makeup For Life / Makeup For Life

Another Halloween classic — and you can create this look with just two products!

See more: 35 DIY Halloween costume ideas you can make now

28. Lady Frankenstein

lady frankenstein makeup
Carah Amelie / YouTube

This Lady Frankenstein Halloween look is a personal favorite, because how often do you have an excuse to paint your entire face green?

29. Ursula

ursula makeup
Poutbrush / YouTube

"The Little Mermaid" is one of the all-time favorite Disney movies, and Ursula is definitely a fun villain you want to be for Halloween.

30. Jem

Jem and the Holograms makeup
Universal Studios

If you were a child of the late '80s, you have nothing but the best memories of "Jem and the Holograms!"

This article was originally published on Oct. 30, 2015.