April 11th, 2020

Maleficent Cosplay Makeup + Costume

Maleficent Movie Cosplay Makeup Tutorial and Costume | Sara du Jour

Well, well. It is I, the world’s worst procrastinator, here to bring you the Maleficent cosplay makeup tutorial I meant to share last October when I took these photos. And what a different world it was! Now we’re in lockdown because of a global pandemic.

Maleficent movie awkward situation gif

Please don’t think me a villain for holding out on you for so long. Forgive me, beastie. I’m not late for last Halloween, I’m early for Halloween 2020!

Read on for everything you need for a Maleficent movie cosplay and makeup transformation. And here’s Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent makeup and costume from the movie, so we know what we’re aiming for:

Maleficent Movie Makeup - Angelina Jolie | Sara du Jour

If you want to buy Maleficent’s actual cape extravaganza and drop COIN this Halloween, here’s a link. But I chose to DIY my Maleficent costume with things I already had.

The (Mostly) DIY Maleficent Costume

Maleficent Movie Cosplay Makeup Tutorial and Costume | Sara du Jour

YOU’LL NEED:

  • Maleficent horns – I was really impressed with these! They looked great, fit perfectly, and didn’t budge.
  • Basic black cape – Instead of tying it around your neck, tie it behind your back so you’re sort of wearing the ties as backpack straps and they’re concealed.
  • Black leather-effect leggings – I’ll link my exact ones since I already had them in my wardrobe, but any black leggings you own are fine.
  • Black V-neck top – I’m wearing a glittery crop top I found at Forever 21 layered over a black body suit. RIP, Forever 21.
  • Black heeled leather boots – any black boots you have will work! I’ve linked a pair similar to what I’m wearing.
  • Black belt/strip of fabric/pair of tights – used to create Maleficent’s neck thingy. I’m wearing a leather obi belt I had, wrapped multiple times around.
  • Maleficent green contacts – these are the exact ones I’m wearing and they were PERFECT.

Maleficent Movie Cosplay Makeup Tutorial and Costume | Sara du Jour

Alright, let’s talk Maleficent cosplay makeup, beastie. In the Maleficent movie, Angelina Jolie is wearing prosthetic pointy cheekbones in most scenes, enhanced with contouring and CGI. I have neither prosthetics nor CGI, but I do have level 500 contouring skills, so let’s get to work.

Maleficent Movie Cosplay Makeup Tutorial and Costume | Sara du Jour

If you want to see me turn into Maleficent in just under a minute, watch me transform here – my first video tutorial! Please excuse the quality, this was filmed in my room at night, with my phone duct-taped to my vanity table.

 Maleficent Cosplay Makeup

Maleficent Movie Cosplay Makeup Tutorial and Costume | Sara du Jour
PRODUCTS USED:

FACE

Maleficent Cosplay Makeup Tutorial | Sara du Jour

EYES

Maleficent movie gif well well

As a finishing touch for the face, I used a brown eyebrow pencil to draw Angelina Jolie’s small beauty mark over her eyebrow arch.

Maleficent Movie Cosplay Makeup Tutorial and Costume | Sara du Jour

LIPS

Maleficent Movie Cosplay Makeup Tutorial and Costume | Sara du Jour

Those are all the steps! Tuck your hair into a wig cap before putting on the Maleficent horns so nothing sticks out, and you’re ready to go. But good luck getting into an uber.

Maleficent Movie Cosplay Makeup Tutorial and Costume | Sara du Jour

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this post! Pin it for later so you don’t forget come Halloween. Can’t wait to share my next transformation with you – it’s quite a different vibe!

– Sara

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