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There are two things that the Internet is full of: Harry Potter fanatics and YouTube beauty gurus. So it makes sense that there's an overlap between the two in the form of obsessive makeup vloggers who attempt bizarre recreations of looks inspired by the Harry Potter movies. If you've ever had a burning desire to get the looks of Bellatrix Lestrange, Lord Voldemort or, um, Hagrid (beard and all), then check out our selection after the jump. Also included: five more videos inspired by the likes of Hello Kitty, World of Warcraft, the Smurfs and more.
Voldemort: Okay, so if you want to recreate the whole Voldemort look properly you're going to need a lot of wax and latex, and maybe some professional assistance. But in this video, a charming if clueless young man who claims to have "never really done this before" walks us through a Voldemort/Tom Riddle-esque look that you should be able to recreate at home, if for some reason you wanted to.
Bellatrix Lestrange: Here's a very literal and entertaining take on Bellatrix Lestrange's look and whole persona, as played by Helena Bonham Carter in the movies. There's also an accompanying hair tutorial and behind-the-scenes photoshoot video if you're willing to go for the whole look.
Harry Potter Scar: This will work best if you're a black-haired, spectacle-clad male and if you are, well, you've probably drawn a scar on your forehead at some point for a fancy dress party already. But in this video, an expert shows how to create one using red eyeshadow, liquid latex, and thin strips of tissue.
The Four Houses of Hogwarts: Self-taught makeup artist iwanted2c1video creates four looks inspired by Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin, ranging from basic cosmetics for Hufflepuff to latex masks and fruit roll-up teeth for Slytherin. Ideal for Halloween costumes for the truly dedicated.
Hagrid: You'll need a glue-on beard plus eyebrows for this one, but, as YouTube user glowpinkstah warns us, care is needed to prevent the look from turning out more like Hurley from Lost than Hagrid.
Goth Miss Piggy: Muppet-mania has gripped the Internet in advance of November's first Muppet movie in 12 years, and beauty gurus are no exception, as shown in this tutorial for a Goth Miss Piggy look from kanaizinha.
How to Be Smurf: While this may be a parody of the kind of beauty vloggers we've listed above, the video still demonstrates pretty clearly how to make yourself look like a smurf—blue face, white hat, and all.
Dark Warrior Elf: This look claims to be inspired by both Lord of the Rings and World of Warcraft, and manages to include both creepy prosthetic ears and vampy red lipstick in the creation of Dark Warrior Elf's signature makeup style.
Hello Kitty: Hello Kitty is a favorite of many YouTube makeup nuts, spurred on by MAC's collaboration with the world's most loved Japanese cat. This video demonstrates how to recreate the super-cutesy kitten's look, right down to the whiskers, yellow nose, and her trademark bow.
Captain Jack Sparrow: In this video, an incredibly uncomfortable looking man is transformed into a convincing Captain Jack Sparrow of the wildly successful Pirates of the Caribbean series, presumably by his makeup artist wife or girlfriend. In particular, watch as he winces in fear at the eye pencil being wielded at his face.—Ana Kinsella
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