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Once a year, seemingly regular looking people transform into vampires, zombies and other hair-raising creatures of Halloween. Applied correctly and with just the right dash of gore, makeup goes a long way in adding a scary element to your costume.
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Whether you'll be celebrating the ghoulish holiday at a zombie walk, parade or going door-to-door with friends, here are some of the characters you might encounter. But more importantly, these are the getups you'll be competing against.
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