Does your child fancy swishing a cape and baring fangs as a mini vampire this Halloween? Then why not top off the look with a face-paint vampire face? (If you haven't got your child's vampire costume already, we've some great suggestions in our Best Halloween costumes for babies, toddlers and children).


We've created an easy-to-follow step by step guides to show you how to paint the look: you can either watch our how-to video (above) or follow our photo steps (below).

We have to give a huge hat tip to ace facepainter Lu Lucy from our Top Testers Club: you can see her turning her son Edward's face all Dracula-esque in our video guide – and it's Edward who's our model (complete with spooky shadow!) for the photo step-by-step guide, too.

  • Planning a different Halloween look for your child? We've also got step-by-step face-painting guides for a witch, a ghost, a scary pirate and – of course – a pumpkin.

Here's how to face-paint a vampire, step by step

What you'll need

  • Face paints in the following colours: white, red, black
  • Face-paint brush or make-up brush

Step 1

A child with their face painted with white fangs and drips of blood

Using white face paint on the brush, draw a fang on each side of the bottom lip. Clean your brush, and then with red face paint, add some drips of blood from each fang. Carefully paint the lips red and add a red line from the outer corner of each eye.

Step 2

A child with their face painted with white fangs and drips of blood and black eyebrows

With the black face paint, draw exaggerated eyebrows on top of your child's eyebrows, and an upturned triangle at the hairline. Then carefully outline each fang with a black line.

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Step 3

Child with their face painted as a vampire

Staying with black face paint, draw the outline of a bat on the forehead and each cheek, and fill the outline in.

And then you're done!

Pics and video: Lu Lucy. Video edit: Emily Longman Wall


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Emily Longman WallDigital Content Producer

Emily is the Digital Content Producer at MadeForMums, working across the brand on everything from pushchairs and car seats to baby names and the latest product launches. She researches topics thoroughly to make sure our content is accurate and helpful for parents and loves bringing the details about latest parenting products and innovations to our audience.