How to Face Paint for a Wizard of Oz Party

Updated November 21, 2016

If you are planning to go as one of the main characters from "The Wizard of Oz" to your next costume party, you will want to know how to appropriately apply make-up to help you look like your chosen characters. All three of Dorothy’s companions, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, have a lot of make-up in the classic movie. But do not let this intimidate you. You can easily create your own "Wizard of Oz" face paint using Halloween make-up.

Spray paint a bald cap with silver paint. Allow it to dry.

Place the bald cap on. Cover your entire face with silver Halloween make-up. Cover your nose, chin and neck. If you want to avoid your eyebrows, you can leave those uncovered since the original Tin Man’s eyebrows were seen. Do not paint your lips.

Use a touch of black face paint to make a small circle on the tip of your nose. The circle should just cover your nose tip.

Use silver tinted lipstick or lip gloss to cover your lips. If you prefer to use the face paint, you can; however, lipsticks do not rub off as easy as the Halloween make-up will.

Cover your entire face with light tan coloured Halloween make-up. Do not apply the face paint to your nose or lips.

Cover your entire nose, including your nose bridge and nostrils, with brown Halloween make-up.

Apply a flesh-coloured lipstick to your lips.

Cover your entire face with a light golden yellow Halloween make-up. Leave your eyebrows and lips unpainted.

Use a dark brown Halloween make-up to paint the tip of your nose.

Apply a light golden yellow lipstick to your lips.

Draw whiskers on your face using black eyeliner. Start the whiskers around your upper lip and extend the whiskers up your cheeks.


Become the Wicked Witch by covering your entire face in green face paint. Use water and a mild face wash to remove the make-up when you are done.

Things You'll Need

  • Silver spray paint
  • Bald cap
  • Halloween make-up
  • Lipstick
  • Eyeliner
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