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What does it take to transform yourself into your favorite small-screen character? Not much more than a curling iron and some eyeliner, it turns out.
To recreate some of television’s most recognizable roles — including villain wrestler Zoya from “Glow,” comedian Miriam “Midge” Maisel from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” angst-ridden teen Rue Bennett from “Euphoria” and Daenerys Targaryen from “Game of Thrones” — The Post turned to Priv, an on-demand network of hair and makeup artists. The service costs $100 to $200 for Halloween looks, and $60 for kids. But lead artistic director William Edward says you don’t need a professional to achieve these get-ups.
“These looks are absolutely easy . . . particularly in the DIY-era where you can look up a tutorial on anything in the palm of your hand,” says Edward, adding that this year, the Mother of Dragons will be a popular costume. “What’s great about these looks in particular is that they aren’t special-effects makeup, which requires a certain skill level.”
Here, Priv makeup artist Crystal Foster and hairstylist Leola Brown share their tips and tricks for getting Halloween ready. Give it a test run before the 31st to nail it — you just need “a little practice and a steady hand,” says Edward.
Rue Bennett from “Euphoria”
You won’t shed any real tears over the moody but simple look that actress Zendaya sports on the hit HBO teen drama.
Foster says white body paint is your best bet to create Rue’s signature streaming sob, but non-toxic Elmer’s glue will work in a pinch. Whichever you choose, mix it with dashes of blue and purple food coloring to create a deep indigo hue. Dip a Q-tip into the mixture, then smear wide half-circles under your eyes, dragging down lines to create a teardrop effect.
Then — quickly, before the paint dries — grab a pinch of silver glitter, close your eyes, tilt your head back and sprinkle it over your “tears.” “Don’t be afraid to really go all out,” says Foster, adding that you can use scotch tape to remove any stray sparkles.
Round out the look with heavy black eyeliner and bright purple eye shadow. Let your hair hang in your face to mimic Rue’s wild locks.
Hero product: Glitz N’ Glitter set in silver splash, $3.99 at Absolute New York
Miriam “Midge” Maisel from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Actress Rachel Brosnahan, 29, plays a stand-up comedian on the popular Amazon 1950’s period piece, but her polished look is no joke.
To achieve the perfect vintage wave, Brown recommends using a 1.5-inch barrel curling iron. Starting with a deep side part, roughly section the hair into three “zones”: the back and both sides. Because “volume is key for creating a defined 1950’s pin-up look,” Brown says, sprinkle a texturizing powder onto the hair’s roots. Then coat your strands with hairspray before using the iron to create approximately five tight curls per zone. Gently brush through them to loosen.
For makeup, matte’s where it’s at. “Don’t use foundation, eye shadow or lipstick with shimmer,” says Foster. “Old Hollywood was all about no shine.” A simple black eyeliner and classic red lipstick will lend that authentic mid-century feel.
Hero product: Redken Powder Grip Mattifying Hair Powder, $19.50 at Ulta
Daenerys “Khaleesi” Targaryen in “Game of Thrones”
You don’t need to go platinum to rock Khaleesi’s iconic hairstyle.
“A wig might actually be easier to work with,” says Brown, since you can have it in front of you. Plus, it was good enough for HBO star Emilia Clarke, who wore a wig during her eight years on the show.
Start by parting the hair — your own or faux — down the middle and pull two sections up front for long “bangs.” Then, use clips to section off three diagonal rows of hair on each side, and braid each section all the way down. Next, remove the clips and connect the braids with a small, clear hair tie to create the Mother of Dragons’ signature architectural style. Brown says the specific pattern doesn’t matter; it should be symmetrical, but it doesn’t have to be precise. Coat the rest of your hair with a smoothing serum and curl with a 1.5-inch barrel curling iron to complete the warrior queen’s look.
Use a neutral color palette with no eyeliner for a fresh and natural face. Foster recommends using a light brown eye shadow, nude lipstick and pale false lashes. Finish off with a dab of light brown brow gel.
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Zoya “the Destroya” from “Glow”
There’s nothing subtle about 36-year-old Alison Brie’s character in Netflix’s 1980s wrestling comedy, so Foster recommends going heavy on the makeup. “Strong brows, strong lips, strong eyes — that’s the 80s,” she says.
To channel the villainous Vegas performer, grab a brown pencil to draw on thick brows and then fill them in with a dark brown eye shadow. Then, create a glamorous smoky eye by covering the entire eyelid with a glimmering copper eye shadow. Add a pair of fluffy, dramatic false lashes. Once they’re secure, use black liquid eyeliner to paint a thick line where the lashes meet your lids. Complete the makeup with a rebellious jet-black lip.
To mimic Zoya’s over-the-top mohawk, Brown says to start by sectioning the hair into four tight ponytails that follow a straight line from the crown of your head to the nape of your neck. Tease each section thoroughly; then, starting from the top, pile each into a big, voluminous puff. Secure them with bobby pins (lots, if you have long hair). Lock it all in with a hefty hit of hairspray.
Hero Product: Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Smoky Storm, $24.00 at Sephora