Whoville Hair and Makeup Tutorial (free Grinch mask!)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas hair and makeup tutorial

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a must watch movie for us every year! A classic Christmas story with the most fun characters all year! In my opinion, the Who’s from Whoville are the ultimate costume idea or party theme, recognizable by almost anyone! Get the costume just right with this Whoville hair and makeup tutorial!

RELATED: How to assemble the ultimate Whoville costume!

Whoville Hair tutorial:


1. Separate the top portion of hair.

Take your thumbs or a comb right over your ears and trace all the way around the back of your head to select the portion of hair for the top part of the Whoville hairstyle.

2. Add the cup.

Place a cup on top of your head in the middle of the portion of hair.


3. Tie it up.

Comb the hair upward to tighten and smooth, and secure with a hair tie.


4. Braid.

Split the bottom section in half for the braids. Place a pipe cleaner in each of the strands of the braid. Braid the hair as close to the end as possible.


5. Pin up the braids.

Use two bobby pins to secure the end of the braid at the bottom of the cup portion of hair.

6. Curl the hair on top.

And add a large bow!


Hairspray, hairspray, hairspray and the hair is done!


I’m never very dramatic with my makeup, but Whoville requires a bit more than “everyday” makeup. It need a bit of “POW!” So these are the simple steps we took!

Whoville Make Up Tutorial:


1. Foundation.

Apply foundation as usual.

2. Liquid Eyeliner.

Use liquid eyeliner on the top eyelid only. Wing them out and up at the end.

3. Rosy cheeks.

 Apply lots of blush on your cheeks right under the eyes, where your cheeks puff up when you smile. And when I say lots, I mean about three times as much as usual!

4. Bright Red Lipstick

I always find that lip liner helps keep the bright lipstick from looking messy!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas hair and makeup tutorial

And you are done! Ready for your Whoville costume!!! Make sure to check out how to assemble the best Whoville costumes in this tutorial!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas hair and makeup tutorial

Because this post is so popular around the Christmas season, I asked Sadie, my art school sister, to draw a Grinch mask special for you! Make sure to gain access to it by clicking the image below (not the “pin it” button!), and you will gain access to my free library of resources, where you can print this mask, among other goodies!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Whoville costumes with a FREE printable Grinch mask

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