Cue the synth intro music, find some Christmas lights and let’s find Will. It may come as no surprise, but I friggin’ love me some Stranger Things on Netflix…. and pretty sure, I’ve already watched the entire season through about five times. WHAT?! It’s awesome.

With that being said, I knew that I wanted to do some Stranger Things-inspired Halloween tutorials this year AAAANNNNNDDDD people always tell me that I look like Winona Ryder, so, what the hell, let’s me just do the thing and VOILA! Joyce Byers Cosplay / Halloween Tutorial just for you, my dah’lings!

Day 2 of #13DaysOfHalloween: Stranger Things -Joyce Byers. This tutorial will be live over on my YouTube channel in 30 minutes. Get excited and help me find Will.

This tutorial is easy to throw together if you are stuck last minute for a Halloween costume. She wears two outfits, and they’re both easy to find at a thrift store or, in my case, closet. Add to that a shaggy brown wig… and there ya go. Wanna be schmancy? Find a prop axe or grab some warm-toned clear Christmas lights.


The majority of this tutorial is just contour and shape my face to look more like her’s… which is pretty easy. I highly suggest picking up some alcohol-activated paints because they make life SO MUCH EASIER when it comes to realistic cosplay and cinematic looks. Joyce’s character isn’t fancy, doesn’t take care of herself, and looks a bit disheveled. This all works in my favor mostly because I have glorious eyebags and look tired all the time, thanks to being a Spoonie. Haha.



As I mentioned in the tutorial, there will be a SECOND Stranger Things tutorial for another character tomorrow… any guesses as to who it will be? MUWAH HA HA HA HA HA!


PS: Don’t forget, my #ohjaechaos13DoHgiveaway is still going strong – click here to enter.

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