Halloween is still mostly a month away, but if you’re the kind of person who alwaysscrambles for a last-minute costume, consider ditching the clothes part of the costume entirely. Consider: Pixel makeup, which asks only that you have a steady hand, some storage of cosmetics, and the ability to smugly say, “Yeah, I know it’s awesome” over and over again to awed strangers.

“Pixel makeup” is a simple enough concept: Your face, but instead of using makeup to define your features, you instead “block” out focal points like your eyebrows, your nose, and your mouth to mimic the 8-bit pattern of early internet graphics. It’s best depicted through, well, pictures:

You don’t have to do your entire face:

Source: cosmopolitan.com