October 27, 2015:
Instagram page link added!

August 14, 2015: 
PhantomCon Costuming Panel video uploaded!
PhantomCon Makeup Workshop uploaded!
PhantomCon Behind-The-Scenes video uploaded!

June 12, 2015:  Added a new page about Making The Phantom's Mask!  Check it out!



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Phantom on a Budget



Welcome to Phantom on a Budget, the premier website dedicated to low-cost makeup effects and costume resources for those interested in The Phantom of the Opera. 

This site was created to help educate and inspire others in their Phantom costuming endeavors.  Features of the site include basic makeup and wig tutorials, video tutorials, costume photos, costume purchasing resources, links, photos, and much more.  Want to know more about me and the history of this website?  Please visit the following link:  About Phantom on a Budget.

Have a question about Phantom makeup or costuming?  Want to know more?  Feel free to contact me!




Me with Viscountess Designs at PhantomCon 2015


Me as Erik, The Phantom

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