10/17/2014 11:48 EDT | Updated 10/17/2014 11:59 EDT

Woman's Makeup Transformations Will Blow Your Halloween Makeup Out Of The Water

You thought you had a good Halloween makeup idea? Think again.

Meet Italian-based makeup artist Lucia Pittalis, whose Instagram account is filled with her extraordinary makeup transformations that put Hollywood makeup to shame.

The artist, who's also a portrait painter, studied art in school, which gave her the ability to hone her incredible skills, which include turning herself into iconic figures from pop culture such as Rocky, "Murder She Wrote's" Jessica Fletcher, Keith Richards and more.

"The process is studying the character," Lucia told HuffPost. "Watching photos, movies, videos and saving frames where necessary. I think how can it be adapted on my face. It is a kind of acting process before. I must be that character. Then I put on background music related to that character to be in the mood and I start to watch myself in the mirror."

For anyone who wants to try to recreate her looks with the same amount of thought and precision, she has some advice:

"Love a character and have fun to create with your own possibilities," she said. "I buy old stuff at markets like wigs and accessories -- it is extremely fun searching for good stuff to create a character."

Check out her amazing makeup transformations below:


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