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Coolest Beetlejuice Halloween Costume 4

by Fannie
(Chicago)

Beetlejuice Halloween Costume

Beetlejuice Halloween Costume

I was looking everywhere for a black 2 piece suit for the Beetlejuice Halloween costume. I later realized a white suit (like for a baptism) would be ideal, because it is easier to paint black on white than vice versa. I found the 3 piece white suit at a thrift store, for half off!!

I also searched that same thrift store thoroughly for a simple black tie. I went home and used black acrylic paint with a brush that was about 1" thick. I started painting stripes from top to bottom starting with the jacket front, then the front of the pants. Later, after it dried, I flipped the jacket/ pants and painted stripes down the back sides of both. It would have been much cleaner had I used tape to mask off sections of stripes, but I found my guests liked the less precise, "messy" stripes (they felt it added to the Halloween effect).

After it dried out in the sun, I cut the tie, which was too long for my 1.5 yr old, and secured it on him with a safety pin. I left the white undershirt unpainted. I then painted his face white, and added black circles around his eyes and a slight mustache (inspired from Beetlejuice movie covers). Then, I teased and hair sprayed my son's hair (which is naturally very curly).

Lastly, after several teasing and spraying sessions, I sprayed the front portion of his hair white, and voila!!! A mini-Beetlejuice emerged!

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Coolest Beetlejuice Costume 2

by Claire Henebery
(UK)

Beetlejuice Costume

Beetlejuice Costume

My brother asked me to make him a Beetlejuice costume for a Halloween party he was going to, he asked me the day before so I did not have much time.

I took a black suit that he already owned and painted the white stripes down it. I copied a photo from the film off the internet - this took me ages and it took a long time to dry, in fact it was still wet when my Brother put it on.

I got a granny wig that was platted as it was the only one that I could find that would work. I took out the plaits and cut it to make it resemble the real hair of beetlejuice, I then sprayed it with white hair spray and also added green and black face paint to it.

For the face I used white face paint and covered the whole face, I then used black around the eyes and red lipstick. I also used black and green around the top of the head and down the side of the face and on the neck.

My brother wore a cream shirt and black tie to complete the look.

He won the competition at the party. Total time taken was a whole day and it cost about $20 as all I had to buy was the wig and white hair spray as I already had the rest of the stuff needed.

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Great Idea!
by: Anonymous

BRILLIANT! Ive been looking for costumes online, but even the "officially licensed" stuff didn't look like the movie. Painting a suit lets me make it how I want to.

Awesome Costume :)
by: Anonymous

I got all the stuff to make the costume. I bought all the supplies from the thrift shop and dollar store :O for 12 dollars total. I just need the wig now. Thanks for the great ideas :)

Beetlejuice Idea
by: Anonymous

Masking Tape in 1 1/2 width works really well too. I took an old suit that was used for Frankenstein & taped 2" strips down the whole thing. LOOKS GREAT! plus I don't have to ruin the suit with paint.

please help
by: Anonymous

what type of paint did you use, I bought some fabric paint at Michael's and I didn't get much out of it.

paint
by: Anonymous

I recommend fabric paint. It worked best for me. You have to get the kind that you have to brush or sponge on though. Spray paint just soaks into the pants.

paint solution
by: bwanaal

tape is a must for accurate lines, then wrap a plastic garbage bag in rags and place them into the sleeves/legs/body - this keeps both sides from sticking together and allows the paint to dry quickly.

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Coolest Beetlejuice and Lydia Costume 3

Beetlejuice and Lydia Costume

Beetlejuice and Lydia Costume

To make Beetlejuice's costume, we bought a dark over sized suit from a thrift store and put pinstripes on it using white tape. We stuffed a white t-shirt to make the belly. We used a photo from the movie to pattern the make-up, and reworked a grey wig to make the hair.

For Lydia's costume, we found a red dress at a thrift shop and reworked it a bit to look like the dress from the marriage scene. We bought red tulle from a fabric store and made a veil. The make up and hair was patterned after a photo from the movie.

The total to make both costumes was about $20.

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