For our Halloween Party I made my own Homemade Beetlejuice Costume. I decided to go for Beetlejuice because I grew up loving that movie and figured I could pull it off. I looked online and got some movie photos and then went to Goodwill.
I started with a old white suit that was on sale for 14 dollars, the clerk ended up taking 50% off on the spot and sold the thing to me for $7! I didn't tell her I was going to use it for a costume.
I then took tape and taped off the stripes and collar using the photos from the movie as a rough guide. After this, I spray painted the whole thing black. This was tough because the material soaks up the paint so I had to do a 2nd coat.
I did this about 2 weeks early because I didn't want the fumes to linger --- after a few weeks of hanging on the hanger and letting the wind blow through it wasn't noticeable.
When I pulled the tape it looked kind of rough, but this helped with the corpse look. I then just used an old white shirt, black tie, and black boots. We picked up a crazy white wig for a few dollars and then the makeup was a 'best effort' to look like the movie.
Coolest Adam and Barbara Maitland Couple Costume 52
by Kristen M.
Homemade Adam and Barbara Maitland Couple Costume
I made Barbara's mask out of wire and paper mache. Once the form was completed, I hand painted in appropriate flesh tones on the outside and used red and black for the inside of her mouth. Her teeth are marshmallows that were glued onto a piece of poster board that I cut and sized to act as gums. The mask is attached by an elastic strap, and my hair was placed on top so there was no wig involved (luckily I had the right hair for the job.)
Adam's costume was made from wire, which was stretched and formed to resemble a hand at the top of the head. The wire was then attached to a baseball cap. I had hand sewn a stretch knit flesh colored fabric, attached it to the wire baseball cap base and covered. It was then stuffed with batting to add weight. The eyeballs (both on the female and male masks) are made from ping pongs. I drew on them with markers, poked holes in the rear, and used them for Adam's fingers and Barbara's eyes.
Best Adam and Barbara Maitland Couple Costume ever.
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It was 2010 and I hadn't seen a quality Beetlejuice costume in while, so I went to my stash of old costumes and grabbed a blonde Surfer Dude wig. I used spirit gum to glue it to a bald cap about halfway back.
The coat is just a white thrift store sport coat striped with black duct tape. The pants are black nylon track pants striped with white duct tape. For shoes I borrowed a pair of OAKLEY combat boots and bloused the pants into them. The shirt is a plain white dress button down and a plain black tie.
I used white clown make-up for the face and forehead and outlined with the black grease pencil that came with the standard halloween make-up kit. A tube of green made up the mold on the sides of my face.
While walking with my kids around the neighborhood we found this great house all decorated, perfect for a quick themed photo. It made for the Coolest Beetlejuice Costume ever!