Coolest Homemade Dead Receptionist from Beetlejuice Costume 21
by Jess. Pet.
Homemade Dead Receptionist from Beetlejuice Costume
For the past 2 years my Halloween costumes have been a little lame, so I decided this year I was going to go all out. Having watched Beetle Juice earlier this year I knew I needed to be the dead receptionist! I bought the dress and the shoes. I sewed sparkly tulle over a shaped piece of armature wire for the cape.
For the sash, I ironed on letters in an appropriate font on an existing blank sash. The wig was the tricky part; I couldn’t find one that was styled correctly, so I bought one with curly pigtails and restyled it into an up-do, securing it with bobby pins, thread and a lot of intense hair spray.
The makeup was definitely fun, but time consuming. I used a water based turquoise color and set it with powder and a waterproof spray. For the face I used the same but painted in the highlights and shadows with a cream-based makeup so I wouldn’t look like a green blob. Oh and I applied prosthetic for the wrist slashes, but you can’t see them in this pic.
So here it is, my Homemade Dead Receptionist from Beetlejuice Costume !
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Coolest Homemade Miss Argentina and Beetlejuice Couple Costume 16
by Jenny L.
Homemade Miss Argentina and Beetlejuice Couple Costume
The hardest part of putting the costumes together was my cape. It took me a couple weeks to figure out how I was going to make the similar shape from the actual movie and to make it stand on my back. Thanks to my creative fiance we figured it out! Two wire hangers and some extra wire from Home Depot (costs about $5 for hangers and wire).
I shaped the wire and attached it to the hangers to make the desired shape. I found the fabric from Hobby Lobby and sewed it together over the wire (took most amount of time). Also from there was ribbon and iron on letters for the Sache. I found a cheap dress from Ross $20, a wig for $20 and some theatrical makeup (green) for $6.99. Beetlejuice costume was the least amount spent, 50% off clothes-$10, $14.99 wig and some makeup. I was actually jealous because he got the most attention on 6th street here in Austin when it took me weeks to make mine and a day to get his together!
Luckily we were the only Homemade Miss Argentina and Beetlejuice Couple Costume that were out last night so no replicas. It was fun though!
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Coolest Homemade Miss Argentina Receptionist from Beetlejuice Costume 19
Homemade Miss Argentina Receptionist from Beetlejuice Costume
The receptionist is a Homemade Miss Argentina Receptionist from Beetlejuice Costume. I used an old bridesmaid dress and then I made cape out of wires and glitterly mesh fabric. I then attached it to a $1.00 capee I found at a thrift store. I made the sash from white fabric and iron on letters.
I painted my hair with red hairspray, unfortunately I do not have bangs so it isn't perfect, but it's close. I colored my body with green and blue (mixed together) body paint, which did not stay on very well, it wore off horribly and very fast. For the slit wrists I purchased them at the Halloween store and glued them on with Spirit Gum.