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Coolest Homemade Dead Receptionist from Beetlejuice Costume 21

by Jess. Pet.
(NYC)

Homemade Dead Receptionist from Beetlejuice Costume

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 !

Beetlejuice Costume

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The best!
by: Anonymous

This rocks!! You are costume goddess!!

HELP!!
by: Anonymous

I've been trying to figure out the makeup and can't get it exact....would you mind helping and being really specific with what you used? Please? I really want to get the same look as you got! Thanks! You look awesome!

BEST MAKEUP
by: Anonymous

yes the best makeup I've seen for this costume online. PLEASE POST HOW YOU DID IT!!!

AWESOME COSTUME
by: Mel

So I am defending my title at a costume contest this year and thought that this concept will do it! The only thing I am worried about is the makeup -- do you have exactly what was used. I will also be outside so I like that you waterproofed the make up as well. Any help would be great as the makeup for this costume is the most important part.

makeup
by: Anonymous

Beautiful costume. You are the only one I've seen do it just right. I am also worried about the makeup. Which brand? Also did you have to mis to get the bluish green? I plan to buy theatre quality... ben nye, mehron? Thnx so much

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Coolest Homemade Miss Argentina and Beetlejuice Couple Costume 16

by Jenny L.
(Austin,Tx)

Homemade Miss Argentina and Beetlejuice Couple Costume

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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Love your costume
by: Anonymous

Could you possibly send a photo of the back of your wonderful costume - my friend and I are trying to make a costume. My email is kcservices1@gmail.com

Many Thanks

Karen Curtis NZ

the wig
by: Anonymous

Where did you get the wig?

Cape
by: Lana

Are you willing to sell your cape and sash for the costume? if not could you send me a picture of the back of the cape? lan248@hotmail.com
It would be a huge help!!!
thanks.
-Lana

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Coolest Homemade Miss Argentina Receptionist from Beetlejuice Costume 19

by April
(Minnesota )

Homemade Miss Argentina Receptionist from Beetlejuice Costume

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.

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Coolest Homemade Beetlejuice and Miss Argentina Couple Costume 20

by Stephanie H.
(NYC)

Homemade Beetlejuice and Miss Argentina Couple Costume

Homemade Beetlejuice and Miss Argentina Couple Costume

She plays a smaller part in the movie, but,She is a MUST to be immortalized in the form of a costume.

This year, I Made/Put together the fabulous Homemade Beetlejuice and Miss Argentina Couple Costume from the Movie Beetlejuice, and of course my beloved Al was Beetlejuice!

Anyways, I think if you've seen the Movie, YOU'LL KNOW who she is!

"If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have had my little accident "

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How will we top this next year!?!?
by: Stephanie

We got so much love that night everyone wanted to take pics with us!

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Coolest Homemade Beetlejuice Halloween Costume 24

by David C.
(Springfield, IL)

Homemade Beetlejuice Halloween Costume

Homemade Beetlejuice Halloween Costume

For this homemade Beetlejuice Halloween costume, everything was gathered from around the house or at the thrift store. All of the painting was done by myself.

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