Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetle…
Just say his name three times to reveal the most epic costume this Halloween season!
Tim Burton’s ‘Beetlejuice’ gives us a look that is sure to be a hit at any Haloween or cosplay event. The cult classic movie follows the misadventures of a bio-exorcist, Beetlejuice, as he helps a deceased couple, Adam and Barbara Maitland, reclaim their home from its new living inhabitants.
The costume is simple yet striking, Beetlejuice’s white-and-black striped suit, combined with a touch of make-up to capture that decaying look, will turn any cosplayer into the life of the party. If you’re looking for a Halloween costume that will raise the dead, you can’t go wrong with Beetlejuice.
How to Dress Like Beetlejuice
In order to pull off the Beetlejuice look, you will need these costume pieces:
- Black-and-white striped suit
- White face with black eyes
- Bright red lips
- Shaggy white and green hairdo
- Makeup to capture that decaying look
Suit, Wig and Makeup
To truly embody the ghost with the most, you will need to nail his trademark black and white striped suit. You will also need to wear a shaggy white and green wig, apply face makeup, and finish the look with a pair of black shoes.
Some people might choose to buy a mask with the green hair and makeup already on it, but I think it would be cheaper to buy a wig separately and do the makeup yourself.
And let’s not forget the white dickey shirt and black tie, often included with costume purchases. Not only is it an essential aspect of the Beetlejuice look, but it’s also a comfortable option, particularly on warmer days.
But, as with any costume, it’s important to do your research to ensure you’re getting the best possible version of the Beetlejuice ensemble. With so many options on the market, the decision ultimately falls on the individual.
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About Beetlejuice’s Look
Beetlejuice is crude and obnoxious, and he isn’t always successful at what he does. When he is conjured up by the Maitlands, his plans don’t go as they expected them to and therefore other measures have to be taken.
Nevertheless, the relationship between Beetlejuice and the young couple continues until the very end of the movie. To summon Beetlejuice, one just has to say his name three times and he appears.
Fortunately, the Beetlejuice costume is a simple one that consists of items you likely already have around your house, or which can be easily found in a department or costume store.
The Beetlejuice outfit is a classic that will turn heads (in an exorcist sort of way) at whatever Halloween party you attend. This outfit is a chance to show off your design skills, and it will put your cosmetics expertise to the test.
You will need to put in some time and work into planning and building out this outfit, but the end result will be quite worth it. I hope this guide has been helpful in making you the most formidable specter of the cosplay season.
With a little work, you will be spooking up the neighborhood in no time. For an added element of fun, bring an Ouija board.