First of all, don't say his name three times! Second of all, the essence of Beetlejuice is in his hair, so make sure to pick up a messy, whitish costume wig and add some creepy yellow and green stains near the roots to bring out your ghoulishness.
Using white face paint, completely cover your face to create the effect that you are a ghoul from the undead. Finish by creating large dark circles around your eyes, either with more face paint or black eyeshadow.
A striped suit with a hypnotic design like the one he wears in the movie might be hard to come by, so you may just have to get one from a party store. If you're stubborn and want to make one on your own, you could always get striped fabric from a craft store and put on together.
Beetlejuice wears large black boots and dons a sickening, devious smile that lets you know he is up to no good. The character is known for his odd behavior, so get creative with the construction of the costume. As long as it generally looks like the character (green hair, striped suit,) you'll be good to go.
• Lydia Deetz
Another fun charter from Beetlejuice is Lydia - she's not exactly scary (unless teenage angst makes you run away screaming), but she's a very recognizable character from a classic comedy/horror movie. For a good Lydia, you're going to need a lot of black. Shop as if you're about to attend a funeral, and try to go for a black dress that hangs sullenly on your frame with a black blazer or jacket.
Next, grab a floppy beach hat that is also completely black, this will protect your pale complexion from the healthy sun. As for makeup, add some gray circles under her eyes and try to create a look that looks sleepless and gothic.
• Brenda Maitland
For Barbara, you'll need curly black hair, so a wig is your best option. In the film, she wears a floral button-down shirt, which can be found at most department stores. This is a simple costume and perfect if you're on a tight budget.
• Addam Maitland
Adam wears large circular glasses, a red t-shirt, and a buttoned black, white, and gray flannel shirt. He wears beige khakis with a brown belt and black shoes.
Adam is played by a young Alec Baldwin, so anyone dressing up as this character is sure to catch some looks.
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