Happy Halloween! This year’s costume was my most ambitious ever: a Custom Beetlejuice Costume: The Graveyard Scene Version!
Usually, whenever people choose Beetlejuice for a costume, they make the white and black striped version. But I don’t remember ever having seen a Graveyard Beetlejuice Costume, so that’s what I chose to create for this year’s Halloween!
Yes, that’s real moss on the costume too!
Graveyard Scene Beetlejuice Costume
Everything was created using found objects that I modified – I don’t think any elements of the costume went untouched! I completely customized the wig by staining and styling it; I artificially ‘aged’ the trench coat and other clothes; painted a custom print on the shirt and did the makeup myself too. Here’s a brief rundown of the costume pieces:
Graveyard Beetlejuice Costume
- Clothes include a white t-shirt, a red button-up collared shirt, dress pants and trenchcoat. These were all ‘like new’ clothes that I custom aged by paint, tearing, etc.
- Hat – Cheap police officer’s hat that I customized
- Head/hands – customized white wig, bald cap, face makeup, and acrylic paint
- Reference: Screenshots galore from the graveyard scene of the movie
This was one of the most fun, yet curious problem-solving exercise I’ve ever done. Although last year was difficult to make, this one was waaayyy more complicated. It was great though, even if it took a super-long-time to get ready.
If you have any detailed questions about costuming, let me know!