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Best Barbara Maitland Halloween Costume Guide
Barbara Maitland, played by Geena Davis, and her husband, Adam Maitland, were killed in a tragic car accident in the 1988 movie, Beetlejuice. The husband and wife reappear in resurrected form as ghosts trying to make sense of their new state of existence. Together with Beetlejuice, their newfound “bio-exorcist” and consultant from the Netherworld, the trio works together to scare off the new owners with unexpected consequences. The comedy horror movie is still a Halloween classic over 30 years later. Get the look of the former Victorian homeowner with this Barbara Maitland costume guide.
Dress up like Barbara Maitland to thrill and shock at the next comic-con or Halloween party you attend. Cosplay her character by wearing a Party Dress, Beetlejuice Barbara Mask, Ballet Flats, and Long Curly Wig. Bring along the helpful book, Handbook For The Recently Deceased too.
Barbara Maitland Cosplay Costumes
The Maitlands and their Netherworld companion, Beetlejuice, are trying all kinds of scary antics to frighten the living daylights out of the Deetzes. Unfortunately, all hell breaks loose as things do not go according to plan to scare the new homeowners. The Maitlands, disgruntled with the obnoxious and vile Beetlejuice, reconsider his services, but the persistent Beetlejuice is determined to hang around. As a new ghost, Barbara Maitland is trying to make sense out of the situation. She’s an ordinary woman with an ordinary look—curly hair, floral print dress, and simple flats. But for her ghost-like look, you’ll need to add a scary mask with a copy of the book, Handbook For The Recently Deceased.
From the movie Beetlejuice there are several great options for cosplay in addition to Barbara Maitland. Obviously, Beetlejuice is a no-brainer, but you can also join up with characters Adam Maitland or Lydia Deetz from the hit movie.
About Barbara Maitland
Barbara along with her husband Adam Maitland, from the 1988 movie Beetlejuice directed by Tim Burton, are simple people who would much rather stay home and decorate their immaculate Victorian home instead of going on vacation. When Barabara swerves to avoid a dog on a routine drive home from town, the couple both pass away. They quickly learn they have died and their house is sold to new owners, the Deetz family. The deceased couple, Adam and Barbara, try to scare the new owners out of their house with their newly found shapeshifting abilities to no avail.
Things get interesting when Beetlejuice, played by Michael Keaton, shows up as their consultant to help scare off the Deetz family. The crude and obnoxious “bio-exorcist” doesn’t perform as expected. The hilarity that ensues is great for any time of year, not just Halloween! Beetlejuice is still a well-loved film over 30 years later as it was a huge critical and commercial success. A follow-up animated television series was also produced by Tim Burton.