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Best Miss Argentina Costume Guide
Miss Argentina, also known as The Receptionist, is a secondary character from the huge comedy/horror hit movie Beetlejuice. Miss Argentina is seen behind the front desk in the waiting room of the Netherworld, where recently deceased characters Adam and Barbara are sent to learn about their new after-life. In the film she is played by actor Patrice Martinez.
Miss Argentina appears disinterested in her job and doesn’t particularly care about the recently deceased people she needs to serve. She appears to have slit her own wrists, and was unaware she would be condemned to an afterlife working as a bureaucrat as punishment. If you want the look of the Netherworld’s receptionist and former beauty pageant participant, you’ll need a Red Wig, Full Body Suit, Face Paint, Eye Shadow, Red Lipstick, Miss Argentina Costume and Black Heels.
Miss Argentina Cosplay Costumes
Miss Argentina may only play a small role in Tim Burton’s zany film Beetlejuice, but she is quite memorable to fans of the movie. Who hasn’t dreamed of dressing as a green skinned former beauty pageant contested who committed suicide by slashing her wrists and ended up working in the afterlife’s equivalent of the DMV? Well now is your chance with this great costume guide for Miss Argentina.
These spooky movies are great around Halloween time, so why not get together a bunch of friends and create a whole ensemble of Beetlejuice characters. If your friends are stuck for ideas, don’t worry – Costume Wall has got you covered. Check out our guides for recently deceased Adam Maitland, his wife Barbara Maitland, the curious goth Lydia Deetz played by Winona Ryder and of course the main man himself, Beetlejuice!
About Miss Argentina
Miss Argentina is a fictional character in the warped world of Tim Burton’s 1988 film Beetlejuice. She is also known as The Receptionist, or Miss Receptionist, due to her employment in the Netherworld where she shows very little enthusiasm for her work. She is, for some reason, green skinned, with bright red hair, and is introduced to us in the film when Adam and Barbara first travel to the Netherworld and find themselves in a waiting room resembling a poorly organised DMV office full of freaky characters.
The bandages on her wrist indicate that she committed suicide, and she reveals that if she knew then what she knows now, she wouldn’t have done it. This refers to the fact that those who die from suicide are relegated to boring bureaucratic jobs in the afterlife. Resigned to her fate, she seems completely disinterested in her role helping the recently deceased.