Browse through all the character costumes and cosplay guide from the 1988 horror-comedy film, Beetlejuice. This award-winning movie directed by Tim Burton, the king of gothic comedies, subverts the notion of horror films. The characters are all dead, and they must protect their house by haunting any new inhabitants. Choose from the characters of the Netherworld, such as Beetlejuice, Miss Argentina, and Adam Maitland. Not only are these costumes perfect for Halloween, but they are sure to put some life back into the after-life as well. Now you too can dress up and frighten your friends for any costume event.
Betelgeuse, or Beetlejuice, is a loud and crude ghost with a morbid demeanor. He is genuinely unapologetic for his behavior, and why should he be–he’s dead after all. He does not shy away from making a ruckus and loves to spread chaos in the mortal world. Even after Barbara Maitland defeats him, Beetlejuice remains upbeat. That’s his nature. You too can dress up like the mad Beetlejuice, and spread chaos and fear in the hearts and minds of mere mortals. Remain carefree and unapologetic by adding to the charisma of being an obnoxious bio-exorcist with nothing to lose.
Barbara is a woman of simple pleasures. But when she dies in a car accident, along with her husband Adam Maitland, she is forced to confront the reality of her situation as a ghost. Even as a ghost she loves kids and has a motherly bond with Lydia Deetz. Although she never could have a child, she is the motherly figure who saves the day by defeating Beetlejuice at the end and restores harmony between the dead and the living. Dress up like Barbara to shock others at the next [Halloween] costume or cosplay night. And don’t forget to bring your copy of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased.
Directed by Tim Burton, Beetlejuice debuted in 1988 and is claimed to be one of the best movies starring Michael Keaton. Keaton is the actor who plays the titular figure, Beetlejuice. The plot centers around a young couple (Adam and Barbara Maitland) who die in a car crash, become ghosts and begin haunting their former home. Their efforts to scare away the new inhabitants prove unsuccessful. They are then forced to take help of a specific devilish and obnoxious ghost, named Betelgeuse (mispronounced as Beetlejuice in the movie).
The movie Beetlejuice won multiple awards, including the Academy Award for Best Makeup. The movie’s commercial and critical success led to an animated television series and numerous video games. Its popularity in pop culture saw the return of horror-comedies and provided a significant boost to director Tim Burton’s career. Burton has since gone on to direct many movies in the same genre.