This Halloween, we decided to dress up as a family and we went with a “BeetleJuice” theme. We’re all about making costumes ourselves, and so we went with something simple to save time. My husband was BeetleJuice from the wedding scene and I was Lydia from the wedding scene – think ‘80’s red puffy dress. Realizing this is probably the last year we get to choose her costume, we decided to dress Cicily up as a mini BeetleJuice as well. We went with the traditional black and white striped suit that BeetleJuice is most known for.
I loved this costume because it’s cute and SO easy to make. Also, the stripes don’t need to be perfect since BeetleJuice is kind of scruffy and dirty so imperfection is totally okay.
Here’s how to make your own BeetleJuice costume in just a few steps!
What you need:
- Plain white suit (with tie)
- Painter’s tape or duct tape
- 1 tube of Black soft matte fabric paint
- 1 foam paint brush
Step 1 – Tape 1 inch stripes vertically on the chest part of the white suit. Space each stripe about an inch apart.
Step 2 – Tape 1 inch stripes horizontally on the collar of the white suit.
Step 3 – Tape 1 inch stripes horizontally on the sleeves of the white suit.
Step 4 – Tape 1 inch stripes vertically on the pants of the suit.
Step 5 – Using the soft fabric paint and foam brush, paint black stripes between all of the taped stripes.
Step 6 – Once the paint has fully dried, remove all the tape.
That’s it! For an added effect, we rubbed sunscreen through her hair to make it white and stick up on the sides. If you’re down with it, we added a touch of white face paint and some eyeshadow as well. Black eyeshadow around the eyes and a little of green eyeshadow on her forehead and each temple to look like BeetleJuice’s yucky mold.