Today I’m sharing my hands-down favorite DIY costume that my mom has worn. Beetlejuice! My mom wore this costume when I was 5 and again last year because it is just that fun.
She wore a grey and white striped suit that she’s had since the 80’s (she would like me to say that she has never worn the pieces together except as a costume, haha), a striped men’s button up, a skinny black tie, and black boots.
She found an umbrella hat and painted black lines on it to make it look more like Beetlejuice’s. (PS that’s a plastic beetle in her mouth)
For her makeup she applied too-light foundation, and hollowed out her eye area with dark eyeshadow. She used green and black eyeliners and tabbed on stubble and bug guts. She also used the black eyeliner to give herself an exaggerated widow’s peak and harsh wrinkles.
For her hair, she backcombed and hair-sprayed her hair like crazy. Whenever it felt a little flat, she flipped her hair over and added a little more teasing with her fingers throughout the day.
Looking for more Halloween costumes ideas? Well, it’s your lucky day, because I have all my DIY costumes (and decor tutorials too!) listed here.