Beetlejuice… Beetlejuice… Beetlejuice! Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved this movie so I thought this would make an awesome but easy costume for this post. In case you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea what Beetlejuice looks like, here’s some inspo for the costume…
Although he wears a few other outfits in the film, the black and white suit is the most iconic. And after browsing the Pretty Little Thing plus collection, it seems the easiest to put together without buying a
highly flammable ready to wear costume. I have to warn you this post is very PLT heavy but it is definitely not sponsored – they’ve just absolutely nailed the monochrome stripes.
So obviously the first thing you need to get your hands on is a black and white striped outfit. PLT have a few different jacket and trouser combos, but also some jumpsuits and dresses if you wanted to mix it up a bit. My favourite option is this Longline Duster Jacket and these Wide Leg Trousers combo. They are the perfect design and are still chic AF. Paired with either a plain black cami or even a white shirt and tie, you’ve got an easy peasy Beetlejuice costume. Not gonna lie, I’m genuinely going to order this anyway because I love it!
If you want something a bit different, there is this Oversized Blazer Dress which would make one seriously sexy Beetlejuice outfit. Pair this with either a simple black heel or stay true to the movie and wear some chunky lace-up boots.
Another option is a jumpsuit, and PLT have two monochrome striped number. There is this Culotte Jumpsuit which I can tell would be pretty universally flattering, not to mention comfortable and this slightly fancier One Shoulder Jumpsuit which is definitely not for me (I can’t do strapless bras and I do not like my arms!) but would be a standout outfit.
The last option I have is actually a top I already own, and wore for the first time at the weekend. You might have even seen my post on Instagram (check it out here if you missed it) where I captioned it with “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice”. This Tie Waist Blouse is perfect for an understated costume, if you just want a nod to the character without committing to a fully striped outfit you could pair this with black skinny jeans and you’re good to go.
Makeup wise you can go all out for this, or you can tone it down… it’s up to you. If you’re committing 100% to the cause then I highly recommend you check out Sarah McGonagall’s Instagram tutorial here because to me it is absolute perfection! She’s nailed the look whilst still looking beautiful. But if you just want to do a toned down version of the makeup, I’d go for a heavy purple smoky eye with either a black lipstick (try the new Fenty Lip Paint in Uninvited or Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Witches) or even green (try Envy or Ms. Invisible, both by LA Splash).
Hair-wise, you could buy a white wig and add some green hair paint around the front then just backcomb the shit out of it. Or if you’d prefer to go without a wig then make your hair as wild as possible – I would probably tightly curl my hair, backcomb it and make it look like I’d been dragged through a hedge backwards.
I think if I were going to a Halloween party this year, I would definitely be going as Beetlejuice. I love the striped suit from PLT and I think it’d be fun to try and recreate Sarah’s makeup look. Are you going to any fancy dress parties this Halloween? If so, what are you planning on wearing? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you so much for reading…