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Beetlejuice Miss Argentina Costume

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Beetlejuice Miss Argentina Costume

Miss Argentina from Beetlejuice

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Pamela, the 'Miss Argentina from Beetlejuice' costume creator:

I'm a child of the 80's so I was looking for a creative costume based on a character from my childhood and came up with this idea! Little did I know, it's actually not as obscure of a costume as I had originally thought. I could have bought a "Miss Dead Receptionist" costume online but I wanted to do this right and put it together myself from scratch!

The dress: I bought the dress on ebay for $8.00 but it was an XS so I had to completely take it apart and make it something that I could be comfortable in. This was my first time sewing so I did it all by hand!

The cape: This was THE most difficult part of the entire costume (aside from the 4 hours of body paint). I bought three types of wire from Joann Fabrics and formed the wire in the shape of the collar portion of the cape. Then I hot glued the wire together and hot glued some sparkly tulle that I also bought at Joann Fabrics. Then, I took some additional fabric and sewed it to the bottom of the collar.

The wig: There isn't an updo wig out there (trust me, I looked!). So, I found a bright red cosplay wig online and cut it to just below my shoulders. I then took the pieces that I cut off and rolled them up and pinned them to the wig to form an undo. It stayed all night and looked great! I had to trim the bangs a bit too.

The body paint: I researched SO many body paints and ended up going with Mehron Paradise Paint in Teal. It's a water-activated paint that you can hardly feel when it's on. This took 4 hours to apply but that could just be because I'm a perfectionist and painted my ENTIRE body!

To finish the costume off right, I bought a Handbook for the Recently Deceased book online and made the sash with some white satin ribbon and iron on letters.

This was a very time consuming costume but it was totally worth it!!

Rating: 4.9 of 5. Votes: 12

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#1 comment by Ally November 4, 2014

I love the 80's as well! I love the your idea it's hard to find great original costumes!

#2 comment by Pamela January 21, 2015

Thanks, Ally! It was so much fun to make!

#3 comment by Steph October 29, 2015

Great Job! I've been following your costume to make mine. I am stuck on the wig... Could you add a picture of the back of the wig? I don't know how to pin it up without the mesh showing underneath. I bought the same wig in the picture shown in your blog. Any tips would be appreciated. Thank you!

#4 comment by Pamela October 29, 2015

Hi Steph, I'm happy to help. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the back of the wig. I just pulled the hair together into a loose ponytail, pinned it, and then pulled it a bit to cover the mesh. You'll have to work with it a bit. Do you have a wig stand? If not, I found one a Sally Beauty Supply for less than $10. I found that to be very helpful. Once that was done, I took the stray pieces of hair and curled them on my fingers before pinning them to the wig. Again, you'll have to work with it a bit but I promise it's worth it!

#5 comment by Stephanie November 4, 2015

Thank you, Pamela! I used your costume as a guide for mine and it was perfect. Thanks for the wig tips and how to make the cape! :)

#6 comment by Pamela November 5, 2015

Yay! I'm glad the tips helped! :)

#7 comment by Jade September 16, 2016

Where did u get the cape from its awesome if like to dress up like this for Halloween :)

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