Barbara Maitland Costume

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Are you a fan of the classic film “Beetlejuice” and want to dress up as the quirky and eccentric Barbara Maitland for Halloween or a fancy dress party? Look no further! In this article, we will provide step-by-step instructions for creating your own homemade DIY Barbara Maitland costume. With a little creativity you can easily put together a unique and eye-catching outfit that is sure to impress.

Barbara Maitland Costume – Beetlejuice

We’ll cover everything you need to know, from finding the perfect floral-print dress to adding the finishing touches with ghostly makeup and accessories. Whether you’re a seasoned costume-maker or a beginner, this guide has something for everyone. So let’s get started on creating your own unforgettable Barbara Maitland costume!

Floral Dress

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Barbara Maitland is known for her eclectic and colorful sense of style, and her floral dress is a key part of her iconic look. To create this element of the costume, you’ll want to find a long, button-down dress with a bold, floral print. You can either purchase a pre-made dress or create your own by layering different patterns and colors. Look for fabrics with bright, eye-catching prints and choose a dress that is comfortable and easy to move in.

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Barbara Maitland Mask

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In the film “Beetlejuice,” Barbara Maitland transforms into a monster-like creature when she becomes a ghost. To create this transformation for your costume, you can add a Barbara mask to your outfit. There are a few different options available, ranging from simple cloth masks to more elaborate latex masks. Choose the one that best fits your budget and desired level of complexity.

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Handbook for the Recently Deceased

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In the film “Beetlejuice,” the Maitlands receive a handbook called “The Handbook for the Recently Deceased” after they become ghosts. This handbook serves as a guide to the world of the dead and helps them navigate their new afterlife. To add this element to your costume, you can either purchase a replica of the handbook or create your own using a blank notebook and some creative labeling. Bring it along with you as a prop or use it as a way to interact with other guests at the party.

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Barbara Maitland Overview

Barbara Maitland is a character in the 1988 film Beetlejuice, played by actress Geena Davis. Barbara is a newly deceased ghost who, along with her husband Adam, haunts their former home in an effort to scare off the new human residents.

Despite her initially timid and reserved demeanor, Barbara eventually becomes more confident and assertive, using her ghostly powers to help her and Adam try to get rid of the Deetz family. She is kind and compassionate, and ultimately works to help Lydia Deetz, the daughter of the new homeowners, find the courage to be herself and to stand up to her overbearing and superficial parents.

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Written by Doc Cotton

Doc Cotton is a man of simple pleasures and diverse interests. His heart belongs to the world of cosplay, costumes and fancy dress, with a special fondness for Halloween, where his creative spirit truly shines. Over the years he has been hired by people across the country to make custom halloween costumes and other fancy dress for specific events.

When he's not busy crafting imaginative costumes, Doc Cotton loves nothing more than a good party. He's the one who knows how to turn any gathering into a memorable event, infusing it with fun and excitement.

Beyond the world of costumes and festivities, Doc Cotton finds solace and joy in van life and outdoor adventures. Whether he's hitting the open road, camping beneath the stars, or exploring the great outdoors, he cherishes every moment of his outdoor escapades.

You can catch up with Doc Cotton's insights and experiences on his writing platforms, CostumeRocket and HotPartyShack. There, he shares his costume wisdom and event-planning expertise, offering inspiration and tips to fellow enthusiasts.

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