beetlejuice

If you’re a fan of the movie Beetlejuice you may have had the idea to create a costume based on this character. “Mr. Noack,” however, decided to take this costume several steps further, and made the house, sandworm, and even a printed background, all modeled after the movie poster.  If you haven’t seen the movie (as I admittedly have not), it’s still easy to see how much time and effort went into building it and doing a great writeup.

The house was built mostly out of blue foam, as, according to Noack, “It’s cheap, reliable, easy to work with, and most importantly, it’s light weight.” My experience is pretty limited with this material, but for something meant to be displayed for a short time, it looks like a great substance to get familiar with. The details are well thought-out, including melamine siding, doors and windows, and a fully mocked-up foyer area. There’s even a printed background!

Of course that doesn’t even start to cover the actual costume. This consisted of a mask that went through several iterations, the actual black and white striped suit, and even a sandworm. I seriously need to see the movie, as I thought that was something from Dune.  Check out the video below for video of this amazing setup.

The word “epic” may be overused, but as claimed in the video, I think this truly qualifies as an “Epic Beetlejuice Costume.”