Vertropolis
 


Costume :Beetlejuice/Betelgeuse
Variant :A take on his striped suit.
Source :Beetlejuice
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2012


Costume Photos

LFCC Saturday

LFCC Saturday

LFCC Saturday

MCM 2012

Completed Outfit- Halloween

Hand Detail

Full Outfit Test

Costume Details

Close-up of makeup

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : I've lost track O_O
Time Taken : Started in June 2012

Description
This is my first cosplay, and first major clothing sewing project.
It's made of flocked velvet dupionette- which holds the dust nicely and has stained well. It''s all hand stitched/pressed as I'm wary of sewing machines! Fully lined- which wasn't fun.

The wig was created with massive help from this tutorial-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRVQJxT3dzI&list=UUAAszizDDdScfqclAybLiEA&index=4&feature=plcp

He's amazing- and also make the latex bald caps- which are excellent quality It's dyed crepe wool (olive coloured acid dye), fixed on with liquid latex. It's strong enough to brush carefully and style.

The makeups a mix of a Ben Nye monster wheel, Grimas broken white and corpse, moss green and ochre facepaint, and hobby foam-moss for model railways stuck on with liquid latex. The grotty teeth effect is Mehron enamel in nicotine.

I soaked it in tea, highlighted the dirtiest parts with coffee, and have used thin glue to fix dust to certain areas. I bought a bag of cosmetic dirt to pat this thing down with. Some parts are sprayed with brown ink for a mottled effect.

There are three different kinds of buttons- Mr.Big Beetle at the front, tiny skulls on the cuffs, and two bigger skulls at the back.

I’m currently re-working the wig so it sits more naturally on my head, it’s more powdery and yucky XD I’ve mixed a creamy base-colour for my face/neck/hands. I'm working on blending the seam with latex.

The shirts just a cheap one, with a vest stuffed with belly padding underneath. The collar has more hobby moss held on with liquid latex.
The boots are from e-bay, the Victorian cane was one I already own. The broken watches are e-bay finds too.

It isn't film accurate- just something B might wear to an event. Plus I love his top and tails from the cartoon.

Found the ring on e-bay- it’s not perfect, but does the job! It’s a bit too bit, so I’m gluing it to my finger and moss-ing around it.


Right- I think that’s everything so far. Nearly ready for MCM!
If there's anything you're curious about- just ask!

Comments

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This is amazing! You look so much like him, seriously well done :D

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 14 October, 2012 - 09:20
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Looks awesome! Great job on the makeup!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 14 October, 2012 - 21:58
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This is amazing! The make up is great, you look just like him :)

by WhiteWraith on Monday, 15 October, 2012 - 11:19
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This is freakin sweet, i will be calling you for a beetlejuice beetlejuice beetlejuice

by otakugirl on Monday, 15 October, 2012 - 12:25
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Jeez.... this is freakin' beautiful! :D Good job!

by LadySheogorath on Tuesday, 23 October, 2012 - 21:27
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LOVE this. Brilliant cosplay especially like the makeup effects.

by Kitticus on Friday, 26 October, 2012 - 20:54
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This is brilliant! Perfect cosplay =D

by Kacela on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 17:14
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omg, you look amazing! One of the best i'd say!

by Stripeycow on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 18:23
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brilliant job on this

by nanahara on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 20:13
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That is totally amazing ^^

by Silantre on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 23:22
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Wow

by 1000014 on Sunday, 16 June, 2013 - 19:21
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This is amazing

by Zomboi on Thursday, 25 July, 2013 - 13:24