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Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse, also known as “Beetlejuice” is a trickster and mischievous ghost. He is the titular antagonist of the Tim Burton film Beetlejuice as well as the protagonist of the 90s cartoon series. Known as a “bio-exorcist,” Betelgeuse is able to get rid of the living from the homes of the dead. Say his name three times, and he is summoned.

Joker (1989)

In 1989’s Batman, Joker (Jack Nicholson) becomes the Joker as we know him after mobster Carl Grissom sets up his second-in-command to be killed in a vat of chemicals. It doesn’t finish him off, but leaves him depraved and disfigured, with a maniacal laugh and deadly vendetta. Nicholson’s is a classic look that’s since been re-interpreted by Heath Ledger and Jared Leto.

Emily The Corpse Bride

In Corpse Bride, Emily (voiced by Helena Bonham Carter) is an undead bride who pursues Victor Van Dort after he inadvertently proposes to her. Despite the differences in their mortality, Emily manages to convince Victor to end his life so that they can marry in the Land of the Dead.

Miss Argentina

In Beetlejuice, Miss Argentina (Patrice Martinez) serves as the receptionist in the afterlife waiting room. She had an unfortunate “little accident” which is how she ended up there. Her accident however doesn’t really explain why she’s green.

Lock, Shock, and Barrel

Lock, Shock and Barrel are all about harmless fun. Dressed in variations of classic Halloween costumes, these kids embody the spirit of the holiday. Be warned that copying these looks is a team effort – you can’t really have one without the others. So you’re going to need to recruit some friends to play dress-up with you but just make sure you call dibs on your favorite one first.

Mayor of Halloweentown

The Mayor of Halloweentown may be incapable of making major decision on his own but not when it comes to fashion. With a megaphone in hand, this pseudo politician does manage to make himself look somewhat official with a mayor ribbon. While you’re not expected to transform your head into a piece of candy corn to obtain his look, the spider tie definitely is a must.

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Lydia Deetz

Lydia Deetz’s style is all but strange and unusual. She keeps it simple by dressing in all black and minimal make up. The hardest part to replicate may actually be her bangs. We can’t guarantee this look will attract a bio-exorcist but you can always try saying his name three times.

Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sally may be stuffed with dead leaves but she has managed to put together a pretty decent wardrobe for herself. She can even stitch her body parts back together. Don’t worry, you don’t need real stitches to imitate Sally’s style. A body marker and a steady hand will have you looking like a mad scientist’s prized possession in no time.

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is an unfinished creation who has scissors for hands. He is taken in by the Boggs family and is discovered to have a skill for hedge trimming, hair cutting and ice sculpting. You can recreate his look with a lot of leather and layers of studded belts.