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Miss Argentina Costume

Added Apr 5, 2011

by buttoneyed

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Because I’m in a dressing-up mood and I’m currently making another costume, thought I’d share this from Halloween 2010.

Miss Argentina from Beetlejuice has become a really popular costume but it rocks so much that I recommend to anyone who likes body paint ;)

The dress was made from a Burda Magazine (a 3/2010 pattern not on here) in a purple satin – I’d love to make it again out of thicker fabric because it sat really well. Other bits include:

The sash: Made with wide ribbon, the letters where printed on iron-on transfer paper.

The cape: I glued red sinamay to the wire frame, then covered it with red soft tulle. It was the most difficult part, and if I was to make it again I would use a sequined red fabric to save on the glitter I added at the end.

I wore a red wig and pinned it with into a pin up hair style. I also found green stockings because half a body of aqua paint is easier to removed than a full body.

I wish I took more photos … :(




Garment Type
Other, Satin

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    Oct 12, 2014, 06.40 PMby Jenniferperez1705

    FABULOUS! Good job, girl! You look amazing! Where on earth did you find your wig??!

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    Oct 22, 2012, 11.52 PMby Madison McDaniel

    what glue did you use for the fabric/wire??

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    Oct 1, 2012, 11.37 PMby 'Sarah Basile

    this is by far thebest one i have seen online, im still having trouble with the cape.
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    Sep 25, 2012, 11.52 PMby jbrown86

    This is by far THE best Miss Argentina costume I have seen online. Bravo! Please tell me: What kind of body paint did you use, and how much? Also, did you have to blend blue and green together?

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      Oct 1, 2012, 11.38 PMby 'Sarah Basile

      go to ac moore and get Liquitex #660

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    May 29, 2012, 01.30 AMby ecross

    what kind of body paint did you use, and is it green,blue or aqua? and Are you wearing a wig? if so, where from?

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    Oct 4, 2011, 12.30 AMby Tiffany Montgomery

    What kind of body paint do you use???

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    Jul 7, 2011, 07.33 PMby halloweenstuff

    gorgeous costumes!!! i love her red hair is cool ,OMG the best !! My best costume here

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    May 6, 2011, 09.43 PMby eckhart25

    I know someone already said this but OMG you are a genius. Great job!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 12.48 AMby mollykatherine

    Best costume ever!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 12.17 AMby 00001

    Love it :D

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    Apr 6, 2011, 09.16 PMby buttoneyed

    Thanks everyone- just so you know, I had to have a shower twice and even then I still had a bit of a green tinge!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 07.18 PMby loyl8

    i love this!!! great job!!!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 05.07 PMby wendymichelle1015

    OMG genius! You are one creative and ambitious lady :)

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    Apr 6, 2011, 03.07 PMby mermaidsvoice

    OMG AMAZING. It’s also just a little gruesome (I cringed when I saw the wrists- so well done!). I love beetlejuice- just amazing.

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    Apr 6, 2011, 04.27 AMby gregsgal

    Oh, words cannot describe how much I love this. You did such a fabulous job!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 01.46 AMby shadkitty

    I LOVE THIS!!! I have never seen anyone do Miss Argentina before, you did an excellent job. :)

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    Apr 6, 2011, 12.51 AMby janesays13


    i saw the picture and was like omg beetlejuice! I loved that movie, what a great costume! i may have to steal this idea!

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    Apr 6, 2011, 12.38 AMby Rachel Parish

    i saw this and was so excited that it was a beetlejuice costume. amazing =)

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