Lydia Deetz: Gothic Costume Guide

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A Lydia Deetz costume has always been a go-to choice for those who love to cosplay, especially her red wedding dress. A goth icon, Lydia Deetz is a character from the movie Beetlejuice. She is quiet and reserved, and her nature makes her sorely misunderstood by the family around her. Lydia was made to leave behind her life in New York City to move out to a strange home in Connecticut, leaving her to try and get used to the new place alone.


You’ll Need:

  1. Red Wedding Dress with Head Veil
  2. Black Wig
  3. Red Satin Gloves
  4. Black Shoes
  5. Artificial Flower Bouquet
  6. Living Dead Dolls

DIY Lydia Deetz Costume Guide

Lydia spends her time as any normal teenager might–writing broody poetry, taking photos, and, of course, communicating with the dead. She ends up befriending the previous owners of her new home who had passed away. They take to her quickly and help her out when she almost becomes the child bride of another ghost haunting the house–Beetlejuice. Her adventure is a spooky and unique one, making her a cosplay favorite. 

If you want to embody the vibrant style of Lydia Deetz costume, it’s a lot simpler than it may look. Start with a Red Wedding Dress with a Head Veil, and Black Shoes. Next, match yourself with Red Satin Gloves, Artificial Flower Bouquet, and Living Dead Dolls. Finally, don’t forget to wear a Black 80s Wig to complete the final look.


Lydia Deetz Cosplay Costume

Lydia Deetz likes to wear black, which we find throughout the film as she is always wearing different black outfits. And because of this, the red dress outfit right at Lydia Deetz’s wedding was all the more striking and impressive.

To put together a realistic-looking costume, you will of course need to concentrate on the red wedding dress. It is a frilly red dress with some red tulle on an existing red dress. And you need to be sure the dress is floor length. A defining feature of her dress is the red veil that she wears. It is of the same material as her dress; you can simply bunch together some red tulle and attach it to a hair clip to get the desired effect. 

It’s also a great idea for a couple’s costume idea to have your partner dressed as Beetlejuice at a Halloween party.


Lydia Deetz: Gothic Costume Guide

About Lydia Deetz From Beetlejuice

A misunderstood young woman pulled from big city life and thrust into rural living, Lydia Deetz feels out of her element in her new home. That is until she discovers that she can commune with the dead–specifically the deceased former owners of her house. These two owners take Lydia under their care and ultimately end up protecting her from the other specter haunting the place–Beetlejuice.

At one point, she ends up in a situation where she feels she has to marry him. It is during this point that she dons her iconic red wedding dress. Lydia Deetz costume have inspired countless cosplayers over the years.


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What is the most famous quote from Lydia Deetz?

1. “My whole life is a dark room. One big, dark room.”

2. “I myself am strange and unusual.”

3. “I’ve read through that handbook for the recently deceased. It says: ‘Live people ignore the strange and unusual.’”

4. “There’s a word for people in our situation: ghosts.”

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