Of course you know who we’re talking about. A teenage Winona Ryder? You must have watched this movie at least once. If you haven’t, we’re sure you have seen Winona as Lydia Deetz plenty of times on every social media channel. Tumblr and Pinterest are particularly keen on this dark and creepy-things-lover character.
Beetlejuice is a 1988 comedy-horror-fantasy hybrid directed by Tim Burton that had such a huge success an animated spinoff series was produced afterwards. Beetlejuice (Micheal Keaton) is basically a demon that is summoned in the house where Lydia and her family have just moved in from New York, in order to get rid of them. Beetlejuice is summoned by Adam and Barbara, the lovely couple that previously lived in the house. Too bad they are dead, and they need a “bio-exorcist” to remove the annoying new owners. If you have seen the movie you’ll already know that Beetlejuice doesn’t plan to do his job. He’s also planning on getting a spouse, and he happens to choose Lydia. The movie revolves around Beetlejuice’s mischiefs and Lydia’s fascinating character. Both characters have largely influenced our visual aesthetic, especially when we talk about Halloween parties. You see tons of Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz on October the 31st. If you love Tim Burton and you’ve loved the movie we know that you have either been the demon or the dark teenage girl at least once in your life. If you love dressing up like Lydia on Halloween, why not channeling her in your every day looks?
What are Lydia Deetz’s look key elements?Lydia is your classic, stereotypical gothic teenager: angsty, moody and isolated. She doesn’t go along with her family, her father and step-mother don’t take her seriously at all and they only think about themselves. Lydia loves experimenting with photography and she’s always carrying her instant camera around. She also loves writing poetry and she’s attracted to anything supernatural and paranormal. She’s not afraid of ghosts at all, in fact she’s the one who makes contact with Adam and Barbara and grows very attached to them by the end of the film.
Lydia has jet black hair, she’s always wearing black clothes and pale makeup. She often wears oversized clothes and wide brim hats. Her style is generally very theatrical so if you want to get her style you need to step out of your comfort zone. Lydia’s style will definitely raise some eyebrows! Black. Everything Lydia wears is black. There could be no other colour, unless they start making a darker colour! If you only wear this colour you can’t go wrong. She’s only wearing red once in the movie, when she’s about to get married to Beetlejuice. But according to the old rhyme about wedding dress colors, it’s “Married in red, better off dead.” Brocade and Lace Top – Victorian Long Skirt – Striped Bow Socks Hat. As we mentioned above, Lydia’s style is very theatrical so she loves big, flowy things and strange accessories like a flat wide brim hat. Maxi. There is no “tight” in Lydia’s wardrobe. Everything is loose and oversize. If you think about it, the movie was made in 1988, so when you’re looking for clothes try to think about 80s and 90s shapes. Big shoulders, large sleeves. Lydia also loves long maxi skirts. In black, of course. Makeup. The key is paleness. If your complexion is not white as porcelain you’d better grab a white foundation because there’s no Lydia without a pale face! She is the typical Tim Burton’s character: slender, pale, sunken eyes and hollow cheeks. Use your makeup to get the same results. Watch the video below for a perfect Lydia Deetz look (you’ll learn how to draw your eyebrows, too). Hair. Lydia Deetz’s trademark is her weird bangs. Her hair is parted in small sections and styled with what seems to be gel to us. That’s how you can get her distinctive hairstyle. She often wears the rest of her hair down or in a scruffy high ponytail. In the video below there are a couple of tips on how to get Lydia’s hair too. Have you loved Beetlejuice? Do you like Lydia Deetz? Let us know who’s your favourite character from the movie in the comments below! Photo credits: Pinterest.com
“My whole life is a dark room. One big dark room.” – Lydia Deetz