Impeccable Transformation: Beetlejuice Cosplayer Captivates in Lydia Deetz’s Dramatic Red Wedding Dress
A huge fan of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice cosplay, she plays Winona Ryder’s Lydia Deetz in her frighteningly perfect red wedding dress from the 1988 film.
A Beetlejuice cosplayer is wearing a red wedding dress that is reminiscent of Winona Ryder’s Lydia deetz.
@_andthemoon_ A cosplayer from Los Angeles, attended WonderCon 2023 in Los Angeles. She was wearing the dress Ryder used in the 1988 Tim Burton comedy classic’s finale. Beetlejuice’s (Michael Keaton) as Beetlejuice required Deetz to marry him in order for him to cause chaos in the world of mortals. The cosplayer perfectly captures the gothic introvert in Deetz down to her hairstyle, makeup, and the same red outfit.
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Beetlejuice was Burton’s second major studio film following his breakout film success in 1985’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. It told the story of the decrepit Maitlands (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who discover their idyllic home occupied by the yuppie Deetz family as well as their out of touch daughter Lydia. The Maitlands, desperate to remove the Deetz from their house, decide to turn towards the “bio-exorcist”, Beetlejuice. However, they’re met with unintended consequences when they repeat his name three time. Beetlejuice grossed $74 million in the United States on a budget of $15 million. It reignited Keaton’s fame and made Ryder the hottest famous.
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The popularity of Beetlejuice resulted in an animated series that ran on ABC between 1989 and 1991, action figures from Kenner, video games and a Broadway stage musical that premiered in 2018. Despite its success however, the idea of a Beetlejuice sequel was unable to come to fruition due to script and scheduling issues. Ryder has been pursuing the possibility of a sequel for a long time and believed that it could only be produced with Keaton as well as Burton as co-stars.
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Ryder said that the movie was “an iconic one.” The only way that this could ever happen was through Tim Burton and Michael Keaton. I’m not sure. There’s something that really connects all people of all ages in this film. It’s interesting. It would be amazing if this happened. If the conditions were just right. Gosh, you know you’re getting older when they’re making TV series, sequels, or plays for the things you’ve done.”
In 2022 Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B confirmed the development of Beetlejuice 2. Though the involvement of Ryder, Keaton and Burton has not been officially announced, Catherine O’Hara has been confirmed to reprise her role as Lydia’s mother Delia. Jenna Ortega, star of Scream 6 and Scream 6 is also on the verge of being Lydia’s daughter. The actress recently worked with Burton on the Addams Family spinoff series on Wednesday on Netflix.
Beetlejuice IIhas not yet been provided with an official release date.