Lydia Deetz is a young artistic, creative and quite eccentric young girl who is always positive, poliet and friendly. She is a photographer, an artist a seamstress and has a distinct love for everything dark, twisted and gross! Lydia is best friends with Beetlejuice and is quite close with two rather odd misfits from school as well as several strange monsters from the Neitherworld. Her parents are quite eccentric as well, though neither carries the same love of the macabre that Lydia does. Cartoon Lydia is quite different from movie Lydia (as I'm sure anyone who knows the movie can tell from that little bio ^^)
I had a lot of fun with this costume! It's my own adaptation of the costume. I figured it would look absurd for a woman my height to wear a full length cape/pancho like she does. I consider it somewhat of an adult version Lydia XD The cape is made of Satin and I did the spider webs by making lines of really tight zigzag stitching. The under dress is just a lightweight stretch knit. I have to say, I love love love love love my wig! I had so much fun styling it! It started life as just a straight Cleo wig (and actually it's such a nice quality wig that it can very easily be put back as a straight wig) Also I had a lot of fun with the makeup! I've never done a costume that required that much makeup without actually being body paint! Though one thing I will say about the makeup is it really sucks trying to keep red lipstick on your bottom lip and black on your top.. throughout the day they just become dark red :( One last thing is the jewelry was made by me! The "chains" are just clear seed glass beads, I figured they may look like spider webs, and the spiders themselves are origami I folded! I love how they turned out! The big spider was my first attempt and from there I went straight into the little ones for the earrings! I lacquered the paper afterwards to give them a little more stability and a bit of a shine and then popped little holes in them and stuck them on rings so I could use them as beads!
On Halloween very very few people knew who I was in this, so when I wore it to the convention I was fully expecting to find the same thing, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out tons of people knew who I was! Apparently I'm not the only one who has fond memories of this show from my childhood! ^^
All of the photos with the double water mark are by Kevin Chan (Solar Tempest) The ones with just my watermark were taken by Sai-Kit Chu