Tim Burton's cult-classic beetlejuice can be a difficult look to master (especially if you want to err on the side of colorfully cute rather than full on zombie-esque), but by skipping the moldy skin and using face paints and makeup instead, you'll avoid
31 Halloween Costumes That Require Absolutely No Skill
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41 Super Creative DIY Halloween Costumes for Teens