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living in: beetlejuice

by amym

Beetlejuice is now my ultimate fun Halloween flick. I honestly hadn’t seen it in 15 years and had only a vague recollection of stripes and the Day-O banana boat song. Silly me — I’ve been missing out all this time. This goofy mix of New England farmhouse meets Tim Burton kitschy kook is pitch-perfect for Halloween shenanigans.

1. Wide-Brimmed Hat, $31; 2. Model Trees, $23; 3. Mechanic’s Beacon Light, $148; 4. Country Church Wooden Dollhouse, $159; 5. Snake Toy, $15; 6. Antique Key, $23; 7. Woolrich Buffalo Plaid Shirt, $49; 8. Diana Parisian Camera, $65

In Beetlejuice, a recently deceased husband and wife test their spooky skills in order to rid their house of its new owners. Hilarity, of course, ensues when they hire bio-exorcist Beetlejuice to aid in the fright show. An adorable Winona Ryder plays Lydia, the misunderstood daughter. Bonus: Lydia Deetz is an epic Halloween costume. All it takes is a big black hat, black dress, black shoes and an old camera. Poof! You’re practically a Halloween legend already! — Amy M.

1. Striped Jacket, $120; 2. Betsey Johnson Stud Earrings, $36; 3. Marquee Lighted Arrow, $176, 4. Tulle Poof Clip, $45; 5. Antique American Rocking Chair, $445; 6. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Studded Oxfords, $250; 7. Shaker Box Kit $45; 8. Alkemie + Snake Earrings, $140

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