Tim Burton. His style and art are so unique and deliciously twisted. He has created some beautiful dark characters that have become classic to Halloween.
So why not put yourself in a Burton movie dreamland. Play some Danny Elfman compositions while you get ready and your night will turn into magic.
Lets go back to the beginning:
He’s the ghost with the most. Why should you be him for Halloween? Well, just ask him what his qualifications are: “Ah. Well… I attended Juilliard… I’m a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I’ve seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT… NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU’RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY… NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I’m qualified?”-Beetle Juice
By far this is the best Batman ever created. Who can argue with a Jack Nicholson Joker? Follow up a couple years later with a latex clad whip crackin’ Michelle Pfieffer and you have a recipe for success. Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Then Batman is your choice this Halloween. If you are going to do Batman, do it right. This costume is the only way to go.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
I can’t speak highly enough of this movie. The character of Edward has been present in Burton’s early works in one way or another. He finally got to make his dream real with Johnny Depp bringing the character to life. Edward is a sweet and gentle yet misunderstood “monster”. This is a love story full of artistic and symbolic fantasy.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Kidnap the Sandy Claws, beat him with a stick! Lock him up for twenty years, see what makes him tick! Jack Skellington and Sally, another love story. The imagery in this movie is really intense. It’s like looking into the mind of Tim Burton and seeing what he sees. If only I could live in his head for a day!
…oh wait… I live in his head everyday.
Bring yourself into the wonderful twisted world of Tim Burton this Halloween. Stand apart from the vampire and pirates. Just remember if you do it, DO IT. Don’t go cheap, go quality. You are representing a dark genius. Don’t make me go Beetle Juice on your ass!