Dress Up Like The Beldam Other Mother from Coraline

If you are looking for a good The Beldam Other Mother costume for Halloween or a big cosplay event, here’s the winning formula for creating the most exciting outfit of the party! Let’s see how to dress up as The Beldam Other Mother from Coraline.


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The Beldam Other Mother from Coraline Costume Guide

Coraline is probably the creepiest children’s movie you will ever watch, and the scariest part of that film is the Beldam, the creature that poses as Coraline’s other mother. Perhaps the most frightening feature of the creature is that it has buttons for eyes, making it a wonderful costume for Halloween. Here is how to create the perfect Beldam costume and dress up as Coraline’s other mother for Halloween! 

Costume Tutorial - Dress Up Like The Beldam Other Mother from Coraline
The Beldam, Coraline’s other mother.

In the 2009 film, Coraline Jones is an intrepid little girl with boundless curiosity. Her parents, who have just moved into a strange house with her, have little time for her. She discovers a different world where everything is perfect… Coraline is tempted to take up residence in this marvelous world, which meets all her expectations.

But the dream will soon turn into a nightmare. Prisoner of the Other Mother, Coraline will have to fight to return home and save her True family. 

You may come out when you learn to be a loving daughter.

~ The Beldam “disciplining” Coraline after she refuses to have buttons sewn over her eyes.

After Coraline rejected the love and care of the Other Mother, she transformed into a scarier version of herself – a combination of her actual appearance and her appearance as Coraline’s real mother.

We have already explained in detail how to Dress Up Like Coraline from Coraline

In the following, we will show you how to create a convincing Coraline’s other mother look. Have fun!

How to create the costume of the Beldam, Coraline’s other mother

To become the monstrous creature known as the Beldam, you have two choices.

  1. You can choose the “nice” version, in which the monster looks exactly like Coraline’s real mother, except for the eye buttons,
  2. or you can pick the more monstrous version, where the creature’s true form is revealed. 
Costume Model 1 - The Beldams' Second Form
The Beldam – First Form- Costume Model

Costume Model 1 – The Beldams’ First Form

To embody the “nice” version, you will need black capri pants and a white sweater, as well as red sneakers. A black wig will complete the look. A fun detail to add is the little rooster mit that the “other mother” was wearing when Coraline first meets her. Finally, of course, you will have to wear little glasses with button eyes to become the monster.

The Beldam – Second Form- Costume Model

Costume Model 2 – The Beldams’ Second Form

If you picked the monstrous version, you will have to wear a black dress with little white polka dots, as well as a pair of red heels, which the Beldam wears when its true form is revealed, with its long spidery limbs and creepy smile. 

Coraline’s Other Mother’s Makeup

In this video, Rebecca Seals shows us how to replicate the other mother’s makeup.

For a more realistic look, you can recreate the other mother’s makeup. Put white paint all over your face, and use black paint to accentuate different areas, such as the cheeks and the eyes, to mimic the creature’s terrifying face. The video even shows how to paint buttons on your eyelids! 

With one of these two looks and the realistic makeup you’ve learned how to do, we’re sure your friends will be terrified when you show up in this Beldam costume!

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Cosplaying as the Beldam: An Eerie and Alluring Experience.

As a huge fan of the “Coraline” book and film, I couldn’t resist the temptation of cosplaying as the Beldam, Coraline’s other mother. The character is a true masterpiece, a perfect representation of Neil Gaiman’s twisted imagination and Tim Burton’s gothic style.

The Beldam’s Costume: A Masterpiece of Neil Gaiman’s twisted imagination and Tim Burton’s gothic style.

When I first saw the Beldam’s costume, I was immediately struck by its unique and striking design. The long black dress, black gloves, and porcelain mask with dark, empty eye sockets are the perfect combination of eerie and alluring. I knew I had to give it a try and replicate it for a cosplay.

From a Fan to a Cosplayer: My journey of creating the Beldam’s costume.

I love horror and fantasy genres, and the Beldam’s costume is a perfect opportunity to channel my inner Tim Burton’s darkness and gothic style. It was challenging to create the costume but also fun, the materials and accessories are readily available, and I was able to put my own spin on the character and create a one-of-a-kind cosplay that reflects my personality.

A conversation starter: How cosplaying as the Beldam helped me connect with other fans.

One of the best things about cosplaying as the Beldam is that it’s a great conversation starter, I met a lot of people at conventions who share the same love for “Coraline” and Tim Burton’s storytelling.

Attention to detail: Crafting the perfect Beldam’s costume.

The Beldam’s costume requires a high level of attention to detail, which made it a perfect choice to test my crafting skills and create a true masterpiece.

Versatile and Unforgettable: Wearing the Beldam’s costume for different occasions.

I love the Beldam’s costume because it’s versatile, I wore it for different occasions like conventions, Halloween parties, and even as a cosplay for a photoshoot. It’s a perfect way to stand out from the crowd, and show my love and appreciation for the “Coraline” book and film, and Tim Burton’s style.

Joining Tim Burton’s twisted world: The feeling of cosplaying as an iconic horror film character.

The Beldam is an iconic and memorable character in recent horror film history, and cosplaying as her, made me feel like a part of Tim Burton’s twisted world, and that’s what makes it an unforgettable experience.

In conclusion, cosplaying as the Beldam has been an eerie and alluring experience, not just for the striking and unique design of the costume but also for the opportunity to channel my inner Tim Burton’s darkness and gothic style, connect with other fans, test my crafting skills, and feel like a part of an iconic horror film character’s world.

– Katarina Wagner : Our reader about Beldam’s Cosplay

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