The Other Mother is the main antagonist of Henry Selick's 2009 film Coraline. She is a witch with button eyes, and she has alternate names like "The Beldam".
The Other Mother's appearence is not quite determined, it is suggested in the film that her true form is a 15-foot tall spider-human that has buttons rather than eyes. Her limbs consist of extremely long needles, and her spine protrudes out of her clothing. Her facial features are cracked and boney. She also has three other appearances in the film: The first full appearance, which looks like Coraline Jones' mother. Her second is a transformation about twice as tall as the original, with a more skull-like face and the hair is slimmer and longer. Her limbs also grow thinner, along with her midsection. The next appears when Coraline travels back to the Other World to rescue her parents, when she thinks she sees and hears her true mother at the end of the tunnel, but her "mother" transforms into the Other Mother when she gets to the end of the tunnel. It is strongly implied she can turn into other forms as well, such as the mothers of the three Ghost Children.
The Wire HandsEdit
The Other Mother also has two hands made of thin wire, which she uses for special stuff. At the beegining of the film she uses them to turn a doll into a doll of Coraline. At the climax she looses one of her hands, when Coraline shuts the door of the other world. The next day the wire hand atacks Coraline but she's saved by Wybie who smashes the hand with a stone.