Halloween inspo: our favorite film witches

While it’s still a month away, we’re kicking off the Halloween season with some inspiration from our favorite witchy women.  While you could just pick up a costume from your local bargain store and be any run-of-the-mill witch… we recommend you imitate one of these awesome, magical, and fearsome sorceresses of the silver screen. Get (witch)crafty!

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Winifred, Sarah and Mary – Hocus Pocus
Get your two best friends to join you as the infamous Sanderson sisters, to whom anti-ageing meant sucking the souls out of Salem’s youth. For added fun, re-enact the musical scene in which Bette Midler and her buddies perform “I Put A Spell On You”.

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Maleficent – Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent
This is one for the make-up aficionados and Halloween die-hards. Angelina Jolie was perfect as the title character in this year’s blockbuster, Maleficent. She was all horns, lips and cheekbones, and with a little planning (and a few prosthetics), you can be too!

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The Wicked Witch of the West – The Wizard of Oz
While Glinda the Good Witch of the North was a close contender, if you have seen Wicked you will have a new respect for the wicked witch whose sister was squashed by a wayward house. Paint your face green and walk around saying, “I’ll get you my pretty… and your little dog too!” Bonus points for dressing-up your pets as the flying monkeys.

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Hermione – The Harry Potter series
Just like the actress who brought her to life, Hermione is actually a total badass and undoubtedly the real hero of the Harry Potter series. Costume catchprase: “It’s levi-O-sa, not levio-sa!”


The Grand High Witch – The Witches
You have two costumes to choose from as the Grand High Witch from Roald Dahl’s novel adapted to the screen. There is the Grand High Witch in her “human” disguise, played by the always-glamorous Anjelica Huston… or there is the real Grand High Witch who looks something like a giant rat from a chemical testing lab.

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Who is your favorite witch?

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