There is no better outfit for Halloween or fancy dress. A witch’s outfit is striking memorable and easy to put together. So what’s stopping you? Read on and find out how you can be the wickedest party guest this year.
What You Need
Witches costumes are often a mixture of accessories that you can pick up in crafts shops and some homemade items. Here is a quick list to give you an idea of what you will need to bring the outfit together:
- Black clothes (these are your canvas so use an old long skirt and long sleeved top)
- Makeup (strong colours and feel free to add a strong red or even black lipstick)
- Black and red material
- Sewing machine or thread for hand-sewing
- Fabric marker
All witches, without question, need a cape! It creates a magical look and other than the hat, is the key item to finish off the costume.
Step by Step
Here’s a quick guide on how you can put your very own cape together without resorting to buying a shop-made version.
Putting it Together
With the cape and the base of the outfit sorted, its time to make the hat. All you need for this is some black card, cut into a rhomboid shape – i.e. the bottom edge must be wider than the top. Role it up to create a pointy, hat shape and staple the card into place. Feel free to add glow in the dark stickers or drawings with a silver marker.
Paint your face. You can do anything – paint a green face a la Grotbags or go for a pale face with dark red or black lips! Don’t forget to draw on a mole or two and line the eyes with a jet black eyeliner to create some drama.
If you have long dark hair wear it down and if you have short hair, get a wig and place it under your witch’s hat. So what’s left to do? Hardly anything! Simply grab a broomstick and head out the door!