How to Do a ‘Hocus Pocus’ Halloween Costume On the Cheap

For fans of campy Halloween movies, “Hocus Pocus” (1993) remains a classic.

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy star as three sister witches with boldly colored wardrobes, donning bright reds and greens with simple black boots.

Hocus Pocus Witches Halloween
(L-R): Witches portrayed by Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler
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For a simple witchy look, gather up two friends and step out as the three witches for a spooky group costume.

To get Midler’s look, purchase a curly red wig and a long green dress. Then get a green cape and belt it with an emerald jeweled belt.  Finish off the outfit with a broomstick, and style the wig into buns.

For Najimy’s look, buy a black wig. Wear a coral-colored T-shirt with a plaid maxi-skirt, adding a crocheted vest  — or corset, for a more daring look, on top. Najimy’s character uses a vacuum to replace her stolen broomsticks, so to go the extra mile — bring along a full-sized one to Halloween festivities.

Parker’s outfit is just as easy to replicate: Wear a gray corseted top with a burgundy or purple skirt and a long platinum wig. For some extra flair, accessorize with fishnet stockings and a velvet cape.

Finish off all three looks with pointy-toed black booties, which can be purchased on Amazon for under $20 to help keep the costume cost down.


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