15 DIY Witch Costume Ideas That Are Anything But Basic

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15 DIY Witch Costume Ideas That Are Anything But Basic


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When it comes to last-minute Halloween costumes, witch costumes usually take the reins. That's why you see so many people dressed like 'em every year! It's cool if you want to buy a pre-packaged witch costume, but you can turn your witch costume into something much more original (and probably cheaper, TBH) just by DIY-ing it.

Whether you're inspired by the beautiful Glinda from The Wizard of Oz, the evil witch in Snow White or just the scariest witch costume we've ever seen, here are some ideas for you to easily create your own DIY witch costume.

1. DIY Halloween Witch Costume

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Photo credit: kali9 - Getty Images

This one's practically effortless and perfect if you're looking for something to wear in a pinch. You probably already have a go-to black dress in your closet, but if you're looking for something a little more *magical* for Halloween, then upgrade to a super witchy black dress like this one from Amazon. The tights, hat and broom will pull your homemade witch costume together.

2. DIY Glinda the Good Witch Costume

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Photo credit: CBS Photo Archive - Getty Images

While you can purchase a full Glinda costume set, it's possible to make your own puffy skirt using an elastic, tulle and the no-sew technique. When you're done tying enough tulle to make a skirt that wraps around your waist, slide the skirt over a pink bodysuit or blouse. For the crown, measure glitter scrapbook paper around your head decorate it with rhinestone gems.

3. DIY Elphaba Costume

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Photo credit: Don Arnold - Getty Images

Sure, you can always dress up in Elphaba's classic Wicked Witch of the West getup, complete with pointy black hat, but if you want to show that you're a true fan of the musical Wicked, try dressing up in Elphaba's Shiz University uniform — you probably have everything you need to create this costume already in your closet! Just add green face paint.

4. DIY Scarlet Witch Costume

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Photo credit: Disney+

Clearly, not all witches need to wear all-black or a pointy hat; in fact, the staple piece in the Scarlet Witch's costume is a red leather jacket. She also wears a red corset (which you can reuse for other costumes) and red gloves.

5. DIY Winifred Sanderson Costume

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Photo credit: Rebecca Smeyne - Getty Images

Run amok this Halloween by dressing up as Winifred, the head witch from Hocus Pocus — you can also turn this into a fun group costume by recruiting two friends to go as her witchy sisters, Sarah and Mary.

4. DIY Toddler Witch Costume

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Photo credit: RichVintage - Getty Images

Pajamas make up a majority of this outfit, which means your toddler will be comfy and cozy all night. Complete the look by using a tutu and black Converse or Mary Janes. If you want to go all out, you can buy a witch hat and cape set from Amazon for under $10.

5. DIY Witch Costume for Kids

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Photo credit: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc - Getty Images

If you're taking your little one trick-or-treating or escorting them to a school Halloween party, make her your partner-in-crime with a kid-approved witch costume with a sparkly dress and striped tights. Just add a cute witch hat (hint: try to get one propped on a headband so it stays on her head!).

6. DIY Scary Green Witch Costume

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Photo credit: BigKnell / Getty Images

If you're more of the type to go all out and look evil and spooky instead of cute and trendy on Halloween night, try this scary green witch costume. Just apply some green face paint and try some nose and chin prosthetics that you stick on with latex glue.

9. DIY Ursula Costume

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Looking to get a little more creative with your witch costume? Dress up as sea witch Ursula from The Little Mermaid — if you already have a floor-length black gown in your closet, all you'll need is a wig, purple body makeup and a few choice accessories.

10. DIY Fiona Goode Costume

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Photo credit: FX

There are so many great options when it comes to American Horror Story-inspired Halloween costumes, particularly in the witch category: Myrtle Snow, Marie Laveau, Madison Montgomery, Misty Day and Queenie, just to name a few. But there's no one more glamorous (or easier to dress as!) than the original Supreme herself, Fiona Goode.

11. DIY Kiki the Witch Costume

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Photo credit: Barry Lewis - Getty Images

If you're a fan of Kiki's Delivery Service, opt for this cute-not-scary witch costume. If you already have a purple dress, it couldn't be easier to put together — bonus points if you carry along a plush black cat to stand in as Kiki's feline companion Jiji.

12. DIY Red Witch Costume

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Photo credit: Nicole Taionescu / Getty Images

The red hooded witch leaves everyone wondering how someone looking so lovely can be so evil. A long, full-length cloak is a must for this costume — you can keep the rest of the outfit all black or all white.

13. DIY Sabrina the Teenage Witch Costume

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Photo credit: Netflix

This little witch has got Sabrina's outfit from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina right on the ball: a red trench coat, white collared dress and black socks (you can also wear tights). Don't forget to accessorize with a black headband.

14. DIY Witch Costume With Cape

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Photo credit: Gerardo Herrera / EyeEm - Getty Images

All you really need is some basics from your own closet, like a black dress and some tights. A cape with slits is good for letting your curves peek through, plus it's a great way to feel extra powerful on Halloween night.

15. DIY Wizard Costume

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Photo credit: Imgorthand / Getty Images

Ask Harry Potter: Dark magic and treachery is genderless. If you have a little boy who wants to participate in the witch costume club, you can dress him up as a little wizard with similar attire.

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