5 Costumes For How To Dress Up As A Witch For Halloween

How To Dress Up As A Witch For Halloween

Wondering how to dress up as a witch for Halloween? On the hunt for a DIY witch costume? Well, we’ve got your back! With everything from simple, quick, make at home DIYs for people who don’t have sewing experience to campier, intense looks that anyone can do, select the witchy look you like and go, go, go! Your hot, bubbling, magical portion might runneth over! 

How To Dress Up As A Witch For Halloween: 5 Ways! 

No longer do witches mean green skin, a pointy hat, and a broomstick. You can totally pull this off if you want to (RuPaul’s Drag Race, I’m looking at you) but with all the latest TV shows that adorn social media, you want something that people will recognize. Plus not everyone has costume making or wig experience! Some might say practicing magic spells is far easier! 

Though it may seem a bit hard at first, see our ideas for how to dress up as a witch for Halloween and no matter what you wear one thing is for sure: you’ll have no regrets about tapping into your magical side.

Simple Witch


Browse through some of your black dresses and you’ve got an easy, simple look that really hits home. This is so easy to pull together from things you already own in your closet! 

Pair a pretty black dress with a large, ruched witch hat that you can buy online. Or make a conical one with black cardboard paper! 

Now if you’re looking for something a little more *magical* for Halloween, then upgrade with some spider web tights! The tights, hat and, broom if you have one, will pull your homemade witch costume together.

Glinda the Good Witch Costume (3 Ideas)

While you can purchase a full Glinda costume set online, it’s possible to make your own puffy skirt using an elastic, tulle and a hot glue gun. When you’re done adding enough tulle to make a skirt that wraps around your waist, slide the skirt over a pink bodysuit or blouse. 

You can also go for this edgy modern look if you love Selena Gomes in Wizards of Waverly Place for the best 2000s throwback look! 

PC: The Renegade Seamstress

Or you can shop at a thrift store and find a long formal dress. When thrift shopping for your costume, look for a formal dress that has several of the iconic elements of the gown. So this means that it should be a shade of pink or peach, have puffy sleeves and be long and full.

Let’s say you find the perfect dainty dress, but it’s too short. Then you can buy a full crinoline skirt like the one in the image above. 

Head to the wedding dress or formal section of the thrift shop for a long, full crinoline skirt. Most often the crinolines haven’t been taken care of properly so the tulle will be crumpled up and appear to be ruined. But you can iron the tuile with a cloth placed over the tulle on medium heat to transform it  back to its original splendor.

Last tip: For the crown, measure glitter scrapbook paper around your head and decorate it with rhinestone gems or you can buy a cheap one that comes with a wand from craft stores. 

Vintage Witch

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This one’s practically effortless and perfect if you’re looking for something to wear in a pinch because every woman has a tight fitting black dress- and if you don’t, now you have a reason to buy it! 

Become the most glamorous witch and channel vintage vibes with a sleek black dress, pumps, and a witch hat. Based on shows on Netflix like Nurse Ratched, this vintage inspired look is so chic yet scares the bejesus out of everyone with a nod to dark vintage themes. 

The Scarlet Witch Costume ( 2 Ideas) 

Clearly, not all witches need to wear all-black or a pointy hat. 

This simple witch costume looks like something right out of the famed Salem! 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. 


While the easiest thing is to buy the Elizabeth Olsen full costume set on Amazon (or make it with a corset, long red jacket, black pants and a wig) you can also go for a full on camp look by making a beautiful headpiece and skipping the jacket. This way you get a more unique look too. 

You can make the headpiece by buying a cheap crown and hot glue red glitter scrapbook paper in the shape of an upside down W. Once you like the look on your head, decorate it with rhinestone gems 

By skipping the jacket, (especially if you don’t want to buy one), you can pin together two sides of a long beautiful red or maroon scarf (which will be cheaper than a jacket) with a brooch. Nail paint the brooch red in shade, wear a dark lip, and you’re good to go! 

Scholarly Witch

Embracing your inner literary witch this Halloween with the Scholarly Witch. After all, it is  hat.one of the holiday’s most popular costumes. There’s a good reason for that too, this witch costume is simple to execute.

For an easy DIY witch costume, don a tailored black collared dress, then add a few props—a book, a wand or pumpkin, and a traditional


Book lovers might want to consider this good scholarly witch. It’s a sophisticated, refined look that matches the fall season’s colors. To make the hat and the book, just super glue fall foliage onto a witch hat and a leather-bound tome.


With a scholarly witch, you don’t have to look just like every other witch at the Halloween party. Try a fun orange and black take, like this one. If you don’t have the sewing know-how to mimic the look, try black lace-up pants, an orange and black blouse, and combat boots. The hat is a bit easier to DIY—use orange tape and an iron-on skeleton patch. Finish this look with a white wig! 

All in all, when it comes to the witch costume, the ideas are nearly endless! 

If you’re headed to a sophisticated adults-only Halloween party, go the vintage route, simple route. Wear a sleek black dress and pumps that look solid with a traditional witch hat and you’ll fit right in. If you don’t want to, you can wow everything with a scarier, camp version. In that case, go for the dark ensemble with some strategic makeup to do the trick. 

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