If you’re in need of a last minute costume, a safe bet is always to be a witch. Throw on a pointy hat, wear a black dress, and you’re good, right? I mean, if you want to go the lazy route, then sure, that’s all you need. But what if you want to stand out in a sea of Basic Witches? (See what I did there? Ha. I’ll be here all night, folks, don’t worry!) It might be one of the most cliche Halloween costumes out there, but there are other ways to be a witch without having to be boring. Between fictional characters and different literary depictions of witches, there are so many options that you’ll start to wonder why a black dress and hat became the symbol for them in the first place.
Why not snatch up one of these ideas and show everyone how ~unique~ you can be when it comes to putting together a great costume? Show ’em how to really do the quintessential Halloween look! Gone are the days when dressing up as a witch meant carrying around a broom and cauldron. You can be a trendy witch, a green witch, or even a goth witch. How are you going to choose which witch to be?! Sorry, I really needed to add that pun in there. Take a look at these amazing witch costumes that will help you be the baddest witch in all the land (in a good way).
Glinda From Wizard Of OzThe one not-evil Wizard Of Oz witch is a perfect costume for anyone who loves being good, and wearing pink. You can also carry around some bubbles if you want to get REALLY into it. Source
Sabrina The Teenage WitchEvery '90s girl wanted to be Sabrina, right?! Now is you time to shine. Dress as a '90s/ early '00s teen and carry around a black cat (Salem, duh!) and walk around asking everyone when your boyfriend Harvey is. Harvey and Sabrina forever!!!!! Source
Bellatrix Lestrange From Harry PotterEveryone's problematic fave Harry Potter witch is also a great costume idea for anyone who wants to be a ~bad witch~ this year for Halloween. It's also a good excuse to let your hair look all frizzy and wild for the day. Source
The Sanderson Sisters From Hocus PocusThe CLASSIC Disney Halloween movie Hocus Pocus has a perfect cast of quirky witches that will be good for a stand alone costume, or with others if you want to do a group of three. Source
The White Witch From Chronicles Of NarniaThe Chronicles Of Narnia witch might be evil AF, but I have to admit, she also looks pretty fierce. This is her "battle" outfit, but you could also go for her classic white gown and crown. Source
Maleficent From Snow WhiteThe spooky witch from Snow White has a pretty simple wardrobe: black dress and horns. Easy for a last minute DIY costume that will have you looking witchy in no time. Source
Nancy Downs From The CraftIf you don't know what The Craft is, it's basically Mean Girls witch witches. In this analogy, Regina George would be Nancy Downs, the leader of the three teen witches who has unmistakable style. Source
The Wicked Witch From Wizard Of OzThe classic witch has a pretty easy look: all you need is a basic witch costume and some green face paint! Source
Willow From Buffy The Vampire SlayerThe Buffy The Vampire Slayer character goes from being a witch, to being a semi-evil witch. I personally love this evil witch look, since it's super easy! All you need is some eye liner and black clothes. Source
Regina From Once Upon A TimeRegina Mills AKA The evil queen AKA the witch from Once Upon A Time is a pretty unique costume that is perfect for any OUAT fan. Put your hair in a high pony tail, and wrap some lace around it for a perfect Regina Costume. Source
Endora From BewitchedI'm not sure if any of you guys are fans of the classic TV show Bewitched, but you should really watch it. Endora is a bad-ass witch who loves to wear bright greens and purples, which is a super easy costume to make. Add a red wig and you're good to go! Source
Zoe From American Horror StoryZoe has some, um, strange, powers, but she is still a witch and would be an easy costume to make: all you need is a white button down, black skirt and black hat. Think of it as a modern update on your basic witch. Source
The Scarlet Witch From The AvengersWho says witches can't be superheroes?! The Scarlet Witch is awesome and important in the Marvel universe, and her costume would be pretty simple to wear this Halloween. All you need is a red leather jacket and some leather gloves to get her signature look. Source
What are you going to be for Halloween? Tell us in the comments!