6 Useful Props You Need To Complete Your Halloween Witch Costume
Are you planning to dress up for Halloween? What kind of costume are you thinking of wearing?
Once you have made your decision as to who you're going as for this holiday (for example if you want to go as a witch, vampire, zombie, etc), then the next thing you will want to do is to get the appropriate costume depending on your chosen character.
For instance, if you have decided to be a witch for Halloween, then you would need to acquire a witch costume.
Witch for Halloween
If you plan to dress up as a witch, but you still can't choose the right costume for yourself, then this hub might help: What Kind of Witch Costume Should You Wear for Halloween?
There are so many different kinds of witch outfits available out there that you might have a hard time trying to decide what to get.
After all, these costumes all look perfect and unique in their own right. They even come in various styles, colors and designs. In this case, the aforementioned hub aims to help you make a decision.
Accessories and Props
Once you have gotten your chosen witch costume, you now need some accessories and props to go along with it. This is especially so if you want to complete your witch look.
For some, having a witch costume is already enough for them but, for others, they might also want other witch-related items that would complement their outfit.
Aside from complementing their outfit, some might also want these items in order to appear more like a witch or to be scarier.
But what kind of props and accessories should you get for your witch outfit? It all depends on what your costume is and what goes well with it as well as what your aim is.
For instance, if you have a black and red witch outfit, it certainly wouldn't make sense to get a, say, black and blue witch hat.
If you're planning to appear as an old and frightening witch for Halloween, then you shouldn't get things that would ruin the scary effect that you're going for.
So, what are some of the accessories and props that you can get that would go well with your witch costume for Halloween?
1. Witch Hats
The hat is definitely an important part of a witch's getup. Your witch costume wouldn't seem complete without the hat to go with it.
Some witch costumes already come with an accompanying hat that goes perfectly with the outfit in question.
However, there are also a number of costumes that don't include the witch hat. In this case, you would have to acquire the hat yourself if you really want one to go with your costume.
There are actually many different kinds of witch hats that you can find out there. These hats all come in different styles, length and even colors.
The traditional witch hat is, of course, the pointed black-colored one, but, aside from that, there are a variety of other kinds of witch hats that you can choose from.
Take the Velvet Satin Witch Hat - Black Spider Veil that you can see below as an example. With its pointed shape and its black color, it looks akin to the traditional witch hat.
However, what makes it different and the reason why I recommend it are the black feathers as well as the black rose on the hat.
There is also the addition of the veil, which even has black spiders, that add to the unique look of this hat.
All-in-all, it looks vastly elegant and appealing and is doubly perfect if your witch costume is all-black.
If your costume has a bit more color to it than just plain black, then a hat like the Halloween Hats Witch Halloween Costume Hats might be more suitable for it.
With the added red color to this black hat, it should go well with such witch costumes that have a red and black combination.
Since this hat doesn't look scary in the least, it's perfect for those who don't really want to appear frightening in their witch outfit.
This hat actually looks sparkly and glamorous with all the stars on it. The slight droopiness of the hat tip serves to add a bit more flair to this hat especially since other witch hats usually have pointed and straight tips.
2. Witch Wigs
It's not really necessary to have a wig to go with your witch costume. You can always just fix up your hair by tying it up or even dyeing your hair with your chosen color.
However, if you do want to wear a witch wig, there's no reason why you shouldn't or couldn't.
A wig could add to the look that you're trying to projecting depending on what wig you get and how well it goes with your costume.
For instance, if you're aiming for a scary witch look, then you shouldn't be getting, say, a pink-colored wig.
A wig is also a good idea if you don't have enough time to style your own hair or if you'd like to change the length of your hair.
For example, you have short hair, but you would like to have longer hair to go with your witch costume. The easy way to solve this is to get a long-haired wig.
Some witch hats actually come with an attached wig such as in the case of the Black Velour Witch Hat with Wig.
This black hat also includes long, straight black and white hair, which is good if you're going for this kind of look.
Black is usually the hair color of a young witch while white would be the hair color of old witches. A combination of black and white hair colors is good if you don't want to just go with one color.
The addition of the hat saves you the trouble of having to go and look for one to go with your witch costume.
But black and white aren't the only possible color combinations for witch wigs. You can also go with many other colors like blues and pinks and greens and the like.
Of course, if you're aiming to look terrifying, you should stick to the darker colors and leave the bright ones to those who prefer to go as a friendly and nice witch.
But why stop at a dual color combination when you can go with a triple one or even a multicolored one?
An example is the California Costumes Wicked Witch Wig, which comes in a combination of black, green and purple colors.
I recommend this wig because the color combination is perfect and should help make you stand out from the crowd especially when paired with a matching witch costume.
The hair is even slightly curly, but not overly so, which is great for those that don't want to go with straight hair.
The dark look of this wig makes it a good choice for those that are going for a scary and chilling witch look.
Remember that you can make use of any kind of wig that you want to regardless of color, style and length.
As such, even if a wig doesn't say that it is for a witch, it doesn't mean that you can't use it. So when you're searching for wigs, you don't have to specify that it's for a witch costume. You can just say the color and kind of wig you want.
3. Witch Masks
A witch mask is especially perfect for those that are going to a masquerade or Halloween party.
However, even if you aren't going to a party, you can still add a mask to your witch costume. This should help you look more like a witch.
This also helps save you the trouble of having to put on makeup to ensure that you look just like a witch.
Depending on what kind of mask you're planning to wear, you can evoke feelings of fear and dread or just look plain fantastic and fabulous.
Take the witch mask featured above as an example. I recommend the Ultimate Witch Mask, Halloween Accessory, Prop NEW because it's definitely perfect for an all-black witch outfit what with its horrifyingly scary look.
You're sure to creep out and terrify a lot of people who would look at this mask. Wear a bright and colorful mask if you're aiming for a more refined and magnificent witch look.
4. Witch Shoes
Your witch costume would certainly not be complete without the accompanying matching shoes or even boots to go with it. The proper and most suitable shoes would add more style and flair to your witch outfit.
If you just don your usual pair of shoes, it would most likely clash with your costume unless you're wearing a full-length witch outfit, which would effectively hide the shoes you're wearing.
Most witch shoes or boots are black in color. But this doesn't mean they won't go well with your costume if you happen to be dressed up in outfits that contain other colors aside from black such as a red and black combination or even a black and orange duo.
The good thing about black shoes is that they go well with pretty much anything and everything. You can go with something like the pair of boots featured above.
These boots have a distinctly unique style that prevents it from looking like the regular and normal types of black boots that you can usually see.
It looks perfect for a witch outfit whose length doesn't reach up to the ankles so these gorgeous-looking boots can easily be seen.
On the other hand, if you're not into knee-high boots, you can just go with something like the short boots featured above, which can look just like shoes with heels. This one is perfect for those who aren't too fond of high heels.
While you can pair this with a short witch dress, you can also choose to wear this with a long witch costume if you don't mind the shoes being hidden by your outfit.
5. Witch Broomsticks / Brooms
A witch getup certainly wouldn't be complete without a broomstick or broom to go with it.
It's practically a given that all witches must have broomsticks since there's the connotation that they can fly on brooms.
While you can decide to go without a broom, adding one to your ensemble would help to complete your witch look and add more authenticity to it.
It can also help to further accessorize your outfit as you hold on the broomstick with one hand and walk around acting like a witch.
There are many different kinds of witch brooms that you can find as they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and even colors.
Take the Small Crooked Witch Broom Halloween Costume Prop as an example. This one looks more like a traditional witch's broomstick what with its crooked design and brown color, which adds to its authentic look.
6. Witch Cauldrons
Witches are known to make potions using their black cauldrons. To add to your witch costume, you can opt to carry around a cauldron and pretend to be making all sorts of potions on it.
If you are starring in a Halloween-themed play, you might make use of a black witch's cauldron as a prop.
But you don't have to get those huge-sized cauldrons that would no doubt be difficult to lug around.
Cauldrons actually come in differing sizes and you can go with the smaller-sized ones, which you can use to fill up with candies.
For instance, you can make use of such cauldrons like the one featured above if you're planning to go trick or treating.
You can put all the candies and sweets that you get inside your witch cauldron. With a smaller black cauldron, you shouldn't have a problem carrying it around.
If you also have a witch broomstick with you, you can carry the cauldron in your other hand.
Alternatively, if you're the one who hands out goodies and candies to those who go trick-or-treat, you can opt to put those sweets inside a witch cauldron and then just get a handful to give to those who come knocking on your door.
Do you think that a pointed hat is necessary for your witch costume?
These are just some of the many different kinds of props and accessories that you can wear and acquire to complete your look if you're planning to dress up as a witch for Halloween.
Any one of these products and items can be good additions to your witch costume, serving to complement your outfit and helping you look and seem more like a witch to others.
Remember that you can choose whichever kind of props or accessories that you want and that you don't have to go with all of these things. So, if you just want a witch hat and no broom, there's no reason why that can't be acceptable.
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