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What Kind of Witch Costume Should You Wear for Halloween?

Updated on October 7, 2016

What are your plans to celebrate Halloween? People have their own preferred ways of celebrating this wonderful occasion. One of the most common things that people do is to dress up.

Are you also thinking of wearing costumes for this event? Perhaps you're off to a Halloween-themed party or even to a masquerade party. Maybe you're accompanying others to go trick-or-treat.

Want to be a witch for Halloween? There are many different kinds of costumes to choose from. You can see more outfits in different colors, styles and designs featured below.
Want to be a witch for Halloween? There are many different kinds of costumes to choose from. You can see more outfits in different colors, styles and designs featured below.

While it's pretty easy to decide to dress up for Halloween, some may not find it so easy to choose what kind of costume to wear for this holiday.

This can be a real quandary since there are just so many different kinds of costumes to choose from. You could opt to dress up as a witch, vampire, zombie, ghost, or some of the other scary creatures and monsters out there.

Some might be inclined to go with something a little less scary or even go with an outfit that isn't really designed for Halloween.

For instance, some might prefer to just go as a fairy, princess or other such not-so-scary characters.

So, who should you dress up as then? And what kind of costume should you wear for this occasion?

What kind of witch costume should you wear for Halloween?
What kind of witch costume should you wear for Halloween?

Dressing up as a witch for Halloween

Going as a witch for Halloween is an especially good choice for those who would like a more feminine outfit since witches are usually thought of as women.

Witches can certainly easily remind you of Halloween and they can also go alongside vampires, ghosts, zombies and all the other creatures and monsters of this holiday.

Doesn't this black-colored witch costume look simply elegant and stylish?
Doesn't this black-colored witch costume look simply elegant and stylish?

What kind of outfit should you wear if you have decided to dress up as a witch for Halloween?

How can you choose what outfit is the most suitable and most appropriate for you? Should you go with the traditional route or opt for something unique and more different than the usual?

Should you go with something scary or something that is not-so-scary? What kind of color should your dress be? What style should your dress have?

Should you make sure that you really look like a witch and dress like one or would it not matter either way?

There are actually many different kinds of costumes out there that you may face some difficulty in trying to decide which one you should get.

They come in a variety of designs and styles. You can choose based on the style that you like best or even the color that you prefer.

Here are some of the various kinds of outfits that you can choose from, depending on what you're looking for and what you want:

Black-Colored Witch Costumes

Black is the usual color of a witch's attire. This is the traditional look that people see witches as since there is the connotation that they usually wear black as well as ride on broomsticks, own black cats and even fly around during the full moon.

FunWorld Gothic Witch Costume
FunWorld Gothic Witch Costume

For those that don't want to be too traditional with their witch costume

 

If you wish to go the traditional route, you can opt for a black-colored costume.

Aside from looking like a traditional witch with your black outfit, the color black can also make you look darker, more sinister and mysterious, which is definitely perfect for Halloween.

You can find a lot of these kinds of outfits since they're the usual and common shade but they do come in different styles and designs.

For something that looks extra elegant and gorgeous, you can go with an outfit like the Gothic Witch Costume from FunWorld.

This costume is perfect for you if you want to look like a traditional witch for Halloween.
This costume is perfect for you if you want to look like a traditional witch for Halloween. | Source

It may look rather plain considering its simplicity, but the jagged hems, the cut one one side of the skirt and the bell sleeves add oomph and style to this dress.

All this really makes it look appealing while, at the same time, ensuring that people will be able to recognize exactly what you're dressed up as for Halloween.

On the other hand, if you prefer something with no jagged cuts or slits, you can go with an outfit like the Wicked Witch of the West Costume.

It still looks like a traditional witch costume with its black color and the rather ordinary look to it.

However, the cape that comes with it as well as the cut style of the dress in front make all the difference and serve to add a dash of uniqueness to it.

Orange-Colored Witch Costumes

Rubie's Costume Huntsman's Witch Adult Costume - Black & Orange Color
Rubie's Costume Huntsman's Witch Adult Costume - Black & Orange Color

If you find black to be too plain, drab, boring and / or dark for your witch outfit, then why don't you try an orange-colored costume?

This is perfect for Halloween considering pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns.

There are also a lot of Halloween decorations and the like that have the same shade.

As such, it wouldn't be at all surprising to find witch costumes that are black and orange.

Depending on how you look at it, this can be a wonderful combination.

If you like the aforementioned hue, it's all the more reason to go with an orange-colored dress such as the Rubie's Costume Huntsman's Witch Adult Costume.

Rubie's Costume Huntsman's Witch Adult Costume
Rubie's Costume Huntsman's Witch Adult Costume

Perfect for those who love pumpkins and/or the color orange.

 

This particular costume looks spectacular in its unique design.

It certainly doesn't look like the usual traditional black witch costume but, with the way this outfit looks and, along with the pointed hat, it is still undoubtedly a witch costume.

The orange colors and how it is placed against the black dress really goes well with it.

The orange designs on the dress even look like spiderwebs, which is great for those that like such things.

If you'd only like a dash of orange in your outfit, then you can go with costumes like the Ruffle Witch Adult Costume.

Fun World - Ruffle Witch Adult Costume
Fun World - Ruffle Witch Adult Costume

This is great if you only want a splash of orange in your outfit

 

This dress has more black than orange but the orange is still there to prevent this outfit from looking too drab and dark.

The orange colors also appear to highlight this dress and help to make it stand out.

Another thing that makes this costume different is the way the dress is cut as well as its length.

The length of many other witch costumes usually reach up to the ankles but this one doesn't and its cut is also slightly slanted, which also adds to its appeal.

Red-Colored Witch Costumes

California Women's Scarlet Witch Plus Size Costume Black & Red Color
California Women's Scarlet Witch Plus Size Costume Black & Red Color

While red can also be said to be the color of love, it can also be a perfect and apt color for Halloween.

This is because red is also the color of blood.

Therefore, it can also have evil connotations.

For instance, the bright red color can be blinding in its intensity whilst the dark red color can symbolize dark and foreboding things.

Blood is spilled when people are killed and you can see a lot of this when watching scary movies.

Red is also the color of some villains. For instance, Jafar from the Disney movie Aladdin has an all-red ensemble with some black.

If you like red or if you just want to add a bit of a bloody look to your witch costume, you can go with a red-colored one.

California Costumes Women's Scarlet Witch Costume
California Costumes Women's Scarlet Witch Costume

This one is perfect if you only want a splash of red on your Halloween witch costume

 

The red hue can serve to add some color to what might otherwise be just a drab-looking full black ensemble.

This is the case for the California Costumes Women's Scarlet Witch Costume.

The placement of the red shade on this outfit really serves to add a splash of color to the dark dress.

The style of the outfit isn't just what adds to its beauty as the red color also has a hand in making this a spectacular outfit.

The addition of the cape also makes this different from the other traditional-looking witch clothing out there and is especially perfect for those who are partial to capes. After all, who says that witches can't have capes with their outfits?

Green-Colored Witch Costumes

At first glance, the color green may not seem like a good choice for Halloween. It does come across as a bright and cheerful color what with it being the color of plants and trees and leaves.

Emerald green witch costume

The unique design of this costume coupled with its bright shade of emerald green is perfect for those who want their witch outfit to be different
The unique design of this costume coupled with its bright shade of emerald green is perfect for those who want their witch outfit to be different | Source

But if you like this color, there's no reason why you can't go with a green-colored costume such as the Emerald Witch Costume.

This outfit's design looks simply spectacular and magnificent with the way it is presented.

The black overdress even has a green-colored brooch and the way it is cut at the end just adds to the beauty of the entire outfit.

The black color of this costume prevents it from becoming too green and the pointed hat serves to remind people that you are wearing a witch outfit though it may not look all that scary.

While the aforementioned costume may not exactly evoke feelings of fear in people, that's not to say that green can't be scary.

After all, there are also dark shades of green which, especially when combined with black, can certainly come across as scary.

Even a forest filled with green leaves and plants and which look harmless in daytime can look dark and creepy come nighttime especially with no moon or stars to illuminate your way. As such, for a scarier outfit, you can go with a costume that has a lot more black to it as well as one that comes with a darker shade of green.

Blue-Colored Witch Costumes

Magical Lady Adult Witch Costume Size Medium/Large (10-14) - Black & Blue
Magical Lady Adult Witch Costume Size Medium/Large (10-14) - Black & Blue

Go with a blue-colored witch costume if you are especially fond of this particular color.

Blue can be a very nice color, which can even exude calmness and serenity akin to looking at a bright and beautiful blue sky, which can be peaceful.

Your costume doesn't have to be scary if you don't want it to be.

After all, witches don't always have to be scary, evil and vicious.

Take the Harry Potter series, for instance, which features witches alongside wizards.

The witches from this series, like Hermione Granger, are certainly not terrifying, that is, unless we're talking about the villains, like Bellatrix Lestrange, all of whom are definitely frightening.

FunWorld 188238 Magical Lady Adult Costume - Blue - Medium-Large - 10-14
FunWorld 188238 Magical Lady Adult Costume - Blue - Medium-Large - 10-14

For those who like the Ravenclaw house in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and/or identify as Ravenclaws, wear a blue-colored with costume for Halloween

 

Besides, blue is also the color of Ravenclaw from the Harry Potter series so if you're a fan of said series especially Ravenclaw, then you can choose to wear a blue-colored witch costume.

Perhaps you can opt to don an outfit like the Magical Lady Adult Costume Size Medium/Large (10-14).

While, for some reason, the aforementioned costume does not have witch as part of its name, it is a witch costume by virtue of the pointed hat which is certainly that of a witch's.

This outfit has a very fabulous color combination of blue and black.

Its style also looks marvelous with the way the dress is cut at the end as well as the way part of the sleeves appear to dangle.

What color witch costume will you be wearing for Halloween?

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Conclusion

These are just some of the many different kinds of witch costumes that you can choose to wear for Halloween.

Since witches are pretty popular, it's no surprise that you can find a multitude of costumes all in a variety of colors, designs and styles that you can wear for the occasion.

All these witch outfits look unique and original in their own right.

Some might have the same color but they differ in other ways such as the style of the dress and even all the little things that make up said costume.

While you may be overwhelmed with having so many choices, the important thing to remember is that you should go with something that you actually want to wear. There's no point in choosing an outfit that you don't even like or that doesn't make you happy at all.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      @FlourishAnyway - yeah, the traditional all-black witch look is good too but so are the other witch costumes with other colors. The outfits all have unique and nice-looking designs that it's hard to choose what to go with. It would be nice to get to try them all.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      I love dressing up like a witch for Halloween and scaring the kiddies. All black for me, with prosthetic nose, green face and warts, my little pretty!