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Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Costumes

Updated on December 30, 2014

Couples Costume Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters created some rockin' retro steam-punk costume for the January 3013 movie. Last year they made an appearance in time for Halloween 2012. This year, the kick-butt costumes will be popular once again, especially with couples who want to find a steam-punk couples' costume for Halloween, one in which the woman can wear pants.

This brother sister bounty hunter team who exterminate mean and nasty witches with high power advanced weapons may be one of the best couple costumes ideas for a Halloween costume for a couple in quite some time.

While I am not a big fan of gun-toting, machine gun-killing characters, I do like costume designers, Marlene Stewart's steam-punk styling witch hunter costumes. Take a look at the Halloween and DYI versions.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters never quite found it's niche, because it was an action, comedy and horror film. What a combination. Reviewers described the movie as a Quentin Tarantino-Style Fairy Tale or a Buffy the Vampire Slayer style film that combies action and horror with humor.

It is possible that the costumes might be more popular than the movie itself.

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Costumes available on Amazon

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Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Trailer

The official Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Trailer from Paramount.

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Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunter Costumes

There are two different versions of the Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunter costume, the main difference is that the deluxe version comes with a jacket, the basic version with a vest.

Mystery House Hansel Witch Hunter Costume, Brown/Black, Small
Mystery House Hansel Witch Hunter Costume, Brown/Black, Small

Hansel basic costume with just shirt, vest and pants.

 
Mystery House Gretel Witch Hunter Costume, Green/Black, Large
Mystery House Gretel Witch Hunter Costume, Green/Black, Large

Gretel basic costume with just shirt, vest and pants.

 

Hansel Costume

Witch Hunter

Available from Amazon
Available from Amazon

Hansel's Witch Hunter Costume

Hansel, one half of the bounty hunting Witch Hunter team, is played by Jeremy Renner.

His costume, designed by Marlene Stewart, is what one might expect from a fairytale bounty hunter, looking a bit like a hunter or a woodsman and a bit like a pirate giving it a retro steam punk feel.

Reviewers said we haven't seen this much cool-lookin' leather since The Matrix although the official costume is not leather.

The officially licensed Hansel costume released in time for Halloween 2012 includes a brown jacket made of 72% cotton and 28% polyester, a 100% cotton shirt, a vest that is 80% polyester and 20% cotton, pants that are 79% polyester, 20% rayon and 1% spandex and a brown belt.

Missing from this costume are the boots and any weaponry that one might want to carry as a bounty hunter. In the trailer Hansel is wearing fingerless gloves and a bounty (black) belt.

I've pulled together some of the costume extras below.

Hansel Witch Hunter Costume available on Amazon.

Hansel Witch Hunter Deluxe Costume

Mystery House Hansel Witch Hunter Deluxe Costume, Brown, Small
Mystery House Hansel Witch Hunter Deluxe Costume, Brown, Small

This costume is an officially licensed Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters costume. The Hansel Witch Hunter costume comes with a brown jacket, shirt, vest, pants and belt.

You need to supply your own boots and weapons.

 

Hansel Basic Costume

Hansel Basic Costume
Hansel Basic Costume | Source

Make Your Own Hansel Witch Hunter Costume

For those who prefer making or pulling together their own costumes, this less detailed Hansel Costume is an easier one to replicate (without the long coat).

To pull together this Hansel costume look for a basic pirate style shirt, a dark brown "Huntsman" style vest and a pair of baggy gray or black pants.

One way to sew the Hansel pattern is to use Simplicity Pattern 4923. This pattern comes with a shirt, vest and pants that could be used to customize Hansel's costume.

Complete the costume with a pair of knee high leather boots, leather cuffs (different from the promotional photos), a brown Men's Journeyman Belt and any weapons that you would like to carry.

I've pulled together some of the costume extras to make your own DIY Hansel look below.

Hansel Basic Costume available on Amazon

Hansel Witch Hunter Costume

Mystery House Hansel Witch Hunter Costume, Brown/Black, Small
Mystery House Hansel Witch Hunter Costume, Brown/Black, Small

This version of the Hansel Witch Hunter Costume, without the coat comes with the vest, shirt and pants.

All in 80% Polyester/20% Cotton.

Just add boots, gloves and a weapon.

 

Hansel Witch Hunter Costume Pieces

Neptune Giftware Soft Dark Brown Leather Wide Cuff Wrap Around Wristband Bracelet Buckle Fastening - 08
Neptune Giftware Soft Dark Brown Leather Wide Cuff Wrap Around Wristband Bracelet Buckle Fastening - 08

This wide leather cuff wrap comes in dark brown or black, so you can re-create the cuffs for Hansel.

 
Vest - Renaissance
Vest - Renaissance

Start with this renaissance styled vest and replace the lacing with buckles.

 
Medieval Adult Knickers
Medieval Adult Knickers

Use these brown knickers to re-create Hansel's pants.

 
Pirate Shirt, Elastic Cuffs (A- S/M, 0ff-White)
Pirate Shirt, Elastic Cuffs (A- S/M, 0ff-White)

Use this pirate shirt as Hansel's basic shirt.

 

Hansel Witch Hunter Costume Accessories

Boots, a pistol, belt and fingerless gloves to complete your costume.

Jack Sparrow Pistol
Jack Sparrow Pistol

This faux pistol is one of the smaller weapons that might work for this crime fighting duo.

 
Leather Medieval Sword Frog Pirate Cutlass Belt Hanger
Leather Medieval Sword Frog Pirate Cutlass Belt Hanger

Add a leather belt, to hold your weapons.

 
Men's Large Genuine Leather Biking Gloves, Fingerless
Men's Large Genuine Leather Biking Gloves, Fingerless

Finish the costume with leather fingerless biking gloves.

 
Funtasma by Pleaser Men's Halloween Walker-130,Black,S (US Men's 8-9 M)
Funtasma by Pleaser Men's Halloween Walker-130,Black,S (US Men's 8-9 M)

Another option on the boots; these do come in black.

 

Gretel and Hansel Witch Hunters Costumes

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunter Costumes available on Amazon

Gretel Costume

Witch Hunter

Gretel Witch Hunter Costume

Gretel Witch Hunter Costume
Gretel Witch Hunter Costume

Gretel's Deluxe Witch Hunter Costume

Gretel, one half of the bounty hunting Witch Hunter team, is played by a brunette Gemma Arterton (not the blonde costume model).

Her costume also designed by Marlene Stewart, is part fairytale, part rock star with a of pirate to create the retro steam punk feel.

The officially licensed Gretel costume released in time for Halloween 2012 comes with a 100% polyester dark green jacket, 100% cotton blouse and 100% polyester pants.

Missing from this Gretel costume are boots, gloves and any bounty hunter weapons. In the trailer she wears gloves and a bounty belt and of course has dark hair.

I've pulled together some of the costume extras to complete the Gretel look below.

Gretel Witch Hunter Costume available on Amazon.

Gretel Deluxe Witch Hunter Costume

Mystery House Gretel Witch Hunter Deluxe Costume
Mystery House Gretel Witch Hunter Deluxe Costume

This version of the Gretel Witch Hunter Costume, with the coat comes with a dark green jacket, blouse and pants.

All in 100% polyester.

Add a vest, boots and a faux weapon to complete the look.

 

Gretel Witch Hunter Costume

Gretel Witch Hunter Costume
Gretel Witch Hunter Costume | Source

Make Your Own Gretel Witch Hunter Costume

For who'd like to make a Gretel costume less detailed one is easier to replicate (without the long coat).

To pull together this Gretel costume start with a basic peasant style shirt, a green lace-up vest and black leather pants or pseudo leather leggings.

The top may be found at a second had store and the leather leggings online.

The green vest could be made using a pattern like the Renaissance Beer Maiden Bodice Pattern on Amazon (shorter) or the Butterick Pattern B5662 (longer) of corsets.

Add pair of knee high multi-buckle leather boots and your fake weapon of choice.

I've pulled together some of the costume pieces to make your own DIY Gretel costume below.

Gretel Basic Costume available on Amazon

Gretel Basic Witch Hunter Costume

Mystery House Gretel Witch Hunter Costume, Green/Black, Large
Mystery House Gretel Witch Hunter Costume, Green/Black, Large

This version of the Gretel Witch Hunter Costume, without the coat comes with a corset/vest, blouse and pants.

All in 100% polyester.

Just add boots and whatever weapon you might want to carry.

 

Gretel Witch Hunter DIY Costume Pieces

Dress Like A Pirate Romantic Medieval Renaissance Wench Princess Blouse (O/S, White)
Dress Like A Pirate Romantic Medieval Renaissance Wench Princess Blouse (O/S, White)

This pirate renaissance blouse is a good starting point for a Gretel costume.

 
LeggingsQueen Black Faux Leather Leggings - Large
LeggingsQueen Black Faux Leather Leggings - Large

Another option on the black faux leather leggings.

 
Modern Kiwi Slim Fit Liquid Matte Pocket Leggings Brown Small
Modern Kiwi Slim Fit Liquid Matte Pocket Leggings Brown Small

A brown option for the faux leather leggings.

 

Gretel Witch Hunter Costume Accessories

Pleaser Women's Electra-2042,Black,9 M
Pleaser Women's Electra-2042,Black,9 M

These black women's boots have the height and the buckles like Gretel's with a substantial heel.

 

Fingerless gloves

Faux pistol

Jack Sparrow Pistol
Jack Sparrow Pistol

This faux pistol would be a good weapon to carry.

 

Hansel and Gretel Basic Witch Hunter Costume

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunter Basic Costumes available on Amazon

Watch Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

The dvd rated "R" version with lots of blood and swearing.

 
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Image from Hansel and Gretel on Facebook

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 4 years ago from Northern California

      @mouse1996 lm: I like this new reinterpreted fairy tales genre.

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      mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

      The Halloween costumes so are cool, and now that I've seen the movie trailer, I love them even more.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Love the costume set, I think it looks good either way - solo and couple.

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