Happy Halloween Darlings!
I hope everyone has a fun night ahead filled with costumes and candy. But if you’re still racking your brain for your All Hallows’ Eve attire, then perhaps some retro witches can fly to your aid?
I love the old pin-up witch pictures, and the looks are surprisingly easy to replicate. What really sets these looks apart is the vintage hair and make-up. So throw on a red lip, dash a cat eye on your lids, and put some curls on your hair. Done? See, that was easy wasn’t it? Okay, now you’re ready for your costume!
This is perhaps the simplest of the witchy looks. Find a black long sleeve mini dress (a turtle neck and skirt would work just fine too). Add a particularly wide brimmed witch hat, black heels, and a broom. And if you can find some unsettling looking pumpkins amidst a pile of hay then by all means pose in front of them
This looks is for the witch who really wants to be noticed. You’ll need a black 50s style dress with tulle bottom. Hit up your nearest vintage or consignment shop, you never know what you might find! Add black gloves and rhinestone jewelry. But the piece de resistance is the witch’s hat! Your best bet is throwing it together yourself. Find a basic black hat at the costume shop. Look out for one where the sides turn up. It’s the most flattering of brims! Then pick up a black marabou boa. Cut into smaller strips and bunch it up and hot glue it to the top. Voila! You’re a vintage vixen witch!
Veronica Lake is really playing up the witchy drama in this promotional photo from her movie I Married a Witch. The look here is all about the veiled hat. Find yourself a standard witch hat and if you so desire cut out a crescent moon and star on gold paper and glue it to the front. Next you’ll need a whole lotta tulle! Sew the black tulle to the back of the hat- around the middle of the hat so the weight of the tulle doesn’t pull the hat down. Next look for a silky black blouse and a velvet skirt with a pretty generous slit. Finish the look off with fishnets.
And there you have it dears! Some last minute looks for the retro witch in all of us!
Screen Siren xx