Halloween Archives: Wicked Witch of the West

In preparation for Halloween, I’m going back in the Halloween archives and pulling out costumes from Halloweens past for costume inspiration!

A few years back when Wicked was rising to prominence, I was inspired and dressed up as the Wicked Witch of the West. It just so happened that at the same Halloween party was this cute-as-a-button Dorothy with Toto. If you need a last-minute costume, the Wicked Witch is ridiculously simple.

In order to create your Wicked Witch of the West costume for Halloween, you will need the following:

  • Green face paint
  • Black eyeliner to line eyes and darken eyebrows
  • Witch’s hat
  • Black dress (or turtleneck and long skirt separates)
  • Black cape (optional)
  • Black boots
  • Striped socks
  • Broom (optional)
  • For extra credit, collaborate with friends dressed as Dorothy or Flying Monkeys

At the end of the day, you can wear whatever black pieces you have and then put on green face paint and a witch hat and cackle –everyone will know exactly what you are. To remove the green face paint at the end of the day, use warm water and a wash cloth.

This was the year my husband dressed up as Waldo — a very easy costume for men!

What are you dressing up as this Halloween?

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