Halloween Costume Idea: Wicked Witch of the West

Leading up to Halloween, we are going to post a Halloween costume idea everyday to get the creative juices flowing.  Yesterday’s featured costume was Captain Jack Sparrow.

Today’s costume?

Wicked
Wicked
Wicked Witch of the West
Wicked Witch of the West

The Wicked Witch — either the lovely Elpheba Wicked version (a la Idina Menzel) or the classic Wicked Witch of the Witch from the Wizard of Oz.

In order to recreate the Wicked Witch for Halloween, you will need the following:

  • Green face paint
  • Black eyeliner to line eyes and darken eyebrows for contrast
  • Long nails and green nail polish
  • Witch’s hat
  • Black dress (or turtleneck and long skirt separates)
  • Black cape
  • Black boots
  • Striped socks
  • Broom
  • For extra credit, collaborate with friends dressed as Flying Monkeys!
Wicked Witch and Flying Monkey
Wicked Witch and Flying Monkey

A couple years ago, I painted my face green and went as the Wicked Witch of the West — it was a total blast and I got great feedback for very little effort!  It just so happened that I bumped into a lovely little Dorothy at the party which made for a terrific photo op.

Wicked Witch with Dorothy
Wicked Witch with Dorothy
And now for a Wicked close-up
And now for a Wicked close-up

What are you going to dress up as for Halloween?

Stay tuned!  Next up: Batman!

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2 thoughts on “Halloween Costume Idea: Wicked Witch of the West

  1. Thanks, Renae! That was fortuitous to happen upon a Dorothy :) Appreciate the kudos on the costume, the green goes a long way.

    By the way, great site! You have some awesome blog topics. Look forward to browsing more.

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