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Teen Witch Halloween Costume Ideas

Which witch is which? For Halloween this year, you can't go wrong with a tried-and-true classic like this. Witches come in all kinds, from the mild-mannered good witches like Glenda from The Wizard of Oz, to creepy, barely-human monstrosities with haggard faces that fly on their broomsticks and steal children from the bedrooms.

If you're looking for a scary dark halloween costume, you're probably going to want to go with this latter style of witch. Let's get a little more specific, though:

Basic Witch

This type of costume is popular among teens and you can look both scary and sexy in it. You can definitely make combinations with the colors, but the basic rule is to focus on the use of one color. Of course, people prefer black. Be sure to include a pointed hat, black pumps and a broom.

Mountain Hag Witch

One of the extraordinary things about human nature is the way that similar themes pop up again and again in the mythology of cultures that spent countless generations completely separated.

One of those common myths that exists is both Western and Eastern cultures is the idea of an evil mountain hag that casts spells on innocent people. Why not embody that hag this Halloween?

Whether you are male or female, this witch is achievable, since her distinctive feature will be her wrinkled and wart-ridden face. For this style of which, you have a few options: You can go with a combination of makeup and prosthetics, or you can go with a mask.

Unless you are particularly skilled with latex prosthetics, you might simply want to go with the creepiest mask that you can find.

As far as clothing goes, you'll definitely want to go with rags. For authenticity, avoid the party store and instead visit a thrift shop. Find something that drapes the way a robe does and rip it up. You might even want to get some paint to make it look aged.

The Green Witch

Lots of people are traumatized from watching The Wizard of Oz, and it's one of those dark fantasy movies that never quite leaves your mind after you've finished watching it.

For your interpretation of the Wicked Witch of the West, you're going to need green makeup and lots of it. Top it off with a latex nose prosthetic and maybe even a hairy wart.

A black dress that fits in the right way might be hard to find at a thrift shop, but a part store is sure to have a classic witch outfit. While you're there, pick up one of those pointy hats and a broom.

Bellatrix Lestrange

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Why not dress up as the much-beloved, yet much-despised Bellatrix. She is a Death Eater, she likes to torture people, and she has just about no conscience. What's not to love?

For a Bellatrix costume, you can buy a pre-made one or make one yourself. To make a DIY costume, you're going to need a frizzy, messy wig.

You can either buy a decent curly wig, such as one with lace that will make the hairline appear natural, and mess it up by combing it the wrong way, or you can buy a cheaper wig from the party store that is likely already a bit messy.

Next, you're going to want to get a bodice and a lacy black top with long sleeves to go with it. Her ankle skirt is simple and black, with a velvety look to it. Finally, she's going to need her signature necklace.

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