How To Create Sanderson Sisters Costumes From Things in Your Closet

Still looking for the perfect Halloween costume that showcases your love of all things spooky AND Disney?¬†That’s where Hocus Pocus comes in to play. The film is a ’90s classic at this point, is great for a whole group costume situation, and has plenty of easily recognizable characters to choose from.

Each of the three Sanderson Sisters have very layer-based costumes that are super easy to achieve with things you have in your closet, plus a wig or bit of hair dye. If you can’t decide which sister to dress up as, be sure to take our quiz to help you find out if your personality is more Mary, Winifred, or Sarah.



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Winifred’s costume is mostly shades of bright emerald green with pops of purple. She has a very unique gold and green robe that is a signature part of her style, but would be very hard to recreate in real life (especially if you’re trying to do a closet-based costume and not spend forever creating your own coat). With plenty of layers of green, maybe a batwing sweater or two, you can achieve a similar volume, and then belt it together with something gold.

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Her necklace is also very identifiable, so add something with big green jewels or stones to get the same look. The most crucial element is the red hair, teased to amazing curly heights on each side of her head. A big, old leather-bound book would be a great finish to this costume.



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Like Winifred, Sarah’s costume is all about drapey layers. Her signature colors are more burgundy and purple, so with the right base, you can then add scarves in the right places to get a similar vibe, since not everyone has a violet corset in their closet. Fishnet tights are also a must for this one, along with fingerless gloves and high-heeled black boots that peek through at the bottom of your dress.

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Aside from a very bright bleach blonde wig, a super strong red lip and thick black eyeliner make this outfit totally Sarah Sanderson.




Mary is also all about layers, but her’s don’t necessarily match, which probably makes this costume easier to achieve. She has lots of different types of plaid going on, which you can achieve by draping plaid scarves around a plaid skirt. She ropes all of those layers together with a ring-adorned leather belt.

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On top, Mary has a lot of orange and red going on. You can layer a long sleeved blouse with something short sleeved to imitate. Most important is the purple swirl of color in her hair–Halloween is the perfect excuse to add a purple streak to your locks!


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