Fancy to be a witch this Halloween? These Victorian witch costumes, vintage witch costumes, and classic witch costumes add historical interest your outfit. Black Victorian dresses make an excellent choice for any vintage witch costume. Make it more whimsical by going for a gothic witch dress. Choose the Wicked Witch of the West for a true 1940s witchy costume. Or go mid century vintage with a short 1950s witch costume. There are costume for retro witches’ too.
Vintage Witch Costumes
Witch Costume Ideas:
Salem witch – the original witch costume. *Fun fact I am related to one of the Salem witches.* The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus are 3 Hollywood examples of Salem Witches’.
Lizzy Borden – Killed her parents with an axe. She wasn’t exactly a witch but her costume is often a black Victorian dress.
Wicked Witch of the West – Dorothy was in trouble when the Wicked Which of the West appeared in screens in the 1940s. Thankfully there was also The Good Witch to save her.
Bewitched – Endora the witch mother has a dramatic costumes while her daughter Samantha is simple with creepy sleeves.
Morticia Adams is another classic vintage witch.
1920s Witch – A black flapper dress or longer lace dress for the early 20s plus a witchy hat and boots makes this an easy and fun vintage witch.
1930s witch– get an Old Hollywood sexy black gown for this vintage witch costume.
1940s witches were similar in style to the Victorian witch. Puff sleeves, A-line long skirt, modest neckline and a big witch hat.
1950s witch costume can start with a black swing dress or sexy pinup wiggle dress. Add witchy heels and spooky accessories.
1960s witch goes mod with a short black retro witch dress. Add go go boots and hit the dance floor.
1970s witch costumes can be hippie inspired or from disco inferno.
1980s witch costume would be fun with an ugly 80s prom dress (which are already Victorian inspired.)