Gingerbread Hag from Hansel & Gretel Costume
Full Body with candy tights. 'Bring me your juicy children!'
|Costume type:||Costumes for Women|
This homemade costume for women entered our 2018 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Karen, the 'Gingerbread Hag from Hansel & Gretel' costume creator:
I am wearing the costume. I took inspiration from the original story and wanting to create my vision of the witch. I purchased the clothing but made the walking stick out of pvc pipe and A LOT of candy that I hot glued on and then attached a plastic skull. I found an old shrimp pot to use as a cage for poor Hansel and made the straps on his shirt out of felt. I hot glued misc candies and mice and props inside the cage and wired a crow on top. I tied rope onto the cage for straps that would enable me to wear the cage on my back. I found shoes at a second hand store and then hot glued candy all over them. I ratted out a long grey wig to create the perfect hag hair and then glued candies to barrettes to clip in the wig. I also embellished a tiara with the bones of my victims with candy and home made teeth that I made out of fondant. I painted my own face using regular store bought make-up and a latex wort. This costume probably cost me around $400 give or take. Everyone thought I was wearing a mask! Nope, just make-up. Everyone absolutely freaked over this costume. I won 3rd place at 7 Cedars Casino and 1st place for my work contest. No one knew it was me!