Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters and Billy Butcherson Costume
Mary, Winnie, Sarah, and Billy
|Costume type:||Costumes for Groups|
This homemade costume for groups entered our 2019 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Bradley, the 'Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters and Billy Butcherson' costume creator:
I am Winifred, my dear friends Tam and her daughter Aria are my "sistahs" Mary and Sarah, respectfully, and our dear friend Bill was Billy Butcherson. They're dear friends I've met through my community theatre. I had this idea since Hocus Pocus celebrated it's 25th anniversary last year. Mary and Sarah's corsets are crocheted (Sarah wore a bra underneath to give the corset shape). Our capes were bought (they found theirs online, I got mine from Spirit Halloween), as were the brooms and Sarah's wig. The wigs for Mary and myself are ones I had. Mary's was accomplished with a styrofoam cone, a headband with purple hair extensions from Dollar Tree, and LOTS of bobby pins. Mine was one I had from years ago from Big Lots that I styled and added those foam hair buns in for Winnie's signature hairstyle (complete with ponytail!). Mary's dress consists of skirts and a peasant blouse from Goodwill. I added houndstooth fabric to the one underskirt and shredded it for the look. The rings on her corset are plastic shower curtain rings that I crocheted around. Sarah's skirt was from fabric remnants and a purple curtain and orange piece of fabric I found at Goodwill. Her pouch is crocheted as well. Her blouse was from Goodwill (and we shredded it for the distressed look). We bought our brooms from Spirit Halloween and wrapped them in ribbon in the appropriate sister's color. Mary and Sarah had their own shoes, and I took a pair of low heels I've used for almost every costume since 2013, covered them with tissue paper, painted them black, and crocheted shoe covers for Winnie's witchy shoes (complete with pointed toes). My dress was from a purple dress from Goodwill, and a green fitted sheet I've had for a while. The bell-sleeved overcoat was a tablecloth from a thrift store and a velvet green dress from Goodwill. I also wore a blue skirt and a red petticoat I trimmed and sewed with Red Heart Sashay Yarn (it's netted). Painted with fabric paint for the gold details, and rhinestone ribbon for the detailing. Buckles were from Hobby Lobby. My buck teeth were a gift from Sarah and Mary (rabbit teeth they got online). I made Book from a book box, tissue paper, modeling clay, a pair of joke glasses, wire, and two spells from the movie I printed out and glued inside. Whew! I think that's it. This was for last year's Halloween party at our community theatre. I was the host of the party and everyone had a great time. These were pretty cheap to make overall, especially since Bill only had to buy the wig for his, I believe (he had the clothes in his closet!). The most expensive thing I had to buy was my cape. I hope we've put a spell on you and that