Make your own Bewitched Costume

Samantha Stevens was not your stereotypical witch, if fact, she was quite stylish in a smart 1960s sort of way. As the main character in the several decades–old television series “Bewitched”, Samantha attempted to lives as a regular housewife married to a mortal husband, but often had trouble keeping her nose out of trouble. That is, whenever she wiggled her nose, Samantha could perform magic much to the dismay of hubby Darrin. Samantha typically wore fashions from the 1960s era, making her unidentifiable as a witch. But occasionally, and always in the opening credits, her character was shown dressed in the classic black robes and pointy witch hat.

Items needed to make your Bewitched Costume

Items Needed:
Black clothing
2 yards black fabric
Black ribbon
Black lace up boots
Black stockings
Witch hat
Long blonde wig


Step 1: To create a Bewitched costume, you’ll need the traditional black clothing of a sorceress. A long black dress is ideal or you can wear a black skirt and black blouse. There is no need to purchase something special because everyone already has enough black in their closets.

Step 2: To make a cape for your Bewitched costume, unfold the black fabric and fold over the edge of one of the short sides about 1–inch. Sew or glue this edge down to make a casement for a black ribbon that you will thread a ribbon through. Gather this up and tie around the neck as a cape; trim the bottom edge with a jagged edge to fit your height.

Step 3: Wear a pair of dark stockings, whatever suits your witch style. From opaque black tights and fishnet stockings to shimmering hose, there are many choices for your Samantha costume.

Step 4: An essential for your Bewitched costume, is a traditional pointed witch hat with a wide brim. You will have no trouble finding this very popular Halloween hat at the costume shop. You’ll also want to wear a pair of lace–up granny style boots or even Puritanical–looking shoes with golden buckles.

Step 5: For Samantha’s character, you will not want to wear to stereotypical look of a green and warty witch face. Samantha was quite a beauty, so apply lady–like makeup and wear a long, blonde cascading wig under your witch hat.

Step 6: Finally, head to the kitchen and grab a broom for a fun party prop that makes it look as if you just flew in from your 1960s ranch style house.

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