These Hocus Pocus Costumes Are Fit For The Whole Family, Even The Dog

They’ll put a spell on you.

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When it’s time to pick a Halloween costume, there’s no better place to draw inspiration from than one of the most iconic fall films of all time: Hocus Pocus. With the highly anticipated release of Hocus Pocus 2 on the horizon, it’s time to run amuck (Amuck! Amuck!) in your best Sanderson Sister dress. If you don’t already have a witchy getup stashed in the back of your closet for such an occasion, these Hocus Pocus Halloween costumes have you covered. With options for adults, kids, and even pets, your entire family can get in the spooky spirit of the film.

Naturally, the main characters make up the bulk of the Hocus Pocus costumes selection. For fans who grew up wishing they could grow zany curls like Winnie, rock a red cloak like Mary, or be as sassy as Sarah, there are some incredible replica outfits that recreate the sisters’ looks. However, you will also find a few variations on Billy Bucherson — Winifred’s ex-boyfriend, a zombie, natch. There are also Dani Dennison costumes, the precocious 8-year-old who fights the witchy sisters.

Like many a cult classic, Disney’s Hocus Pocus was a flop when it was released in 1993. Even though the movie about three zany witches wasn’t an initial box-office smash hit, Hocus Pocus love persists and that’s why these costumes are going like hotcakes. So whether you’re new to the Disney film or an OG fan, the appeal seems to be the same: if you know, you know. And in that case, snag one of these Hocus Pocus costumes to share your appreciation with the whole neighborhood.

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The best Mary Sanderson costume for adults

You gotta love actress Kathy Najimy. While not a household name, she is a star character actress who brought the same hilarious energy she gave in Sister Act to Hocus Pocus as well. Bumbling and absurd, as Mary Sanderson she tries her best to stay on her wicked sister Winifred’s good side. Become Mary in this Hocus Pocus Halloween costume featuring a red dress, lace up vest, and apron (all the better to brew up some magic without dirtying her skirt). Unfortunately, Mary’s signature hair, a towering tornado of black curls, will have to be purchased separately.


A flirty Sarah Sanderson costume for adults

SJP before SITC is hard to recall, unless you were a child of the 1980s. Then you have vivid memories of her in Footloose, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and, of course, Flight of the Navigator. Her supporting role in Hocus Pocus is often overlooked, but that’s all the more reason to appreciate it. Here we see the breadth of Parker’s range where she plays ditzy perfectly. You can be a bird-brained witch too with this Hocus Pocus costume that’s made up of a dress and underskirt. Built like a German dirndl, the dress laces up the front and is made of taffeta, satin, interlock knit, and lace fabrics. Hitting roughly below the knee, this is the short and sassy version of Sarah’s uniform.


The best Winifred costume with accessories

The Divine Miss M, as Bette Midler is lovingly referred to, is peak camp in Hocus Pocus. She wears an exaggerated lip and fake horsey teeth to give her wicked witch optimum absurdity. So it’s only natural that people might want to become her for Halloween. You can manifest your best Winifred interpretation in this Hocus Pocus Halloween costume from Amazon. A deep plum gown is topped with an emerald green cloak made of crushed velvet. The bodice includes faux laces and bell sleeves complete the look. Winifred’s iconic wig, jeweled earrings, and gothic chocker necklace are all included.


The best Hocus Pocus cape to top off your costume

Need a cape to really cap off your Hocus Pocus look? Who doesn’t? You can buy a glossy, shiny hooded cape to accentuate any of the three Sanderson Sisters’ dresses. Made of polyester taffeta, it glistens when it catches the light. A hook and loop fastener holds it in place at the neck and an elongated pointed hood gives it an especially witchy effect. All the better to reenact the film’s scenes, like when the witches are on the loose and crash Max’s parent’s party or when Winifred famously sings "I Put a Spell on You" enchanting all the adults at the fete causing them to dance until they die.


The best Billy Butcherson costume for adults

In the silly saga of Hocus Pocus, who can forget Billy Bucherson? The undead ex-boyfriend of Winifred — she poisoned him then sewed his mouth shut when she discovered he cheated on her with her sister Sarah, Billy awakes from his eternal slumber when she sends him on a mission to retrieve her stolen spell book. Dead for the past 300 years, Billy is dressed in 1690s era clothing. In this Hocus Pocus Halloween costume, that means a double-breasted coat with a built in shirt with frilly exposed sleeves. To make it even more authentic, the costume comes with a black wig of long, messy black hair appropriate for a man who just escaped the grave.


A cute Dani Dennison Costume for kids

Brave and precocious the character of little Dani Dennison isn’t scared of a pack of batty old witches. Nope, she stands up to them even at her own peril. If your kiddo has that same pluckiness, put them in this Dani Hocus Pocus costume this Halloween. The oh so ‘90s costume includes a red dress, black witch’s hat, jacket covered in stars and moons, and a tassel-trimmed scarf just like the one Dani wore in the film. You can make it all look even more accurate by pairing it with red tights and black lace-up boots, all the better to take on the sister’s dark magic.


A plus-size Mary Sanderson costume

Just like the other great Mary look but available in sizes 1X to 8X , in this Hocus Pocus costume you’ll be able to become “that witch” in this three-piece ensemble. The polyester costume includes Mary’s orange dress with long sleeves, a burgundy vest that laces, and a purple apron with two front pockets. The skirt of the dress is accentuated with patchwork designs down the length. Once again, Mary’s awesome wig is not included. But you can probably put a spell on your own hair with enough products. When in doubt, don’t be afraid to use wires to get the proper height.


A plus-size Winifred Sanderson costume for adults

Go ahead, be extra this Halloween in this extravagant Winifred plus-size costume. A multi-layer affair, this costume features bell sleeves made of gauze that flows past the fingertips, a stand up collar, a green and purple dress with an attached dark green top coat, and enough gold detailing to bewitch any Winnie fan. The gown pulls on over the head and secures in place with a button closure. At the center of the costume, a snake medallion sits just below the lace-up top, at the waistline. All the better to warn any other ex-lovers that this witch means business, when you step into the party wearing this not-so-subtle ensemble.


A plus-size Sarah Sanderson costume for adults

Be your own SJP in all her sorceress glory with this plus-size Hocus Pocus costume gown. Intricately detailed, it’s made up of two pieces: a corset and skirt. The corset has a shimmery pink bodice with sheer sleeves while the skirt is a trifecta of red, purple, and gold pieced together. The skirt holds in place with a zipper closure while the bodice merely goes on over the head. All of the fabric is polyester and can be spot cleaned after the party is through so no need to be vexed. Add a blond wig, a dopey grin, and two evil sisters, and your Hocus Pocus costume is complete.


The best Mary Sanderson costume for kids

Not satisfied with just a Dani costume option? Never fear, there’s a Mary costume for kids too. This mini version looks so much like the beloved movie character, but is just sized down so your kiddo can don a dress, skirt, and apron and look just like the sister witch on Halloween. Also, this costume is hand-washable, so there’s no need to go search for spells to get out stains. You can complete the look with tights and lace up boots and, once again, you’ll need to track down a wig or doctor up your child’s hair yourself, as this set, like some similar Hocus Pocus costumes, does not include Mary’s wig.


The best Sarah Sanderson costume for kids

If your child and their friends have just fallen in love with Hocus Pocus, a great group costume can be theirs as each of the three witches’ costumes come in kid sizes. In this case, Sarah Sanderson’s Halloween costume for kids is a one piece dress made of red, pink, and purple flowing fabrics with amazing detailing. To give it the Sarah effect, it features a lace bodice and long lace sleeves, as well as the suggestion of a bum roll as was popular at the time. To fully embody Sarah, all you need to do is find a long blonde wig and apply some exaggerated white makeup to the face with darkened eyes.


A Winifred Sanderson costume for tweens

If your kids are doing a group Hocus Pocus costume theme, then they certainly can’t leave the house without Winifred. Tweens can have their own version in this Winifred Sanderson Halloween costume. Easy to wear, this costume is a single dress that Velcros up the back. The dress features an emerald green overcoat and purple dress underneath. Similar to the adult versions of the costume, this design also features a faux lace up bodice, extravagant bell sleeves, and gold trim. Moon and star screen prints line the cloak and extend down to the bottom of the skirt. Top with a red wig and maybe throw in some fake teeth and you’ve got Winnie to a T.


Best Winifred Costume For A Dog

Be prepared to be upstaged by your pooch. There’s a Winifred dog costume and it is amazing. If you can manage to get your pup to put on this emerald and deep purple gown (or Winnie’s fire red wig), you will surely win every Halloween costume contest there is. Just don’t be surprised when your canine sorceress starts to act possessed. The polyester fabric isn’t exactly a dog’s best friend. Plus, who’s ever seen a pup rock a wig longer than 10 seconds? That said, it’s still worth a shot just for the photos. C’mon. Do it for the ‘gram.

Ready to cast a spell? Honor Disney’s favorite flop with a haunted Hocus Pocus costume theme this year.

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