The Sanderson Sisters and the Master Group Costume from Hocus Pocus
My sister, mom, and I decided to be the Sanderson sisters this year. We didn’t want to spend a lot of money so we gathered up things that we had around the house. We went and got a few things from a thrift store, but that was about it. We didn’t have a lot of time and we needed to make it happen. My sister did the hair and make-up. My hair, as Mary Sanderson, turned out great! We used a cup and a wire to create the tall and curvy look. We looked up a tutorial online, but then made it our own.
My hair is quite long, so it is all my original hair. We curled my mom’s hair into tiny little pieces and then put them back and spray painted them red to make Winifred’s hair. To make Mary’s costume, my costume, I used a cape we had from an old costume, turned it inside out so that the red was showing and there was no Dracula collar. I tied a dress around my waist to make my skirt. Mary’s skirts has different patterns, so I tucked some scarves into my skirt to make it look patchy.
Then I got an orange shirt and vest at a thrift store to make the top. My sister cut up an old dance costume to make her skirt as Sarah Sanderson. She borrowed a corset from my sister and pinned up her skirt to look like her. She also wore a purple cape that we had. My mom wore a corset and cape that we got. My sister did everyone’s make-up and we went to the party.
We walked into the house like they walk in the movie when they are trying to smell the children. When we walked in my family erupted in laughter. They thought it was so funny and thought that we looked just like them. My brother couldn’t stop laughing the whole night, especially about my hair. We learned the song “I Put a Spell on You” from the movie and we sang it at my brothers house. All my nieces and nephews loved it. It was a lot of fun and we really played the characters.
We went to a pumpkin walk and a lot of kids were scared of us. My costume was so realistic that a little girl came up to me and asked me where Binks was; the cat from the movie. When I posted the pictures to Facebook over 123 people liked it and 25 people commented on it telling us how much they loved it and how much we looked like them. One friend told that when she first saw the picture she thought I had posted a picture of the film. I have tons of friends tell me they showed all their friends and family and they all loved out costumes.
It was a great hit with everyone who saw us and we really enjoyed playing the part!