Witches are a classic symbol of the American Halloween. There are many handmade witch costumes available on the web. Most are easy no-sew versions. I have surfed the web for the best witch costumes that involve different levels of sewing. Many use altered clothing as the foundation for the costumes. Most are for children but could easily be adapted for adults.
This is an awesome site. It includes a video as well as step-by-step instructions. The design is based on the Broadway show Wicked. It uses a skirt and shirt as the fabric for the costume. After alteration, these are totally transformed into a cool costume. The video is really good as well. This link is very well done, easy to understand, and has great visuals. (Adults)
This is a nice site with good directions, and lots of pictures. It uses a black shirt for the foundation. Adds a purple tulle skirt, ribbons and embellishments. It is really nice. (child)
This site gives detailed instructions to make several pieces of a witch costume using purple and black. It has a Velcro waistband. It includes a pattern and even directions on how to enlarge the pattern. (child)
Here you can find a cute pattern for a ragged witch. It gives detailed instructions and a pattern. It is interesting because it allows the child to help with construction. (child)
Start Sewing gives detailed instructions on how to make the cape and hat, but uses black clothes for the base of the costume. It then goes into details on how to finish the look with makeup and a wig. (all ages)
Thrifty Fun gives tips on how to make a witch dress using a basic A-line. It does not give the actual pattern for the dress. Those that have sewn for children could whip one up, but others can click on the link below. (child)
This site takes a different approach to the witch theme. It uses the old witch from Snow White as the basis. There is no picture of the costume. The only problem you may have is drawing a trapezoid ! It also goes into great detail on the accessories that will finish your costume off, including a basket of shiny red apples. (adult)
The picture alone is worth looking at the site! Adorable, bright witch costume. This costume would take some time and experience. There is no pattern. The site does give directions and tools used in paragraph form. (child)
Here you will find more ideas than directions. You start with a dress pattern for the foundation. It gives brief explanation on making an overskirt and makes suggestions for the accessories. (child)
Click on witch 01. Here you will find a scary witch costume. Another version of the witch from Snow White. Gives directions in paragraph form. Simple sewing techniques involved. This “witch” gives directions on how to make the dress, as well as makeup and accessories. This site has other witches with various levels of sewing and directions. Some are just pictures. (adult)
If you are looking to make a witch costume for yourself or a child look through these sites. They are full of great techniques and ideas.