Witches have been associated with Halloween since the ancient days of long ago. In olden times, All Hallows Eve was a mysterious and somewhat frightening part of the celebration of Samhain, a harvest festival that was celebrated by the Celtic people. During Samhain, on the night before All Saints Day, it was thought that the spirits of the newly deceased were able to roam the earth freely. Witches (and sometimes black cats) were part of the many superstitions that surrounded this night known as All Hallows Eve; many of these ancient people believed that witches might be about casting evil spells or creating other mayhem.
The witch will always be one of the classic and most traditional costume choices when it comes to dressing up for Halloween. Today’s witches come in many varieties, however. Of course the traditional green faced, knobby-nosed witch wearing a black pointy hat is still around. Along with this classic witch character, there are many other new, original and somewhat reinvented versions of the witch persona. Pretty witches, funky witches, fantasy witches, fairy witches, colorful witches, vampire witches--you name the witch, we likely have it right here in our very bewitching witch collection. Our huge collection of family friendly witch costumes will give you plenty to choose from--the biggest problem may be choosing which witch you most want to be!