Winifred Sanderson from "Hocus Pocus"

Hello everyone,
I would like to enter the Stan Winston School of Character Arts 2017 Halloween Costume Contest with my Winifred Sanderson Costume from the movie "Hocus Pocus" (1993).

I made this costume in three years because I really wanted to find the best fabrics and the ones that looked much similar as possible to the ones used in the original costume so I decided to search not only in my country (Italy) but also around Europe.
I wanted it to be "screen accurate" also where eyes can't see, reason why I created the underskirt, shoes and bloomers like in the movie.
The main velvet dress is hand painted in gold and ornated by more than 10k AB crystals; I hand dyed the fabric, in this way it turns from green to violet depending of the angle you are watching the costume.

The Makeup take me from 3 to 4 hours, I start blocking my eyebrows and then I continue to work with contouring to change the shapes of my face.
I complete the look with a teeth prosthetic, a lace wig, nails and all the accessories :)

There is no Winnie without a Book!
Reason why I created a life size book all hand sculpted and then molded, the "skin" cover is made in latex, the "metal" parts in resin.
I made the book also a box so I had a place where to hide my personal stuff (like my phone)!
I attach here some pictures, everything that you see is hand made by me, hope you like it!
Much love,

First Winifred Sanderson Picture:

The "Before and After" of my transformation:

On stage with "I Put A Spell On You" performance:

Video of the Makeup:

Full version (ITA sub ENG) full HD:

Costume pictures:

And some pictures of the book!

To conclude my submission, here there are some "Work In Progress" of the Makeup:

Happy Halloween!

Post edited by Manuel D'andrea on


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