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Hocus Pocus Witches

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Remember the witches in the comedy movie, Hocus Pocus released in 1993?  I’ve watched this movie so many times around Halloween every year.  Now, it’s not scary.  It is a delightful, funny rendition about three playful witches produced by Touchstone Pictures.  Winifred is the bossy eldest sister causing comical fights between them.  Of course, Sarah is boy crazy.  The story is about the sisters being hanged for a murder in 1693 in Salem.  As they promise to return to Salem, a virgin lights a candle and sends them forward 300 years.  Surprised indeed the witches were.  Witches meet a young man with their 8 year old sister, Dani during trick or treating.  All three sisters set out to show the young man that witches are real.  The comical experience begins.

The three witches Winifred, Mary, and Sarah Sanderson were played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and of all people, Sarah Jessica Parker (HBO series: Sex and the City).  Watch the trailer below:

 

Credit: Hocus Pocus (1993) Trailer

Witches spell book, cackling screeching, and a talking black cat name Binx are involved in the goofy, spooky scenes.  Let’s not forget, Bette Midler’s song, “I Put a Spell On You.  Wish there was a sequel; however, Tina Frey, writer is not creating a sequel for these mischievous witches.  Who knows….the fans may make it happen.

 Beautiful Witch Costume Idea

If you need a Halloween comedy costume comedy for a witch, why not become one of the Sanderson Sisters.  Instead of a black dreary, toothless witch, wear a Gothic dress with green, purple, yellow, and red colors with sequins, tassels, and fringe.  Start now with your witch costume.  It will take a little time to put some pizzazz on your outfit.

 

D23 Expo 2011 Hocus Pocus costumes
D23 Expo 2011 Hocus Pocus costumes—Doug Kline (Flickr.com)
D23 Expo 2011 Hocus Pocus props
D23 Expo 2011 Hocus Pocus props—Doug Kline (Flickr.com
D23 Expo 2011 Hocus Pocus costumes
D23 Expo 2011 Hocus Pocus costumes—Doug Kline (Flickr.com)

Hocus Pocus in the News

Hocus Pocus Villain Speltacular is coming to Orlando between September 15 and November 1 for the Disney World Halloween show. Who knows, maybe Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker might show up at the premier.  Not set in stone.  This family show is for children and children at heart.  These witches will give Mickey Mouse so much trouble at the Magic Kingdom.

Wanna have some fun this Halloween….visit the Magic Kingdom and enjoy the rides.  Makes for a happy Halloween haunting.

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