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No-Sew Witch Costume





  • 10 black garbage bags with drawstrings
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Stapler


  1. Step 1


    Tape a 7-inch strip of clear packing tape onto 10 black, drawstring garbage bags just below each drawstring. Perpendicular to that piece of tape, just touching it, tape a 3-inch piece of tape, to make an upside-down T.

  2. Step 2


    To make armholes, cut down center of long tape just to edge of short tape. For sleeves, trim bottom off 1 bag; slit sides and drawstrings.

  3. Step 3

    Staple cut drawstrings to half-bags at each end. Tape each half-bag along edges to make a tube.

  4. Step 4

    With bags still inside out, match bodice to sleeves at drawstrings. Overlapping sleeve and bodice 1/4 inch, tape top 8 inches of armhole, leaving drawstrings free and armpit open for ventilation. Turn right side out. Cinch drawstrings; tie to fit.

  5. Step 5

    Cut off bottoms of 6 bags. Lay bags on floor; refold so drawstrings are at sides.

  6. Step 6

    To tie bags together: Snip 1 drawstring of first bag, and cinch bag; snip both drawstrings on second bag, cinch, and tie tightly on one side to first bag. Repeat with remaining bags, creating a length of bags, but don't snip last drawstring; use it and first drawstring to tie skirt at waist. Clip off excess drawstrings.

  7. Step 7


    Rip and shred bottoms of skirt panels -- we ripped more from top layer to make skirt fuller.

  8. Step 8

    Shred sleeve bottoms.

  9. Step 9

    From strips of bag, make 2 braids, each long enough to crisscross and wrap around arm twice; tie, and puff sleeves. Make a third braid long enough to crisscross around waist (for long strips, tape short ones end to end), and tie in back. Wear tights or slip beneath skirt.

Halloween 2000



Reviews (2)

  • bonnie09 7 Oct, 2010

    Make an appt at your local MAC store! They are awesome and it won't cost you anything, unless you decide to buy something.
    You can find a makeup artist online through craigslist or facebook.

  • Sheryll 25 Sep, 2010

    I want to know how to make the hat and do the make up for this witch costume. I have the socks. I found the socks a few years ago at Family dollar and have saved them ever since for this costume , and can get the broom. all I need is a template for the hat and some ideas for the make up please, please, please someone? Anyone?