Witch Halloween Costume

This is the classic Halloween costume, and you and your child can put together this smashing version in no time.

from Reader's Digest

This is the classic Halloween costume, and you and your child can put together this smashing version in no time.


You Will Need

  • 1 black turtleneck
  • 1 pair black tights
  • 1 round black tablecloth, 84-inch diameter
  • 1 yard 1⁄4-inch black elastic
  • 1 yard elastic cord
  • 1 roll electrical tape
  • 1 witch hat

What to Do

1. Fold tablecloth in half, then in quarters, and finally in eighths, giving you a narrow cone of fabric. Measure 4 inches down from the peak and cut the peak off. Discard this fabric. Now measure 10 inches down from the cut and cut again (this will be the cape). The remaining 28-inches of fabric will make the skirt.

2. Open the cape and skirt pieces to semicircles and punch holes 1 inch apart on the inside edges of each. Thread the elastic cord through the holes. Gather the cape and tie it at the neck (see photograph bottom right). Shred the ends of the cape.

3. To make the skirt, thread the 1⁄4-inch elastic through the waist holes and gather to fit the youngster’s waist. Tie the ends. Shred the bottom.

4. Add reflective tape detailing for nighttime safety.