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Fashion Inspiration: Hocus Pocus


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If you’re anything like me, it doesn’t quite feel like Halloween without an annual rewatch of Hocus PocusThis film follows three kids living in modern day Salem, Massacusetts, who accidentally resurrect the Sanderson Sisters, three evil-doing witches from the 17th century on Halloween night.

Not only is this film (in my opinion, at least!) the ultimate Halloween movie, but it’s also an excellent source of fashion inspiration. The Sanderson Sisters’ colorful witch attire is definitely memorable, while Allison, Max and Dani wear comfortable and practical early ’90s gear.

Before we continue though, let’s listen to little mood music, shall we?

Now that you’re in the Halloween spirit, scroll on down to check out some stylish outfits inspired by the characters from Hocus Pocus:

Max, Dani & Allison

Hocus Pocus- Max, Allison and Dani
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Max doesn’t really care for Halloween — especially when he’s stuck taking his little sister Dani trick-or-treating — and scoffs at the legend of the Sanderson Sisters. However, while exploring the old Sanderson place with Dani and his crush Allison, Max inadvertently summons the soul-sucking witches and realizes the stories are true. The kids then team up with Binx (a 17th-century-teen-turned-cat thanks to the witches, FYI) to send the evil hags back to the great beyond.

Outfit Inspired by Allison & Max

Hocus Pocus Fashion- Max and Allison Outfit
Product Info: Jacket- Mango, Jeans- Mango, Sweater- Kohl’s, Ring- Shopbop, Necklace- Ann Taylor, Shoes- Charlotte Russe

Since Max and Allison wear similar jeans/sweater/jacket combos, I decided to take pieces from each of their outfits to create a cozy fall ensemble. Start with a pair of classic straight-leg jeans and a neutral-colored cable knit sweater, then add an olive green quilted jacket. This pendant necklace is similar to the one Allison wears, while lace-up combat boots give the outfit a menswear-inspired vibe. For the finishing touch, accessorize with a lighter-shaped statement ring. (Just don’t try to use it to light the black flame candle!)

Outfit Inspired by Dani

Hocus Pocus Fashion- Dani Outfit
Product Info: Cardigan- ModCloth, Dress- ModCloth, Necklace- Windsor, Earrings- Betsey Johnson, Lipstick- Revlon’s “True Red”, Shoes- Old Navy

Dani wears her Halloween costume throughout the film, but that doesn’t mean we can’t turn it into a cute, college-appropriate outfit! Start by pairing a printed LBD with a polka-dot cardigan for a stylish way to wear orange and black. Next, add a pair of comfy ankle strap flats and a sun-shaped necklace, which is reminiscent of Dani’s sweater. Accessorize with cat earrings — a fun nod to Binx — and paint your lips a bright red shade to complete this look.

The Sanderson Sisters

Hocus Pocus- The Sanderson Sisters
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When the long-dead Sanderson sisters are temporarily resurrected 300 years later, they’re in for quite the culture shock. In order to make their comeback permanent, Winifred, Sarah and Mary must suck the lives out of the children of Salem before sunrise or else they turn to dust.

Outfit Inspired by Winifred

Hocus Pocus Fashion- Winifred Sanderson Outfit
Product Info: Top-, Ring- Etsy, Blazer- AX Paris, Pants- Gap, Earrings-, Shoes- ASOS | Image Credit

Oldest sister Winifred is the ruthless ringleader of the bunch who wants nothing more than to stay young and beautiful forever. Turn Winnie’s witchy robes into a fashion-forward fall outfit by pairing a peplum brocade top with forest green cords. Next, create a cool color-blocked look with a structured purple blazer. Cap-toed ankle booties add some edge, while emerald drop earrings are an ornate touch. Finish this look with a spooky eye ring, which is eerily similar to Winifred’s beloved spellbook.

Outfit Inspired by Mary

Hocus Pocus Fashion- Mary Sanderson Outfit
Product Info: Top- Lord & Taylor, Cardigan- Uniqlo, Ring-, Brooch- Etsy, Skirt- Kohl’s, Earrings- Nordstrom, Shoes- DSW | Image Credit

Middle sister Mary has the unique ability to sniff out children, but she’s often treated as a doormat by Winnie. For a modern look inspired by Mary, start with a pretty tweed pencil skirt in a dark red hue. Pair the skirt with a rust-colored top, then layer on a dark red wrap sweater. Adorn your feet with some slightly witchy heeled oxfords, then accessorize with a few glamorous pieces of ruby red jewelry, like drop earrings and a unique “poison” ring. Lastly, add a hint of whimsy with this vacuum cleaner-shaped brooch, which alludes to Mary’s favorite broom replacement.

Outfit Inspired by Sarah

Hocus Pocus Fashion- Sarah Sanderson Outfit
Product Info: Bustier- Topshop, Blouse- Wet Seal, Skirt- ASOS, Bracelet-, Shoes- Target, Necklace- Topshop | Image Credit

Although youngest sister Sarah is able to lure children with her enchanting singing voice, she’s not exactly the brightest crayon in the box. Channel her look by pairing a lacy bustier top with a fitted purple maxi skirt. A crimson colored sheer blouse adds coverage, while these platform Mary-Janes have a bit of a bad girl vibe. Accessorize with an edgy claw-shaped cuff bracelet and charm necklace then feel free to run amok. (Amok!)

Your thoughts?

Have you seen Hocus Pocus? What do you think about the fashion in this movie? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which one is your fave? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below!

Posted on on October 28, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , ,

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19 Responses to “Fashion Inspiration: Hocus Pocus”

  1. 1
    October 28th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I love this! Hocus Pocus is definitely my favourite Halloween movie and these outfits are great. I especially love the Winifred one; it’s gorgeous and modern but still very her. Will be trying these!

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    October 28th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    omg :D thank you for this article :D hocus pocus is THE halloween movie of all times :D ! i adore the ring you add to the max and allison outfit *-* and your style of writing is so life full and funny :D the Dany outfit is so cute espessialy the polka dot cardigan and the binx earrings :) the sanderson sisters outfit aré also so perfectly choosen :) sarahs outfit is really sexy :p and winnies one so extravagant *-* and that red for mary and her shoes *-* damn , you really made one of the best post enverrr for halloween :) good job.

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    October 28th, 2012 at 4:32 pm


    haha, Hocus Pocus is THE best Halloween movie ever. I love all these outfits

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    October 28th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Oh my gosh, I was just thinking that I need to rewatch this movie in honour of the season; it was such a fave when I was a kid! XD I especially love the outfit inspired by Dani’s costume and the cream sweater inspired by Allison/Max. Thanks for doing this!

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    October 28th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I just watched Hocus Pocus the other day! Absolutely my favourite Halloween movie. Love the outfits, especially Winifred and Max/Allison!

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    October 28th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    I completely agree that it is not Halloween without watching Hocus Pocus! And I love these outfits, I will be trying to recreate Sarah’s it’s perfect. Maybe I’ll put it together for Halloween next year!

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    October 28th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    this post is so incredibly perfect, thank you.

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    October 28th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    This is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!

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    October 28th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    This post came at such a perfect time! I was actually just Winifred for Halloween, so that was pretty awesome that you posted right after I was her :) And her outfit especially is my favorite! It’s so her in a very chic, cute way! Love! Great post, amazing movie!

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    October 28th, 2012 at 7:36 pm


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    October 28th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    was one of my favorite movies when i was a kid! excellent pick and great outfits :) Dani and Winifred are spot on

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    October 28th, 2012 at 9:05 pm


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    October 28th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I wigged out when I realised the cat was McGee from NCIS when we re-watched last week.

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    October 28th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    When I was watching this the other day.. and right now.. I thought that you guys should do outfits inspired by this movie!!! Great :)

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    October 29th, 2012 at 2:48 am

    I love hocus pocus but the music or vid link isn’t letting me see the awesome post on mobile (it’s covering the entire page except comments with a big purple “play” box. Please fix!

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    October 30th, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Thanks! It’s working now. I love the brocade top inspired by Winifred’s robes. That outfit’s my fave because it has a total spooky and bad-ass vibe to it.

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    October 30th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Ellen – We had the wrong embed code up so we fixed it as soon as you commented! Thanks for letting us know! The mobile version of our site doesn’t always play nice with YouTube, ugh..

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    November 3rd, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Such cool 90s outfits!!!!!!!!! Simply wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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