Beware, O Ye Witches (because there’s so many of them)
Whether child or adult, or even some pets, one of the most consistently popular Halloween costumes has been a witch. Even as popular culture costumes increased in popularity, the ‘witch’ has sustained its popularity for over 100 years. Just about any outfit, whether scary or sexy, cute or repulsive, transformed into a witch costume by adding a tall, conical hat. While the popularity of the film Wizard of Oz (1939) cemented the image of a witch as a green-skinned, hook-nosed hag wearing a tattered black garment, variations of witch costumes appear throughout the history of costume photography. The National Retail Federation, who keeps detailed statistics on Halloween revenue, said 10.7% of adults planning to dress up for Halloween in 2018 planned to be a witch. The next highest response, the vampire, only received 3.7% of the vote.