Are you ready to get Spooky? When you ask a three-year-old what they want to be for Halloween, I’m sure that you’re not expecting them to say something like the Evil Witch from Snow White. You’re expecting a princess, a fairy, or even a unicorn. But Scarlett had been asking me for months to make her a Snow White Old Hag Costume. Her “witchy dress” needed a hood, purple sleeves and “to be long.” Jumping at the chance to turn her into Disney’s original villain, I got straight to work.
Snow White Old Hag Costume
The cape and hood is made with Simplicity’s pattern 1583. It’s a basic wizard cape with yoke, long sleeves and a hood that I modified slightly for Scarlett’s body and height. The bottom hem is folded twice (2″ each time) and there is a 2″ pintuck as well. This allows her to grow and still wear the costume! The sleeves were very long for a three-year-old, so I folded back the elbow, adding an internal pintuck to make the sleeves shorter on the upper arm side.
The sleeves are lined in purple upon Scarlett’s request, using dark purple lining fabric. This is the only color pop on the dress but made her very happy. The neckline is bound and attached to the drapey hood and has a plaquet zipper going down to her waist. The rest of the Snow White Old Hag Costume dress is loose and flowing. Should I ever need to, I can slit the front of the costume and allow the zipper to continue to release the center front seam.
The back of the cape is simple, adding a tassel for weight on the hood, as well as a comb up front so the hood stays up and in place in her hair. It’s a very cheap clear plastic hair comb basted to the center front. As you can see, there is much more fabric in the back and in the “train” of the cape. I took the pattern in at the shoulders to make it narrower up top and manageable for Scarlett.
Upon her insistence, I dressed up as Snow White! (Grab the cheap costume here on Amazon) But I wasn’t the only one given the poison apple all day long. She asked everyone she saw if they wanted to take “just one bite” of her “magic wishing apple!” And buddy, if you didn’t use the exact dialogue from Disney’s classic masterpiece, she was going to let you know!
Snow White Old Hag Costume Poison Apple
If you want to make your own Snow White Poison Apple, you can copy my process here. I added a video and supplies list that will have you readying your own poison to become the Fairest in the Land!