Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hocus Pocus movie costumes and props on display...

In Disney's 1993 comedy fantasy, Hocus Pocus, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy starred as three witch sisters resurrected after 300 years in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween.

Original costume worn by Bette Midler as
Winifred Sanderson in Hocus Pocus
Bette Midler Hocus Pocus Winifred costumeHocus Pocus Bette Midler costume
Hocus Pocus Winifred costume
At this year's Disney D23 Expo they had these three fantastic costumes worn by the lead actresses on display in the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit on August 19, 2011.

Bette Midler stars as the eldest and leader of the Sanderson sisters, Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson, and probably for this reason and the fact that she was the most famous actress in the movie, wore the most beautiful outfit in these rich emerald green and purple colours.

Hocus Pocus movie poster
Hocus Pocus movie poster
In addition to Winifred's spectacular wardrobe, they also had this fantastic statue of the witch on display that was featured at the end of the movie when she is turned to stone.

Winifred Sanderson statue movie prop from Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus Winifred statue prop
Winifred statue prop Hocus Pocus
Before her Sex and the City television fame, Sarah Jessica Parker starred as the youngest sorceress sister, 'Sarah Sanderson', and wore this original costume.

Costume worn by Sarah Jessica Parker
as Sarah Sanderson in Hocus Pocus
Sarah Jessica Parker Hocus Pocus costumeHocus Pocus Sarah costume
Finally, Sister Act's 'Sister Mary Patrick', Kathy Najimy, played 'Mary Sanderson' the third witch sister, and she wore this costume designed by Mary E. Vogt. You can also see more of the designer's work in the Men in Black movies, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Inspector Gadget.

Actual costume worn by Kathy Najimy
as Mary Sanderson in Hocus Pocus
Kathy Najimy Hocus Pocus costume
Hocus Pocus Kathy Najimy outfit
If you're a Disney fan, be sure to check out more original movie costumes, props and models on display at the Disney D23 Expo 2011.

UPDATED: Fans of the movie can also get another closer look at these screen-worn Hocus Pocus costumes on display at the D23 Expo 2019.


  1. Not for sale, somewhere in the Walt Disney Archives

  2. Love them!!! I will be Winnie this year !!!!

  3. I reeeeeeeeeally want a good sarah dress this halloween.
    Where can i get a good enough dress from??

    1. Spirit halloween, get the deluxe costume, I got the Sarah Sanderson one and the quality was really good!