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33 Witch Photoshoot Ideas for Your 2022 Halloween

May 24, 2023

Witches are a popular subject for Halloween and always make for great photos. If you are looking for inspiration for your next witch photoshoot, here are some spooky photoshoot ideas to get you started.

10 Classic Props for Your Witch Photoshoot Ideas

1. Broomstick

Broomsticks are a classic witch prop and can be used in various ways in your photoshoot. You can use them as a prop to fly on, cast spells, or simply hold them as you pose for your photos.


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2. Spell Books

Everybody knows witches use spell books to cast their spells. So, to create a witch-themed photoshoot, include some spell books in your props. They add an air of magic and make your photos look more authentic.

Spell Books

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3. Candles

Candles are an excellent prop for a witch photoshoot because they add an element of mystery and magic. You can use them to create dramatic lighting effects or simply use them as decoration.


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4. The Classic Witch Hat

A witch hat is simple, elegant, and immediately recognizable. Plus, it's easy to find or make your own. Use it as part of your witch costume or a stand-alone prop for your witch photoshoot.

The Classic Witch Hat

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5. Horns

Horns can add horror and mystery to a witch-themed photoshoot. You can use them to create a spooky or ethereal look. Feel free to use horns in several sizes and styles to bring out the best in your shoot.


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6. Skulls

Witchcraft is often associated with dark and spooky symbols, like skulls. Using skulls as props in your witch photoshoot can create a very eerie and atmospheric look. You can place them around your model or have your model hold one in their hands.


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7. Cauldron and Smoke Bombs

Cauldrons are enormous pots that are traditionally used for cooking or brewing potions. Use cauldrons in your shoot to insinuate that your model is either cooking up a potion or just finished one. You can add some dry ice or a smoke bomb to create a smoky effect.

Cauldron and Smoke Bombs

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8. Witch Masks

Whether you go for a traditional green-faced witch or something more unique, a mask can help add to the atmosphere of your photos and make the final image more authentic.

Witch Masks

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9. Pumpkins

Pumpkins can help add color and dimension to your witch photoshoot. You can use them as props or even carve them into jack-o-lanterns to light up your scene.


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10.  Crystal Balls

Adding a crystal ball to your witch-themed photoshoot adds some flair and magic. Have your models pose with the crystal ball in their hands or on a table or other surface. You can even have them gazing into the crystal ball as if they see the future.

Crystal Balls

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10 Places for Your Witch Photoshoot

1. An Old Abandoned House  

Old abandoned houses give off a haunting and eerie vibe that is perfect for a witch photoshoot. You can explore the inside of the house, using the different rooms and corridors to create exciting and unique shots.

Be sure to bring a flashlight to help you navigate the house, and watch out for any potential hazards.

An Old Abandoned House

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2. A Graveyard  

When you think of a graveyard, you imagine darkness, spookiness, and maybe even a few ghosts. This makes it the perfect place for a witch-themed photoshoot. The dark and eerie atmosphere is perfect for creating spooky and magical photos.

Plus, there are usually plenty of interesting props, like gravestones, statues, and trees. Have your models pose among the tombstones or even sit on them. You could even add props like skulls or candles to make it creepy.

A Graveyard

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3. Dark Forest 

Witches were known for being able to commune with nature, so a dark forest could be a good location. You can find an abandoned forest or a secluded area of your local park.

The key is finding a place that looks eerie and foreboding. Add props like skulls and cauldrons, and you'll have the perfect setting for a witchy photoshoot.

Dark Forest

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4. A Castle 

Since castles are often associated with witches and witchcraft, they make for an ideal location for a witch-themed photoshoot. There are many beautiful and atmospheric castles worldwide that would be perfect for your shoot, like the magical gothic castle in Woodstock, CT.

A Castle

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5. Gingerbread Cottages 

Familiar with Hansel and Gretel? If so, a gingerbread cottage would be an excellent place to have a witch photoshoot.

You can find a real gingerbread cottage or create your own with some gingerbread houses and props. Add some witches, cauldrons, and other Halloween props to set the scene.

Gingerbread Cottages

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6. A Foggy City Street 

Want to incorporate modern elements into your witch-themed photoshoot? A foggy city street can be the perfect backdrop.

Have your models pose in front of brick walls or alleyways, with the fog adding an ethereal touch. You can even use streetlights and headlights to create some unique lighting effects.

A Foggy City Street

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7. A Witch's Boudoir 

It’s the perfect place to capture some sultry and spellbinding photos. Have your models pose in front of a window with the curtains blowing into the breeze or lounging on a velvet sofa.

A Witch's Boudoir

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8. A Moonlit Field  

Legend states that witches can harness the moon's power to cast their spells. With this in mind, a moonlit field is the perfect setting for a witch-themed photoshoot. The moonlight will cast an eerie and magical glow over your photos, making them truly unique.

A Moonlit Field

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9. Salem 

The historic city of Salem has plenty of locations that would make for a great backdrop. From the Salem Witch Museum to the witch trials memorial, there are plenty of options for unique and atmospheric locations.

If your budget allows, consider making a trip to Salem for your witch-themed photoshoot.


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10.  Gothic Boutiques 

Many gothic boutiques have dark, moody decor that will create the perfect setting for your shoot. You can also find great props and accessories at these stores to help create the perfect look for your photos.

Gothic Boutiques

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Bonus: 13 Witch Characters for Your Costume Inspiration

1. The Wicked Witch of the West

You'll need a black dress, a pointy black hat, and some green face paint to create the perfect look. You can also add some props, like a broomstick or a cauldron, to capture the essence of this classic witch character.

The Wicked Witch of the West

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2. The Witch From Hansel and Gretel

To recreate the witch's look from Hansel and Gretel, you will need a black dress, a black cape, and a pointy black hat. For makeup, go for a smokey eye and add a warty mole to your nose. You can also add fake teeth to give yourself a more witch-like smile.

The Witch From Hansel and Gretel

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3. The Sanderson Sisters From Hocus Pocus

One of the best things about the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus is that they provide great inspiration for a group costume.

To dress like these iconic witches, you'll need a dress matching each sister's signature color (black for Winifred, green for Mary, and purple for Sarah), along with a black cape and a shaggy wig. Don't forget to add some warts and wrinkles with makeup to capture the look.

The Sanderson Sisters From Hocus Pocus

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4. The Witch From Snow White

If you want to dress up as the witch from Snow White, you'll need a black dress with a pointy hoodie and some green face paint. The dress should be long and flowing. To create the green face paint, mix some green food coloring with water, and don't forget the iconic nose mole.

The Witch From Snow White

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5. Candy Corn Witch

This is a colorful and fun take on the classic witch costume. To create this look, you will need a black dress, leggings or tights, boots, and a black witch hat. You will also need an orange and white striped shirt and plenty of candy corn to decorate your shirt and hat.

Candy Corn Witch

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6. The Witch From the Wizard of Oz

This character has a long nose and often wears a black cape and hat. To create this look, you will need a black cape and hat, and you can use makeup to create a long nose. Green face paint will help bring the look together.

The Witch From the Wizard of Oz

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7. The Witch From Sleeping Beauty

This is one of the most recognizable character witches, and her outfit is iconic and easy to recreate. You will need a black dress, a black cape, and a set of horns for this look. You can also add a toy crow or raven to your costume to sell the look.

The Witch From Sleeping Beauty

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8. Glinda the Good Witch

Glinda, the Good Witch, is the perfect character to use for inspiration if you're looking for a more glamorous witch costume. To create this look, you'll need a long, flowing white dress, a wand, and a glittering tiara or crown. You can also add sparkly face paint or accessories to make your costume stand out.

Glinda the Good Witch

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9. Masquerade Witch

This character is all about mystery and intrigue. A masquerade witch costume typically includes a black dress, a black mask, and perhaps some feathers or other embellishments. You could also add black gloves and a black hat to complete the look.

Masquerade Witch

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10.  Maleficent From Sleeping Beauty

For a Maleficent-inspired witch costume, you'll need a black gown, a black cape, horns, or a headpiece. If you want to capture the character's look, consider adding black wings and purple makeup to create a more menacing look.

Maleficent From Sleeping Beauty

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11. Scarlet Witch

For Marvel fans, a Scarlet Witch costume is a great option for a witch-themed photoshoot. The Scarlet Witch is a powerful superhero with a unique and stylish costume.

You'll need a red and black cape, gloves, and a black bodysuit to recreate her look. You can also add accessories like black boots to complete the look.

Scarlet Witch

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12.  Cruella de Vil

If you were a fan of 101 Dalmatians as a kid, you'd love dressing up as Cruella de Vil for your witch-themed photoshoot. You'll need a black and white fur coat, a long black wig, and plenty of red lipstick to get her iconic look. You can also add some props, such as a cigarette holder and a leash for your "pets."

Cruella de Vil

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13.  The Witch From the Little Mermaid

For the costume, you will need a purple dress with tentacle-like sleeves, green fishnet tights, and green high heels. You will also need to make or purchase a purple wig with green streaks. Add some green face paint around the eyes and a green seashell necklace to complete the look.

The Witch From the Little Mermaid

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Halloween is the ideal time to get creative with your photography, and there are endless possibilities for witch-themed photoshoots. We hope the article has given you insight and inspiration for your witch photoshoot ideas.

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