My Scarlet Witch Halloween costume

The Halloween costume I decided on this year was Scarlet Witch. I figured it’d be easy enough to cobble together and for relatively cheap (I’m a graduate student, cheap is very important). Unfortunately, her costume (neither the ones from the Marvel movies or her more risque costume from the comics) were available at the costume places I tried as a ready-to-wear costume, so my only option was cobbling something together.




I decided to try for Scarlet Witch’s Captain America: Civil War outfit where she’s wearing pants and a corset. However, I couldn’t find a corset and when I did, it didn’t fit (neither costume or regular corsets were cheap either).

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That’s okay. I could try her Age of Ultron costume where she’s wearing a black dress and a short red jacket. Fortunately, I found both at a local Goodwill. Score!

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I purchased fingerless gloves from a Halloween costume store and a red organza Christmas ribbon from a craft shop so I could unwind it and wrap it around my gloves to simulate Scarlet Witch’s powers.

The red jacket and black dress. I completed the look with a necklace and black boots.
The red jacket and black dress. I completed the look with a necklace and black boots.
My black fingerless gloves with Scarlet Witch's "power"
My black fingerless gloves with Scarlet Witch’s “power”

Altogether, it cost me under $25 which is WAY less than what a regular costume would cost at a Halloween costume shop and I had fun walking around as Scarlet Witch. This is definitely a win. 🙂