Taking the stress out of your child's annual celebrations!

Which Witch is Which?

Halloween is fast approaching.

Here in the UK, Halloween isn’t really the big thing that it seems to be in the States, but it’s popularity is ever increasing.

It is very sweet to see groups of little children dressed up in spooky costumes knocking on doors and crying Trick or Treat! Well it is lovely in the nice areas where the people knocking on doors are young and innocent. In some of the inner city areas it isn’t as pleasant. But I won’t lower the tone of the post.

I like witches.When I grow up and I’m too old to be a children’s entertainer,  I might become a witch. It seems like a fun thing to do when your hair goes grey and wrinkles start spreading. It sure beats botox and hair dye. I’d rather use the power of wisdom and age and celebrate the changes rather than spend the rest of my years trying to hold them back.

Sings: ” Holding back the ears…”

In fact, I have my own handbook on witchcraft called The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries which to me is all about being a strong woman.

I’ve made a few witch puppets in my time.

One is a small pocket puppet, useful for quick storytelling. She’s only a few inches tall, not terribly terrifying, but lovely colours, with her green hair and blue face.

Green pocket witch

Then there’s Witchy Poo Poo, she’s a character from one of my original puppet shows .  Fifi the fairy creates her by hastily making a magic spell and getting the words wrong. Instead of wishing for a birthday wish for her mummy, she wishes for a Birthday Witch. ( see what I did there? ) So Witchy Poo Poo is a birthday witch, complete with fiery red hair, wart on the nose and a cloak covered in birthday candles. Look carefully, she doesn’t have any eyes, that makes her even spookier in my eyes. She sure can raise a giggle and a scream from my young clients. Older children really buy into her scariness, even though she is more silly than scary.

I'm a witchy, I'm a witchy poo!

Birthday witchy, come to bother you!

Then I have a very scary witch indeed. She isn’t your typical witch with a pointy hat and black cloak. She is the even more terrifying sort, she is the old lady in disguise. I made this one for my puppet show of Snow White. Here she is the evil queen disguised as a old pedlar woman selling combs. She has really big meaty forearms and one beady eye and a big jutting toothless lower jaw. I know I’d be wary of this lady if I came across here. Wouldn’t you?

Combs my lovely?

Buy my wares, pretty?

Come here my lovely...

Yes, she is a little scary. But don’t we all like a nice safe scare sometimes?

Finally, I’d like to introduce you to a puppet of mine who really has never been used. She is a marionette witch, and because I’m not really a great manipulator of marionettes, ( I prefer fast moving hand puppets) she has languished in a suitcase for years, gathering dust. Not that she minds, mind you. She rather likes dust. She uses it in her magic spells along with spider webs and slug slime.

She has rather fetching red pantaloons underneath her black dress, don’t you think?  She’s wearing  a fine black cloak around her neck. Her broomstick has gone astray, I think it’s flown away or maybe her familiar ( her black cat) has taken it somewhere and hidden it.

I'm casting spells

I'm melting Aargh!

My favourite witch of all time has to be the Wicked Witch of the West from the glorious MGM film, The Wizard of Oz. Can’t you tell?

So which witch do you prefer and why?

I’d love to know.

Comments on: "Which Witch is Which?" (3)

  1. I love witches! I couldn’t wait until the white hair to become a witch, so I started early LOL. I love your puppets.

    My favorite is the marionette. ^^

  2. […] Which Witch is Which? « Diane's Puppets kids party heaven September 27th, 2011 | […]

  3. […] More Scary Witch Costume Products Related Products: Story Book Witch Costume – Small (2T)Disguise Story Book Witch NON-RETURNABLEDouble, bubble, toil and trouble! Your little witch is going to put a spell on whoever gives her bad candy thi… Read More > Incantasia The Glamour Witch Child Costume – MediumCast some costume magic in this elegant witch dress. Fun World Costumes Women's Womens Plus Goth Maiden Witch, Black, 16W-24WTwo tone, floor length dress with lace up front, bet shoudler drape and beautiful matching hat. Plus size 16-24. Halloween Concepts Child's Orange Glitter Witch Costume, SmallDress with glitter dots all over for some sparkle and a matching hat. Small fits children's sizes 4-6. Candy Corn Witch Kids Costume – MediumA tricolor witch costume inspired by the popular Halloween candy! This Candy Corn Witch costume for kids includes a dress with tulle skirt footless tights sleevelets and hat. Little Princess Child's Pretty Witch Costume, SmallWitches aren't supposed to be this pretty! This Pretty Witch costume comes with a black, purple, andorange dress with lace up top and a satin and chi ffon bottom. The costume also includes a black witch's hat with purple hatband. A great Halloween co Let's Pretend Child's Glitter Witch Costume, SmallIncludes dress with a multi-color layered skirt and matching hat both with glitter accents. Available in child sizes Toddler (2-4) and Small (4-6). Shoes NOT included. Fairytale Witch Child CostumeOur whimsical witch costume will have your child stirring up their own magical fairytale! This Fairytale Witch Kids Costume includes a full-skirted dr… Read More > California Costumes Women's Hocus Pocus Costume,Black/Green,SmallIncludes: Dress, petticoat, capelet and hat. Does not inlcude broom bracelet or shoes. Related Posts:Scary E.R. Doctor CostumeHocus PocusTwinkle Witch Toddler/Child Costume – Medium (8-10)Wizard of Oz Child’s Flying Monkey Costume, SmallSimplicity Sewing Pattern 4024 Toddlers’ Wizard of Oz Costumes / Good Witch / Tin Man / Dorothy / ScarecrowMouse here for Related LinksWhich Witch is Which? […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: