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Moira O’Hara from American Horror Story

Moira O’Hara is a character in American Horror Story. She appears in the first season, Murder House, as one of the many ghosts doomed to live in the house forever. The cause of her death was getting shot in the eye by Constance Langdon, who caught her husband making advances on her. To women, she appears as her “true self” — a pleasant elderly lady with a gray left eye. To men, she appears as a young seductress. In her words, this is because women see things for as they are whereas men see only what they desire. She befriends Vivian and tries to help during her pregnancy, but she preys on Ben’s adulterous desires. Frances Conroy plays her older self, and Alexandra Breckenridge plays her younger self as seen in this costume guide.

Tristan Duffy from American Horror Story

Tristan Duffy (played by Finn Wittrock) is a male model tired of the limelight. His final performance is in a fashion show held at Hotel Cortez. While his manager and a few other attendees find less happy fates in the Cortez, Tristan ultimately finds love. As with all things in American Horror Story, his love story gets a little tangled. But it works out in the end.

True to his career in fashion, Tristan likes bold fabrics and wears things that many would not. He is partial to an embroidered silk robe, semi-sheer button-up shirt that he leaves unbuttoned, black leather pants, and black boots. He wears his dark hair short with a shock of red through it that will be most easily achieved with clip-in extension that are trimmed to fit the length of the wig.

The Butcher from American Horror Story: Roanoke

Played by Agnes Mary Winstead (Kathy Bates) in American Horror Story: Roanoke, The Butcher is a centuries-old bloodthirsty woman responsible for the deaths of the original Roanoke colonists before taking her own life. She still haunts the land, demanding the bloody death of anyone who dares to settle there or wander in her forest. Agnes plays The Butcher in a modern-day horror TV reenactment about one couple who faced The Butcher and lived, but Agnes quickly becomes just as insane as the original Butcher. The Butcher wears traditional colonial garb stained in dirt, mud and blood.

Queenie from AHS: Coven

A modern witch with blood ties to both the Salem witches and the voodoo tribe, Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) is the only person of color at Miss Robichaux’s Academy in American Horror Story: Coven. Queenie is sassy, confident, and possesses the abilities of a “human voodoo doll” – she can injure herself in order to harm others, while feeling no pain herself. She enters Miss Robichaux’s Academy alongside Madison Montgomery, Zoe Benson, Misty Day, and is taught by the Supreme Fiona Goode. Through the trials of AHS: Coven, Queenie eventually ends up on the Witches’ Council and makes an appearance in the sister series, American Horror Story: Hotel.

Misty Day from AHS: Coven

The resident Stevie Nicks fanatic of AHS: Coven’s group of witches, Misty Day (Lily Rabe) was a contender for the title of Supreme alongside Madison, Queenie, and Zoe. With the ability of resurgence, Misty was able to bring back souls from the dead – including her own, after being burned at the stake. Compared to the other young witches in Coven, Misty’s style is unique in its bohemian and slightly more colorful quality.

Fiona Goode from AHS: Coven

In American Horror Story: Coven, Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) was the Supreme of the Salem witch descendants. Her daughter, Cordelia, would later become the next Supreme and awaken the depth of her powers before her mother’s death. In the search for the next Supreme, Fiona acted somewhat as a mentor for a group of young witches, including Zoe Benson, Queenie, Madison Montgomery, and Misty Day. Like many of the characters in this series, Fiona was often appearing in all-black ensembles.

Sally McKenna from AHS: Hotel

Also known as “Hypodermic Sally,” Sally McKenna (Sarah Paulson) is the ghost of a murdered junkie/dealer that resides in the Hotel Cortez. Her appearance is generally disheveled, with frizzy hair, smudged makeup, and ripped tights. She and Iris have a troubled relationship, as Sally caused Iris’ son’s overdose and Iris subsequently pushed Sally out of a window.

Madison Montgomery from AHS: Coven

A troubled teen star with witch’s blood, Madison (Emma Roberts) came to Miss Robichaux’s Academy alongside Zoe Benson and Queenie. She was also involved in the trials and tests to determine the next Supreme to succeed Fiona Goode. Though she was a successful actress, Madison was a true ice queen with bad habits, no remorse, and sociopathic tendencies. Compared to her peers, Madison’s wardrobe is a touch more glamorous and luxurious.

Myrtle Snow

Myrtle Snow

Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) of the TV show American Horror Story: Coven is a haute-couture-loving, eccentric, odd witch with a mass of frizzy red hair and an omnipresent pair of vintage cat eye glasses. She attended Miss Robichaux’s Academy with the former coven Supreme, Fiona Goode, and attempted to prevent Fiona from becoming the Supreme but failed. Myrtle then took Fiona’s daughter Cordelia under her wing, raising Cordelia as her own while she herself became the head of the Witches’ Council. She is at constant odds with Fiona, never disappoints in her wild clothing choices and puts the welfare of the Academy above all else.

Misty Day

In the TV series American Horror Story: Coven, Misty Day (Lily Rabe) is a hippie witch, wandering the New Orleans swamps while listening to Stevie Nicks. She has the incredible power of Resurgence, or bringing things back from the dead. After her community shunned her as a necromancer, she fled to the swamps before arriving at Miss Robichaux’s Academy. She dresses in long, flowing, boho clothing with heaps of jewelry.