sorceress

Circe

Circe first appeared in 1949 as one of Wonder Woman’s antagonists. As an immortal sorceress she’s a little hard to beat. Thankfully the good guys manage it every time. And I do mean every time. Like a good villain Circe makes repeat appearances, often changing in appearance but consistent in her evil.

This version of Circe might not be the first form she took but it is one of the most popular for cosplays. It gets back to the Greek roots of the character. She was adapted from one of the villains in Homer’s The Odyssey and you definitely get the vibe of an ancient Grecian island witch with this version of Circe.

The first thing you’ll need is a long black wig. Circe’s hair color changes with every iteration of her character but this time her hair is jet black. As an added bonus you can also use this wig for a Morticia Addams cosplay if you’re going to a multi-day convention!

Once you have your wig you’ll need a green dress in a very tight but flowing style. After that you’ll need a whole lot of gold accessories: bangles, a belt, a chalice, and an arm band. Skin tone skippers give you something close to a barefoot look. If that’s not quite your style or you can’t find a slipper in the right shade you can make a pair of invisible shoes like these.

Sypha Belnades from Castlevania

Sypha Belnades (played by Alejandra Reynoso in the Castlevania animated series) is a sorceress with control over the elements. Her people, the speakers, are a nomadic tribe of scholars and magicians. Syphas people were wrongly accused of causing Dracula’s mass murders of humans and therefor were mostly in hiding. Sypha herself presented as a young man so she would not be accused of being a witch. She met Trevor Belmont in The Catacombs after being turned back from stone once he killed the cyclops that attacked her. The two start working together shortly after and decide to start on a quest to kill Dracula and defeat his army. Sypha’s Costume requires a good amount of layering. I recommend turning the Teal Mesh Poncho Top inside out and cutting from the bottom along the seam until you reach the top of the shoulder. This will give more visibility to the layers underneath the poncho. Use the bandage wrap over her tank top which should be tucked into her skirt. This is a fun simple DIY costume that will be a great choice for any cosplay event.

Morrigan Aensland

In Darkstalkers, Morrigan Aensland is a succubus and a princess of the demon realm. In the Marvel vs. Capcom series, she’s gone toe to toe with the best of Street Fighter.

The Evil Queen from Once Upon a Time

Forever jealous and angry at Snow White for ruining her life, the Evil Queen takes no prisoners. She’ll steal your heart and crush it, showing no mercy. This devilish dame occasionally shows her soft side, but don’t be fooled – she’ll always go back to being evil.

Melisandre of Asshai

In Game of Thrones, Melisandre of Asshai (Carice van Houten) is a mysterious priestess who becomes the trusted advisor to Stannis Baratheon. When Stannis’s younger brother Renly rebels against him, Melisandre births a killer shadow monster baby to take him out.

Sorceress from Dragon’s Crown

In Dragon’s Crown, the Sorceress can mix potions, control skeletons, and even turn foes into harmless frogs. But she turns heads most for her controversial proportions, which take Lara Croft to the third power.