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Bette Midler Brings Winifred Sanderson Back to Life in Epic 'Hocus Pocus' Halloween Costume

by Jennifer Drysdale 5:20 PM PDT, October 29, 2016
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Only Bette Midler could win Halloween dressed as herself. Well, a version of her, anyway!

The 70-year-old actress slayed at her 21st annual Hulaween bash at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City dressed as none other than her Hocus Pocus character, Winifred Sanderson.

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Midler dug through her closet to revive her character from the iconic 1993 film, channeling Winifred in a heart-shaped wig, buck teeth, long nails and missing eyebrows.

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Designer Marc Jacobs, the night's costume contest judge, also wowed in his hilarious female bodybuilder costume at the event, which celebrated the New York Restoration Project. 

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The soiree's emcee, Kathy Griffin, went the opposite way of Midler. Rather than a throwback, the comedian's costume was thoroughly modern: Snapchat's deer filter.

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Just a few weeks before reviving her famous character at her annual Halloween bash, Midler opened up to Billboard about why Hocus Pocus has remained a Halloween classic.

"You don't get to see women doing slapstick too much and in the movie you can see that we're having a blast," she shared. "All the shackles were off, as Donald Trump likes to say, and we were allowed to be as wild as we wanted to be. It was a perfect storm of fun."

"For the life of me, I can't understand why there's not a sequel," she added, echoing the sentiments of Hocus Pocus fans around the world.

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