Do you fancy dressing up in a Voodoo doll costume this Halloween? There are many variations on the typical voodoo doll attire including dresses, catsuits and lots of cool DIY options.
On this page you’ll learn a bit more about Voodoo dolls, find some cool costume ideas and some fun make-up tutorials.
Contrary to popular belief, Voodoo dolls aren’t usually used to hurt a person and pushing pins into the doll won’t cause physical pain. This is purely a pop culture belief kept alive by movies and fiction.
In actuality a pin is pushed into the doll to attach a person’s picture, name, a piece of their clothing or a lock of their hair to the doll so that the doll can effectively represent the person receiving the spell.
A Voodoo doll is a type of gris-gris and spells are cast for protection (including undoing a spell cast against the person), love, luck or power.
Find Voodoo Doll Costumes
This cute costume includes a rag doll dress that is colored to created a dirty look as well as strategic stitching for an authentic Voodoo doll look. The outfit also includes the little Voodoo Doll accessory. In order to fully create the look shown in the photo you will need to buy separately the red petticoat skirt and distressed net pantyhose.
This Voodoo doll costume is pretty cool. The outfit consists of a beige catsuit with stitching and broken heart accents, a stitched choker, Voodoo doll wristlet and a pin headband. In order to create the full look pictured above you would need to purchase the red and black harlequin wig separately. Available in Small, Medium and Large.
I just love this detailed outfit. The rag doll dress has a tattered and layered skirt, strategic stitching and a voodoo snake applique. The costume also includes the stitched tights, a broken heart pin and pins for your hair. Available in five sizes from extra-small through extra-large.
Voodoo Doll Makeup Tutorials
No costume us complete without makeup. Here are some ideas to complete your voodoo doll look.
Videos 1, 2 and 3 offer different variations of Voodoo doll makeup. Video 4 creates a ‘twisted doll’ look which would be perfect if you’d rather be a sexy Voodoo doll than a scary one.
Make Your Own Voodoo Doll Costume – Tutorials
- DIY Voodoo Doll Costume. Muslin lined burlap fabric top with half circle skirt. Sew on a fabric heart and add knitting needles.
- Half Circle Skirt Pattern. For the above tutorial you will need to make a half circle skirt. This blog entry details the process and calculations involved in making a half circle skirt.
- DIY Voodoo Doll Cocktail Dress. This costume was created from a dress pattern (a link is included in the blog post). The pins were made with knitting needles and styrofoam balls. The result is a creepy yet feminine voodoo doll costume.
- Quick and Easy DIY Voodoo Doll Outfit. This clever idea involves a white long sleeve t-shirt and white pants from a thrift store and some uneven stitching with black yarn. Small floral foam discs provided a base for the bamboo stick voodoo pins.
Image: Voodoo Doll by jfelias courtesy of MorgueFile