Dress up in one of these awesome Voodoo Priestess costumes this Halloween. Wield the power of a legendary Voodoo Queen in an outfit that perfectly combines sexy and spooky.
On this page you’ll learn a little bit more about Voodoo and Voodoo Priestesses. You’ll also find some smokin’ hot costumes, accessories and make-up tutorials. If you’d rather make your own costume then there is also a link to a tutorial where you’ll learn to make a ‘horror couture’ Voodo outfit.
Voodoo Queens and Voodoo Priestesses
Voodoo Queens, also called Voodoo Priestesses, became a prominent part of Louisiana Voodoo during the 1800s. Voodoo Queens were all powerful figureheads overseeing the sacred rituals and ceremonies. They were also sought out to create amulets and talismans, to cure illness, improve fortune and even to bring misfortune to enemies.
The most famous Voodoo Queen of all time is Marie Laveau.
To get into the voodoo mindset this Halloween here’s a little terminology to get you started:
Gris-gris: An appeal to the spirits in the form of talisman or amulet used to bring good luck, love, power or protection. A voodoo doll is one type of gris-gris. Another is a leather pouch inscribed with verses from the Qur’an. This pouch contains 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 or 13 objects specifically chosen chosen for the wearer and for a specific purpose. During the time of slavery voodoo talismans were feared and associated with black magic and evil. Although they can be used for harm, gris-gris are often used for other purposes such as birth control, to attract a lover, bring wealth and prosperity and to remove negative influences from one’s life.
Mojo: Although the term ‘mojo’ is commonly used to refer to sex appeal in pop culture, it actually is a synonym for gris-gris. Also called a ‘mojo hand’ or ‘conjure bag’, mojo refers to an amulet or pouch created to bring luck, prosperity, good health, protection or to reverse bad luck.
Li Grand Zombi: A serpent spirit frequently summoned in Louisiana Voodoo. The snake loa brings peace, purity, wealth and happiness.
Sexy Voodoo Priestess Costumes
The Voodoo Queen costume is a sexy outfit that includes a gorgeous gold and black dress with jagged hem, coordinating arm bands, Voodoo Priestess headpiece and a bone belt. The bone scepter show in the photo can be purchased separately to complete your costume. Available in X-Small/Small and Medium/Large sizes.
The Voodoo Princess costume is a sexy five piece costume set that includes the underwire faux fur bra top with feather accents, leopard print and grass skirt with attached panty and feather accents, the beaded necklace, skull and feather headdress as well as the feathered voodoo scepter. You need to provide your own shoes. Available in x-small, small, medium and large sizes.
This super sexy voodoo priestess outfit is another really awesome costume option. The outfit includes a black dress with a leopard bodice with underwire foam cups, a tattered “v” cutout up the front and a belt with feather accents. The voodoo queen set also includes a feathered headdress, a bone necklace and arm wraps. You must supply your own shoes. Available in small (2-6), medium (6-10), large (10-14) and x-large sizes.
Scary Voodoo Priestess Costumes
This spooky Voodoo Queen costume is gorgeous and versatile. Depending on how you do your make-up you can either make this costume super scary or sexy. The six-piece costume includes the layered dress, feather accented collar, feather headdress, ankle cuffs, wrist cuffs and the rope belt. The staff and make-up are not included. If you like the look of the skull make-up work in the picture there’s a tutorial video below to help you achieve this look. Available in Small (4-6), Medium (8-10) and Large (12-14).
The Midnight Priestess costume for women lends itself very well for a voodoo priestess costume. If you’d rather a costume that allows for more coverage then this is the costume for you. Just add some Voodoo accessories and you are set. The velvet robe is hooded, has large flared sleeves and an intricate metallic trim. What’s great about this robe is that it can be used for future Halloween costumes such as a vampire, raven or witch. Fits women up to size 12.
Voodoo Queen Costume Accessories
Add a little something extra to your costume with some awesome Voodoo accessories.
Voodoo Priestess Make-Up Ideas:
You’ll definitely need some dramatic make-up to put your costume together. I’ve compiled some of the best Voodoo Queen makeup tutorials for you.
Videos 1, 2 and 3 provide more spooky Voodoo Queen options for makeup. If you’re going for sexy, then Video 4 is a tutorial for Victoria’s Secret makeup which would be a great option for a sexy costume.
Looking to Make Your Own Voodoo Priestess Costume?
Martha Stewart DIY Voodoo Witch Tutorial
Create a ‘horror couture’ voodoo witch costume with muslin fabric, a fabric belt, cheesecloth, and bundles of moss, bones, shells, and feathers.
Which Voodoo Priestess costume are you wearing this Halloween?
Featured Image: Voodoo Sweetie Costume for teens and petite women.