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13 Witch-Inspired Runway Looks to Channel This Halloween

Whether you're good or bad, embrace your inner witch with costume inspiration from these spellbinding runway looks.
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As Halloween nears, fashion girls everywhere are showing off their best witch-inspired attire à la American Horror Story: Coven. While some labels like Alexander McQueen and Comme Des Garçons have used magical witchcraft as the stories behind their collections, others have simply created pieces that blend well with the gothic aesthetic. Whether you're dabbling in the dark arts or just can't get enough of Sabrina Spellman's mini skirts, these 13 ensembles are the best runway looks to inspire your witch costume this Halloween.

Kate Moss replaced a wand with a cigarette, giving her best witch impression on the runway in a cloak-like gown and tulle-covered hat. 

After learning about his distant relation to a victim of the Salem witch trials, McQueen designed a collection centered around witchcraft and the dark realities of religion. This gown, a high neck blue and navy piece, is an elegant tribute to his persecuted ancestor.

Hedi Slimane might have taken a cue from macabre style icon Wednesday Addams with this one. The black mini dress with a white collar is rounded out by a cascading train, black pussy bow, and wide-brimmed hat for a dramatic effect.

Rick Owens is known for his dystopian style, but this look from his Fall/Winter 2013 collection has a more mystical apolcalypse vibe. Between the frizzed hair and layered textures of black fabrics, this ensemble is perfect for a witch looking to end (or save) the world.

True to her famous avant grade style, Rei Kawakubo designed her Spring/Summer 2016 in homage to "Blue Witches," which her husband and business partner Adrian Joffe explained to be, "Powerful women who are misunderstood, but do good in the world." Like this gown, rather than going for the traditional black, bring some color to your magical moment.

Gigi Hadid models this flowing black gown with a leather corset belt for Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The vampy look is perfect for an evening of some toil and trouble.

Simone Rocha sent a hauntingly beautiful white witch down the runway, shrouded in lace.

For more modern spellcasting apparel, this outfit by The Row features a collared shirt over a head-covering turtleneck and oversized trousers.

Gucci channeled the witchy fashion of the 17th century Salem witch trials with a black and white dress. The modest piece was accessorized with a leather harness, black hat, and lace gloves.

In a collection where dominatrix apparel meets Victorian gothic, the tiered skirt and black tube top are intensified with the addition of leather straps around the torso.

From Chanel's most recent collection, this sheer mini dress has a casual magic that appeals to a more modern witch.

For the bohemian chic witch, this cut out Paco Rabanne dress with lace detailing garners a more romantic sense of magic.

If you abide by the rule that more is more, say yes to all the fringe and frills with something like this number from Noir Kei Ninomiya. The taffeta accents and beaded top add a sense of nihilistic excess the Sanderson sisters would love.

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