It’s officially witch season. With both Charmed and Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina coming back from the dead, magical women have never been hotter. It’s time to dig out your pointed hat and the Teen Witch Handbook you got in high school after you discovered The Craft. The best Halloween movies are full of great sorceresses, and supernatural TV has no shortage of women cooking up spells.
So this spooky season, make sure you’re assembling a real nightmare team of witches to help you through the cold nights. These are all the witches who you’d want on your side in an epic struggle against the dark side. Or, in some cases, who might convince you to j oin the dark side. Either way, they’ve got grade-A wizardy and stellar outfits in spades.
Sabrina Spellman, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina(2018-present)
This dark take on Sabrina from the Archie comics presents her as a headstrong, feminist witch determined to use her powers for equality and justice.
Tara, Buffy the Vampire Slayer(1997-2003)
Tara is the Wiccan who truly helps Willow level up, and Tara maintains her powers without going over to the dark side.
Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus (1993)
Because she can fit in some karaoke, even on a busy night of sucking the life out of children.
Bonnie saves everyone. Whether they’re worth saving is debatable, but she has the power, and she has the witty comebacks (and perfected death stare).
Davina, The Originals (2013-present)
Don’t mess with Davina. She’ll torture you in a very specific way, making sure she gets in some quality psychological pain as well.
Sally Owens, Practical Magic (1998)
Because it takes a lot of guts and power to constantly come to the rescue of her equally magical sister.
Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown (1998)
It’s all about the sweeping witch dresses. And leaving a live chicken in the fridge for her daughter. Aggie Cromwell will not be intimidated by Tupperware.
Sarah, The Craft (1996)
You have to be super brave to stand up to a high school clique. And even braver when that particular clique is schooled in dark magic.
Marie Laveau, American Horror Story: Coven (2013)
Laveau is actually a voodoo priestess, but she’s still is 10 times cooler than any of the other spell-casters on Coven.
The White Witch, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
She’s not particularly nice, but she has serious flair.
Hermione, Harry Potter(2001-2011)
Honestly, her witching skills were cemented by the time she was 11. Own that swish and flick, Hermione.
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