Bette Midler Just Won Halloween With Her Winifred Sanderson Costume From Hocus Pocus
BY KAREN MIZOGUCHI
POSTED ON OCTOBER 28, 2016 AT 11:34PM EDT
The witch is back.
Bette MidlerÂ answered fansâ€™ prayers on Friday when she dressed up as her belovedHocus Pocus character, Winifred Sanderson. The 70-year-old actress and singer scored major Halloween points with this throwback outfit, complete with curly heart-shapedÂ wig,Â buck teeth, long nails, and a lack of eyebrows.
Midler dug theÂ purple dress and embroidered green robe out of the archives for a good cause. She hosted her annualÂ Hulaween Party at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City to celebrate theÂ New York Restoration Project, a nonprofit that brings much-needed public green space to the stateâ€™sÂ five boroughs.
Earlier this month, Midlerâ€™s Hocus Pocuscostar Sarah Jessica Parker expressed her excitement about reuniting with her evil Salem witch sisters someday. â€œI would love that,â€ Parker said on Watch What Happens Liveabout filming a sequel to the 1993 Disney film. â€œI think weâ€™ve all been fairly vocal about being very keen but that hasnâ€™t created any ground swell of movement.â€
However, Midler debunked the sequel rumorsin November 2015 when she shared, â€œAfter all these years and all the fan demand, I do believe I can stand and firmly say an unequivocal no.â€