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Bette Midler’s Halloween Costume is The Ultimate Hocus Pocus Tribute

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It’s nearly impossible to have a Halloween without an equally hallowed rewatch of the 1993 Disney classic Hocus Pocus–starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a trio of sister witches who are awoken from their centuries-long slumber by an unsuspecting virgin. Fans of the cult film have frequently expressed their desire for the Sanderson sisters to return for a sequel, and while one has reportedly been in the works for, oh, about four years now, there doesn’t seem to be any forward momentum on the project for the time being.

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However, that hasn’t stopped Midler herself from being particularly vocal about her desire to resurrect the Sandersons once more (she once told fans to “inundate” Disney with their pleas for a Hocus Pocus 2). For Halloween this year, her costume was living proof that if Disney wanted to make a Hocus Pocus sequel tomorrow, they’ve got at least one Sanderson who’s ready to suck the lives out of little children:

That’s right. Midler dressed up as her character from Hocus Pocus, Winifred Sanderson. She donned the witchy duds for an event in Manhattan hosted by the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization Midler herself founded in 1995.

Unfortunately, Midler’s co-stars didn’t show up in character, but this alone could very well be enough to renew fan interest in a follow-up Hocus Pocus movie, right? That, or put you in the mood to watch the original ten times this weekend.

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