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Don’t be a basic witch, be an AHS: Coven witch for Halloween

Why settle for the most basic, typical witch costume this Halloween when you can go for one of the sexy, modern American Horror Story: Coven witches?

And we were lucky enough to get a few tips and pointers from Emmy award-winning costume designer of AHS Lou Eyrich at Buckner Mansion in New Orleans, where press and Coven fans alike congregated to celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Coven (which was released on Oct. 7).

First off, “It’s all about the hat, and then every outfit starts with the shoes: a witch shoe or a pointed boot,” Eyrich says. “But, like Coven proves, you can have so many kinds of witches…

“… like Nan (Jamie Brewer) in her pilgrim chic and straw hats,” she says.

Jamie Brewer as Nan in AHS: CovenPhoto credit: Michele K. Short/FX

Jamie Brewer look

“Or Queenie in her badass jeans and fedora,” Eyrich continues.

AHS Coven cast

Photo credit: Michele K. Short/FX

Queenie in Coven costume look

“And as Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) in her Margiela hat look with her big hats,” she says.

Taissa Farmiga as Zoe

Photo credit: Michele K. Short/FX

Zoe Coven outfit

Or, you can take on this very simple version of a witch, as seen here

This costume from Season 3 is super-easy and you may already have some of the pieces. If you don’t, here is a guide to get you started.

American Horror Story: Coven Collage

We also recommend buying thin black ribbon to tie around the collar with a bow as they do on the show.

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