Dress Up Like Jadis White Witch from Narnia

If you are looking for a good Jadis White Witch costume for Halloween or a big cosplay event, here’s the winning formula for creating the most exciting outfit of the party! Let’s see how to dress up as Jadis White Witch from Narnia.



Jadis White Witch from Narnia Costume Guide

The most dangerous villains are always the ones that you don’t immediately realize are evil. When Edmund stepped through that wardrobe into the world of Narnia, in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005) he couldn’t begin to imagine how cruel the beautiful White Witch who conjured him cocoa and turkish delight was. So why not be inspired by designer Isis Mussenden to create your own Jadis the White Witch costume for your next dress-up event.  

Costume Tutorial - How to Dress Up Like Jadis the White Witch - The chronicles of Narnia
Jadis got her moniker, the White Witch after plunging Narnia into the Long Winter, using magic to force 100 years of frozen snow and ice on the realm and her subjects. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005). Buena Vista Pictures

The 2005 fantasy film, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, based off of the C. S. Lewis’ book of the same name was the first story published in the epic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. When we first meet our White Witch, the 100 year Long Winter curse she has placed on Narnia is still covering the realm in frozen snow and ice.

Although she is pure evil, she uses her pale complexion and beautiful looks to manipulate Edmund Pevensie into trusting her and betraying his own siblings in a bid to be the King. 

Tonight, the Deep Magic will be appeased, but tomorrow, we will take Narnia forever!

~ Jadis The White Witch

if you like the white snowy look for your costumes you can also look how to Dress Up Like The White Queen from Alice in Wonderland

In the following, we will show you how to create a convincing Jadis The White Witch Look. Have fun!

Getting Jadis The White Witch’s Costume

White Witch Dress. Jadis, Queen of Narnia
White Witch Dress. Jadis, Queen of Narnia

The beautiful handmade dress worn by Tilda Swinton while playing Jadis in the movie, changes shape from fuller to more form fitting, as her magical powers dwindle.

As that would be impossible to depict in your costume, instead start your White Witch’s outfit with a pale blue evening gown. A simple strapless dress or one with straps that sit off of your shoulders will leave your arms bare, as Jadis is often described to be.

Replicate some of the texture of the real costume by going for a gown that has a lace bodice and add white lace up vintage style booties. 

From the movie and books she features in, we know that Jadis the White Witch is often pictured with layers of white furs gathered around her shoulders, going right up to cover her neck. So to help bring some real authenticity to your costume it is going to be important to get a white fur cloak to wear over your dress. Look for one that will leave your arms uncovered but will fasten at your neck to cover your chest and shoulders.

Get Jadis Hair, Crown and Make-up 

Instead of that cliched look of the dark hair and red lips that most evil witches have, for the movie, Jadis was given a clean face with minimal make-up and blond hair to fit her White Witch title. Use light colored foundation, powders and eyeshadow to create a pale complexion with just a small shimmer at the eyes and a barely there pink lip. Style a white, blond wig into thick twists or braids and gently pile it up at the back of your head to cascade down over your fur cloak. 

A behind the scenes look at how Jadis the White Witch’s look was created and how it changed throughout the movie to replicate Jadis’ power struggles.

Now only one final finishing touch is needed to complete your Jadis the White Witch costume and that is an ice crown. Place the delicate crown of icicles on your head so it sits just in front of your styled white blond hair, and get ready to trick any unsuspecting Edmunds with your pale and beautiful looks.     

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