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I'm planning to put a life size Witch Doctor in the front yard this year.

I've been looking at WD costumes online and they seem to be all over the map. Besides a claw and tooth necklace and a voodoo staff of some kind, what characterizes a witch doctor to you? Especially the mask. I want people to know what it is because it is an introduction to the haunt.

I'm creating something more historic than modern.

Thanks for your input!
 

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Bones and feathers especially a bone through the nose is my go too image of a witch doctor, tribal witch doctors traditionally wore wooden masks in the image of the deity etc they were appealing too.
 

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Baron Samedi and Papa Legba seem to be well known costumes for LA Voodoo (not really WDs) . They're both dressed in suits with top hats. Is that the direction you want to go or are you thinking more of a tribal voodoo? For tribal I'd layer rags of material, feathers, bones, raffia (grass skirts), huge headdress of horns, feathers, etc.
 

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Baron Samedi and Papa Legba seem to be well known costumes for LA Voodoo (not really WDs) . They're both dressed in suits with top hats. Is that the direction you want to go or are you thinking more of a tribal voodoo? For tribal I'd layer rags of material, feathers, bones, raffia (grass skirts), huge headdress of horns, feathers, etc.
More tribal. Sounds great! Thanks. What about the face/mask?
 
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