As the leaves change color and a certain spiky chill fills the air, things begin looking and feeling a little bit more like the Halloween season. This means that pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and watching your favorite spooky movies are just around the corner. And if you’re a Disney fan, one of those movies will undoubtedly be Hocus Pocus, the live action Disney film released back in 1993 that centers around a trio of resurrected witches in present day Salem, Massachusetts (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy).
Hocus Pocus has remained an enduring cult classic, with repertory screenings and, this year, a live stage show at Walt Disney World called the Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular (running through November 1 as part of the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom). Another incredible bit of Hocus Pocus-y witchcraft is a series of limited edition tees that were just released by the Disney Store (hurry, they’re only here until Sunday). There are three costume tees focused on the witches’ wardrobe from the film and another, super cool tee devoted to the Sanderson Sisters Witch Museum (available in fall-ready sweatshirt form, too!)
We loved the tees so much we jumped on the phone with Richard Terpstra, the super talented designer of the tees (we had previously spoken to him about his equally incredible Haunted Mansion design), to talk about where the design came from, why Hocus Pocus has endured and what his Disney-related Halloween plans are.