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Texas Sisters Slay as ‘Hocus Pocus’ Characters for Halloween

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Three Texas sisters have taken the internet by storm after dressing as the wickedly hilarious Sanderson sisters from the hit 1993 movie “Hocus Pocus.” Twins Alli and Maddi and their sister Landri Grabenstein brought to life the beloved characters 25 years after the movie’s release. Having caused a bit of a social media stir (because who doesn’t love kids…on toast! Don’t get it? You had to watch the movie…) these tiny Texas girls have since gone viral.

The plot is timeless as far as classic tales of witches go. The original Halloween-focused comedy/horror-esque movie is wrapped around a teen whose curiosity doesn’t kill the cat (again…watch the movie!). Seriously, however, the movie is based in Salem, Massachusetts and begins three centuries prior to modern times, an era in which the Sanderson sisters (all witches) lure a little girl to their cabin for dreadful purposes. Their brother (played by Sean Murray, now of “NCIS” fame) tries to save her but gets turned into a cat by the evil sisters. Fast-forward to early-’90s Salem and a young teen who recently moved to the area. Through a mixture of angst, humor, and Halloween mischief, he manages to somehow bring the sisters back to life, spawning a Halloween adventure worth watching! But, I digress… These Waco, Texas, replicas work some camera magic of their own in their divinely wicked costumes!

Texas Sisters Slay as ‘Hocus Pocus’ Characters for Halloween

Photo: Facebook/Heather Rust Photography

The Grabenstein sisters do a fantastic job of portraying the epic Sanderson witches, with a little help from their momma. Heather Grabenstein worked with her own sisters to dress and apply the right makeup and hairstyles to Maddie (who dressed as Winifred, played by Bette Midler in the movie), Landri (dressed as Mary, who was portrayed by Kathy Najimy in the movie), and Alli, as the third Sanderson sister (Sarah – a role played by Sarah Jessica Parker). After having watched the movie every year for the past five years as a family, Grabenstein said the girls each took to their costumes effortlessly. The girls really have their characters down, she told kwtx.com, “which is so funny.”

Texas Sisters Slay as ‘Hocus Pocus’ Characters for Halloween
Photo: Facebook/Heather Rust Photography

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