Why do witches wear pointed hats? Because around the beginning of the 18th Century, illustrators began drawing witches with pointed hats, as a sort of shorthand to convey a particular character's deep and dark power. So basically witches were pointed hats because writers and illustrators are lazy. I could write more about why they have green skin, but I don't feel like doing the research, so here's some witch pictures...
Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz.
The Sanderson Sisters from Disney's Hocus Pocus.
Here's a slutty witch Halloween costume.
Don't know what's going on here, but it witches are probably responsible.
This came up in my Google search. Technically he's not a witch, but his name is The Witch King of Angmar so, you know. It fits.
Professor McGonagal doing "Jazz Hands."
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