Why Witches Wear Pointy Hats

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.


Source: http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Witch-king_of_Angmar

Source: http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Witch-king_of_Angmar

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.

 

Source: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/professor-mcgonagall/videos

Source: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/professor-mcgonagall/videos

Professor McGonagal doing "Jazz Hands."

 

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