Thank you once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Catch-Up
After celebrating the big 1-5-0, the challenge clock has restarted once again, and we’re off! For the 151st challenge, it’s time to open up your wardrobe and rock your favorite magickal look
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
What does a witch wear?
From ritual robes to a casually Crafty look, there are many ways to wear your love for witchery!
Clothes and accessories are a form of self-expression dating back thousands of years. There is a lot of power in what one chooses to wear- it can help set first impressions, give a hint about your mood, connect you with like-minded people, make statements, and even inspire certain emotions in those you meet
But not all clothing choices are made for others- plenty of people dress subtly, with concealed jewelry or personal touches that don’t catch the eye of others, but mean the world to the wearer
However you choose to dress yourself- recognize the power you hold when you reach into your closet!
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This week’s challenge is all about magickal fashion - but as always, how you do so is up to you!
So are you ready? Because it’s…
Picture of the beautiful @Silverbear shared in Photoshoot Behind the Scenes
This challenge is about magickal fashion- but how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!
Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.
From special robes for rituals to the infamous witch hat- there are many pieces of clothing specific to magick and witchery. But while some clothes are specific to magick, a witch can designate any piece of clothing to assist in or represent their Craft- for magickal workings or simply for self-expression!
- The Witch Hat
Perhaps the most famous piece of witchy clothing, a witch hat is usually a long, pointed head covering. However, there are many forms- such as witch crowns, different-shaped ritual hats, and more modern versions of magickal hats.
- Ritual Robes
- Meditation Shawls
Discussions about meditation shawls:
→ Brat Bride, Meditation Shawl, and Other Magickal Clothing
Veiling is the practice of covering one’s head as part of their practice. It may be done as a gesture of respect or reverence to a certain deity, to protect the Crown Chakra, or for other religious or spiritual purposes.
Accessories have the power to take any look and add a touch of magick- whether you wish to wear powerful symbols of your practice or choose to include subtle hints of witchery with crystals or concealed personal sigils, a small detail can go a long way.
You don’t need to break the bank when it comes to witchy fashion- in addition to enchanting items you already have, why not enchant yourself? Glamour Magick (often associated as a type of Fae or Fairy Magick) can help you get the look you desire- by enchanting yourself with beauty and desire
The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore witchy fashion in another way, please feel free to do so!
As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme
Picture shared in Crystal Bracelets Crafting
Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.
In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it!
Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry
You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!
Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)
Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, July 4 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)
(Note that the time zone is EDT- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways