No movie combines the black arts and the '80s better than Teen Witch. If only we all had witchy powers in high school and could top that! It's a fantasy like no other, that boasts infinite chuckles throughout. When about to break out in song, make sure you're wearing the quintessential casual cool jacket, like this J Brand 400 Jean Jacket ($143, originally $246), paired with a fresh pair of kicks, like these Adidas Julrunner Shoes ($55). For a sassy after dark look, this Alexander McQueen shoulder padded tweed blazer ($1,463) would be perfection over this Free People Pixie Party Tutu Dress ($83, originally $118). Shop all clickable items, fall under her spell . . .
Have you seen Teen Witch? If not, I suggest you do so, merely to see the fabulous rap scene of teenage angst circa 1989. The flick stars Blake Lively's older sister Robyn Lively as Louise Miller, a teenage descendant of witches from Salem. Over the past few weeks, I've been featuring all sorts of witchy ideas for the Halloween season, so to conclude the series, here are a few tips on achieving Louise's Teen Witch look.
Much as the look for Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is '90s all the way, this look is totally '80s. All you need is a long ginger-red wig with bangs. (Cut them down if you have to.) For the ultimate wow factor, create claw bangs on the style by setting the fringe with some self-grip, nonthermal rollers. Once you've achieved the perfect rolls, clip your teased locks back on the sides with a large barrette, and wear frosty makeup. For special touches, include a witch's broomstick accessory and a triangular necklace with swirly blue detailing, which helps give Louise her special powers. See what I mean around the 1:27 mark in the video link above. So, top that!
If you could draw a Venn diagram with cheesy '80s movie lovers in one circle and 30 Rock fans in the other, I'm pretty sure the intersection would be this week's "Senor Macho Solo" episode, which featured the endearingly dweeby Kenneth Parcells (Jack McBrayer) rapping the "Top That" song from Teen Witch. Only this time, I'm pretty sure nobody was exclaiming, "I'm so embarrassed. Look how funky he is!" Here's the clip:
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OK, putting aside for a moment how much I so thoroughly can't imagine Teen Witch being palatable outside of the 1980s — even more so than most of the remakes being done these days — I am curious about the casting for it. Apparently, High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale may take on the role of Louise Miller, "the unpopular girl who discovers that she's a descendant of witches — and possesses powers" in a remake of the 1989 flick.
The original Louise Miller was played by Robyn Lively, and if they have to move forward with this project, why not keep it in the family and cast Robyn's sister, Blake Lively of Gossip Girl? At least that would be sort of funny. Or something.
However, there's a bigger question at hand: Who will play Louise's rap-happy best girlfriend? If you're unsure of what this role entails, please, for the love of all things holy, watch the "Top That" clip from Teen Witch after the jump. You may never be the same again.