Hansel & Gretel Costumes

Hansel and Gretel

One of the great classic fairy tales, Hansel and Gretel is the story of a father, his two somewhat naive children, an evil stepmother and a witch who really likes children (for dinner!)

Hansel and Gretel

Father, at the request of the Evil Stepmother, leads his children into the woods and leaves them there. Clever Hansel drops a trail of pebbles on the way in, marking the path out, so they escape.

Father takes the kids into the woods again. This time Hansel drops a trail of bread crumbs - great bird food, but not much help getting you out of the woods!

Hansel and Gretel are lured into the house of the Witch, where she makes "dinner plans" for them. Before she can carry out her plot, they kill her and escape.

Eventually they get out of the woods and back to Dad. By this time, the stepmother is out of the picture and (presumably after years of therapy) they all live happily ever after.