Voodoo is a sensationalized pop-culture caricature of voudon, an Afro-Caribbean religion that originated in Haiti, though followers can be found in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, the United States and elsewhere. Voudon originated with slaves who combined elements of their West African traditions and beliefs with the Roman Catholicism imposed upon them by their masters in a process called syncretism. A 1685 law forbade the practice of African religions and required all masters to Christianize their slaves within eight days of their arrival. (Information taken from livescience.com).
Often in pop culture voodoo priests are shown with dreadlocks, lots of feathers, bones and snakes. The more of these items you have the better your voodoo priest will look. Here at Theatrical Costumes Etc. we have lots of feathers, bones and snakes so that you can customize your voodoo priest look. Choose from a large selection of top hats to add bones and feathers to so your voodoo priest is unique and all your own. Tuxedos with tails make for a unique and spooky look to your priest or buy a skull suit pictured here! An eye patch or steampunk monocle will add an awesome dynamic to your costume. Pick up a dreadlocked wig and finish it off with skeleton face makeup and you will be looking spooky and unique!