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Harry Potter Halloween Costumes for Muggles

There is a great choice of Harry Potter costumes available. A defining series of books for our generation, Harry Potter

Harry Potter Gryffindor Robe

has found a loving and dedicated audience through numerous books, movies and games, and has always been a staple of the cosplay circuit and Halloween costumes. While the last installment was back in 2009, the promise of two movies for the final installment prove that Harry Potter is still popular, and no doubt will be next year and beyond. It’s good, then, that there are so many Harry Potter costumes on offer both official and unofficial.

Harry Potter Costume Ideas

There are countless different Harry Potter Costume Ideas available from the varied and imaginative universe J.K.Rowling created, however all us Muggles tend to long to be wizard students at heart, and so the most popular are the school uniforms, specifically the Gryffindor robe. For example, the Harry Potter Deluxe Adult Robe replicates the film with long black length, red lining and the Gryffindor seal on the chest. The same is present in the children’s options, allowing a whole family to be part of the famous Hogwarts House.

If, however, you want to avoid the cliché, one way to show Hogwarts pride while also showing originality is to come dressed up as a Quidditch player. Once again the Gryffindor team is the most popular, with the distinctive long red robes with inclusive hood and front lacing, Gryffindor crest and golden racing stripes. Complete with Quidditch child’s helmet and goggles and a broom, you’re set to catch that Snitch!

For more villainous character such as the death eaters for the Dementors or even You Know Who himself (Voldemort), you should stick to dark robes. The Officially licensed Death Eater costume comes complete with tatty black robes and frightening skeletal ribs and mask for both adults and children. A black robe plus a terrifying mask, or the complete officially licensed costumes for adults and children will complete the snake-faced Voldemort, and the elaborately masked followers of Voldemort – the Death Eaters- and brilliantly shown through such costumes as the Female Death Eater Bellatrix Child Costume. You can truly bring the scary spirit of Halloween alive with these evil costumes!

Harry Potter Costume Accessories

The list of Harry Potter Accessories is almost endless, but here are a few that you might want to get your hands on this Halloween:

-Quidditch: For Quidditch fans there is the child’s Quidditch helmet, goggles, Harry Potter Quidditch Kit (which includes shin and forearm protectors), Harry Potter Broom, and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Golden Snitch.
- Hogwarts Students: For those dressed to attend Hogwarts there are numerous magic wands available, Harry Potter Glasses, a Gryffindor tie, Gryffindor scarf, pointy wizard’s hat, lantern, and even Hermionie Granger’s wig!

Getting creative

Of course, it’s easy to also make your own costumes for Harry Potter this Halloween. A black robe and a patch of your chosen house make the school robes, and a scarf with the school colors can be made by anyone with some basic knowhow of knitting. If you choose to be other characters, such as Hagrid or the teachers, different colored robes, and accessories such as fake beards can truly give them a unique and authentic look. Experiment and see what you come up with – that’s half the fun!

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