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Harry Potter Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite Harry Potter Characters

Enter the magical world of Harry Potter by dressing up in your favorite character costume. The award-winning series features eight films that tell the enchanting tale of Harry Potter. The films chronicle his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and his quest to defeat the dark, evil Lord Voldermort. There’s no need to qualify for Hogwarts to cosplay one of the characters from the seven books written by J. K. Rowling. Whether you want to be Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, or the terrifying Severus Snape, check out these handy DIY cosplay guides. See how you can become your favorite witch or wizard (even if it’s only for one night).

Harry Potter Costume

Harry Potter Costume

Harry Potter, portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe, is the titular character of the Harry Potter series. He is a half-blood wizard born to James and Lily Potter who were members of the original Order of the Phoenix. He is prophesied to have the power to kill Lord Voldemort. Harry doesn’t learn of his magical abilities until his eleventh birthday and shortly after begins attending Hogwarts as a member of Gryffindor House. Harry is the centerpiece of the Harry Potter films which follow his heroics as he attends Hogwarts and fights for order within the wizarding world. Eventually, Harry and Ginny Weasley marry and he becomes the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

Harry Potter Costume
Harry Potter Costume Guide
Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger Costume

Hermione Granger, portrayed by Emma Watson, is a muggle-born witch (often derogatorily referred to as a “mud-blood”). She joined Harry and Ron in Gryffindor in their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While Hermionie is often described as being a know-it-all, her penchant for knowledge serves the group well when they get into sticky situations. Eventually, Hermione marries Ron Weasley and becomes the Minister of Magic. She is an intelligent student and magic practitioner, a loyal friend, and female force to be reckoned with within the Harry Potter film series.

Hermione Granger Costume
Hermione Granger Costume Guide

Harry Potter Cosplay Costumes

While Harry Potter officially ended its run in 2011 with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the fan sentiment still lives on. The eight-film franchise transported fans to the mystical setting of Hogwarts Castle. Here fans learned about the world of wizarding alongside Harry and his friends. And you can relive the magic by recreating your favorite character’s magical outfits for a costume party, Halloween, or even a fan convention!

Check out each DIY costume guide to find out what pieces you need to put together the ultimate Harry Potter costume for the character of your choice. Whether you want to get in touch with your darker side by emulating Draco Malfoy or help Harry beat “He Who Must Not Be Named” as Ron Weasley finding the perfect fit can be a breeze!

About Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a fantasy film series consisting of seven novels that tell the story of the titular character, Harry Potter, as he navigates the wizarding world. It follows Harry and his two best friends Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasly as they attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and help save the wizarding world from the dark Lord Voldermort.

Harry, an orphaned boy who was raised by his awful non-magic aunt and uncle, gets a new lease on life. At 11 years old, he gets accepted into Hogwarts. It’s during his first year at Hogwarts that he learns about the prophecy that suggests he might be the one to defeat the Dark Lord. The series details his journey learning how to practice magic and his quest to defeat Lord Voldermort. The film series stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as Hermoine Granger, and Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley.