Radiate Magic This Halloween By DIYing A Harry Potter-Inspired Costume

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Over the last 20 years, the Harry Potter series has taken the world by storm. With 7 books, 8 movies,  merchandise, and even a theme park, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry has left its mark.

People of all ages use the Harry Potter universe in their daily lives: room decorating, themed weddings, and perhaps most of all, Halloween! 

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If you or someone you know wants to be someone from the Harry Potter universe for Halloween, it’s actually incredibly simple to make the costume yourself for a fraction of the cost.

To make the simple Hogwarts uniform, you will need:

  • Black cotton fabric (you’ll need enough to go to your ankles and just beyond your wrists, probably a few yards)
  • Colored fabric of your house of choice (Red= Gryffindor, Green= Slytherin, Blue= Ravenclaw, Yellow= Hufflepuff)
  • Iron-on transfer paper
  • A printer
  • A small scrap of white fabric
  • A white button-up shirt
  • Colored tie that matches your house color(s)

To complete the outfit, you can also wear a sweater with house colors as the accents and black pants if you’re a boy, or the sweater, a mid-length dark grey skirt, and knee-high socks if you’re a girl.

One things for sure: if you’re going to be a witch or wizard, you’ll need a wand! If you don’t want to buy the wand of your favorite character, you’ll just need:

  • A paintbrush or chop stick
  • Hot glue
  • String
  • Paint
  • Air dry clay or a crystal (optional)

Watch Natalie Rose‘s video below to learn how to get the perfect costume, and add your own finishing touches to get the magic rolling this Halloween!

Good luck!

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