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
- 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!