Top Harry Potter Costume Ideas for Halloween 2019
Harry Potter has become an extremely popular series, and Halloween is a time to celebrate all the characters who have appeared in the books and movies. Whether you want to dress as your favorite character or an obscure one, there are plenty of costume ideas to inspire you.
Mandrakes are one of the most unique and interesting creatures in the Harry Potter universe, and they make for an incredible costume. To make your own Mandrake look, you can paint a toy bin to look like a planter and use makeup and fake leaves to give yourself a realistic green-haired appearance. You can also get a headband that looks like a leaf and paint it blue to mimic the color of the mandrake plant.
A Marauder’s Map
The map of Hogwarts is a staple of the “Harry Potter” series, and it’s a great way to get a unique look for your Halloween costume. You can paint a replica of the map on your clothing, like cosplayer Amera did for a convention in 2019.
A Chocolate Frog or Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans
The chocolate frog and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour beans are among the most famous Harry Potter-inspired snacks, but you can take inspiration from them to create an entirely new look this year. Brandy, who goes by SimplyPotterGirl on Instagram, previously recreated her favorite snack in a strapless dress with fabric that resembles the blue-and-gold candy boxes. She also carried a wand, just like you would do in the films.
Nearly Headless Nick or The Bloody Baron
You might not have considered yourself a ghoul, but the ghosts of the wizarding world are another way to stand out on Halloween. To turn into a Nearly Headless Nick or The Bloody Barbon, you’ll need a hat and a pair of black-rimmed glasses, plus gray or blue face makeup.
The most iconic of all the “Harry Potter” characters, Professor McGonagall has a variety of outfits to choose from. She typically wears black robes and a tall witch hat, but she also has green robes with bell sleeves for the Yule Ball. Sheila Echols-Smesny, who recently dressed as her, created a step-by-step guide for how to replicate this outfit at home.
Last fall, “thirst videos” inspired by Draco Malfoy were all over TikTok — so you can expect to see many costumes this year. Lucius Malfoy and Narcissa Malfoy, Draco’s parents, are two characters who are likely to be popular on the Internet this season. To channel them for your Halloween costume, you’ll need a long cloak and button-up shirt in your house color and a wig that matches their hair style.