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Halloween With Harry Potter

Updated on May 10, 2013

It's only September, but our local mall has installed their themed Halloween store already: the Halloween Boo-tique. It's been filled since the first with people searching for the perfect costume to wear on the 31st. They have everything from witches to wigs and from stockings to sexy bumblebees. We are a half military, half college town with under 55,000 people, but we know how to have fun at Halloween. Restaurants celebrate by having waitresses dress up. Buildings go all out with the decorations. There's discounts everywhere on Halloween items. We even have a Halloween faire in the middle of the business district. We are that festive when it comes to this wonderous holiday.

The only thing I can't seem to find in this town is a Harry Potter costume. Maybe because half the girls here would rather be a sexy nurse than something creative, I don't know, but we fail to have a single wizard costume that hails from the Wizarding World we all know and love. The closest we've got is some lingerie from Spencer's that promotes the Gryffindor house on what little fabric covers your body. So for those of you in similar situations, I present to you: Halloween, Harry Potter-style.

Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel dressed up as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger in the movie Yes, Man.
Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel dressed up as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger in the movie Yes, Man.
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You can purchase Harry Potter costumes on a number of websites. There are some people, however, who create their own. While their genius inspires me to come up with my own evil Bellatrix outfit, I will be eight and a half months pregnant when Halloween rolls around and will be sporting a belly that can't quite be covered up by robes. But for those of you who are looking for a place to purchase costumes, here's a few sites I've found that have the best products.

  • Buy Harry Potter Costumes - Not 100% realistic with the masks, but they have some nice wands if you're looking for accessories!
  • Costume Craze - Albeit a little more expensive than most, right now they're having a sale. Get your ties and scarves before they remember Halloween is right around the corner!
  • Official Harry Potter Costumes - Strangely enough, they carry a Moaning Myrtle costume. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with the ability to be transparent.

Costumes from the Harry Potter exhibition at the museum of science.
Costumes from the Harry Potter exhibition at the museum of science.
Because what's Halloween if your pets can't dress up?
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Homemade Trelawney costume seen at the Deathly Hallows, part two premiere.
Homemade Trelawney costume seen at the Deathly Hallows, part two premiere.

To the right you'll see that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a good costume. This woman, seen at the Deathly Hallows, part two premiere, made her own costume from things she already had. I wouldn't actually mind dressing up as Trelawney for Halloween. It doesn't take much more than a hippie-looking outfit paired with bangles and a few chunky necklaces. Tease your hair a little and get some glasses that make your eyes look bigger and you've got a winning look that any Harry Potter fan will be able to identify.

Another good, easy homemade costume is Luna Lovegood. You can remake her fancy Gryffindor lion hat she wore to the game or even the glasses she wore as depicted in this scene. You just need to get some colorful paper, maybe some glitter, and think Luna. Buy a blonde wig and you're good to go!

May your Halloween be filled with more candy than troll bogies.

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      Alison Reads 6 years ago from Florida, USA

      Love this hub! The Trelawnay is spot on! I broke down and bought the official Hufflepuff tie from the shop in Orlando because I couldn't find another, cheaper one that looked as good, but my mom made an absolutely brilliant crocheted Hufflepuff scarf!

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      Shana 6 years ago from East Texas

      The doggie costume is adorable. I love all the costumes at Halloween.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      I love the dog incostume. It is the only time when I think it is okay to dress your pets in costume.

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      Jessica 6 years ago from Kansas

      Haha. That would be awesome. Except for all the judgmental stares. That might suck a wee bit.

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      Ash 6 years ago

      Oh man, you should totally dress up as a disgraced Hogwarts student! Have a super short skirt, fishnets, a white business shirt tied over your pregnant belly (if you're confident enough to pull that off!) and some hooker-ey makeup with big, billowing robes on top! Don't forget the fake cigarette!

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      Jessica 6 years ago from Kansas

      Hey, I love helping my fellow Harry Potter lovers get into the spirit of a holiday. :) I always wanted to wear really bright yellow robes, like the kind Luna wears to Bill and Fleur's wedding.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Love this! Luna is my favorite Harry Potter character, and I hadn't realized how easy it would be to make a Luna Lovegood costume. Smart tip!