Our whole family of six dressed up as Harry Potter characters for Halloween. All together, I'll admit it was a lot of work to put everyone's costumes together. Individually, the costumes were pretty quick and easy to put together, though.
snitch skirt, and the scarves.
I hope you'll indulge me in a bit of a show-off post. Eventually I want to share tips for how did the details for each of these costumes, but each one deserves it's own post, and I don't have time to do them justice today.
I'll start with Katie, since she's the one who got us started on this idea. She's been loving the whole Harry Potter series this year, and got the other kids hooked as well. Katie's read all the books, but the younger two only know Harry Potter and his friends from the first two movies.
Seth had fun being Ron Weasley. I thought it appropriate that Ron was wearing borrowed robes, being a Weasley. (Of coarse his borrowed robes fought over between him and Katie, so they weren't second string.)
Becca made an adorable little Ginny Weasley...and I have to say her personality fits Ginny pretty well. Becca is quite shy...but down inside she's quite the feisty little spitfire, which I'm sure will show through more as she's older.
Anson was a super cute little Harry Potter. He's definitely picked up on what wands are for...you give him one at home and he's casting spells at us non-stop. "Da DAAA!" he yells and points the wand at us. In public at Halloween festivities he's more reserved about it. He was actually pretty good most of the time about wearing the glasses...but not on Halloween itself when we'd just woken him up from a late nap to go trick-or-treating. He also wasn't very agreeable to taking an individual "portrait" type pictures in his costume, so we'll have to dress him up again soon to take some better pictures.
And amazingly enough, it turns out that not many high school students around here know much about Harry Potter. Eric wore his Snape costume to school. In fact, we'd planned from the beginning to go all-out on his costume (meaning we actually bought a wig for it) so that he could wear it every year for his costume. The chemistry teacher dressing up as the Potions Master just seemed like a perfect fit. By all reports, Eric wore the costume very well and he was very Snape-like..except that a lot of kids didn't know who Snape was. We can't quite think of a justification for him to show Harry Potter in it's entirety to his science classes, but next year he's going to try to think of ways to incorporate some 1-3 minute Snape clips into his lessons in September and October, so they'll be well primed for his performance on Halloween.
In case you've never noticed, Snape's costume has A LOT of buttons. In fact, he also has a lot of buttons on his sleeves and those didn't make it on in time for Halloween...but I'm still planning to finish them up soon, so we're already for next year (and I don't want to lose those buttons.)
Anyway, I'm hoping to share tutorials on everyone's costumes fairly soon, even though it's after Halloween. Maybe one a week or so.
I have lots of Harry Potter inspired gifts and fun things in my shop. The selection is always changing.
See these links for more details about other Harry Potter themed crafts we've done...and be sure to check back because I'll be adding more as I get them written up.
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