One of the most popular Halloween costumes in recent years has been Harry Potter costumes for kids, but it may surprise you (or it may not!) to find that these are also very popular Halloween costumes for adults! The problem is finding the right source for your costumes. Luckily, we have done the research for you and found an excellent source for Harry Potter costumes. We recommend using the folks at BuyCostumes. They offer some of the cutest looking costumes, and they have sizes for both children and adults. Here’s their selection of Harry Potter costumes for kids, and this page will take you to their selection of Harry Potter costumes for adults. They also offer kid’s and adult versions of Hermione Granger costumes, so there’s no reason for the girls to feel left out!
The classic elements of a Harry Potter costume include just a few items: a Gryffindor robe, some glasses, a lightning-shaped scar on the forehead, and a wand. Optional accessories include a scarf, a tie, a wand, a broom, or perhaps things such as Hedwig the owl perched on your shoulder! To make the simplest and cheapest costume, a simple robe and glasses would work. You can draw on the zig-zag scar with a non-toxic marker.
In addition to those costumes, they offer several specialty costumes, such as a Dumbledore costume, a Severus Snape costume, and costumes for Hagrid and Dobby the elf—there’s even a Voldemort mask! If you want a truly unique costume, your little one could be a Dementor or Hedwig the owl.
If a regular costume seems too boring to you, they even offer specialty items such as a Quidditch costume! With all the buzz surrounding the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 this summer, Harry Potter costumes are bound to be one of the most popular choices again this year, as they have been for several years in a row.
Whether you are buying your costume for Halloween, or whether it’s for a theme party or masquerade ball or fancy dress party, or just for your kids (or you!) to have on hand for wearing around the house and playing make-believe, we think you’ll be able to find something you’ll enjoy!