Many Harry Potter fans can’t get enough of their favorite boy wizard and his friends. We talk about Harry Potter every chance we get, because we love the stories, the characters, and the magic, and it’s not going anywhere soon. The best part is that you can channel the Hogwarts spirit in your day-to-day life, especially during Halloween.
Many of us consider Halloween to be the perfect time for candy and costume parties. But for Potterheads, it’s the one time of the year when you’re free to dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character without getting weird looks on the street. The following are some of the most popular Harry Potter costumes that’ll make you stand out at your next costume party.
Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody
Dressing in the Mad-Eye Moody costume will set you apart from other Halloween party attendees. Mad-Eye is not only a pure-blood wizard, but he is also one of the most powerful leaders in the wizarding world. His physical appearance is unique and different from others as well.
Throughout the series, Mad-Eye dresses in his own way, which makes him stand out. Of course, having a “mad eye” is the key to a good Alastor costume. You can even make it right from the comfort of your home.
Rita Skeeter is a witch journalist, who is often described as “enchantingly nasty.” Her job involves eavesdropping and spying for stories in her clandestine form – a beetle. She has bright blonde curls, a Quick Notes Quill, and a roguish smile.
Choosing a Rita Skeeter costume gives you an excuse to spy for some exciting gossip all night at your Halloween bash. Get dressed in a green dress, clutch a feather quill and notepad, and head out to your Halloween night as the infamous reporter. For added fun and accuracy, wear brown cat-like glasses.
Dolores Umbridge might not be the most pleasant character, but she makes for quite a fun costume idea. All you need to pull off this costume is pink clothing and Persian cat accessories to put together an ensemble that says, “I try to look sweet despite being an evil toad in reality.”
In order to dress up as Fleur Delacour, you simply need to find a powder blue dress. It’s a sure way to mirror the well-known visitor from Beauxbatons Magic Academy who catches the eye of many a male Hogwarts student.
Moaning Myrtle is Hogwarts’ notable bathroom denizen, as well as Harry’s ghostly admirer. A Moaning Myrtle costume is a head-turner that is not for the faint of heart. All you need to pull off this bathroom-dwelling ghost is a school uniform, a toilet seat, a glum disposition, and pigtails.
Professor Sybill Trelawney looks a lot like an astrologist who loves to wear clothes in earthy tones. She is also very partial to shawls, and was featured in most of the Harry Potter movies wearing a tunic, maxi skirt, big round glasses, and a bandana headband.
To dress as Professor Trelawney, all you need to do is put on some spectacles, layer some necklaces, and tie a scarf tied around your flyaway hair. Also, wear baggy clothes and voila, you now look like Professor Trelawney.