Classic Harry Potter Halloween Costume Ideas
September 28, 2022
Harry Potter, Hermione, and Ron from movie

Harry Potter Halloween Costume Ideas

Harry Potter Halloween Costume ideas are varied and oh so fun for you Harry Potter fans out there. Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco are obvious choices. But if you're a true Potter-head you're likely to turn your nose up at the oh-so-obvious character costumes and gravitate towards other less popular characters, perhaps even some most obscure. Let's go through some options and see which list you'll choose from:

  • Part 1: Classic Characters – keep reading
  • Part 2: Harry Potter Character Costumes with Supporting Roles – see post here
  • Part 3: Harry Potter Character Costumes for true Potter Fans – see post here
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Harry Potter Classic Character Costumes

Little boy dressed as a wizard

START HERE: No matter who you choose, if they are a Hogwarts student, the costume will look something like this:

Harry Potter Halloween Costume Accessories

3 boys dressed up for Halloween in Harry Potter costumes
Little Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, and Draco Malfoy in the same family!

You can't get more classic than Harry Potter himself. Take a look at his accessories and create a costume Hogwarts would be proud to claim.

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Harry Potter Quidditch Costume

If you're looking for something a little more edgy, try Harry Potter in his Quidditch robes. Although, be warned….the replica broomsticks are very pricey!

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Hermione Halloween Costume Accessories

Hermione a Harry Potter Character for Halloween

Though the beginning with Hermione was a little rocky, I don't think we can imagine the story without our brainy but brave little heroine. You'll want to carry a stack of textbooks and as a bonus – wear a time turner necklace! {10 points for Gryffindor!} Try the textbook covers to turn any hardcover book into a Hogwarts reading assignment.

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Ron Weasley Halloween Costume Accessories

Ron a Harry Potter Halloween Costume character

The best friend and hapless sidekick? Perhaps. But Ron has a lot more meddle than meets the eye. This Weasley is going places and never one to back down from a challenge.

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Draco Malfoy Costume Accessories

Every hero needs a villain and Harry has several. Draco is the student you want to boo onscreen. He doesn't have a lot of specific accessories, mostly just a sneer and that iconic white blonde hair of his.

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And what would a school be without our favorite teachers?

Professor Dumbledore Costume Accessories

Hogwarts without Dumbledore is a bit hollow. He was the heart and soul of the great institution. We will miss the old wizard but his wisdom remains in his dapper attire. Choose a long tunic with long robe and don't forget to tie up your beard! You can even go with a standard wizard costume like Merlin or Gandolf and have it work out just fine.

Family dressed up for Halloween like a black cat, wizard, ninja turtle, vampire, and witch
My family Halloween circa 2016!

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Hagrid Costume Accessories

Hagrid is the first magical person Harry meets and true friend through it all. This gentle giant is seen with rough layers of fur and leather. Go with course fabrics, lots of buttons, and torn edges. You also might have to add a little padding around the middle. Being the groundskeeper Hagrid would be at home pushing a wheelbarrow full of pumpkins or walking a giant dog.

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Professor McGonagall Costume Accessories

We love this stern mother figure in Harry Potter's life. She lays down the law but always looks out for him. Don your best prim and proper black dress. Whip your hair up into a bun to hide in your hat, then add a green {brocade or velvet if you've got it} jacket or long vest. Heeled black boots and a brooch at your neck will round out the look nicely. Though she doesn't always wear glasses in the film, she does in the books. Let's get ready for some Transfiguration….

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Professor Snape Costume Accessories

We end our list of classic characters with the teacher we love to hate! Professor Snape is always grumpy, dark, and mysterious. Is he bad? Or is he actually good? It's so hard to know when he acts so mean. Grab a bunch of black, put on your best scowl, and make sure to be condescending to everyone, especially Mr. Potter!

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Harry Potter Halloween Costume Ideas for Everyone!

Did you find a favorite Harry Potter character here to dress up like for Halloween? Costumes are so much fun, but even more fun when you dress up with friends. Gather up your family and friends and let's do a Hogwarts Halloween!

I want to know if you try a Harry Potter classic costume this year and if you liked any of these suggestions. If so, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. We love celebrating all your hard work! 

And for MORE Harry Potter Character costume ideas check out our PART 2 – Harry Potter Character Costumes with Supporting Roles

Then join me, your Healthy Hostess for fun Halloween Ideas all season long!


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