It should come as no surprise that adult Harry Potter character costume has become extremely popular for the upcoming Halloween season given the phenomenal success of the most recent film in the series. This year, why not get in touch with your good nature by dressing up as everyone’s favorite hero and wizard, Harry Potter? It’s a great way to celebrate Halloween! Or, you could give in to the dark wizard that resides within you and come up with a spooky costume for Voldemort! Both of these outfits can be whipped up in a short amount of time and require little more than robes, wands, and perhaps a broomstick for a dash of extra flair.
You’ll need those perfectly round framed glasses (check your local drugstore for the proper style reading glasses, and just snap the lenses out, or pick up a pair at any costume shop), as well as that famous lightning bolt shaped scar, if you want to experience what it would be like to live in Harry’s shoes for an evening (a bit of make-up will work, or you can really make it stand out by purchasing a theatrical make-up kit, which should also be available at your local drugstore).
To create the look of Voldemort, all you need is a black robe, a wand, and a little bit of make-up. This will help you look just as evil and as pale as the Dark Lord himself. There’s also Professor Snape, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Hermione Granger, and a terrifying Dementor; the only limit to the adult Harry Potter costume you choose is the one you set for yourself with your imagination.
Allow the Celebration to Come to You.
Now that you know how to create your very own adult Harry Potter costume, why not invite your friends and family to join in on the fun by throwing your very own Halloween party with a Harry Potter theme? Your living room can become the common room of Gryffindor or Slytherin with just a little bit of creative thinking, and with the help of a few candles, your dining room and kitchen can become the Great Hall in Hogwarts!
In keeping with the overall concept, the invitations you send out to your guests could take the form of letters from Hogwarts, similar to the ones that Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys received. Make sure to specify on the invitation that guests should come dressed in their best adult Harry Potter attire if that is how you’d like the party to go.
Decorations for the Hogwarts Party
You won’t have any trouble locating Harry Potter-themed party favors and decorations, and it won’t be difficult for you to make your own either. Regarding the adornment, you have the option of dressing it up or keeping it simple as you see fit. If you really want to go all out, you could give each room that the guests at the party have access to a different name, such as Diagon Alley, Azkaban (so that Voldemort and the Dementors have a place to play, too), or Dumbledore’s Office, to name a few.
If you are looking to celebrate Halloween outside this year, you might want to consider holding your event in the Forbidden Forest or on the Quidditch Field. Both of these locations are perfect for the occasion. Your decorations will help set the tone for the party, and they are sure to get your guests excited about showing off their adult Harry Potter costumes.
Everyone will have a fantastic time celebrating Halloween if you throw a costume party themed after Harry Potter. After you’ve planned out your very own adult Harry Potter costume and decorations, all that’s left to do is kick back with a few butter beers and have a good time with your party guests.