Halloween 2023: You're never too old for this: Harry Potter costumes for fans of all ages

It's hard to believe that the first volume of the Harry Potter heptalogy was published 26 years ago - more precisely, "The Philosopher's Stone" was published on June 26, 1997.

Halloween 2023: You're never too old for this: Harry Potter costumes for fans of all ages

It's hard to believe that the first volume of the Harry Potter heptalogy was published 26 years ago - more precisely, "The Philosopher's Stone" was published on June 26, 1997. Since then, the books have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide. The adventures surrounding Hogwarts School have now even made it to the theater stage: In December 2021, the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” celebrated its premiere in Hamburg. Not only was the performance highly anticipated, but also the costumes. If you also want to dress up like a character from the book series, you will find detailed Harry Potter costumes for children and adults as well as matching accessories below.

1. Wand in Ollivander box

This authentic replica is Harry Potter's wand. However, the detailed prop was not made from holly wood and a feather from Fawkes (Dumbledore's phoenix), as in the book, but only from cold cast, a heavy plastic. The magic wand is delivered in a box from Ollivander's magic shop.

2. Gryffindor scarf and hat

At Hogwarts, a magical school of witchcraft and wizardry, all children wear some sort of black uniform. This differs - depending on which house (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin or Ravenclaw) a student has been assigned - only in fine details: the tie, hat and scarf are in the respective house colors. Harry Potter, of course, wears a Gryffindor set.

3. Harry-Potter-Shine

Harry Potter's glasses, which he wore throughout, are also unmistakable. The black frame and round lenses - alongside a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead - became his unmistakable trademark. If you want to dress up as your idol at the next carnival or theme party, you can complete your Harry Potter costume with glasses.

4. Sorting Hat (interactive)

A particularly important prop in the Harry Potter series is the sorting hat, which assigns students to a specific house depending on their nature and character. Admittedly, the headdress is not exactly cheap, but it is also interactive. According to the manufacturer, the hat can be operated manually and is therefore suitable for role-playing games such as the next Halloween party.

5. Broom "Nimbus2000"

At Hogwarts, the sorcerer's apprentices learn to fly on a broomstick. As it quickly turns out, Harry Potter has a special talent for it - making him the youngest Quidditch player in a century. In recognition, the young magician is given a new broom: the Nimbus 2000. The detailed prop is not interactive, but is an important accessory.

1. Bodysuit for babies

There is a suitable costume for even the smallest Harry Potter fans: this baby bodysuit has cute lettering to match Hogwarts. The material is made of 100 percent cotton, so it feels comfortable on the skin. However, the body is only available in two sizes.

2. Gryffindor cape for children

As mentioned at the beginning, all students (and teachers) at Hogwarts wear a uniform with a cloak with the school logo and a red satin hood. It's actually part of a real Harry Potter costume - but it's only available in three different children's sizes. There is also a Gryffindor cloak for men and women.

3. Sweatshirt mit Hogwarts-Logo

If you don't want to squeeze into a whole costume at the next theme party or Halloween, you can wear this sweatshirt for adults with the Hogwarts logo. The material contains 95 percent organic cotton and is therefore also suitable for everyday use. After all, real Potterheads sometimes like to dress like their idol, even on normal days.

4. Slytherin robes for adults

As a true Harry Potter fan, you don't have to stock up exclusively on Gryffindor accessories - after all, the other three houses are also part of the story. And because there is also a part of Slytherin in the young magician (due to his connection to Voldemort), there is a suitable robe for adults.

5. Children’s Quidditch Robe

Last but not least, a Quidditch robe cannot be missing from this list of Harry Potter costumes. Young magicians wear the clothes on the field as they whiz through the air on their broomsticks and collect points for their team. The hooded cloak with Gryffindor colors (and logo) is available in three sizes.

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