The Boy Who Lived
As promised, here are the costumes from this year’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II costumes:
It was a wet premiere and they wouldn’t let us out of the rain until an hour before the show … but we had a blast any way.
We spray painted a Goodwill tie to be the colors of Gryffindor, grabbed some glasses from DollarTree, wore a white button up and black pants and printed the emblem and taped it to our shirts. For the scar, we used lip liner.
This year we revamped Hedwig the owl. She wore a white dress and on a throw-away white button up we hot glued white fabric so when she expanded her arms she had wings. On the scrap fabric, I glued white feathers with a few black, since Hedwig is spotted. On her feet, we made felt bird feet she fashioned to her shoes.
Here’s the Gryffindor crew:
Fred & George:
For the dynamic duo, we bought two similar shirts that were different colors and I sewed their letters poorly onto the front to mimic Mrs. Weasley’s sweaters. Then they coordinated their looks and sprayed their hair orange.
The rest of the gang was just like Harry, you just need to adjust based on hair color!
I love this one! Hagrid did his own costume. He used two wigs – one for his head and one for his beard. Then he wore multiple layers and carried the all-important pink umbrella.
This costume has lasted years at this point. We tea-stained a pillow case and ripped open the top so she could wear it like a dress (obviously there are shorts worn underneath!) For the ears, we cut out large foam ears and glued felt to the front. Then we glued the ginormous ears to a head band. She added a little flair to it by wearing one large sock and some ratty shoes.
Just like Harry Potter, we painted a silver tie with green to make it Slytherin colors. Then we just printed out the emblem and fashioned it to his sweet gray sweater.
Bellatrix (that’s me!):
For this, I wore a black tank top and long black skirt with some pointy black shoes. Then I had my artistic sister draw the dark mark. Add some intense makeup and one ugly, curly-haired black wig later it’s done!
It was awesome. Of course, it strayed from the book some but they did a great job and the film quality was just beautiful. All-in-all it was a bittersweet end to a 14-year saga.