If you are a fan of Harry Potter then you would be looking for ideas on how to make a Harry Potter costume. While you can find a complete costume at the costume store, you can also design and make your own costume at home. It will be much more fun and cheaper. You can use what you already have at home to make an exciting costume. Here are some useful tips for making a good Harry Potter outfit.

Harry Potter outfit

Harry Potter is a famous character that both grownups and kids can relate to. This is an easy costume to make at home because it is easily recognisable. Gold and Maroon are the Gryffindor house colours so you should make your look authentic with a robe, scarf and a tie. Make sure they look exactly like Harry Potter’s.

Gryffindor Scarf

You have several options here but the easiest of them all is to make this accessory by hot-gluing gold patches and maroon felt together to make a neck decoration and you will be good to go.


You can start out with a good gold tie and then use red paint to add lines to it. Use a ruler and a fabric pen to make straight lines and then paint between them.

Get the right clothing

You can shop at your local thrift store for a black or grey vest and a white button-down shirt, black dress shoes, and a pair of some black slacks. A black graduation robe will make a great robe to top off your look.

Find harry potter glasses

Most costumes online do not come with glasses so you need to buy your own glasses separately. Search for a pair of round glasses at the local thrift store online or purchase a pair of bifocals and remove the lenses.

Harry Potter wand

You can use a thin stick and transform it into a wand. All you have to do is to peel off its bark and use sandpaper to soften all sides of your stick. For a pointed end, you can take a sharp knife and whittle the end to make it pointed. Then apply a light or dark wood varnish to the smoothed wand.

Ron Weasley costume

If you are a fan of Harry Potter then you should know that Ron is both the right-hand man of Harry potter and a talented and funny wizard. If you are more into his personality type, you should try pulling off the look with his costume.


You should get the appropriate clothing for Ron at a local thrift store. Find a white button-down shirt and a grey or black vest, black drawstring pants and a pair of black slacks. You will also need black dress shoes.


Just like the Harry Potter costume hair, it is easy to achieve Ron’s red hair colour on a blond head with temporary dye. However, the easiest option is to go to the local store and purchase a red wig.