If you’re a big fan of Harry Potter, then I’m sure you’ve faced the inevitable HP fan Halloween dilemma: wanting to dress up in a Harry Potter character costume for the holiday, but also not wanting to be like the hundreds of other people wearing and doing the exact same thing. Ugh.
Fortunately, there are way more interesting characters to dress up as besides Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Not that they’re not interesting, but let’s not act like they’re the only people in the series! One of the best things about Harry Potter is that there SO many lovable personalities, whether they are wizards, witches, Muggles, animals, or magical creatures. This means that there SO many amazing ideas for Halloween costumes that, unfortunately, a lot of people aren’t taking advantage of.
Luckily, you still have time to do just that! Here are 25 awesomely unique DIY Harry Potter costume ideas that are definitely not boring and cliche. Try one and tell us what we forgot in the comments!
1. Moaning Mrytle
As long as you don’t mind wearing a toilet seat all night, this is awesome.
2. Sirius Black As A Prisoner
Sirius on his own is a unique idea, but Sirius as a prisoner is even more unique.
3. Professor McGonagall
McGonagall is underrated sometimes! Why be Snape when you could be her?
4. Fawkes The Phoenix
Get creative with makeup and DIYing to pull this off!
You can really have fun with makeup for this one!
6. Dobby The Elf
Please just don’t touch any socks, okay?
7. A Dragon
Real HP fans will get your Goblet Of Fire reference.
8. Hermione in Muggle Clothes
Hermione has to be one of the most played out costumes ever, but what about Hermione in Muggle clothes? Not so played out at all!
9. Harry’s Patronus
Another underrated character, Tonks makes for a great and easy costume.
11. The Snitch
12. Professor Umbridge
Hey, if you want to be the worst character ever, go for it.
13. Sirius Black
14. The Hogwarts Express Conductor
Okay, no one else is going to be this. For real.
15. Professor Trelawney
This looks like so much fun to put together! Remember to act extra weird.
16. The Dursleys
17. A Dementor
Possibly the creepiest HP route you can go.
18. Lucius Malfoy as a Dementor
Who doesn’t love a good Hagrid costume?
20. The Fat Lady
Yasss this is so good!
21. Hermione After Drinking Polyjuice Potion
This is one of the best ones I’ve seen yet! Super creative.
Do this on your own, or grab a friend and do it with them!
23. The Nimbus 2000
Get very broomstick specific with this one.
If you’re good with makeup, this is the perfect option.
25. Rita Skeeter
She may be annoying, but she makes for a good costume idea!
Which of these costume ideas is your favorite? What did we forget to include? Tell us in the comments!