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6 Out Of The Box Harry Potter Costumes for Halloween

The countdown to Halloween is officially on and we couldn’t be more excited. Now, we’ve been ‘celebrating’ Halloween since September 1st, but not everyone is as fanatical about the holiday.

With just days until October 31st, we think everyone will finally share in our excitement, and what better way to think Halloween than to think Harry Potter?

There are some Halloween costume ideas that go out of style, some you still enjoy…even when they’re a little played out, and then there are Harry Potter costumes.

No matter how many times you see a character from Harry Potter trick or treating at your door, or showing up at your Halloween party, it never gets old.

No pun intended, but there’s a little bit of magic that exists no matter how Harry Potter shows up in your day to day life. When you flip through the channels on television and see a marathon or when you’re looking through your bookshelves and you spot that familiar font on the binding – it’s almost nostalgic.

So while we’re planning our looks this season, we’ve got Harry Potter on the brain.

Here are 6 unique looks you can rock this Halloween!

6 Out Of The Box Harry Potter Costumes for Halloween

Dementor

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Dementors are like the worst of all the scary Halloween stories out there. Yes, they’re Harry Potter characters but haven’t we all feared dark, almost faceless creatures that come to steal our souls and happiness?

Yes, the answer is yes.

So you’ll be the scariest one at the party, and you can totally play that up, too.

Another perk of this look, we all know there’s a cape from that Scream costume you wore years ago somewhere in your closet. Pull it out and it doubles as the perfect Dementor garb.

Fawkes the Phoenix

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If you’re looking for a Harry Potter costume that’s not totally run of the mill but is still fierce and powerful, this is the one. The colors alone are striking and demand your attention, so you can choose how much to play into the character.

Get a mask or play with some killer makeup looks, cover yourself in feathers with a tutu-like skirt and a bodysuit or just wear some in your hair and around your neck like a boa. You can’t go wrong with this one.

Dobby

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Dobby is a Harry Potter favorite. You can’t name someone, aside from the Malfoys, who doesn’t appreciate him. He’s sweet and adorable and we just want to hug him. Who better to embrace for your Halloween costume this year than a sweet little elf who brings smiles to everyone around them?

Golden Snitch

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This one is another costume that you can go ALL out for or one that requires just a few perfectly designed gold accessories. We’ve seen costumes where Harry Potter fans crafted themselves inside of a golden snitch and we’ve seen golden jumpers with lots of gold paint and glitter.

You’ll be the sparkle every Halloween party needs this season!

Patronus

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This is where some seriously awesome beauty skills can be put to use. Contour your face with striking blues and shining silvers and add sparkle to your hair and your cheekbones. Being a Patronus would easily be THE showstopper at any party.

Plus, we all know you have deer antlers from that year that we all decided it was cute to dress up as such. No shame in our game!

Death Eater

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This one is way less razzle-dazzle and way more sheer terror. The Death Eaters are ready to kill and that’s a frightening cloak to carry. Dressing up as one would bring the fear to the party, especially if you can convince a friend to be Voldemort. Actually, please convince a friend to be Voldemort, and send us pictures after.

Another awesome thing about this costume is how intricately you can design your face. You could always buy a mask, but we think you’d score serious spooky points if you painted it on instead.

6 Out Of The Box Harry Potter Costumes for Halloween

The great thing about any of the unique Harry Potter costume ideas is that you can put them together without needing a lot of time. So if you’ve put off finding that perfect look this year, there are options that’ll be magical vs mundane.

Of course, you can’t go wrong with the classic costumes either, and we’ll be highlighting our favorite choices for those next.

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Ashley Dye is a content writer, editor, avid reader, and pop culture fanatic from the Bluegrass (and bourbon) state. She is a mother, adventurer, and probably a Disney princess - at least in her mind.

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