With an upcoming new Harry Potter movie coming out in November, you might want to have your kids dress up like characters from the movie. But instead of trying to buy expensive costumes that are hard to find, you might want to try creating your own Harry Potter themed Halloween costume. Here are ten possible free online sewing patterns you can use:
One essential element of creating a costume for Harry Potter, Hermione or another member of Gryffindor is a robe. The DIY Fashion website at About.com has a very simple free pattern to use. With images for reference and detail instructions, this webpage is great even for a sewing novice.
If you are good at knitting, one fun sewing project is to make a Gryffindor scarf. This fun pattern is very affordable and can easily be added to the above robe to make a great Harry Potter costume.
This skirt pattern works well for a girl wanting to be Hermione or some other female character from the Harry Potter movies. It has step by step instructions and the skirt works well with a robe.
If you are good at needlepoint, you might consider making your own Hogwart crest via these instructions. On this page are other crests as well that you can make. They can be sewn on to a DIY robe or one you buy at a store. One tip is to refashion a graduation gown into a wizard’s robe.
An important element of any Harry Potter themed costume is the hat. Try making this medieval Halloween hat that can work for Dumbledorf or other characters from the movie.
For the hats the students wore during the movie, check out this pattern for a crochet and felt Hogwarts hat. You can follow the directions given or download a free pattern to use.
Another element for your costume is the tie, or also considered a scarf. This scarf sewing pattern was originally designed for a Hermione costume.
If you want to make the whole Harry Potter costume, here is a simple pattern for making pants. These pants are drawstring and can be made in different sizes.
If you want to make a cute quidditch ball, check out this easy Baby Snitch pattern. It can be a great addition to a Harry Potter costume.
Complete your outfit with this Owl Softie. This site has a great easy pattern with detailed step by step directions and pictures.