This year, the first installment of the last Harry Potter film comes out, just weeks after Halloween. By Halloween, the Harry Potter buzz will have started again, so there are likely to be a lot of Harry Potter characters trick or treating this year. You may even see a few Harry Potter characters escorting the trick-or-treaters (there is no age limit to Harry Potter fans).
The latest Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will feature some new characters that have not been seen in the films thus far. Die-hard Harry Potter fans might want to try one of these new and hard to recognize characters from the upcoming film. Sometimes it is fun to have to explain who you are dressed as. Some ideas for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows are Xenophilius Lovegood, young Albus Dumbledore and Young Gellert Grindelwald.
Xenophilius Lovegood Halloween Costume
Xenophilius Lovegood is the editor of the odd magazine, the “Quibbler.” He is also the father of Harry Potter’s friend, Luna Lovegood. He makes his first real appearance in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book and films, though he is mentioned in previous Harry Potter novels.
Xenophilius is described as slightly crazy, in an almost endearing kind of way. He has hair to his shoulders that is thin and blond. He dresses boldly in bright colors, like yellow. He wore a necklace with the symbol of the Deathly Hallows in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Therefore, to pull off a Xenophilius Lovegood Halloween costume, bright-colored wizard robes (possibly a hat with a long tassel), a shoulder-length blond wig (if needed) and necklace with the symbol of the Deathly Hallows is all you need. You can purchase such necklaces here. Alternatively, if you want to make your own, click here for an example.
Young Albus Dumbledore Halloween Costume
Albus Dumbledore is a familiar Harry Potter character. However, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we get to see him in a completely new light – young. He and his best friend Gellert Grindelwald are trying to change the wizarding world, while young Dumbledore is trying to keep his family together or save himself from them.
Young Albus Dumbledore entered Hogwarts in 1892. Like Harry, he was a Gryffindor. He was tall and thin and had blue eyes. If you want to dress like young Albus Dumbledore, it is important that you remember he was a product of the 19th century. Either find clothing to suit that time period, or buy or make Gryffindor house robes. You can buy very blue contact lenses, if you want to be precise (be sure to have your parents’ permission, if you are under 18).
Young Gellert Grindelwald Halloween Costume
Gellert Grindelwald was young Albus Dumbledore’s best friend and confidante. He is mentioned in previous Harry Potter novels, but only comes to the forefront in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Unfortunately, he turned out to be the most sinister, talented and dangerous dark wizards that the wizarding world had ever seen. Before Lord Voldemort, he was the most feared wizard. He and Dumbledore eventually had a duel, which Dumbledore won.
A Gellert Grindelwald Halloween costume would feature the same era clothing as a young Albus Dumbledore. He was schooled at Durmstrang, so his robes would be different. Durmstrang students wear fur boots and “blood-red robes.” He was handsome and blond. His symbol was the Deathly Hallows symbol. Therefore, anything with the symbol on it would be a great addition to this Halloween costume.
Other Harry Potter Halloween Costumes
Hogwarts robes are available just about anywhere around Halloween time. If you want to be any of the Hogwarts’ students for Halloween, just buy some robes and add some personalizing items. Other options include teachers like Professor McGonagall, for whom you would just need some robes and a witch hat and Severus Snape, for whom you would need black robes, a sinister look and greasy hair. Speaking of hair, if you have red hair, you could be a Weasley. Even better, if you are a redheaded male twin, you can be the Weasley twins. That way, you can get away with some pranks this Halloween. Just say you were getting into character.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows conveniently comes out just after Halloween. Therefore, any person who chooses to dress as a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows character for Halloween will conveniently have a costume for the movie opening read-made. That is, of course, if you are one of those weirdos who likes to dress up for Harry Potter movie openings like it’s Halloween.
Xenophilius Lovegood, retrieved 10/1/10, harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Xenophilius_Lovegood
Albus Dumbledore, retrieved 10/1/10, harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Albus_Dumbledore
Gellert Grindelwald, retrieved 10/1/10, harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Albus_Dumbledore