The Harry Potter books are a treasure trove of World Book Day costume ideas! From obvious favourites like Harry, Ron and Hermione to Voldemort and the Death Eaters, there are dozens of spell-binding characters to dress up as.
So if your child is a Potterhead who can’t get enough of the wizarding world and would love to be their favourite character for a day, take a look through our Harry Potter costume ideas for inspiration. And remember, World Book Day 2018 is on Thursday 1st March!
First up is The Boy Who Lived – Harry Potter! This Harry Potter costume kit is ideal for a super quick transformation into a book character. The cardboard trunk contains a Harry Potter robe, scarf, tie and a wand; all you need to add is a white shirt and a black pair of trousers, which most people already have at home.
If your child prefers the dark side, how about dressing up as Harry Potter’s arch-nemesis at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy? All you need is this Slytherin robe, black trousers, a white shirt and a green tie (that a parent or older sibling may have in their wardrobe).
How about transforming your child into a follower of the feared Lord Voldemort? This deluxe Death Eater costume comes with a robe and mask and is perfect for re-using at Halloween!
Harry Potter is a really popular choice of World Book Day costume so if your child wants to stand out from the crowd of Potters, how about wearing this quidditch robe instead of the usual Hogwarts robe? Just add round black glasses like these and draw on a lightening bolt scar!
For a more original Harry Potter costume idea, how about dressing up as a student from another house? This Hufflepuff robe would be perfect for dressing up as Cedric Diggory, Newt Scamander, Nymphadora Tonks or Helga Hufflepuff!
If your child is a fan of the latest additions to the Harry Potter film series, then they’ll love dressing up as Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And to anyone who says Newt Scamander is a film character, not a book character, tell them he was mentioned in the original Harry Potter books!
Last but not least is a World Book Day costume idea for teachers – the evil Lord Voldemort! Perfect for teachers with a reputation for being strict who don’t mind making fun of themselves, it’ll be so much fun getting into character with this quick and easy Lord Voldemort costume!
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