The Best Wizard CostumesLooking for the best wizard costumes? Children and adults alike enjoy wearing wizard costumes.
The idea here IS to get all dressed up as a wizard, with somewhere to go!
At Hobbie's House, we specialize in custom-made and custom-sized Hogwarts® styled, "Wizard School" uniform knitwear.
Halloween, the neighborhood costume party, or better yet the showing of the next wizard movies - all are perfect reasons to wear a wizard costume!
Yes...the conical hat, the flowing robe and intricately carved wand or staff - all those will work for wizards such as Merlin or Gandalf - but on this page, we'll give Harry Potter© fans several ways to assemble the best wizard costumes.
We've found sources for ready-to-wear costumes; information for those who prefer to make their own costumes but also some fabulous rental costumes, made in luxurious fabrics with realistic props and accessories - in other words, just about everything you need to create the perfect wizard costume for you.
Option #1 - Sew your own wizard costume
The goggles were purchased from the Warner Brothers shop.
The late model broom also a custom model! Sports Team sweaters by Hobbie's House of Wizard Wear.
If sewing is your hobby, there is a fabulous selection of costume sewing patterns available from a variety of sources.
Many extremely talented theater and costuming artists and/or students sew the best wizard costumes.
These wickedly creative wizard fans are definitely not going for the homespun look - the finished costume is worthy of a stage production or a first place award in competition.
Their attention to detail and accuracy in design reproduction is the best and their finished outfits have to rank among the best wizard costumes.
The various photos found on this page represent some of their work. Included are sources for major components of the completed costume.
This approach to costuming requires intermediate to advanced knowledge of sewing techniques, pattern fitting, pattern alterations [to create an authentic reproduction], patience, plenty of time, and, depending on the type of fabric and/or notions used and how elaborate you care to make the best wizard costume - a certain amount of coin of the realm.
Be sure to visit Robes For All Occasions - a Harry Potter© costuming site.
They discuss everything from choice of sewing pattern, design, required alterations, appropriate fabrics, authentic colors, notions, trims and accessories.
On the left is Paula, modeling her Hogwarts© school uniform. She is wearing Hobbie's New Style Sweater with dark blue/silver trim.
Ok. Ready, set; let's dust off the sewing machine...You are about to sew the best wizard costume.
Major pattern companies carry an extensive collection of sewing patterns but don't forget to check eBay® and eBay® Stores for wizard wear sewing patterns.
We've found a fabulous collection of sewing patterns at auction.
Here are more costuming resources:
Rebel's Haven: A spectacular costuming website with a complete and detailed tutorial for a Hogwarts© Ravenclaw student uniform. Includes cost of materials required to complete the costume.Dadcando.com is an absolute gem of a website when it comes to making your own costume props. Incredibly detailed wands, a snitch, certificates, a magical ink-pot and feather quills to jot down all those spells and curses. Be sure to bookmark this site not only for all things wizardry and magic but also for the sheer inspiration it provides.Twin Roses Designs carries reproduction clothing and costumes for nearly all periods in history. The garments are spectacular in design and beautifully crafted. Authenticity is evident in every detail. Twin Roses offers also offers future & fantasy costumes, as well as clothing inspired by the world of Harry Potter©.
Ravelry.com is a knit and crochet community. It is the perfect place to organize your projects, stash, needles, and more. Need a pattern in a size other than the Medium? Just send us a note and be sure to check out the "wizard wear" knitting projects completed by Ravelry members.
Option #2 - Buy a Harry Potter© costumeBuying a costume is the quickest method of dressing as a Hogwarts© student. There are many other of the popular characters in the Harry Potter© movies with all the props required to complete a costume.
Think eBay auctions for some good deals on costume props and accessories but also to create the best wizard costumes...robes and all!
What is the negative aspect of "buying" a costume? Lack of authenticity in materials and colors although the robes comes in at least three quality levels. What is the positive aspect? The price is bound to be much less than costuming accessories which are custom or hand made to be as authentic and realistic as possible.
Here are some auction listings:
You also need to check the Harry Potter© Shop at Warner Brothers for officially licensed merchandise.
Option #3 - Rent the best wizard costume!True enough...why buy when you can rent Harry Potter© costumes and accessories?
What's a great site for costume rental? At AMasquerade not all Harry Potter© items are available for rent. Do you live in New Hampshire or nearby? Check out Costumes of Nashua LLC. They have a huge assortment of Hogwarts© hats. They are ideal for those who live in the New England area but they also ship across the U.S. and Canada.
DisclaimerHobbie's House of Wizard Wear collection of custom knit sweaters, scarves, vests and cardigans are neither official nor licensed Harry Potter© products. These heirloom quality knits are merely reproductions of our own design. We strive to make these, and other costuming pieces, as authentic looking as possible with the use of high quality materials, accurate colors, attention to detail and superior workmanship.
Knitting ResourcesKnitting House Stripes - the only "pattern" required to make a simple sweater or vest look like wizard wear!
Hobbie's sweater measurements, fit and sizing information.
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