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Mrs. Weasley

Mrs. Molly Weasley is a character in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. She is a pureblood wizard and the wife of Arthur Weasley. Together they have a grand total of seven children: Bill, Charlie, Percy, twins Fred and George, Ron, and Ginny. She acts like a mother towards Harry, warmly accepting him into their home and into the family. Molly is incredibly protective of her children — she defeated Bellatrix Lestrange when she tried to harm her daughter. On the other hand, she will scold her children for their imprudent behavior, such as the Howler sent to Ron after he stole the flying car. Julie Waters portrays her in the movie adaptation.

Neville Longbottom

Neville Longbottom is a character in the Harry Potter book series. He is a pureblood wizard who was raised by his grandmother, Augusta, after his parents were tortured by Death Eaters. Like Harry, he’s sorted into Gryffindor, but his bumbling and sheepish personality contrasts with the house’s mantra. This makes him another target of Draco’s bullying. Neville shows promise when he stands up to Harry, Ron, and Hermione, which earns Gryffindor enough points to win the House cup. Upon joining Dumbledore’s Army, his personality undergoes a major transformation. The encouragement from his peers makes Neville more confident in his magical abilities and thus a more competent wizard. Eventually he becomes its leader during the search for the Horcruxes, justifying his place in the Gryffindor house. Without him, Harry wouldn’t have been able to defeat Voldemort. He also owns a pet toad named Trevor. In the movies, Neville is played by Matthew Lewis.

Yule Ball Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Yule Ball Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire

Hermione Granger (played by Emma Watson) is the brains of Hogwarts’ most notorious trio. At least the most notorious while she was in school there. Usually Hermione wasn’t one to stand out from the crowd except with her intellect. But when the Yule Ball rolled around the stole the show in her lilac dress, slick curls, and the school’s visiting heart throb as her date.

You might be hard-pressed to find your own Viktor Krum but you can certainly copy Hermione’s look. You’ll want to start with a long curly wig since one of the first things noticed about Hermione at the ball was her hair. You can achieve the same updo with hair pins and this YouTube Video. There are also video tutorials on how to copy her exact makeup look as well.

Once you have your wig set, add in a violet ballgown and some plum ribbon as a sash. Finding her exact dress is a little difficult (though there are patterns online if you are handy with a sewing machine) but there is one listed above. A few similar dresses are also included that may be a little more affordable. Once you have chosen your gown just add in some enamel flower earrings, silver heels, and Hermione’s wand. We might not have seen it at the ball but it’s not likely that she didn’t have it close at hand!

Sirius Black HP Character

Sirius Black from Harry Potter

Sirius Black, also known as Padfoot, is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. As a student at Hogwarts, he was part of the Marauders with Remus Lupin, James Potter, and Petter Pettigrew. When framed for murdering the Potters, he is sent to Azkaban, becoming the infamous Prisoner of Azkaban. He escaped by transforming into his Animagus, a large black dog. He is brave and loyal, but he has a temper and can be quite reckless. As his godfather, Sirius is protective and endearing towards Harry. Bellatrix Lestrange kills Sirius in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.

Remus Lupin HP Character

Remus Lupin from Harry Potter

Remus Lupin is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. In the Prisoner of Azkaban, he becomes the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. While he is a compassionate and good natured man, he was cursed with lycanthropy during his childhood. He keeps it a secret until Hermione Granger realizes why his boggart is a full moon. During his years as a student, he was part of the Marauders with Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, and James Potter. Remus remains protective over Harry as his father was his best friend. He marries Nymphadora Tonks but they are murdered by Death Eaters in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Gilderoy Lockhart HP Character

Gilderoy Lockhart

Gilderoy Lockhart is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. During his time as a Ravenclaw student, he received many prestigious awards, and he isn’t shy about letting everyone know it. After graduating Hogwarts, he became a celebrity in the wizarding world. In particular he wrote books about his encounters with magical creatures, such as Gadding with Ghouls and Travels with Trolls. When Dumbledore appoints Lockhart as the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Hermione becomes smitten by his knowledge. Yet Harry and Ron (and most everyone else) find him obnoxious. Although there’s more to him than meets the eye: he tricked actual accomplished wizards into revealing their stories, and then erased their memories with Memory Charms so he could take all the credit. In the film adaptation, Kenneth Branagh plays this role.

Minerva McGonagall HP CHaracter

Minerva McGonagall

Minerva McGonagall is a character in the Harry Potter book and movie series. She is a professor at Hogwarts as well as the head of the Gryffindor house. She teaches Transfiguration, which she has a talent for as an Animagus, as she can transfigure into a tabby cat. Minerva is a stern instructor, but she genuinely cares about the well being of her students. As a former Gryffindor student, she values courage and bravery above all else, and isn’t afraid to deduct points from her own house when its necessary. Her wisdom, intelligence, and leadership skills make her perhaps the most respected professor at Hogwarts alongside Dumbledore. In the movie adaptation, Dame Maggie Smith plays this role.

Lucius Malfoy Character

Lucius Malfoy

Lucius Malfoy is an antagonist in Harry Potter. He is the husband of Narcissa Malfoy and the father of Harry’s enemy, Draco Malfoy. Bellatrix Lestrange is his sister-in-law. Lucius and his wife belong to the Death Eaters, aka the most adamant followers of Lord Voldemort. Because of his wealth and status, he takes great pride in his aristocratic status. Like Draco, he looks down upon half bloods and Muggle born wizards, for he thinks pureblood wizards are inherently superior. Lucius has a particular disdain for the Weasley family, as well as Harry Potter himself. Jason Isaacs plays this role in the film adaptation.

Luna Lovegood Lion-Hat from Harry Potter

Lion-Hat Luna Lovegood from Order of the Phoenix

Luna Lovegood’s (Evanna Lynch) magical lion hat first makes its appearance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and later in the Half-Blood Prince. Luna wears her homemade fake stuffed hat, which lets out a loud realistic roar with a tap of the wand, to show her support for the Gryffindor Quidditch team against the Slytherin team, even though she’s from Ravenclaw.

Death Eaters from Harry Potter

Death Eaters

In the Harry Potter universe, Death Eaters are a group of dark wizards and witches lead by Lord Voldemort and including Severus Snape who seek to wipe out the Muggle-borns. The Death Eaters first terrorize Harry Potter and friends in Goblet of Fire.