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Lavender Brown in “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”

Lavender Brown is a character in the Harry Potter series. Silly and sentimental, she is a pureblood witch who gets sorted into Gryffindor. Her favorite class is Divination. In her fifth year, she joined Dumbledore’s Army, initiated by fellow student Harry Potter. A year later, she started a relationship with Ron Weasley. However, she was rather clingy and annoying, which resulted in their breakup, and he eventually ended up with Hermione Granger instead. Lavender fought in the Battle of Hogwarts, but she died from the injuries of a werewolf attack. In the movies, she is mainly portrayed by Jessie Cave.

Dudley Dursley from The Sorcerer’s Stone

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, while the Dursleys intended to send their nephew Harry Potter to the local state school, they enrolled their own son Dudley (Harry Melling) in the fancier Smeltings Academy. Dudley proudly models the Smeltings uniform, which consists of a maroon tailcoat, orange knickerbockers, a straw boater hat, brown socks pulled up to the knees, and a knobby wooden cane called a Smelting stick, which was mainly used to hit other people.

Dudley Dursley from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Dudley Dursley from The Order of the Phoenix

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Dudley Dursley (Harry Melling) and his gang torment his cousin Harry Potter on the playground. Dudley taunts Harry, asking him “Where is your mum, Potter? She dead? Is she dead?” In this scene, Dudley is dressed is casual athletic gear, as opposed to the formal attire of his Smeltings Academy uniform.

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Draco Malfoy in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) is the antagonist of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. He is the son of pureblood wizards Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy, and a first-year student at Hogwarts. The Sorting Hat places him in Slytherin. Draco bullies Ron and Hermione, thinking himself better than them. He extends friendship to Harry Potter, who declines, for he doesn’t like his pompous arrogance. This begins their well-known rivalry. In contrast to his power-hungry cruelty, Draco is actually quite a coward, as he’s known to whine: “Wait until my father hears about this!” Use hair gel to slick the wig or your own back.

Rowena Ravenclaw

Rowena Ravenclaw from Harry Potter

There is no official actress for Rowena Ravenclaw as the founder died long before Harry Potter attended Hogwarts. And while there are descriptions in the book, cosplaying as Rowena still leaves lots of room for personal interpretation. The one thing you don’t want to forget, however, is her diadem.

For this version you’ll need a long auburn wig, a blue gown, matching blue slippers, a wand, and a leather journal with a blue stone. An eagle necklace rounds out the bewitching look.

Tiana Benjamin as Angelina Johnson in Harry Potter

Tiana Benjamin Talks Characters, Costumes, and Halloween

Tiana Benjamin, who’s starred as Angelina Johnson in the Harry Potter series and Chelsea in EastEnders, kindly shares her thoughts […]

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.