Let’s take a look at what it takes to be like Harry Potter!
Harry Potter Cosplay Costumes of 2023
This franchise has raised a whole generation of people who have been shaped by the world of wizardry. Harry Potter remains one of the most in-demand cosplays in the world, and the character still remains one of the most beloved in pop culture as the legacy of the books and films continue to inspire young people, even if J.K. Rowling has moved onto other passions. Let’s take a look at what it takes to be like Harry Potter!
Who is Harry Potter?
Harry Potter is a half-blood who would become one of the most famous wizards of modern times. Born as the only child of James and Lily Potter, his birth had apparently been prophesied. The tragic circumstances of his birth and his parents’ subsequent deaths, as well as his survival despite receiving the Killing Curse from the man who would become known as Voldemort, would make him known as “The Boy Who Lived.”
After being orphaned as an infant, he would go on to live with the Dursleys, who treated him pretty badly. Once he reached the right age, he received an invitation to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, much to his guardians’ chagrin. He would be sorted into House Gryffindor, wherein he would become close friends with Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley.
Their adventures and further education into magic and the wizarding world would lead them back to the man who started the whole mess and killed Harry’s parents, the one who must not be named—Lord Voldemort. The only hope of making sure dark magic doesn’t end up coming out on top is Harry Potter, who has gathered friends and comrades to fight against him and his Death Eaters.
How to Look Like Harry Potter
Harry Potter’s most distinct physical feature is his black hair and green eyes, the latter of which he got from his mother and is framed by his round glasses. His resemblance to both James and Lily is such that those who’ve known them both would often remark how their child looks so much like them.
His physique is said to be fairly “small and skinny” with a thin face and knobbly knees, which are a result of being neglected and abused as a child. But he started to fill out once he got to Hogwarts and was able to eat better, so much that he would later grow at the same rate as his father did, thus coming to resemble him more as time passed.
He tends to wear his hair as such that it always covers his forehead. This is due to having a scar shaped like a lightning bolt on his head. This was the result of the Killing Curse that was cast on him by Lord Voldemort when he was a child. While it failed to kill him, it still gave him a scar and it would burn painfully whenever Harry was either near Voldemort or felt strong emotions.
There is also a faint scar on the back of his right hand which says, “I must not tell lies.” This came from detentions under Dolores Umbridge, who forced him to write the words on his flesh with the Black Quill.
He also has an oval-shaped scar over his heart where the locket-Horcrux burned his skin during his confrontation with Nagini in Godric’s Hollow, Bathilda Bagshot’s house. His scars tell the tale of his battles and struggles due to his extraordinary circumstances.
Harry Potter Cosplay Variations
There are at least two Harry Potter cosplay variations, although most people would be satisfied with a bowl cut and round glasses. Which Harry Potter costume you go with depends on what you have on hand and what part of the movies you’re into.
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The Hogwarts uniform has changed throughout the decades. It used to be blue in the early 20th century, but it’s now black. Hogwarts requires each pupil to have at least three robes.
This uniform consists of plain work robes, a pointed hat, a pair of protective gloves, and a winter cloak for winter. It must carry name tags at all times, and students who hold positions are given a badge as well, such as those for Prefects.
The work robes consist of the top, the undershirt with tie, the trousers, and the overcoat. The overcoat has an inner lining with a color corresponding to the house the student belongs to.
Whenever Harry had to play Quidditch, he would wear the standard equipment and uniform with a cape and jersey with gloves and shin and arm guards. The jerseys are in the colors of their respective houses, with Harry wearing the red and gold of the Gryffindor house.
If the magic and mystery of Harry Potter captivates you, why not explore the whimsical world of Sailor Moon or the ethereal elegance of Elf cosplays? Alternatively, if you’re enchanted by the idea of a magical school, you may also enjoy stepping into the shoes of characters from “Kill la Kill” or the otherworldly allure of Violet Evergarden.