Thursday, 8 December 2011

Harry Potter Costumes

The boy who lived...

Harry Potter is the title character and main protagonist of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orpahn Potter, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard. Thus, he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to practice magic under the guidance of the headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, and other school professors. Upon venturing into the wizarding world, Harry discovers that he is already famous throughout the novel's magical community, and that his fate is tied with that of Lord Voldemort, the feared Dark Wizard and murderer of his mother and father.

The series chronicle the adventures of Harry and his two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts. The main story arc concerns Harry's quest to overcome the evil wizard Lord Voldemort, whose aims are to overcome death, to conquer the wizarding world, subjugate non-magical people and destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry Potter. Potter represents the resistance, and eventually comes to symbolise good triumphing evil.

Since the release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on 30 June 1997, the books have gained immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. As of June 2011, the book series has sold about 450 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages, and the last four books consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history. The books, with the seventh book split into two parts, have been made into an eight-part film series and is the highest grossing film series of all time. The series also originated much tie-in merchandise, making the Harry Potter brand worth in excess of $15 billion

The huge success of the Potter franchise has led to the massive popularity of Harry Potter costumes. Whether you want to dress up as Harry Potter himself, or be his loyal sidekicks Ron and Hermione, you'll easily be recognised as a student of Hogwarts! Why not wear a Death Eater costume and attempt a Death Eater's kiss? Or do you want to be he-who-must-not-be-named? Dress up as the Dark Lord Voldemort for your next fancy dress party!

Harry Potter Adult Costume

Harry Potter Boys Costume

Lord Voldemort Adult Costume

Death Eater Mens Costume

Harry Potter Wand, Robe, Glasses, Childrens Dress Up

Harry Potter is the most easily recognisable character from the series. You can easily replicate his look by drawing on a lightening bolt scar on your forehead, wearing his signature round glasses, and having his shaggy, untidy black hair! You'll be at hit at your next Harry Potter party, fancy dress party, group costume party and more!

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