Ginny Weasley Costume

Rochelle March 1, 2016 @ 5:34PM
Ginny Weasley Costume

You have several looks to choose from if you want to dress up in a Ginny Weasley costume. You can dress as a Gryffindor student, Gryffindor Quidditch uniform, or in casual clothes.

Ginny is the youngest of the seven Weasley children and the only girl. She fell in love with Harry Potter the moment she first saw him when she was 10 years old and never stopped loving him, despite dating other guys. She was very adept at magic and was known for her Bat-Bogey hex, which she cast at least one time on Draco Malfoy.

Regardless of which of Ginny's looks you want, I've done the hard work of finding what you need. From her hair, wand, and school outfit to her Quidditch uniform and optional accessories, here is everything you need for a Ginny Weasley costume.

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Mandatory Accessories

Wig

Ginny's hair was long and straight. As for the color, it was the same as all her siblings - red. I have included two links to a variety of wig styles, any of which will work for a Ginny costume.

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Wand

Ginny's wand is black, with a twisted pattern on the handle. I have Ginny's wand and I think that it feels very nice.

Ginny Weasley's Wand

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School Uniform

Robe

Ginny was sorted into Gryffindor House and was often seen wearing her school robes. Some robes are very basic, while others are much more detailed. Any of them will work fine, so it's up to you to decide how you want to dress your version of Ginny Weasley. Gryffindor robes come in both child and adult sizes, so just about anyone in your family has the opportunity to dress in a Gryffindor robe.

Gryffindor Robe
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Cosplay Robe

You have one more option when it comes to choose a robe. There are also cosplay versions of the Gryffindor house robe available.

Cosplay outfits are usually better quality than mass produced costumes. They are made from more durable materials and often include far more detail than non-Cosplay outfits. 
Most Cosplay robes are made for adults but I did see at least one on Etsy for kids and several on Amazon.

Cosplay Gryffindor Robe
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Grey Sweater

Each Hogwarts school uniform includes a sweater, which I am sure the students appreciated on cold, snowy days. The Gryffindor sweater is dark grey with burgundy accents around the wrists and bottom of the sweater.

There was an officially licensed Gryffindor House student sweater, as well as an authentic Replica version, but both are very hard to find. There are also handmade sweaters sold on Etsy. I have included several sources to help you find a sweater if you want to include one with your costume.

Gryffindor School Sweater
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White Shirt

Another part of every Hogwarts student's school uniform is a white shirt. Sure, you rarely see the shirts underneath the school robes but they are there, so you will want to include one, especially if you want to be as accurate as possible with your outfit.

One thing that I do not know is if the shirts have long or short sleeves so you can decide what type of shirt will work best for your costume. There are a lot of shirts to choose from so go with the one that you like the most.

Women's white blouse for a Hogwarts costume
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Grey Skirt

The boys at Hogwarts wear pants, but not the girls. Instead, girls at Hogwarts were required to wear skirts. The skirt seen in the movies is dark grey, so I have chosen styles that match the movie skirts as closely as possible.

Having said that, you don't have to choose a skirt that is exactly like the ones in the films. If you like your skirts a little longer, perhaps over your knees, then choose that type of skirt. Or, if you like them a bit shorter, that's okay, too. Just make sure that it is grey.

Hogwarts School Skirt
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Grey Tights

Okay, I admit that tights were probably not a requirement for girls at Hogwarts but they look great with the white shirt and grey skirt. It is for that reason that I am including them.

Those of you who live in colder climates will probably love adding tights to your school uniform because they will help keep your legs warm!

There are a lot of different tights you can choose from in a variety of grey colors. Choose whatever shade that you like the most, or that best matches the skirt you decide to wear.

Grey tights for a Hogwarts costume
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School Hat

There are two types of hats that students of Hogwarts can wear as they go about their days. The first type of hat is the one you see here, a black hat that comes to a point on top.

This is the hat that conforms with each student's required uniform. However, based on what we saw in the movies, the hat is required to have but not necessarily to wear. Students seemed to have the option to choose whether or not they wanted to wear it.

Hogwarts School Student Hat
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Beanie

The other style of hat that Hogwarts students can wear is the beanie hat. This hat is perfect during the winter months because it will keep your ears warm if you choose to pull the hat down to cover your ears.

The beanie is knitted from the colors of Gryffindor House. Some styles even include the house's crest on it, just above the forehead. It's nice to know that Hogwarts allows students the option to choose their hats, especially given how cold it gets in the winter time there.

Gryffindor Beanie
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Hair Accessory

Don't want to wear a hat? Then take a look at the many different Gryffindor hair accessories that are available. There is an officially licensed headband, seen below, and plenty of custom made clips, barrettes, and ponytail holders. The items you will see from the links below might vary quite a bit, but the one thing they all have in common is that they use Gryffindor's red and yellow.

Gryffindor Headband
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Tie

Some Gryffindor robes come with a matching tie, but not all. Find out if the robe you want comes with a tie or not, and if it doesn't then you can buy one separately.

All Gryffindor ties are a combination of maroon and gold, though the amount of redness varies from one tie maker to another. Some ties also have the Gryffindor house crest on them.

If you are also going to buy a hat and/or scarf then I recommend making sure that the red for all of them match.

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Tie Clip

There are several different tie clips, also called tie bars, that you can use to keep your House tie in place. Designs include the Hogwarts school crest, Platform 9 3/4, and the Deathly Hallows symbol.

Hogwarts Uniform Tie Bar

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Scarf

Another item that Hogwarts students are allowed to wear is a scarf. As you saw above with the beanie, scarves match the colors of a student's house and the Gryffindor scarf is no exception.

There are scarves that will match the beanie hats, but you need to be careful. Some of the colors match while others clash. Take time to find a beanie and scarf that will go well together if you want to wear both with your costume.

If you live in a colder climate and want to dress up in a Harry Potter costume then it would make sense if you also wore a scarf with your outfit. Including a scarf will allow you bundle up and keep your neck and head warm.

Gryffindor Scarf
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Socks

There are several different types of Gryffindor socks, including knee high and ankle socks. Some socks are officially licensed, while many others are lovingly designed by fans.

Gryffindor Socks
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Shoes

Complete your Gryffindor House uniform with a pair of shoes. There is one pair of officially licensed shoes, seen below, and many more that are custom made. There are styles available for both men and women.

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Quidditch Uniform

Ginny joined the Gryffindor Quidditch team during her fourth year at Hogwarts. She played both as a Seeker (when Harry Potter was banned from the game by Dolores Umbridge) and a Chaser.


Quidditch Robe

Quidditch robes look a bit sportier than school robes, which makes sense given that they are meant to be worn while playing the official game of the wizarding world.

As of this writing there is an official Quidditch robe for children, but there isn't one for adults. The good news is that there are talented people who are selling handmade robes for adults on Etsy (they make them for kids, too!) and sometimes eBay.

Quidditch Robe

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Quidditch Varsity Jacket

You have the option of wearing a varsity team jacket. There are several styles available, although they can be hard to find.

Gryffindor Quidditch Varsity Jacket
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Quidditch Sweater

You might recall that Quidditch players in the Harry Potter movies sometimes wore sweaters that matched their Houses. They are made from a heavy knit yarn and have accenting colors for each House. The Gryffindor sweater is red with yellow.

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Quidditch Jersey

There is also a jersey shirt that is lightweight if you don't want the warmth of the sweater. There are several official styles and many unofficial ones. Want a shirt with your name on it? You can get your jersey personalized if you buy it from the Warner Bros. Shop!

Gryffindor Quidditch Jersey Shirt For Women
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Quidditch Socks

Would you believe that there are Gryffindor Quidditch socks? Yes, there are! The officially licensed socks are red and yellow, have a cape on the back of the legs, and the number 07, which was Harry Potter's team number.

There is also a pair of ankle socks that you can wear with your Quidditch outfit if you don't want socks that have a cape.

Gryffindor Quidditch Socks
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Quidditch Helmet

There are not too many items that a Quidditch player is required to wear but the most important item is arguably the helmet. Quidditch helmets resemble old fashioned boxing helmets, and I wouldn't be surprised if that's where the design inspiration came from.

Given the fact that Quidditch players are flying on brooms high above the ground, protecting their heads from falls is a must. At first glance Quidditch helmets don't look very protective but I am sure that they have been magically enhanced so that students who fall don't need to worry about their heads. Their arms, on the other hand, now that's a different matter altogether...

Quidditch Helmet
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Quidditch Goggles

An item that seems to be optional, yet very helpful, are goggles. Imagine what it must be like flying around at high speeds. Your eyes would surely take a beating even in the best weather. Days where it is raining would be torturous for the players.

Goggles are the perfect item to help Quidditch players fly without wind, rain, or debris irritating their eyes. I love how the goggles have a bit of a steampunk feel to them, and that they have a golden snitch on the sides. Goggles are a nice touch if you wear a Quidditch costume.

Quidditch Goggles
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Accessory Kit

There is an officially licensed accessory kit that includes goggles, gloves, arm guards, and knee and shin guards. The are brown and look like they are made from leather (they aren't really) and add a nice touch to any Quidditch uniform. There's just one thing - this set only comes in child size.

Quidditch Accessory Kit

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Broom

Having a decent broom is a must for every Quidditch player. The quality of a person's broom will directly impact how well the team does as a whole, since speed and accuracy play a big part in this game.

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Golden Snitch

The Golden Snitch is a super fast flying objects that needs to be caught before any game can end. Not only are they fast, but they are also small and incredibly difficult to see, let alone catch.

What would Quidditch be without the Golden Snitch? Boring, very, very boring!

Golden Snitch
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Quaffle

The Quaffle is the ball used to score in the game of Quidditch. It is much larger than the Golden Snitch, and it is easier to catch and throw.

There is an officially licensed Quaffle, but it often goes out of stock which is why I have included links to both Amazon and eBay to help you find one.

Quidditch Quaffle
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Bludger Bat And Ball

Beaters use Bludger bats to hit a small ball at their opponents to keep them from scoring. Getting hit by a Bludger or ball is one of the more dangerous aspects of Quidditch.

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Casual Clothes

When Ginny wasn't wearing her Hogwarts attire she wore comfortable, casual clothes. This is a re-creation of one of her outfits.


Casual Sweater

The sweater Ginny wore was a beige Jacquard style that zipped up, with pink and green floral designs, and pink and burgundy stripes (it might be called a jumper in Britain, but I'm not positive about this). I couldn't find an exact replica of her sweater but I found some that are close enough that you can wear them and be recognized as Ginny. What is most important is that you find a sweater that is casual and doesn't look very expensive (remember, the Weasley family was poor).

Sweater for a Ginny Weasley costume
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Green Shirt

The shirt Ginny wore under her sweater was dark green, like a forest green. Find a color that is earthy and goes with whatever sweater you choose.

Ginny Weasley Costume Casual Shirt
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Red Pants

Her pants were red, though I'm not sure if they were jeans or corduroy so I've included links to both types of pants.

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Patches

Ginny's pants had patches on each of the legs. Add patches to your pants if you want to add authenticity to your Ginny Weasley costume.

Ginny Weasley Costume Patches
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Optional Accessories

Gryffindor Pin

Add a Gryffindor House pin to your uniform for a bit of fun. There are at least a handful of official pins that I know of, but there are many fan made pins that are also available.

Gryffindor House Pin
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Hogwarts Student ID Badge

I found a seller who makes Hogwarts student ID badges. You can buy it with a picture of actor Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley or you can customize it with a picture of yourself.

Image courtesy of sblackwell19

Ginny Weasley Hogwarts Student ID Badge
Ginny Weasley’s Student ID

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Tom Riddle's Diary

Lucius Malfoy put Tom Riddle's diary into Ginny's cauldron when she was shopping for school books shortly before school started and she poured her heart out to the diary. Little did Ginny know that the diary was a Horcrux with a piece of Tom's soul in it, and he started to possess her during her first year at Hogwarts.

Tom Riddle's Diary

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Pygmy Puff

Pygmy puffs are small pink or purple magical animals that are known to sing and whistle. Ginny had one that she named Arnold.

Plush Pygmy Puff

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Holyhead Harpies Pin

After graduating from Hogwarts, Ginny played professional Quidditch for the Holyhead Harpies. I think it is safe to assume that this is her favorite Quidditch team!

Holyhead Harpies Pin
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Holyhead Harpies Shirt

Instead of a pin you can wear a Holyhead Harpies shirt to show your support of Ginny's favorite Quidditch team. As of this writing their isn't an official shirt but there are a couple fanmade made ones on Etsy. I've included links to the other sites because you just never know when a Holyhead Harpies shirt might show up on any of them.

Holyhead Harpies Shirt
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Want to See More?

Click here to see the list of Harry Potter costumes

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