Gryffindor Costume

Rochelle March 1, 2016 @ 4:41PM
Gryffindor Costume

You have two options for a Gryffindor costume. The first one is the Gryffindor House student uniform. This includes the Gryffindor robe, sweater, and other appropriate attire.

The second option is the Gryffindor Quidditch uniform. This includes the Quidditch outfit, helmet, goggles, and game equipment (Golden Snitch, Quaffle, and Bludger bat and ball).

I have also gathered several optional accessories that will put the finishing touches on your costume. It doesn't matter which of the two costumes you choose, I've done the hard work for you. From the school robe, clothes, scarf and hat to the Quidditch uniform and optional accessories, here is everything you need for a Gryffindor costume.

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School Uniform

Robe

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 a Harry Potter character costume. 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.

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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.

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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.

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White Shirt (For Women)

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 (For Women)

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.

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Grey Tights (For Women)

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.

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White Shirt (For Men)

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.

White men's shirt for a Hogwarts uniform
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Cufflinks

You can add a touch of class, or humor, to your outfit with one of the many Harry Potter cufflinks that are available. Most are serious, such as the ones for each of the four Houses, but some are silly, like the ones made with Harry Potter LEGO® characters. Some even come with matching tie clips.

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Grey Pants (For Men)

The last thing you need for your costume is a pair of grey pants. I have found that Dockers style pants have just the right mixture of casual and professional look to them.

Men's grey pants for a Hogwarts uniform
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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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.

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Hogwarts Student ID Badge

I found a seller who makes Hogwarts student ID badges. Each badge includes a student's details, such as House, name, gender, wizarding blood status, and wand type.

There are pre-made badges for many of the main characters that have pictures of the actors who portrayed each character. Or, you can customize a badge with a picture of yourself and any name you want.

Image courtesy of sblackwell19

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Prefect Pin

Each year Hogwarts Headmaster selects one boy and one girl from each of the four school Houses from the fifth, sixth, and seventh year students to be Prefects. Prefects are students who have are given additional responsibilities and authority over students.

Were you such a great student that you were honored with being made a Prefect? Then show the other Hogwarts students that you are in charge with a Prefect pin!

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Head Boy or Girl Pin

The Headmaster chooses one boy and one from all the seventh year students to be the Head Boy and Head Girl. These two students might have been Prefects, but that is not a requirement. The Head students are at the top of the chain for authority and responsibility, even above the Prefects.

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Hogwarts Head Girl Pin

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Weasley Is Our King Button

Draco Malfoy wrote a song about Ron Weasley's poor Quidditch skills to heighten Ron's insecurities and help the Gryffindor team lose. Draco's plan initially worked, but Ron was able to get over his self-doubts and triumphed. The 'Weasley is Our King' button is the perfect way to show your support for Gryffindor Quidditch player, Ron Weasley.

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Support Cedric Diggory Button

Cedric Diggory was chosen by the Goblet of Fire to represent Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the Triwizard Tournament in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry Potter's name was also selected by the Goblet after someone mysteriously entered Harry into the tournament. This didn't sit well with just about any of the students because Harry was too young to be eligible to compete.

One of the students at Hogwarts created a badge that alternated between saying "Support Cedric Diggory" and "Potter Stinks". (It was never revealed which student made this button but my money knuts and sickles are on Draco Malfoy...) I don't recommend that anyone wearing a Gryffindor costume wear a "Potter Stinks" button, but feel free to wear one showing your support of Cedric.

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School Textbooks

Students at Hogwarts can take a variety of magical classes. There are several sellers on Etsy who have crafted their own versions of the textbooks used by Hogwarts students. Most are blank journals with textbook covers but at least one that I saw had two pages of text inside each journal. You can keep a book or two hidden inside a pocket in case you feel like getting ahead in your lessons!

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Want to See More?

Click here to see the list of Harry Potter costumes

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I have also written about the costumes for other fandoms, which you can see by clicking here

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  1. NerdHero1113

    Thank you for the costume links! I will try to buy them all, and I will get a wand at universal studios.

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