With Halloween right around the corner, it's time to start getting innovative and thinking about your child's costume for the pending holiday. It can be easy to head down the costume aisle at your local store and pick out a last minute number that'll work just fine for your child. But why not start a little early and impress everyone on the block with a costume from the latest dive into the wizarding world? With the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child earlier this summer, it's the perfect time to start thinking about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child costumes for kids.
Though most of the characters in the latest Harry Potter installment are old familiar faces, a few new characters made their debut and they would make perfect costume choices for kids. With a few twists on your favorite classics, die hard Harry Potter fans will be nothing short of delighted when your child rings their doorbell all dressed up and ready to impress their fellow wizarding world aficionados. Who knows, maybe they'll even wind up with a few bags of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans in their bag to share with all of the Harry Potter fans in your house.
1Albus Severus Potter
One of the main characters of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the middle Potter child, Albus Severus. Though he's the second son of the great Harry Potter, Albus doesn't quite get along with his dad, and there's one stark difference between he and his father that you'll want to make sure you pay attention to when dressing your child up.
Harry Potter Wand
Though Albus Severus doesn't have a whole lot in common with his father, Harry, I do like to think he'd have a wizarding wand ($38) similar to good old dad's.
Scorpius Malfoy might be the spitting image of his father, but his temperament is very different. Just because this Slytherin has the same shock of white blonde hair as his dad doesn't mean he has to wear a mean mug all night. Smiling and palling around with his favorite Potter (Albus, of course), Albus and Scorpius would make the perfect duo costume for your child and their best friend.
Just like Albus, Scorpius is in Slytherin house, so so he'll need a Slytherin tie ($19) to match his best friend.
No wizard is complete without his very own wizarding wand ($38).
Not born with that Malfoy mane of blonde hair? Not to fret, this blonde men's wig ($15) has you covered.
Rose Granger-Weasley is in a league of her own, there's no doubt about it. Whip smart and proud to be a Gryffindor, Rose Granger-Weasley is a simple costume to create. She might even get mistake for her mother, Hermione Granger, while out trick or treating.
Rose, like both of her parents, is a Gryffindor through and through. You'll need this Gryffindor tie ($25) to help your little one show off their house spirit.
No witch or wizard can head off to trick or treat without their trusty wizarding wand ($53).
4The Trolley Witch
I know what you're thinking — The Trolley Witch?! Bear with me here. The Trolley Witch had a bigger part in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child than in any Harry Potter installment before, and has a wicked scene atop the Hogwarts Express with Albus and Scorpius. Plus, isn't it fun to imagine your little one all dressed up like an old lady, pushing around a cart of sweets all night?
Perfect for loading up on Hogwarts Express treats to push around the neighborhood, this serving cart ($50) can be used for more than just a costume.
Load up these chocolate frogs ($4) onto your cart for an authentic night of trolley treats.
Use these hair curlers ($8) to get the ancient trolley witch vibe down pat, just add a little bit of baby powder to your little one's hair, and they'll be posed like the good old trolley witch in no time at all.
Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans
For the cherry on top of the cart, stock up on Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans ($35 for 24) for your child to pass out throughout the evening.