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An Easy Newt Scamander Halloween Costume For Kids

Harry Potter fans had an exciting summer with the release of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book, but that's only the beginning. Pottermania continues through the fall as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a film inspired by Rowling's book of the same name, enters theaters on Nov. 18. Newt Scamander is the protagonist of this film, and I can already see little Potterheads wanting to recreate his attire this Halloween. Luckily, an easy Newt Scamander Halloween costume for your kid can be created from elements in your closet (or after a quick trip tot he thrift store.)

In case you haven't brushed up on your Potter history lately, Newt Scamander is a Magizoologist and writer of the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is studied by Hogwarts students. In the film, Scamander arrives in New York City in 1926 for an important meeting with a briefcase filled with magical creatures. A few escape and it sends the city, as well as the magical and non-magical political relations, in to an upheaval. It is sure to be an exciting adventure.

Get your little one ready to catch some fantastic beasts on Halloween with this easy Newt Scamader DIY costume.


Navy Pea Coat

Navy Pea Coat, $149, Land's End

Start your little Newt Scamander's look with a classic navy wool peacoat. This classic look will get your little guy through Halloween and last throughout the cold winter months.


Gray Suit

Suit Set, $80, Amazon

Next is a gray jacket and dress pants suit set. This set is so great, he can save it and wear it to your cousin's spring wedding.


White Dress Shirt

Oxford Shirt, $11, Children's Place

A white long sleeve oxford shirt is the next essential piece in creating Newt Scamander's signature look.


Brown Vest

Brown Button-Down Vest, $18, Amazon

Newt Scamander wears a lot of layers, including a brown button-down vest.


Skinny Bow Tie

Skinny Bow Tie, $10, Amazon

Newt wears a skinny bow tie, which I learned is also called a batwing bow tie.


Hufflepuff Scarf

Hufflepuff Scarf, $20, Etsy

Represent Newt Scamander's Hogwart's house with this handmade Hufflepuff scarf.


Brown Shoes

Brown Dress Shoes, $33, Amazon

The brown dress shoes are very early 20th century and look just like the ones Newt Scamander wears.


A Wand

Fantastic Beasts Movie-Inspired Wand, $35, Etsy

Your kid will have the most authentic Newt Scamander costume with this Fantastic Beasts movie-inspired wand.


An Attache

Brown Attache, $42, Amazon

Top the Newt Scamander look off with a brown attache or briefcase. You can sometimes find really great pieces of old luggage at your local thrift store.