amylynnegraphics: Amy's Customized Gryffindor Halloween Costume 2006

As you may have discovered, costume stores just don't provide all the items you need to create a good-quality authentic Hogwarts student uniform. I was amazed how hard it was to find certain once I finally completed my costume, I decided to post a webpage about it to hopefully help people out & show them that it can be done.

Of course, if you are really lucky, you might find many of these items even cheaper at thrift stores or other bargain stores.

These are the pieces I've collected to make my Gryffindor costume for Halloween this year!

Worthington Easy-Care Shirt from JCPenney
on sale, and I can use this great-quality shirt for everyday wear, too!

Gryffindor Robe from
on sale

1st sweater option: men's St. John's Bay V-neck from JCPenney
on sale (I sewed red & gold stitching along the V)

2nd sweater option: women's Ana V-neck from JCPenney
great quality sweater that I can wear every day, too! (I recolored a pic of their pink version)

official Gryffindor POA-type tie from thecostumeshop at eBay

Skecher Stadiums Kilter shoes from
pricey, but great quality and I can use them for regular wear, too.

black pleated skirt from school uniforms
I bought a young girls' size 14 and it fits perfectly on me (I'm size 8-9 adult). very cheap, too!

can't go without some magical candy from Alivan's!
other items: smooth wooden wand (along the river!), grey knee-high socks (JCPenney), red and gold sewing threads (Walmart).