If you’re anything like me, you might feel like you’ve been in the middle of Harry Potter mania for the past few years, and maybe you’re considering going as your favorite character for Halloween now that the series is finally complete. Character jewelry replicas and pendants based on the movies have gotten very expensive though; way too expensive for a one time use as part of a Halloween costume. So instead of paying up to four times as much, why not go for budget fakes and save some serious green?
To go as Harry Potter:
Our title character doesn’t really wear a lot of jewelry, but there are a few things that can make a slightly lackluster costume really pop. For example, you could wear a necklace that looks like either a snitch or a philosopher’s stone. Both of these items are normally fairly pricey (running for up to 75 Euro ((just under$100)) ) but you can get your hands on a budget fake for around fifteen bucks. Just look at these philosopher’s stone type necklaces, all under $14.99.
To go as Hermione:
There are a couple things that will let everyone know you’re dressed as Hermione, (even if you can’t get your hair to fluff up quite right): a faux time turner necklace, or a pair of pink posy earrings. Both can be snatched up for about half the price if you choose pieces that give the overall look and shape instead of an exact replica.
To go as a member of Slytherin House:
The easy way to accessorize is with a snake ring. Affordable and unmistakable. Or if you want to go for house colors, just grab a colored enamel band.
When going as a generalized character or adding interest to an existing costume, there are some relatively inexpensive accessory options that will bring the fantasy world to life. Things like phoenixes, owls, lightening bolts, and magic hats.
Now you’re good to go at a fraction of the cost.