Budget Accessorizing -Halloween Costumes of Your Favorite Movie Characters: Harry Potter

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:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movie Poster

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.

Philosophers Stone Style Crystal Necklaces

To go as Hermione:

hermione from Harry Potter

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.

Pink Crystal Flower EarringsFaux Time Turner Style Pendant

To go as a member of Slytherin House:

Harry Potter Characters

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.

Slytherin House Style Snake RingsEnamel Harry Potter Colored Rings

General Potterisms:

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.

Celestial Bird Body JewelryBody Jewelry featuring owls

Lightning bolt body jewelrywizard/witch hat body jewelry

Now you’re good to go at a fraction of the cost.

Budget Accessorizing -Halloween Costumes of Your Favorite Movie Characters: Twilight

So you’re looking to dress up as a character from your favorite movie for Halloween, but there either aren’t any of the crucial accessories available on the market, or there are and they’re just amazingly expensive.  Well never fear, because over the next few weeks I’ll show you some amazing deals on jewelry that completes the look of your favorite characters from popular movies.  This week, we start with Twilight.


To fake Bella’s style, the thing that will really make her character come alive for you is the jewelry.  There are a few items to choose from that her character is constantly seen wearing and here they are:

Her turquoise bracelet

turquoise western style bracelet

There are several replicas out there that can get pretty pricey, but to cut out the cost, your best option is to just go for faux turquoise and stick to a similar shape, like this bracelet has.  At just $17.99 it’s a major steal, and a great way to get the same feel for a lower price.

Awesome Faux Turquoise Imitation

Her charm bracelet

Silver Tone Charm Bracelet with wolf

Instead of paying full price for a replica, you can make your own fairly easily for about half the cost.  Just check out this combo.  The belly ring is around seven dollars and the necklace is made with real Swarovski crystal and runs just $15.99.  Throw the wolf charm onto the chain and wrap it around your wrist twice.  Voila!  Budget Bella charm bracelet.

Necklace with clear crystal charmBelly Ring with Wolf charm

Her engagement ring

Oval Shaped Gem Encrusted Ring

This is probably the easiest to get a cheaper version of if you know where to look.  Just look for an oval costume ring like this one; only $14.99.

Oval Encrusted Cocktail ring


ribbon necklace with circle pendant

The piece of jewelry that represents Alice is her choker necklace, and it’s incredibly easy to make one yourself.  All you’ll need is a length of ribbon and a charm, brooch, or even a ring to connect the ends.  Since Alice’s pendant is circular and bears her family crest, a ring like this one is an ideal stand in.

Stel Ring with Antiqued Crest

The Volturi:

Volturi character wearing V-shaped gold tone pendant

Many of the volturi characters wear gold jewelry with their own v-shaped crest on it like the piece seen on Jane.  To fake it you’ll just need a faux gold chain with a similar shape  and style pendant.  Because of the v-like shape and floral elements, a fleur de lis is the perfect budget alternative.

Gold Tone Fleur de Lis Charm


leather bracelet with silver crest

Like most of the male Cullen characters, lead vampire Edward doesn’t wear a lot of accessories, but the one thing that sets his character apart is the leather braclet we see him in that has a silver family crest on it.  Luckily there is a great a way to cut spending for this item in half by adopting a good fake.  This one, for example, looks almost just like it and is only $19.99.  Sweet deal, huh?

Leather Cuff Bracelet with Silver Tone Crest

Join me next week for more budget accessorizing for costumes of your favorite movie characters.  Happy bargain hunting!