Instructions
Maroon and Gold are the colors of Gryffindor house, and you'll need to show them off on Harry's tie, scarf and robe.

Scarf
Make a Gryffindor scarf, such as the Gryffindor Scarf pattern available in about.com's DIY Fashion section, or one of Leaky Crafts' own knit or crochet versions.

Tie
Start out with a gold tie.

Use red fabric paint to add the lines on the tie.

If
you're using paint and a brush, employ a ruler to help you make
straight lines. A fabric pen works much easier in this case and most
fabric stores have them in many colors.

Make two thick lines, then skip an inch and make a very thin line. Skip another inch and repeat this pattern.

Robes
Make your own Gryffindor Robe in any size using the How-To Gryffindor Robes tutorial available in about.com's DIY Fashion section, or the Simple Canon Robes tutorial here on Leaky Crafts.

Glasses
Find a pair of glasses at your local thrift store, or make your own with the Print a Pair of Harry Potter Glasses tutorial available in about.com's DIY Fashion section.

Hair
Harry's
dark brown mop top is easy for most kids to pull off. If you have
lighter hair, there are lots of semi-permanent hair colors out there to
try if you don't mind committing to brown hair for a few months.

Wand
Any
thin stick can be made into a wand. Peel off any bark and use a piece
of sandpaper to smooth down the sides of the stick. For a pointed end,
use a small knife to whittle the end of the stick. Shaving the end of
the stick should be done with adult supervision. Apply a dark or light
wood varnish to your smoothed wand.

You could also use about.com DIY Fashion's Easy Pencil Wand for kids, or one of the many wand tutorials available on Leaky Crafts in the Woodwork and Other Crafts sections, or spring for a toy Harry Potter wand.

School Uniform
Look in your local thrift stores for a white button-down shirt and a black or gray vest to wear over it.

Wear a pair of black slacks, or make your own simple black drawstring pants, using the tutorial available on about.com in their DIY Fashion section.

Black dress shoes will work for your feet.

Credit
This tutorial was taken with permission from about.com's DIY Fashion section.





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