Instructions
Maroon and Gold are the colors of Gryffindor house, and you'll need to show them off on Ron'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.

Hair
Ron
has red hair, which is easy for most hair color types to dye. If you
have especially dark brown or black hair, this can be a little
difficult. You can try the spray-in hair color, but be forewarned that
it will rub off easily onto your clothes.

Wand
Carry
around a broken stick or a stick that has been broken and obviously
taped back together. A busted wand is a sure sign that you're playing
Ron Weasley.

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.

If you're going to be a more casual Ron, try to find a large red sweater and khaki pants.

Dirty sneakers will work for casual Ron.

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





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