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Hermione Granger Costume
(Who is Hermione Granger? She is the girl in the Harry Potter movies)
I started with a generic black halloween costume that I got at a thrift store for $4.99 and a fleece scarf.
I removed the hood and cut part way down the front of the “robe”. I kind of made binding using the fleece scarf and covered my raw edges with that, which also added the Gryffindor-burgundy colour to the robe. I added buttons to try to create the illusion that this was holding the robe closed. I also printed out a Gryffindor crest onto a piece of iron-on transfer paper and created a patch with that. When my daughter tried it on, the sleeves were super short so together we decided to add some burgundy fleece to the sleeves for length, even though real Gryffindor robes don’t have colour on the sleeves. I wanted to add a strip to the bottom as well to just finish off the costume, but naturally, the store has no more scarves of that colour.