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How-To Draco Malfoy Costume

Make a Draco Malfoy Costume

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He's not only a mischievous bully, he's also the son of a Death Eater. Draco Malfoy is everyone's favorite bad boy. Learn how to make a Draco Malfoy costume.
How-To Draco Malfoy Costume

How-To Draco Malfoy Costume

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Green and silver are the colors of Slytherin house, and you'll need to show them off on Draco's tie, scarf and robe.

Slytherin Scarf
Make a Slytherin scarf by crocheting, knitting or felting. Note that the knit scarf pattern has thick blocks of color instead of the thin lines of the Gryffindor scarf that the older students wear.

Slytherin Tie
Start out with a green (compare prices) tie. You will need to use a silver enamel paint that you would use to paint a model car. Fabric paint will puff up too much for this step, and the silver enamel paint will nicely soak into the tie for a more natural look.

I suggest placing a ruler against your brush while you work to get the straightest lines. Make two thick lines, then skip an inch and make a very thin line. Skip another inch and repeat this pattern.

The Slytherin Robes Make your own Slytherin Robe in any size. I takes just minutes with this easy tutorial:

The 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.

Or, try this easy pencil wand for kids. You can also spring for a toy Harry Potter wand (compare prices).

The Hair
Draco wears his platinum blond locks cut straight across above the ears. This is typically known as the 'bowl cut' because it can be achieved by sticking a bowl on the top of your head and cutting right around it. For a younger Malfoy look, slick the hair back to the left side. To be an older Malfoy, style the bangs with a just bit of gel to create a slight part at the center of the forehead, but leave the bangs to hang almost in your eyes.

If you don't have the right hair color, you'll need to spring for a cheap wig or even bleach your hair. If you have especially dark hair then it's going to be very difficult to get such a white-yellow color with any kind of hair dye. I suggest spending the ten bucks on a wig instead because bleach can be very hard on your hair.

The Clothes
Look in a few local thrift shops for these simple elements. Find a white button-down shirt and a black or gray vest to wear over it. Wear a pair of black slacks and black dress shoes.

Fact: Did you know that there is a dinosaur named after Draco Malfoy?

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