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Fashion Inspired by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

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Fashion from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

A few weeks ago, the seventh installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, hit movie theaters around the world. The movie, based on the book, features the exploits of wizard friends Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. My last post dealt with Hermione Granger’s practical style, but there are so many other characters in the film with distinct styles worth featuring.

In this post, I’ll show you how to emulate the styles of Ginny Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Bellatrix Lestrange, Fleur Delacour, Dolores Umbridge, and, of course, Harry Potter. Whether you’re planning your costume for the final midnight premiere this summer (sob!) or just want to get some new fashion ideas, these outfits will add a bit of magic to your day.

1. Ginny Weasley

ginny weasley
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3.

Ginny Weasley, Ron’s younger sister and Harry Potter’s girlfriend, is a strong, fearless redhead who is a loyal friend to all. Ginny’s style is classic – she favors well-cut silhouettes in solid colors and always completes her look with a sleek, straight hairstyle. I particularly like the knotted half-updo she sported on the day of Bill and Fleur’s wedding, shown above. She paired this hairstyle with a timeless cocktail dress that had a sheer overlay and embellished trim.

To recreate Ginny’s wedding look, I started with an LBD with a sheer top just like Ginny’s. Keep the outfit simple and classic by choosing accessories in the same color family that have interesting details, like the diamond-patterned tights and lace flats. Sparkly jewelry adds interest, and a ruffled barrette looks great tucked into a chignon or used to clip hair to the side like Ginny does in the third photo.

Outfit inspired by Ginny Weasley's style in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Product Information: Earrings- Forever 21, Flats- Asos, Dress- ModCloth, Barrette- Tarina Tarantino, Tights- Miss Selfridge, Ring- Forever 21.

2. Luna Lovegood

luna lovegood
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3.

Luna, daughter of the editor of the newspaper, The Quibbler, may have her head in the clouds, but is always a faithful friend no matter what. Luna has a very bohemian, artsy style influenced partly by her father’s hippie look. She wears bright colors like yellow and pink throughout most of the movie, contrasting with its otherwise dark and gloomy palette. Even though it’s not from this particular movie, I love her Christmas ball look (above right) and think it portrays her curious spirit so well that I included it.

For a look like Luna’s, start with a floral-embroidered top tucked into a comfy corduroy skirt and over-the-knee socks. Add whimsy with a peacock feather hair clip and animal-influenced jewelry that reflects Luna’s love of nature. Quirky red-laced boots and a bright yellow coat add pops of color.

Outfit inspired by Luna Lovegood's style in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Product Information: Jacket- ModCloth, Socks- ModCloth, Skirt- Old Navy, Top- ModCloth, Hair Clip- Forever 21, Fox Bracelet- ModCloth, Owl Necklace- ModCloth, Boots- Fred Flare.

3. Bellatrix Lestrange

bellatrix lestrange
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3.

Death Eater Bellatrix is one of bad-guy Voldemort’s most trusted followers. The pale, dark-haired, fanatical witch almost always wears black with pops of deep purple and crimson. Bellatrix’s staple pieces are black maxi-skirts and lace-up boots.

If you’d like to become a Death Eater yourself (or just dress like one), pair a lace maxi-skirt and boots with a black tank, purple fabric belt, and long ebony coat. Ghoulish accessories like a skull barrette and red-eyed snake ring are reminiscent of the Dark Mark, Voldemort’s symbol. Dark red lipstick adds a final deathly touch.

Outfit inspired by Bellatrix Lestrange's style in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Product Information: Boots- Forever 21, Belt- Net-a-Porter, Snake Ring- Amazon, Tank- Old Navy, Skirt- Forever 21, Coat- Forever 21, Lipstick- Beauty Encounter, Hair Clip- Tarina Tarantino.

4. Fleur Delacour

fleur delacour
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3.

Fleur Delacour is a French witch from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic who first came to Hogwarts during Book 4 to compete in the Triwizard Tournament. The beautiful, slightly haughty Fleur marries Ron’s brother Bill in this film, wearing a ruffled wedding dress with a lace phoenix design. (Her gown made headlines when critics branded it a knock off of Alexander McQueen’s famous peacock dress.) In all the films she appears in, Fleur is almost always depicted wearing various shades of blue.

To get Fleur’s look, try a light blue dress with a navy blue velvet blazer and military jacket similar to the one Fleur wears when disguised as Harry (above right). Add dainty accessories like chandelier earrings, lace tights, and Victorian-inspired boots. Finally, a navy blue fedora is also much more wearable than Fleur’s powder blue one, and looks just as chic.

Outfit inspired by Fleur Delacour's style in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Product Information: Coat- Urban Outfitters, Boots- ModCloth, Dress- ModCloth, Earrings- Miss Selfridge, Blazer- Amazon, Fedora- Yes Style, Tights- Anthropologie.

5. Dolores Umbridge

dolores umbridge
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3.

Don’t let her love of china, cats, and all things pink fool you – Dolores Umbridge is one of the series’ most vicious villains. She works at the Ministry of Magic and was both a professor and Headmistress at Hogwarts, much to the dismay of the students.

When creating Dolores’ look, I stuck to a palette of pinks and found a dress to reflect her love of tweed. A classic cardigan, beaded earrings, and teacup necklace keep the look ironically proper. To add a bit of fun and make such a refined ensemble wearable for college, finish off with floral tights, a baby pink infinity scarf, and gray leather heels.

Outfit inspired by Dolores Umbridge's style in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Product Information: Earrings- Rachel Zoe for QVC, Scarf- ModCloth, Tights- Miss Selfridge, Dress- ModCloth, Necklace- ModCloth, Cardigan- ModCloth, Heels- ShopRuche.

…and Harry Potter!

harry potter
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3.

Harry’s look has changed over the years as he’s gotten older and begun to experience the stresses of both adulthood and battling Voldemort full-time. The intelligent wizard bravely deals with the loss of loved ones around him as he fights to defeat evil and protect his cherished friends.

In The Deathly Hallows, Harry sports many gray and blue items, as well as classic layers and well-cut basics. To emulate his look, wear a striped tee with a menswear-inspired vest and chunky grandpa cardigan. Brown pants tucked into gray lace-up boots are comfy enough for any adventure, and the gold ring reminds me of the golden snitch Dumbledore left Harry in his will. Of course, you can’t forget Harry’s iconic wire-rimmed glasses as the finishing touch!

Outfit inspired by Harry Potter's style in The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Product Information: Ring- Forever 21, Vest- Urban Outfitters, Glasses- Entertainment Earth, Cardigan- Urban Outfitters, Boots- Forever 21, Pants- Urban Outfitters, Striped Tee- Madewell.

What do you think?

Are you a fan of any of the characters’ styles listed above? Are there any other Harry Potter characters whose styles you love? How do you use movies and books to inspire your fashion choices? Let me know with your comments!

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63 Responses to “Fashion Inspired by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I”

  1. 1
    December 10th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I kind of wish you had done Hermione instead of Bellatrix or Umbridge, but otherwise I love everything here!! great job, I think Ginny’s dress is my favorite.

  2. 2
    December 10th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Just FYI, The Quibbler isn’t the Hogwarts paper; it’s more like a paper that publishes conspiracy theories and other really eccentric things that probably aren’t true or don’t exist. Like the National Enquirer but more benign.

    Similarly, Luna isn’t the editor; her father is.

  3. 3
    December 10th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Ahh, anon I noticed that too! The Quibbler’s a tabloid run by her father.

    I am in love with all of Luna’s pieces. They are so quirky and unique just like the character.

    I also really like all the items you picked out for Harry! I would wear all of them– except for the glasses haha

    Good job, Megan!

  4. 4
    December 10th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Christy: I did a whole post on Hermoine’s fashion- you can find it here!
    http://www.collegefashion.net/inspiration/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-fashion-inspired-by-hermione-granger/

    Anon: You are right, I didn’t realize I made that mistake! Thank you.

  5. 5
    December 10th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I cannot get enough of Harry Potter lately, so I’m really happy you wrote this article! And thank you for including some villains as well, because, despite being such horrible people, they are really intriguing characters.

  6. 6
    December 10th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve never read the books or seen the movies, but I love the look inspired by Harry! Great job! :)

  7. 7
    December 10th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    BEST POST EVER!!
    I love Umbridge’s outfit the best- it’s spot on!

  8. 8
    December 10th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Hey, i would love it if you could do an outfit inspired by ron. i know its kind of weird but i mean you did harry so why not ron. Also i know you already did hermione in another post but it would be cool if maybe you did a post of outfits inspired by emma watson. I love her style and would really love some help in the inspirational department. Thanks. xoxox

  9. 9
    December 10th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    He Who Must Not Be Named!!
    You don’t want him to find you, do you?? :P
    Also I absolutely adore Bellatrix – she’s one of the most intriguing characters – so thank you for including her!

  10. 10
    December 10th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Luna’s second outfit is my fave…I love everything about it, but I’m especially digging the boots w/ red laces…and that price ($70) can’t be beat!

  11. 11
    December 10th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    These looks are perfect! I’m really loving Ginny’s–I think it’d be great for NYE!

  12. 12
    December 10th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    the outfit inspired by harry is my favourite! hahah.

  13. 13
    December 10th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I loved your Hermione post, so I was super excited to see this one. Love the Luna clothes!

  14. 14
    December 10th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    i love this post :) i really liked ginny’s dress in the movie, so im glad you featured a similar dress :) and it’s great how you could turn harry’s style into a something a girl could wear :D

  15. 15
    December 10th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I love this whole entire post, and I especially loved your look for Harry! =) This is making me become a Harry Potter fanatic all over again!

  16. 16
    December 10th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Amazing post! I love HP so much. My fave outfit is definitely Luna’s. Everything about it is wonderful!

  17. 17
    December 10th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I LOVE this site, its my homepage and visit it almost obsessively, and although I never actually comment on any of the posts, I feel like I MUST for this– this is PERFECT. Best post ever :)

  18. 18
    December 10th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I am so glad to see a bit on Luna’s style! I have to admit that I don’t think the silhouettes are whimsical enough– I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I know when I read the books I definitely didn’t see her in such tailored/classically shaped pieces. Love the colors though!

  19. 19
    December 11th, 2010 at 2:46 am

    I love this! Thank you!
    PS. I’d love someone to do Ginny’s day-to-day style.. Thanks :)

  20. 20
    December 11th, 2010 at 7:14 am

    aaah u did HP yaay my favorite post!

  21. 21
    December 11th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Ginny and Fleur are my absolute favorites. All the looks from the wedding scenes were stunning: Hermione’s red dress was divine and Ginny’s was really chic. Also shall we talk about Fleur’s wedding gown? Fabulous. Seriously I need something like this when I’ll tie the knot.
    I also admire Luna’s look even though I would never be able to show off such an unique style.

  22. 22
    December 11th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    The Umbridge outfit is PERFECT.

  23. 23
    December 11th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Love the post! All the outfits were spot on (especially Umbridge’s and Luna’s) and I really enjoyed seeing villans included as well. I’d love to see a article analyzing Ron and Harry’s styles in the film, like the one done for Hermoine which was brilliant.

  24. 24
    December 11th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I think that the Luna and Umbridge outfits were perfect, but I think that the Ginny outfit was lacking.

  25. 25
    December 11th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I was so excited to see this post, especially after the amazing Hermione one!

    I am in love with the Ginny outfit. The dress is so cute. The hair clip, earrings, and the tights are gorgeous.

    Though I wouldn’t wear Luna’s outfit, it was spot on.

    Bellatrix’s outfit was a little too costume-y for me.

    I am in love with Fleur’s outfit. The hat is the cherry on top–its perfect. I am in love with every bit of this outfit.

    The Dolores-inspired outfit was spot on as well. I am super girly so that outfit was definitely up my alley.

    I thought you did a good job with the Harry-inspired outfit too.

  26. 26
    December 11th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Love the Midnight Dress from Modcloth! Definitely one of my favourites this season… heading over there to order it right now… :)

  27. 27
    December 11th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I love you for this!
    And especially because you actually used Harry as an inspiration – that outfit definitely appeals to me the most. Overall, I feel like we forget to look at men for fashion inspiration.

    As for other inspirational characters: While reading the books, I always imagined Fred, George and Nymphadora Tonks to dress really rocker-y and cool.

  28. 28
    December 11th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I love this! Luna’s is spot on, but Bella’s is a little to costumey for my taste (wore something like this when I saw the movie though).

  29. 29
    December 11th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    You did a really good job with this!

  30. 30
    December 12th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I would really like to see fashion inspired outfits from “Burlesque” and possibly from Bratz (any kind). Sure they’re dolls, but their fashion style is mad! I’m a totally fan! And maybe something from Shrek!

  31. 31
    December 12th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    LUNA! Love the outfits by her, my favourite character! LOVE the Fleur and Harry one too!

  32. 32
    December 13th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I love Harry’s, it’s awesome the way it’s still his style but with clothes that would work on girls :)

    Please do one wih Ron as an inspiration, he feels left out xD His style is pretty cool and also, it would be so great to get ideas on where to buy something similar to Weasley jumpers xD

  33. 33
    December 29th, 2010 at 12:55 am

    Fleur and Umbridge were my fav!!!!

  34. 34
    July 12th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    How bout doing some Harry Potter inspired fashion for guys!!!!

    You could do Ron, Harry, Draco, Weasley Twins!!

  35. 35
    July 13th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    These looks are brilliant and really remind me of the characters. This post is excellent. I love it, keep it up! (Maybe you could do a post after the last movie comes out?)

  36. 36
    July 21st, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Lovely! i absolutely adore the outfits…! maybe you could consider making a casual look for the characters, possibly?
    AMAZING!

  37. 37
    August 8th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Hello there! Awesome article, but I feel that you should know that someone has copied your article and is taking credit for it.

    Her name is Chriselle Lim, and she has just made a Harry Potter fashion video using quite a few of your sentences right down to every last word. Not sure if you find this a big deal, but I’ll link the video, anyway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cyJzj3xteY

  38. 38
    August 9th, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Ah =( I truly hope you look at the comment above because it is right. There is no credit to your article whatsoever either. This is a wonderful piece in honor of HP and I hate to see someone else claim your ideas as her own.

  39. 39
    August 9th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Natalie & Rin – Thank you! We are looking in to this – it’s definitely copyright infringement and isn’t OK with us since we weren’t credited in any way and they never asked our permission. Thanks again for the tip.

  40. 40
    August 9th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I absolutely loved this article, but there’s someone who’s stealing your work. I’m pretty sure you wanna check that video. The girl is called Chriselle Lim.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cyJzj3xteY&feature=feedu

  41. 41
    August 9th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I second Brenda’s comment. Chriselle stole some of the things you wrote, almost word for word. It’s really pathetic. And she’s been deleting comments that people have made calling her out on it, because she doesn’t wanna get caught. I wish there was something we could do.

  42. 42
    August 9th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Just to update you guys, we’ve filed a copyright infringement claim with Youtube, so we’re hoping they’ll respond soon and either take down the video or at least give us a credit. Thank you guys for all your support – it means a lot to us to see our readers sticking up for us!

  43. 43
    August 10th, 2011 at 3:58 am

    I feel like you guys are attacking Chriselle Lim. She made a mistake and apologized for it, but many of you and die hard Potter fans keep taking shots at her. What she did was wrong, but bullying is wrong too.

  44. 44
    August 10th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    In response to Alec, it’s hardly bullying. In any other circumstances, business world to academia, she would have lost her job and future in the profession. It is something we all learn, stealing intellectual property is not cool even if you’re doing it behind a camera/screen. Saying you “forgot” does not sweep the problem under the rug. The fact that she deleted comments showed that she’s not sorry and she didn’t forget.

  45. 45
    August 11th, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Hey guys, thank you for supporting my writing! I really appreciate it and am glad you all agree that plagiarism is never okay.

  46. 46
    August 12th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    To Maddy, I understand trust me. I wanted to be a journalist for a while and I know the trouble’s of plagiarism. But she owned up, she said sorry and posted the link to this site. But, people are still “dogging” her. Saying rude things and commenting on things that aren’t related to what happened. Calling her dumb,ugly,”I hated your make up anyways” etc How is that right, how is that not bullying? If she plagiarized for a job. Yes,she might have been fired or put on probation. But her boss wouldn’t be saying derogatory things. It seems like over night she went from a kind hearted make up artist. To a cold blooded scam hound. See my disposition?

  47. 47
    October 8th, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Wow, but what about Hermione? :) xx

  48. 48
    June 21st, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Where is Hermione :(

  49. 49
    July 22nd, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Ginny is my favorite Character and in my opinion is the Ginny Outfit perfect *-*

  50. 50
    May 26th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    No Ron? Awwww. That’s okay because I liked Harry’s. ;)

  51. 51
    August 9th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I am IN LOVE with fleur’s shoes but I can’t seem to find them, obviously because this was from a long time ago but is there anywhere you think I could find them now?

  52. 52
    August 18th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Loving this post! I I would love to dress like Dolores! Hhehe

  53. 53
    March 23rd, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Love Luna’s outfit! It actually reminds me of the way my best friend dresses, just not quite so colorful. Although if you could update it the would be great, Hermione’s needs to be in there! Love Luna’s!

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