Dumbledore Costume

From his hair and beard to his robes and wand, here are the items you need for a Dumbledore costume.

Want to dress up as Dumbledore for Halloween? It doesn’t matter if you want a Dumbledore costume that is complete, a Dumbledore beard and wig, or nothing more than the Headmaster’s hat, there are quite a few options for you.

Spoiler Warning – There are plot spoilers discussed in several places throughout this page.

For those who do not know, Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore graduated from Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as the most brilliant student to have ever attended. He later returned as a professor, then later was promoted to Headmaster, a position he held until his death.

Dumbledore was a wizard who was masterful at keeping secrets. Many of his most carefully hidden secrets came to light after he died. The secrets caused quite a few people to wonder if they had ever really known Dumbledore at all.

Harry Potter was arguably Dumbledore’s favorite student. The Headmaster felt a paternal bond with Harry, and looked after him in his own way. However, after he died and his secrets were exposed, Harry experienced doubt about Dumbledore. In the end, though, Harry understood that Dumbledore did what he did out of his deep respect for his students, and that he worked endlessly to defeat Lord Voldemort and the evil that was permeating the wizarding community.

As Harry set out on the path of destroying Lord Voldemort’s few remaining Horcruxes, Harry did so knowing that Dumbledore truly was a great man, despite his flaws. He never again doubted that Dumbledore was the greatest wizard in the magical world.


Replica Robe

This authentic replica robe is the only officially licensed Dumbledore costume that has been made. The robe is beautifully reproduced, and represents the robe worn by Dumbledore in the last batch of Harry Potter movies. It is exquisitely made from materials that are authentic to the movie robe. The robe, which includes the matching hat, is multi-layered, and has two wand pockets that are hidden inside the middle robe.

This robe goes in and out of stock. If you click on the link but don’t see any robes then it is currently unavailable.

Replica of Dumbledore's robe
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Wizard Robe

Not everyone will want to or can afford the above replica robe. For those of you who want even more choices for robes to wear for your own Dumbledore costume, click the image below to see all available wizard robes on Amazon. A traditional wizard costume will easily work for Hogwart’s favorite Headmaster.

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Hat

It was unusual to see Professor Dumbledore without a hat, therefore you should include one for your costume. There are several wizard hats available for purchase, but there are only two that are official Dumbledore hats. Click the image below to compare prices.

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Wig And Beard

Other than the above masks, there is no officially licensed wig or beard for Dumbledore, but that is not a problem. There are plenty of other wizard wigs and beards that will work just fine if you don’t want to wear a mask.

For a more authentic look, you can tie a string with a small bell around the beard, as Dumbledore did in the last batch of movies. Wig and beard sets that will work well include ones originally meant for Merlin and Gandalf costumes, other famous wizards.

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Glasses

Dumbledore wore half-moon glasses, but this style is often hard to find and go in and out of stock on Amazon. Because they are so hard to find I have included a link to three different types of glasses that can be used.

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Wand

Dumbledore was rarely seen without his wand. Fans of the Harry Potter series eventually learn that Dumbledore’s wand is no ordinary wand. It is the legendary and infamous Death Wand, also known by the name the Elder Wand.

This particular wand is legendary because it is the most powerful wand ever created. It is infamous because wizards are usually killed by those who wish to possess it. In the end, Harry Potter himself was the owner of the wand, and he made the decision to destroy it, much to the horror of his best friend, Ron Weasley.

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Fawkes The Phoenix

Fawkes is a phoenix, a bird that continually dies then is reborn in a fiery birth. This fantastical bird is almost never tamed as a pet, but Dumbledore managed to gain the trust of one. Fawkes came to the rescue of Harry Potter in The Chamber of Secrets. When Harry needed him most, he brought the Sorting Hat and Sword of Gryffindor to Harry, then flew Harry, Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley, and Professor Lockhart to safety.

Fawkes was loyal to Dumbledore, and stayed with him until the headmaster’s death. After Dumbledore’s death, Harry Potter saw Fawkes flying away, crying and lamenting his beloved master’s passing. Add authenticity to your costume by including Fawkes. Click the image below to compare prices and models of the phoenix.

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Want To See More?

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Video Tribute For Dumbledore

The following video is a wonderful tribute to Hogwart’s most gifted headmaster. It was made by a fan who clearly loved this character. I appreciate the fact that he includes both actors who played Dumbledore. However, I advise that you do not watch it if you haven’t yet finished reading or watching all the movies, since it does reveal major plot spoilers.

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