McGonagall Costume

From her robe and wand to her hair and glasses, here are all the items you need for a Minerva McGonagall costume.

Are you looking for a Professor McGonagall costume? Then you are in luck because you can easily create one with just a few items, such as her hat, cape, wig, and wand.

The character of Minerva McGonagall serves as the head of Gryffindor house. The students all know that McGonagall is all business. It is a rare day for her to put up with the mischief that her students so often dole out.

Although strict, McGonagall loves and cares for the students of Hogwarts. She rarely shows the affection that she feels, but she did exactly that towards the end of the Harry Potter series. After being in hiding for the entire school year, Harry Potter showed up at Hogwarts in an effort to locate a horcrux. When McGonagall saw Harry, she told him that it was good to see him again.

Replica Costume

There is a replica of Professor McGonagall's lovely green robe. It is handmade and looks just like her outfit from the movies, right down to the hat and brooch.

This is a replica of Professor McGonagall's costume from the
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Robe And Dress

There are several green velvet robes that you can wear that will work quite well for your McGonagall costume. I recommend wearing a simple black dress with your robe, which fits with Professor McGonagall's prim and proper appearance.

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Robe Clasp

You can dress up your McGonagall outfit by adding a clasp to keep your cape closed. A clasp is functional, which I’m sure Professor McGonagall would appreciate, and it is also decorative in a way that she would approve of. My personal favorite clasp is the gryphon one, seen here, but be aware that it sometimes goes out of stock.

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It is common to see Professor McGonagall wearing a hat, which looks like your typical pointy witch's hat. You can choose a hat either with or without a feather, though I have found that it can be difficult to find the feathered hat in an adult size.

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Every witch and wizard gets a wand before entering their first year of wizard school. The wand that chose McGonagall was made from a fir tree and has the heartstring of a dragon at its core.

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McGonagall almost always wore her hair in a tight bun at the back of her head. If you do not have long hair, or if you do not know how to put your hair in a bun, then wear a wig to give your costume an authentic look. Or, you can use silver hairspray to temporarily turn your hair grey.

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As is true with several of the characters in J.K. Rowling’s stories, Professor McGonagall wears glasses. The frames of her glasses were oval with wire rims. Glasses like the pair worn by McGonagall are almost impossible to find but instead of going with oval rims you can wear rectangular ones and I doubt that anyone will know the difference. Benjamin Franklin glasses are a perfect choice because they are rectangular.

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Video Tribute For Professor McGonagall

This video is a loving look at Professor Minerva McGonagall.

Three Facts You Might Not Know About Minerva McGonagall

If you have not read the Harry Potter books and have only seen the movies then there are several things about Professor McGonagall that you do not know. Actually, some of the facts listed below were published by author J.K. Rowling after the complete series was finished, and can only found on the website

  • At one point during the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Professor McGonagall discussed the history of the Chamber of Secrets with her class. This was, however, a deviation from the book. During the book, Professor Binns (he was a teacher never mentioned in the movies who also happened to be a ghost) was the one who share the history of the Chamber of Secrets.
  • During her young, McGonagall fell in love with a man who was a Muggle (non-magical person). They were even engaged at one point, but McGonagall left him because he did not know there were witches and wizards, and she was fearful that he could not handle learning about her world.
  • Although McGonagall broke off her engagement, she remained true to him until his death by not marrying anyone else. He died after they had both grown old. After the death of her true love, McGonagall married a man who was older man than her, named Elphinstone Urquart. She had once worked for him during her time at the Ministry of Magic. They wed around the time that Harry Potter was two years old. McGonagall was quite happy with Urquart, but their marriage lasted for only three years before her husband died. He death was caused by a bite from a Venomous Tentacula plant. McGonagall never married again.

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