In June, I’m going to the SLA (Schools Library Association) conference in Harrogate. As part of the festivities, there’s a Harry Potter celebration dinner with prizes for the best costumes. Dressing up isn’t my usual thing, but in this case, I’ve decided to go as Hagrid – here’s some musings about a costume!
Something like this, to start with!
- A pink umbrella (Hagrid hides his broken wand inside a pink umbrella)
- Some sort of boots
- A keyring and some keys – jailer type, as Hagrid’s the keeper of keys at Hogwarts
- Goggles (the first time Hagrid’s seen, he’s wearing goggles – I’ve excluded the possibility of a flying motorcycle…)
- A small baby doll with a lightening scar on his forehead (Hagrid’s holding the baby Harry the first time he’s seen)
- A lantern
- A baby dragon
- Possibly a (toy) crossbow!
- A magical creature or two.
- Possibly a Fang plush (although the official version is expensive, and it’s sitting down)
I’ve ordered the costume from Amazon – it comes without the beard and wig, so they need adding!
Update (2nd March – World Book Day!). The costume arrived today. It’s excellent, and miraculously fits perfectly. Very good quality, too. Available, incidentally, from Crazy Ladies Costumes at a quite reasonable price!
Update (10th March) – Wig, from the same company as above, and beard (generic Chinese maker, via. Amazon!) arrived. Put them together, and they look pretty good, and pretty Hagridly!