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Halloween at Hogwarts

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Halloween is nearly upon us and with a second grader fully entrenched in the Harry Potter series, I needed to figure out a Hermione Granger halloween costume ASAP. 

Halloween is nearly upon us and with a second grader fully entrenched in the Harry Potter series, I needed to figure out a Hermione Granger halloween costume ASAP. 

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Lucky for me I had to look no further than Clever Charlotte's Raven and Orchid Patterns! I used a modified Raven Hoodie to create the Hogwarts Cape, similar to a cape I made and blogged about a few years back. In addition to the modifications outlined in the previous blog post, I added a 2"center back pleat to add fullness to the garment. This was super easy to accomplish by adjusting the layout of the center back pattern piece 1" away from the fold. 

I added patch pockets inside and out to store ingredients for special potions and a magic wand. Our "wand" happens to be a chopstick, but Evelyn is excellent at making magic with it. I purchased the Griffindor patch on Etsy.com to complete the cape. 

I added patch pockets inside and out to store ingredients for special potions and a magic wand. Our "wand" happens to be a chopstick, but Evelyn is excellent at making magic with it. I purchased the Griffindor patch on Etsy.com to complete the cape. 

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Making the skirt for the costume required no modifications to the Orchid Skirt Pattern. While Hermione's costume in the movies is much more heavily pleated, I thought the Orchid was close enough. 

I found the men's tie on amazon.com and tailored it to fit her small frame. Really, though, this was unnecessary as so much of it is hidden by her cardigan sweater. 

I found the men's tie on amazon.com and tailored it to fit her small frame. Really, though, this was unnecessary as so much of it is hidden by her cardigan sweater. 

My little Hermione couldn't me more pleased with how the costume turned out and can't wait to hit the streets on the 31st!  Happy halloween!

My little Hermione couldn't me more pleased with how the costume turned out and can't wait to hit the streets on the 31st!  Happy halloween!