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Newt Scamander Costume Guide

How to Dress Like Newt Scamander [Photo: billybookcase]

Newton “Newt” Scamander is definitely one of the most adventurous characters in the Harry Potter franchise. The author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt is a skilled and inquisitive Magizooologist, a Hufflepuff, and an author whose research looks into all the bizarre and wonderful creatures of the wizarding world.

Newt’s Defense Against the Dark Arts instructor, Dumbledore, sees a lot of talent in Newt and even after the character’s expulsion from school, has faith in his innocence.

A Newt Scamander costume is a great way to bring a spark of magic to any cosplay convention, especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan.

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How to Dress Like Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts

Hair:

Newt has shaggy, curly ginger hair in a wild, unkempt yet classic look. You can get a similar-looking style by either dying your own hair and using hairspray to style it, or you can wear a ginger-colored cosplay wig.

Coat and Outfit:

Newt wears a slate blue tweed overcoat along with gray wool dress pants, a white dress shirt and an orange vest.

He also sometimes wears brown tweed dress pants, so if gray isn’t your color, you can switch things up a bit with a brown pair of pants instead. When buying a dress shirt, look for a button-up formal-looking one like Newt’s for a more authentic style.

Scarf, Bowtie and Suitcase:

Newt has quite a few accessories with him, including his Hufflepuff striped yellow scarf, his magic wand, his brown leather suitcase, his navy-blue bowtie and his brown work boots.

Get a plain pair of brown work boots, and lace them up tightly the way Newt does.

Search for the Hufflepuff scarf, the suitcase and the blue bowtie on retail websites and wholesale websites.

Wand:

Newt Scamander’s wand is a simple wooden wand made of timber. It has a look of being whittled, which fits Newt’s personality and love for his creatures.

You can find fake replica wands on Amazon or you can get some whittling materials to make your own replica of the Newt Scamander wand.

Pickett:

For an extra piece to your costume to make it stand out even more at your next party or convention, you’ll need Newt’s little sentient green stick insect friend, Pickett the Bowtruckle.

Pickett is often seen riding on Newt’s shoulder or in his pocket, and is one of his most dear companions, traveling with the young wizard all the way to New York and even helping him to break out of prison by picking the jail cell lock (hence Pickett’s given name).

You can buy a toy of Pickett online from most large retail websites, or you can use craft supplies like green pipe cleaners and paint to make one of your own.