There’s a choice of Bellatrix costume ideas, and all of them turn your daughter into a fearsome female Death Eater!
Let’s hear what she has to say to Harry:
“Potter, you cannot win against me! I was and am the Dark Lord’s most loyal servant, I learned the Dark Arts from him, and I know spells of such power that you, pathetic little boy, can never hope to compete…”
Oh dear! Poor Harry! This lady is strong, determined, and dressed in black, black, and more black – phew!
So just who is Bellatrix?
Bellatrix Lestrange, also known as Bella, was sorted into Slytherin House at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The colors of the house are green and silver and their emblem rightly features a snake. Most of the Slytherins are of pure blood and they seem to be shrewd and cunning with a sense of disregarding the rules.
Other Slytherins include Lucius and Draco Malfoy and Severus Snape, just to name a few. Bellatrix loyally served Lord Voldemort who was known as a very powerful Dark Wizard who was the adversary of Harry Potter since he killed Harry’s parents. He was also responsible for the scar on Harry’s forehead.
The role of Bellatrix Lestrange was played by Helena Bonham Carter, an English actress. She is a beautiful woman with unruly black hair who is portrayed in the Harry Potter series of stories as a pure-blood witch.
Eventually she became a Death Eater and was known as the most sadistic and dangerous of the group. She was imprisoned in Azkaban for her series of crimes but escaped to resume her tormenting. She set out to kill members of her family who were part of the Order of the Phoenix, and met her death in the Battle of Hogwarts when Molly Weasley killed her; however, she was the last standing of the Death Eaters in the final battle.
A classic Bellatrix costume
Bellatrix’s hair is incredible – long, thick, luxurious, piled on top of her head and flowing over her shoulders… I’m jealous!
You may need to use barettes or other hair clips to hold up the style – just make sure they are black and that any detail suits the character.
If your girl has long, black hair, you can most likely just backcomb it and make it look unruly. If not, a wig will make the character come alive.
Bellatrix clothing is black, but you can add a few silver touches if you like, or even some Slytherin green.
a black, full length, sleeveless flowing dress, to which you add a pair of long, lacy fingerless gloves in a fishnet or gothic style, plus a belt
a skirt/top combo: long black skirt, plus a victorian ruffle blouse with ruffly cuffs!
Add jewelry – a snakey necklace or brooch, a black and silver choker, or a silver skull pendant hanging from a black leather cord.
Bellatrix’s Azkaban costume
That movie shot of Bella standing in the ruins of Azkaban is pretty chilling. Clothed in dark gray/light gray striped convict dress, you could add dark metallic silver paper chains draped over her shoulders for effect.
Bella’s Death Eater costume
As a Death Eater, a Bellatrix costume should feature an evil looking mask, a long, black hooded dress with stitching connecting the lower part of long sleeves and a cummerbund around the waist. Black boots finish off the outfit.
Movie related costumes are fun to create and Harry Potter characters are beyond interesting. Many girls like the character of Bellatrix and wish to dress on the dark side of a good versus evil storylines.
If you don’t mind your daughter dressing like a beautiful, but sadistic lady with a touch of a personality disorder and complete loyalty to the Dark Lord, a Bellatrix costume might be for her! Don’t forget to explain the difference between reality and fantasy 🙂