How to make a Professor Severus Snape costume

posted by Lana417 on (6 years, 11 months ago)

Who would have thought that the "greasy git" himself (according to Ron Weasely, Severus Snape could be such a good guy after all? One of the most misunderstood characters in the Harry Potter series, potions masterProfessor Snape served as a double-agent, working Voldemort from the inside while really helping his mentor Albus Dumbledore save Harry Potter and the rest of the wizarding world from evil.

Things You'll Need

  • mid-length black wig
  • scissors (optional)
  • pale foundation (cosmetics)
  • makeup sponge
  • blue eyeshadow
  • black eyeliner pencil
  • temporary snake tattoo
  • black nehru jacket or turtleneck
  • black robe
  • black pants
  • black shoes
  • wand (or long twig-branch)
  • book
  • potions vial

Putting together your Professor Severus Snape costume

Step 1: Begin applying your pale foundation to your face. Usually depicted as pale and stringy, Snape has a sallow complexion with a dab of yellow to it. You can get nice coverage that looks realistic with a makeup sponge.

Step 2: Apply a light bit of blue eyeshadow underneath your eyes to give them a haggard, bags-under-the-eyes effect. Being a Death Eater kinda takes its toll on a guy!

Step 3: Apply your fake tattoo of a snake to your inner forearm or draw your own Death Eater's mark, branding you as a servant of Voldemort.

Step 4: Put on your black nehru jacket or turtleneck. Any shirt with a high collar in black will do. Get on your black pants and shoes.

Step 5: Swing on a wizarding robe in black. A green and black Slytherin scarf is optional.

Step 6: Put on your shoulder-length black wig. If you can't find one that looks Snape-y enough, cut a longer black wig in a Snape-worthy style. Feel free to add a palmful of extra grease if you like!

Step 7: Grab your wand or a twig-branch sanded down.

Step 8: Add some more fun accessories like a potions vial or a heavy book full of spells.

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