How to make a Narcissa Malfoy (Harry Potter) costume

Wife to Lucius Malfoy and mother to Harry Potter‘s arch-nemesis, Draco Malfoy, Narcissa Black-Malfoy is the quintessential Slytherin mom. Although she seems as if she’s merely arm-candy to Lucius throughout much of the Harry Potter series, by the sixth book, “The Half-Blood Prince,” Narcissa plays a pivotal role along with her sister, Bellatrix Lestrange, in getting Hogwart’s potionmaster, Severus Snape to agree to an unbreakable vow to help her son, Draco, pull off an insurmountable task handed to him by the Dark Lord, himself, Voldemort.

Narcissa’s style in the movies is somewhat different from many of the other female characters, favoring a ‘40s style to her hair and clothing with a long, flared frock coat in Slytherin green and curled, two-tone hair.

Check out how to make your own classy and crafty Malfoy mum here:

##Things You’ll Need##

* Blonde 40s wig

* Dark brown magic marker

* Black boatneck dress (knee length)

* Long green frock coat or brocade coat

* Black pantyhose

* Black pumps

* Poison ring

* Wand

* Red lipstick

* Brown eyeliner

* Heavy foundation makeup

##Putting together your Narcissa Malfoy costume##

Step 1: Put on a curled blonde 40s wig. To get “Cissy”‘s two-toned effect, you will need a dark brown magic marker to add some heavy roots up top to Narcissa’s coiffure. The reappearance of the Dark Lord tends to make a gal neglect her roots!

Step 2: Put on a classy, black knee-length boatneck dress. Very Jackie O, if she were a darkside witch!

Step 3: Swing on a calf-length frock coat or brocade jacket or swing coat in a ’50s style in a deep shade of Slytherin green. This may be fairly easy to find something similar at a thrift, vintage, or consignment shop. (Plus, it’s a pretty nice style of coat to wear during colder months!)

Step 4: Put on a large poison ring, a Black family heirloom, perhaps.

Step 5: Put on a pair of sheer black pantyhose and a nice pair of black heels.

Step 6: Now it’s time for a bit of makeup! All of this Death Eater stuff and with her hubby thrown in Azkaban has taken it’s toll on Narcissa. You will want to apply heavy foundation for a “cakey” look to her complexion and use your light brown eyeliner pencil to lightly draw some crows feet and fine lines on your face. Don’t go overkill, but the foundation should help you be able to blend these lines well for a realistic effect.

Step 7: Line your eyes with brown eyeliner and add a bit of brown shadow sparingly to your top lids. Put on a bit of mascara and a coat of bright red lipstick.

Step 8: Grab a wand and prepare to whip up some motherly tears to enlist the aid of a certain potions master to help your boy avoid cheesing off old Voldie!

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