DIY Dobby the House Elf baby costume, a Harry Potter Costume - Sisters, What!

DIY Dobby the House Elf baby costume, a Harry Potter Costume

Harry Potter is such a magical book full of so many magical characters that can be dressed up in during all ages of life. This Dobby costume is such an easy halloween costume or cosplay character to dress your little baby in. It works for any age of baby. Follow easy tutorial below. 

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Dobby the house elf costume Harry Potter
In case you haven't realized it, we love Harry Potter around here. I can't help it really, I grew up with the books coming out. I was a Sophomore in college when The Deathly Hallows came out and it was a bitter/sweet moment. It was the first and last book that I looked forward to with so much anticipation. 

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And so for Halloween, it was only fitting that I pass on my love of Harry Potter to my kids. Thus, baby sweet cheeks was Dobby the house elf. He was only 4 months old and he made the cutest little elf. Seriously, just look at that smile. He was the perfect age to be a little wizarding elf because he couldn't take the hat off and he smiled so much. 

Dobby the house elf costume
And he wasn't the last baby to be dressed in a Harry Potter costume, you can find our little girl as Hermione Granger little Witch and also this baby grown up later became a Hogwarts Express train Conductor. Ok he just wanted to be  train, but I made him a Hogwarts express train because, why not? If you make this costume, please tag me, i'd really love to see any of your Harry Potter creations. 

DIY Dobby the House Elf Baby Harry Potter Costume


-  nylons
- hot glue or a sewing machine
- an old pillowcase or cream fabric

Step 1: Cut Ears

Basically I eyeballed a shape of what looked like Dobby's ears (pretty similiar to Yoda ears). Then I cut for felt pieces (two felt pieces for each ear)

Step 2: Sew

I then sewed them together with ear contour lines in the middle. 

Step 3:

 I then measured my baby's head. Then I took the waist part of some old nylons and cut two half circles from the nylons (see below).

Step 4:

Take your bottom piece of your hat and lay it down right side up. Then place your ears inside of the hat so the edge of the inner part of the ear is touching the edge of hat. Then place on top of ears the top part of hat, right side touching the ears. Then sew around edges except the bottom. And your done!
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If you ever make a Dobby the house costume PLEASE tag me @sisterswhat on social media or send me an email. I'd really love to see it. And make sure you check out some of our other past Harry Potter posts. We have so many good stuff. 

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  1. What a precious little one! Looks like he enjoyed dressing up and posing for you! :)

  2. I am currently reading the first Harry Potter to my girls, ages 4 and 6. I see a Harry Potter wand in their future. Too bad I didn't think of Dobby when they were babies.

    1. I can't wait to read them to my little boys. My 3 year old has seen the first movie and already loves it, but he still is a little to young to appreciate me reading to him.

  3. This is too cute! I love Harry Potter. I don't think my 4 or 8 year old would let me dress them up like this, but it is so, so fun! (And what a little cutie you have!)


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