Part of what makes dressing up in costumes so fun is the fact that you can pretend to be anything, even something supernatural or magical. That’s why wizard costumes can be so much fun for people of all ages. Fans of fantasy and medieval stories especially love traditional wizard costumes, but wizard costumes can also revolve around modern stories and characters. Wizards by definition are any person who practices magic, which can include a mage, sorcerer, sorceress, warlock or witch. Wizards are common in mythology stories, folklore as well as modern role playing games, video games, movies and books.
Wizards are typically portrayed as wearing long robes and tall pointed hats and often times as old men. However some wizards wear hooded cloaks and can be very young. A wizard costume usually includes some kind of staff, rod, wand or magical item as a source of power. A typical Merlin style wizard costume is usually blue with white or silver stars, has a pointed hat and a beard. Of course it’s up to you what details and accessories to include in your wizard costume to make it unique.
Some of the most popular wizard costumes are inspired by books and movies, such as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Wizards like Gandalf and Harry Potter can be seen not just around Halloween, but at conventions and events meant to bring together fantasy fans. Wizard costumes can also be based on characters from video games like World of Warcraft or role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons.