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Scream your leafy lungs out with this questionable Mandrake cosplay from Harry Potter

Mandrake costume

How To Dress Like a Mandrake

The Mandrake has to be one of the most disturbing mythical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. Sure, it has incredible healing properties but does it really have to be made out of the stuff of nightmares?

If you’re looking for a truly unique and funny Harry Potter costume idea then this could be the one for you. Perfect for men and women or even families looking for an adorable outfit for their baby. This is everything you need to make your own disturbing Mandrake costume.


Baby Mandrake (Harry Potter) DIY costume guide

1. FLOWER POT – A Mandrake might not be the coolest Harry Potter character in the world, but you can’t deny it has a certain comedic impact. Not least thanks to this adult-human-sized flowerpot. All you need to do now is print out your own Mandrake label and stick it to your pot.

2. VINES – This pack comes with 8 fake vines made specifically for leafy cosplays such as this one. Wrap a few around your arms and body and watch your abominable Mandrake creation come to life.

3. TRACKSUIT – Don a matching pair of brown trousers and a hoodie and now you’re really starting to look like a human-sized plant come to life.

4. HEADBAND – Because you are a healthy growing plant you are going to need some majestic branches sprouting from your trunk.

5. FOOTWEAR – Finally, add a pair of brown shoes and your Mandrake outfit is ready to go!

What is a Mandrake?

A Mandrake is a magical plant with powerful restorative abilities. In their infancy, Mandrakes have roots that eerily resemble a small human-like figure. While coveted for their healing powers, Manrakes are also incredibly dangerous with a scream that can kill a human when not wearing proper ear protection.

So powerful is a Mandrake that it can reverse the effects of certification, brought on by the gaze of the deadly basilisk.

In “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, Professor Pomona Sprout, the Herbology teacher at Hogwarts, assigns her students the difficult task of repotting Mandrakes as part of their studies.  

More DIY 'Mandrake' Costume Ideas

Believe it or not, the Mandrake is actually a pretty popular costume option for men, women and babies, who we imagine didn’t have too much say in the matter.

Our Mandrake guide is geared towards adults but it can be easily adapted to suit any Harry Potter fan, no matter your age.

Still not convinced? Check out some of our favorite, and frankly hilarious DIY costumes from Pinterest for even more inspiration!