You know who has a lot of wizard hats and wizard beards but no wizard robes? Me! So, if you want to be a wizard for Halloween, I might be able to help you out, but you’ll need to BYOR. Alternately, you could go online and buy a wizard costume in a bag. Here are my thoughts on a few of those:
Pretty bold to call this costume “Grand Wizard quality,” isn’t it? Everyone knows Grand Wizards are very picky about their robes.
The costume itself is pretty good, at first glance, but when you look more closely, you’ll see that it doesn’t come with the beard, staff, gloves, or shoes. The gloves and shoes not being included is a good thing, though. Who chose those elf shoes for this photoshoot, and since when do wizards wear murder gloves? Why is the model in the photo making that “Hey, don’t blame me, I just got here!” expression? This costume raises too many questions.
Is “theatrical quality” better than “Grand Wizard quality”? I don’t know. This is a pretty cool, unconventional wizard costume, though I never like to see “Crystal ball not included” in a product description.
Watch out, though, because going to a Halloween party as a wizard without a pointy hat is like going as the gray Incredible Hulk or a historically accurate* Jesus: people may think you are too cool for school. Pointy hats add an essential dash of whimsy to the wizard stew.
*Well, you know. “Accurate.”
If you’re gonna be a specific, famous wizard, you could do much worse than Gandalf! It’s a classic wizard look, except maybe for that European man-purse. I would like to imagine that Gandalf can carry anything he needs in his magic hat.
This costume also does not include the beard! This is a disturbing trend, and I do not approve. Though I suppose it saves a little money for guys with huge white beards who want to be Gandalf for Halloween. No reason to pay for what you already have.
What the hell is this? Get it out of my face. That’s not a wizard. If you want to be a wizard for Halloween, and then you pick this costume, you need a time out. Sorry.