Costume :Nymphadora Tonks
Variant :Original Design
Source :Harry Potter
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo Feb 2010

Costume Photos

I'm dead clumsy...

Young Auror

I did not just fall down this tree...

Eek, this isn't clever...

Portrait Shot

I did not just fall backwards...

I have a wand?

I love this photo

Wait, I WILL figure this out...

Genuine Fear


Just chilling


Costume Information

Cost : £127
Time Taken : 3 months on and off

I ADORE Tonks (and dislike her for a spoilerific reason), she's really cool and I reckon she'd be a lot of fun to cosplay. She is probably my favourite Harry Potter female (at least, in the 5th book) and I like how she talks =D

I say original... but I basically mean not the film version. I'm going to do the version at the end of 'Order of the Phoenix' except possibly with a robe as well, to make it a little more creative. Just a quick note, I LIKE the film version, but it’s not how I imagine Tonks… or what I want to do for her.

Most people see Tonks as Punk... however I never really saw her as a Punk. I just saw her with pink spiky hair XD So I'll be having a mostly natural face if I cosplay her as I don’t really want to wear dark make up, I don’t think it suits Tonks.

Aside from the cloak getting in the way a bit when taking photos/dancing, this costume is my comfiest. I love it to pices. It's probably my least recognised but I don't mind, it's so much fun to wear. Now I just REALLY NEED A WAND.

Worn at:
Midlands Expo 2010
KitaCon II
KitaCon IV


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Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my James costume ^__^! Wah Tonks is such an under-rated character, can't wait to see this!! :D

by Ino on Saturday, 29 August, 2009 - 20:50
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TONKS~! *Squee!* X3

by sarmander on Saturday, 29 August, 2009 - 21:34
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Love the wig dude 8D

by Mungojerrie on Saturday, 14 November, 2009 - 17:42
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Coolies. Tonks is a really cool character. Looking forward to seeing.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 23 November, 2009 - 07:17
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dog sneeking in the shot is very cute XD you look radical XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 20 December, 2009 - 10:09
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:D i can't wait to see more of this~
Yay Tonks!!
Lmao i really need to start reading the last book >_<

by Enchanting_ELK on Wednesday, 27 January, 2010 - 23:09
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READ THE LAST BOOK! It's totally amazing =D Then again, I would say that since I am a HUGE HP fan.
And whooo for another Tonks fan *smooshes*
I'm still working on it at the moment (despite lack of evidence in journal or pictures), it shoud be finished my February Expo =)

by MadameLapin on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 20:05
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XD I SHALL! At some point xP I scared someone sees me reading and tells me the ending.. except i think i know now anyway -_- i don't know how it happens tho, lol. I'm trying to forget what people said to me so i can.. well, forget it of course! XD

Haha, well Tonks is freakin awesome so of course she should have a lot of fans ;D

omg awesome! ^_^ well i'm going to that as Amu Hinamori so I shall hopefully see you there! :D

by Enchanting_ELK on Thursday, 28 January, 2010 - 23:59
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Well... green space monkeys... hard to forget really xD (Lawl, I wish that could have happened). Yes, read it fast! I always read the books quickly so no one ruined them.
Whooooooo! Yes, she is os loveable. Such a strong charatcer too. Plus, she generally goes for a punk look... she just DEFINES awesome.
Yes, hopefully I shall! If you see me come and say hi and let me know who you are (I may need a bit of prompting... I'm hopeless with names).

by MadameLapin on Friday, 29 January, 2010 - 00:06
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OMG! I absolutely love your cloak!!! 8D

by Mungojerrie on Friday, 19 February, 2010 - 19:21
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I loved your cloak!! 8D
I could spot you from a mile away every time I saw you!! 8D

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 15:19
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Love love LOVE your Tonks, definatly did her justice, I think this is how most people imagine her. Was fun meeting you! : D

by HotshotShan on Sunday, 21 February, 2010 - 23:08
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I haz a photo of you >P I shall show u it when i upload them all ^_^'
I loved your epic cloak!! So shiney and soft x3 and great for abducting people, lmao xP

Waaah I wish I had met the celebs Dx I didn't know when they were gunna be at the tables D'x

by Enchanting_ELK on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 21:56
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OMG HI YOU! Sorry I was blank for a moment when I met you (told you I'd need prompting xD)
Oooooh! Thank you! I can't wait to see it! Thank you for taking a photo of me!
Hahahaha, indeed, I was like "SWOOSH" on many people and they were never seen again ;D You were lucky.
We just met Neville at the end of te day =0 We were so lucky, he was hanging by the Tardis and we were like "HOMG IT'S MATTHEW LEWIS, PHOTO!" he was lovely.
Thank you for all your really lovely words <3

by MadameLapin on Monday, 22 February, 2010 - 23:29
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haha :P that's ok xP I was a bit like that too with some people. Well, mainly with the people who I knew( for another cosplay on here xD ) but didn't know their cosplay they were wearing so was a bit blank XD I had a lot of people to meet so yeah xP hard to remember everyone.

Haha, no problem~ I've uploaded it, so once it's on photobucket or DA I'll give u teh link XD
hahaha xD

oh wow, that's awesome! 8D lol.
You're very welcome~! :D

by Enchanting_ELK on Tuesday, 23 February, 2010 - 15:03
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Aha! I remember you 8D

by RanmaSyaoran on Saturday, 27 February, 2010 - 00:50

It was a great cosplay to see, crazy pink is so your shade ^.-

by Pocketdreams on Friday, 2 April, 2010 - 16:16
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Hahahaha, I'm glad you think so! I wasn't sure it looked good on me to begin with. But I'm glad you think that <3

by MadameLapin on Saturday, 3 April, 2010 - 19:58
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Cute Tonks is CUTE!!!! I still need to send you over your pictures I'm so sorry hun, almost edited all of them now ^w^

by Littlegeeky on Monday, 5 April, 2010 - 00:58
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HOW HAVE I NOT COMMENTED THIS obv I love your Tonks. She suits you so much!

by Crazedteensie on Monday, 5 April, 2010 - 16:21
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I love this ^_^ I love Tonks anyway but you did such a cool interpretation!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 23:30
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You make a great Tonks! 8D Awesome interpretation~

by x-Blade-x on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 23:35
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0w0 Thank you so much! That was so sweet of both of you *hugs*

by MadameLapin on Sunday, 18 April, 2010 - 23:44
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8D I love all the new photos!! ^_^ They look really awesome!
:3 I love how that wig stands out so well xD

by Enchanting_ELK on Monday, 19 April, 2010 - 17:53
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Well you did an awesome job ^_^

by sjbonnar on Monday, 19 April, 2010 - 18:42
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@Emolastkisses: thank you so much! I'm glad it stands out so well, it took me a while to choose it but it seems that I chose the right one ^^

@sjbonnar: *hugs*

by MadameLapin on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 14:56
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^^ You're welcome! Haha, yeah, I'd say you did choose the right one ^^ it's awesome~ :3
And oooh new photos! They're epic too~ and so are the new Austria ones btw! ;D

by Enchanting_ELK on Saturday, 1 May, 2010 - 01:38
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I love all the swooshy cape pictures :'D Probably because I love your cape so much! I shall shut up about your cape now :'D

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 1 May, 2010 - 01:40

To-Do List

Make RobeHighComplete
Style WigHighComplete
Design a Weird Sister logo and transfer it onto topMediumComplete
Plan Makeup for TonksLowComplete
Customise BroomstickLowComplete

Shopping List

Cloak Material£60.00Bought
Pattern for Cloak£3.00Bought


CLOAK IS FINISHED! (Posted 19th February 2010)


T-shirt complete (Posted 19th February 2010)

I just need too:
Tidy up broom
Hem the cloak
Attatch the cloak and lining together (joy.... there's MILES of the thing)

I designed the logo myself, I liked the tradition touch. "Weird" is spelt like that intentionally, it's how they spell it in the book. I'm worried I'm going to be explaining that all day. The "s" at the end of "Sisters" is hard to spot (invisable on the photo). Created with: water-colours, acrylics, pastels and ink. Adjusted in Photoshop.
Transferred onto t-shirt by a local T-shirt transfer company (Teetshirts)

Wig has arrived! (Posted 14th November 2009)

I really need a wig cap though... seriously my hair pokes out everywhere. I didn't have this problem with Train becuase I pretty much have the same hair colour has him. However this wig shows my hait way too much.

I do love it though, it needs some touching up as the fringe is a little ling and it's nto naturally spikey (I just ruffled it a bit) but other than that i like it =D
<----- That's my HI GUYZZZZZZ face

Bought Pink Wig and Broomstick. (Posted 28th October 2009)


Went to our local shopping centre today and saw a broomstick in a halloween store. It was a fairly good size and only £2.99 so we bought it; and I had to carry it for the rest of the shopping trip... Anyway, because it's Halloween broom it's a little untidy, and Tonks rides a Comet 260 which are meant to "look flashy" (Harry Potter nerdism here) so... It needs some neatning. Plus I want to customise it and make it more like Tonks. This may include adding glitter, ribbons, charms and writing "Comet 260" on it.


Found a Cherry Coloured spikey wig on ebay which is perfect for Tonks. Ordered it and it should be arriving soon. It may need a little bit of additional styling but it won't need to much because I really like it.