Costume :Rita Skeeter
Variant :Green satin costume
Source :Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter

Rita Skeeter


Rita Sitting

Rita Back


Costume Information

Cost : £40
Time Taken : 15 hours

I love Miranda Richardson ^-^ I enjoyed making this costume so much! It was made in quite a rush before I went to the Deathly Hallows book launch at Waterstones in Edinburgh. I had my picture taken so many times, but sadly I don't have many pictures to show for it >.<

The blouse and skirt were really simply cut and fairly easy to construct, I had a little difficulty dying the sheepskin offcuts I had lying around but they made excellent trims to my collar and cuffs. The wig I had preiously from my JANE collection photography, so I just had to resyle the curls to suit Rita. I wear contact lenses or glasses so it was kind of weird to be wearing clear glasses in this costume!

My favourite aspect was my Quick Quotes Quill which I hand dyed to just the right shade of green, and added a little golden nib to the end. I really got into character for this one ^^


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That's so very very cool o.o love the outfit and the wig and just the general attitude! ^^ So good!

by Monkey on Wednesday, 19 March, 2008 - 14:43
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This is SO awesome! xD This is such an awesome cosplay.

by Mungojerrie on Wednesday, 19 March, 2008 - 22:33
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just amazing! you suit the character perfectly!

are you gonna wear this again at any conventions?? i would love to see this!

by Uni on Wednesday, 19 March, 2008 - 22:57
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I may wear it again as it's so comfy (unlike so many cosplays!) relatively small to transport and SO much fun to cosplay! ^^

by Tofu on Thursday, 20 March, 2008 - 11:30
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This is such an amazing costume, it was great seeing it at the book launch! :)

by Ashe on Monday, 21 April, 2008 - 20:15
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OH MY GOD! I've never seen a Rita cosplay before! You did so well!

by Relion on Wednesday, 23 April, 2008 - 00:18
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I love love love this! Best Rita cosplayer ever! <3

by Nocturnal Blossom on Wednesday, 23 April, 2008 - 03:14
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.... y'know the resemblance you have with Rita is pretty remarkable! O__O
Wig, costume, poses... they all make you look so much like Rita!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 26 April, 2008 - 23:07
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agrees with CrystalNeko. it's a really awesome similarity! i liked Rita in the film but couldn't stand her in the books. >w<

by Hexi on Saturday, 26 April, 2008 - 23:16
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That is fantastic! Almost creepy in how accurate you look o_O LOL

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 26 June, 2008 - 16:26
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Wow! Excellent costume. You have it spot on.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 30 September, 2008 - 07:56
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This is absolutely amazing, 10/10 ^___^

by HystericalDame on Sunday, 21 December, 2008 - 22:07
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abstract and awesome ^.^ 100%

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 20 February, 2009 - 21:39

surely by far the best Rita Skeeter I have ever seen! Awesome.

by Draco Malfoy on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 23:24