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Maroon and Gold are the colors of Gryffindor house, and you'll need to show them off on Ron's tie, scarf and robe.
Make a Gryffindor scarf, such as the Gryffindor Scarf pattern available in about.com's DIY Fashion section, or one of Leaky Crafts' own knit or crochet versions.
Start out with a gold tie.
Use red fabric paint to add the lines on the tie.
If you're using paint and a brush, employ a ruler to help you make straight lines. A fabric pen works much easier in this case and most fabric stores have them in many colors.
Make two thick lines, then skip an inch and make a very thin line. Skip another inch and repeat this pattern.
Make your own Gryffindor Robe in any size using the How-To Gryffindor Robes tutorial available in about.com's DIY Fashion section, or the Simple Canon Robes tutorial here on Leaky Crafts.
Ron has red hair, which is easy for most hair color types to dye. If you have especially dark brown or black hair, this can be a little difficult. You can try the spray-in hair color, but be forewarned that it will rub off easily onto your clothes.
Carry around a broken stick or a stick that has been broken and obviously taped back together. A busted wand is a sure sign that you're playing Ron Weasley.
Any thin stick can be made into a wand. Peel off any bark and use a piece of sandpaper to smooth down the sides of the stick. For a pointed end, use a small knife to whittle the end of the stick. Shaving the end of the stick should be done with adult supervision. Apply a dark or light wood varnish to your smoothed wand.
You could also use about.com DIY Fashion's Easy Pencil Wand for kids, or one of the many wand tutorials available on Leaky Crafts in the Woodwork and Other Crafts sections, or spring for a toy Harry Potter wand.
Look in your local thrift stores for a white button-down shirt and a black or gray vest to wear over it.
Wear a pair of black slacks, or make your own simple black drawstring pants, using the tutorial available on about.com in their DIY Fashion section.
Black dress shoes will work for your feet.
If you're going to be a more casual Ron, try to find a large red sweater and khaki pants.
Dirty sneakers will work for casual Ron.
This tutorial was taken with permission from about.com's DIY Fashion section.
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