One of the many highlights of Danny Boyle’s fabulous Olympics opening ceremony was definitely the section celebrating the NHS and the best of British children’s literature. The impressive scene with all the story book bad guys, including the child catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Captain Hook from Peter Pan and a ginormous puppet Voldemort from Harry Potter was absolutely visually stunning.
Our little ones were certainly equal parts entranced and spooked by the amazing set, and it was definitely one to be watched from behind the safety of the sofa cushions. They definitely breathed a big sigh of relief when the marvellous multiple Mary Poppins flew in to save the day!
Lord Voldemort, devised by the amazing creative brain of the supremely talented author JK Rowling, is truly one of the most terrifically terrifying story book villains ever written. Children (and adults too!) love nothing more than being deliciously spooked by a good baddy, which has made He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named one of the most popular characters from the Harry Potter series.
If your little Potter fan would like to find out for themselves whether the bad guys really do have more fun, then let them step into the robes of Harry Potter’s nemesis for the day with the Lord Voldemort Fancy Dress Costume from our fantastic range of children’s fancy dress costumes. Available in sizes small (ages 3-4) and large (ages 7-8), this villainous Voldemort costume includes a robe and a mask and will only set you back a very non scary £18.01.
By Jennie Humes