Side Buns, Wands and Briefs Over Your Tights: Optional

All John Williams Costume Examples

Harry Potter? Han Solo? Elliot from E.T? Or even E.T. himself..?

With music from beloved movies like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman and E.T. on the program, the costume possibilities are endless for those who really want to get into the spirit of things at the upcoming ALL JOHN WILLIAMS concerts—Mar. 16 & 17 at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek.

At the California Symphony, we encourage people to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable. In fact, a section of our Symphony guide for newcomers deals with exactly the question of what to wear.

For the upcoming ALL JOHN WILLIAMS performances, concert-goers additionally have the option to get creative and dress up. (There will be costumed characters in the lobby before the show, so if you choose to dress the part, you won’t be the only one!)

So whether you are a Potter-head or One with the Force and want to join in on the dress-up fun, here are 10 looks to help inspire your creativity.

1. Gertie & Elliot from E.T.

A red hoodie, jeans, and a basket with fake handlebars attached and you’re all set to ride into the sky with everyone’s favorite alien.

2. Hogwarts Heros

The foundation of Dumbledore’s look seems to be a tricked out bathrobe, with a rope to cinch the waist, and a hat. Add long hair and fake beard for added authenticity and so it doesn’t look like you got lost coming out of the shower.

3. You’ve Got Me? Who’s Got You..?

A white shirt, tie, suit pants, Superman logo T-shirt, and signature pair of big rimmed glasses are all that’s needed to channel Clark Kent, morphing into Superman.

4. Han Solo

Blue jeans, tan shirt, vest and boots: pulling off the Han Solo look is more an attitude than a feat of dress up. Keep your light saber holstered during the performance to avoid being discovered by enemy droids.

5. Going Hoth

Practical for dressing in wintry weather and sporty chic, the Hoth Leia look is simple with a tan vest, white jeans and gray boots.

6. Just a Gryffindor Girl Living in a Muggle World

With a wand, crimson and gold tie and a black cardigan, you will be ready to conjure up some magic alongside Harry and Ron.

7. Feeling a Bit Wicked?

Tune into your inner witch with a Pepto-Bismol all-pink outfit and perfectly coiffed curls. Then you WILL have order.

8. Optional Business Attire

If your closet mostly consist of work outfits, then transforming into the bombshell version of Lois Lane will be a snap with a pinstripe vest, collared shirt and a red scarf and hat.

9. Bellatrix or Stevie Nicks?

Long black lace skirt and detailed sleeves may leave people wondering if you are Bellatrix Lestrange or a member of Fleetwood Mac, but either way you could cast a spell with this dramatic look.

10. Becoming the Master

Become the Hogwarts potions master Professor Snape with a black robe, wand and no-nonsense attitude.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with at the Lesher Center!

ALL JOHN WILLIAMS takes place on Saturday, Mar. 16 at 8 PM and Sunday, Mar. 17 at 4 PM at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.


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