Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry Potter Mania!

In this post here, I subtly hinted at my love for all things Harry Potter. So naturally, Karlie (a fellow Potterhead) and I jumped at the chance to attend the midnight screening for the final installment of the series.
It was the most amazing night of Potter mania and silliness I have ever encountered! I kid you not!

Did you dress up, you ask? Why yes, of course we did! I embraced my inner Hermione and let me hair run wild, and Karlie with her red hair, went as Ginny (although, for some reason kept being referred to as Ron all night?)
We both made our Hogwarts robes out of yards and yards of lovely thick rayon that I scored free at work and I knitted my Gryffindor scarf (I'm tempted to say for the occasion, but in all truth, I actually knitted it about 3 years ago shhhhh!).
We harnessed our "creative pattern making" skills when  making our robes and simply laid on a double layer of fabric and drew a chalk outline of the the shape we wanted around us. It looked somewhat like a sewing room crime scene. I'll be the first the admit that these were some shoddy robes, but somehow I don't think anyone there would have been scrutinizing my seam finishes.

We arrived at the cinema at about 10.30 and spent the hour and half before the movie started finding and photographing the best costumes there.

But a long night, after a long day at work, must start with a quick espresso martini -

This guy was the spitting image of a young James Potter


Voldemort's snake (Nagini) actually moved its head, hissed and had flashing red eyes! impressive!

House Elves

Luna here didn't just dress up, She was in full "character" all night!

In the Lobby, they had set up a exhibition corner,

With real props from the movies.

It was such fun, I felt like a little kid again! Though I must admit, having been on the Potter band wagon since I read the first book in 4th grade, I am a little sad that its now all over, But as J. K Rowling herself said at the world premier "The stories we love best do live in us forever, so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home"


  1. Aww, hehe I find it so cute that people took their time and dressed up with Harry Potter theme. : D Many of my friends went to see the movie too (or go to see it today)! I love Harry Potter but I managed to miss the 6th film and the first part of 7th one, so I think that I`ll wait until I see the first part at least. :' )

  2. What a delightful blog! You are fresh and funny. what more could you ask for? Also, lots of pics
    for those with short attention spans...
    I'm going to put you on my 'blogs I follow' list.

  3. Molly, is your hair naturally curly? How do you straighten your bangs? Do you have to be extra careful not to frizz out the rest of your hair? I have curly hair and feel like I've had one look my entire life. I need something different!

  4. @Miss SubHi Miss Sub! yes, thats what my large hair does, when left to its own devices. But I do straighten my fringe with a straightener and the aid of some setting solution and hair spray. But if I want to watch the frizz on the rest of my hair, I use Moroccan oil, it works a charm. Top Tip - wear a hat in the rain :)


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