The movies are over, but our mischief is far from managed. We diehard Potter fans can continue the story in our daily fashion and activities—even throw a party honoring The Boy Who Lived. Keep reading to find out how to keep the magic alive.
FASHION ON FILM
Of course, we can first take inspiration from the film itself. From Luna Lovegood’s whimsical outfits to Ron’s dress robes, there were some fantastic fashion moments! Remember the first time Hermione dressed up, for the Yule Ball? And that trademark pink sweatshirt she always wore? There was Fleur Delacour’s gorgeous peacock wedding dress, and Harry’s spiffy purple suit….and as much as we all hated her, one has to admit that Dolores Umbridge definitely had a “look” going on. It was always nice to see rich, lush materials and vibrant colors mixed in with the drab everyday wear of the wizarding world.
Did you catch the play-on words there? Cheri Chictopia —→ Cheri Potter! Chictopians have been rocking Potter-inspired looks forever, but here are some of our favorites. Use them as inspiration for your own magical outfits!
DevoreLeBeauMonstre wore a kimono jacket that looks a lot like Harry’s robes, a striped shirt, and some black frames…and had herself a Harry Potter weekend!
candydoll wore a school-girl outfit that made her feel like Harry Potter! She’s pretty brave with her awesome fashion choices, so we think she’d be a Gryffindor.
mayo_wo probably wasn’t thinking of Harry Potter when she got dressed in the morning, but her outfit is a perfect example of the most subtly inspired look. The green and grey tones of her outfit remind us of Slytherin, and the cute owl bag could totally be an ode to Hedwig.
Ultimate Wizard School Fan Button Mix, $7.50
Pin these all over your backpack or put a few on your favorite blazer! Our favorite reads “Make love, not Horocruxes.”
Deathly Hallows Acrylic Necklace, $12.99
Simple and sleek, this would look awesome with almost anything! A great conversation starter if you happen to meet someone who isn’t a Potter-head.
Hand Stamped Harry Potter Bracelet, $18
This shiny cuff is not only cute, it’s customizable! Get it stamped with your favorite HP word or phrase, and stack among your watch and various friendship bracelets.
Show your house pride with a hand-knit scarf even Mrs. Weasley would be proud of. Available in any of the four famous color combinations, one will definitely keep you warm through a long quidditch match. Or, you know…through the winter months.
Remember all of the scrumptious food Harry used to get at Honeydukes? And those awesome holiday parties they always had at Hogwarts? It’s time to make them real in your own home! Throw a party to honor your favorite childhood series—here’s how.
Depending on how creative you’re feeling, you could just decorate with a few red and yellow streamers…or go all out and try to make candles float.
Use the movies and Chictopians for inspiration, whether you decide to wear your frilly dress robes or a subtly Slytherin look. However, I do recommend outlining a dress code on the invitation so that no guest will feel out of place.
by Heather (headbandit)