Just this past Saturday was Potterfest here in London. I had a good time, and dressed up in my Slytherin cosplay. The turnout was a lot greater than expected. Props go out to Robert Watson for organizing the event, I hope you keep it going in the years to follow. I've got lots of photos of various things like cosplay progress and swag and so on.
The first 100 attendees got a copy of this letter signed by JK Rowling!
A chocolate frog! These were really tasty...my first one melted a lot before I could nibble on it, and it still tasted fantastic!
Zack won this for his Lupin costume, a time turner! I stole it because I love it and I made his costume :) (he actually gave it to me, but I would have stolen it otherwise :P)
A hand knit Slytherin bow I purchased!
A wand pouch I bought so I can carry my wand around in style.
A complete photo of my swag, without the letter and chocolate frog. There's some bubbles, playing cards, a sticker, a plastic frog toy, and the narnia book was given out to all adult participants in the costume contest. All around a good haul. Nothing better than free stuff from an event! :) Now onto cosplay...
My two snake rings! I bought one at the Folk Festival and the other at Sunfest. Together they made my hand quite slytherin.
Some robe detailing...I sewed the entire robe myself, the cording was the most annoying part by far. I used a satin for the lining and a simple black cotton for the exterior. I think my favourite part is the fastener. The patch was purchased from Patch Palace ages ago, and is no longer available unfortunately.
My scarf, as well as the tie I made on the left, and the one I purchased from ebay on the right.
My wand. Completely handmade by me using a curtain rod, leather scraps, buttons, ribbon, some chain, my trusty glue gun and a dragon heartstring of course. I fashioned it loosely after Draco Malfoy's wand from the films, with the dark handle and dark brown wand.
This was the smallest event I think I've been to like this, and it was really fun. Potter fans are certainly a tight knit group. I hope the fandom never dies. Next weekend is FanExpo! I'll be going on the Sunday and wearing an old lolita outfit. My main plan of action is getting Tom Felton's autograph. Hope to see some of you cool dudes there.