|Bella and the Birthday Girl: Vicky and Viki!|
My fellow Harry Potter enthusiast, and younger sister to Bestie-Kim, Victoria chose this as a theme for her 30th birthday.
|Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..... where's my broomstick?|
Itty, bitty, baby Potter.
I nabbed myself a faux leather basque from eBay (bad move - it came with a "bonus" free faux leather thong, and I now receive regular updates on their S&M gear as eBay assumes they are one ofmy "favourite sellers". Hmph) that wasn't dissimilar to Batman body armour, some whale-net tights, arm sleeve thingys, a wand, a replica necklace and VAT of hair products.
I tonged, teased, tore and generally abused my hair in to some semblance of a Bellatrix style, smudged the make up I'd worn to a day-party at another friend's house (yup - I'm THAT popular - two parties in one day. Yeah!), added some dark lippie and I was good to go...
... until I looked in the mirror and realised that if I broke down I'd be mistaken for a sex worker.
So rummaged in my cupboards and fancy dress box and came up with a strapless sundress which I wiggled in to as a slightly more demure skirt (the previous one had a split and with the thigh high boots, was wholly unnacceptable for "school") and then I was away.
Sadly, my "official" Bellatrix wand didn't turn up in time so I had to bluff it with a replica of Harry's wand instead. Don't judge me Potter-Purists.
Also don't judge me for not applying a temporary Dark Mark tattoo - I had a christening the next day, and I don't think it would have gone down too well!
So, anyway, here are some pictures of the amazing details and the brilliant, brilliant costumes...
|A dark mark|
|Madam Hooch and He Who Must Not Be Named (who lost his mask!)|
|Harry and Ginny|
|Lupin and Luna|
|welcome to the party!|
|The Grey Lady (a.k.a. The Birthday Girl) in her Dia|
|Drinks in Diagon Alley|
|Bellatrix and Fleur|
|McGonagall, Dumbledore and Moaning Myrtle|
|Enemies of the Heir BEWARE!|
|Snape and Fleur|
|Lupin, Harry and Fleur|
|Hagrid and Fluffy|
|Hagrid and Harry|
|Harry in Diagon Alley (looking for beers!)|
|potions, papers and horcruxes|
|Lupin got a bit wild after midnight!|
|Stay away from the dungeons... unless you're Slytherin...|
|Nice to meet you Sirius|
|This is strictly a non-smoking area.|
|This way, sports fans...|
|Catching up on the news...|
|Tonks and Trelawney|
|The Tri-Wizard Cup|
Oh how I miss Harry.
Oh, what's that you say? Another film in the pipeline, not to mention suggestions for my new fave YA-Fiction-Franchise boy crush to be included in the line up...