Taking a break from constantly blogging about makeup or food or whatnot, I was going through old pictures from my computer and found my folder of pictures I took while I was lining up for the midnight (for 12 hours) showing of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. As some of you may know, I’m a diehard Harry Potter fan, and one of the items on my bucket list is to meet Daniel Radcliffe, despite whatever age I am, I’m still true to Harry, hence the word “wand” in my website title.
I’ve always prided on my semi-creativity to make something out of scratch, and I was determined to construct a Luna Lovegood costume for the midnight showing.
To make the Ravenclaw robe, I used instructions from this site here. I bought the cheapest blue and black fabric I could find, since I was on a budget, and I paid approximately $10 for fabric. I didn’t have a sewing machine at the time, so everything was (messily) handsewn. Of course, I didn’t want to just make a robe, I wanted to go all out.
Underneath my robe, is the school uniform. I wore a plain white dress shirt, grey vest, a grey skort, and a Ravenclaw tie. I didn’t want to buy one, so I bought a blue tie from a dollar store, and painted bronze stripes over it!
I also made felt raddish earrings. I got the pattern from a felt strawberry sewing pattern, and modified it a bit to make it look like a raddish. I also made Luna’s spectrospecs by printing the pattern offline, colouring them in, and pasted them over my own glasses! It’s very hard to cosplay in glasses, but I’m glad Luna’s costume made it work. Embarrassingly, I also borrowed my friend’s Hannah Montana wig so I would even pull off Luna’s golden hair.
Lastly, Luna is not complete without reading her Quibbler turned upside down! I took a magazine, and just painted the front page with a teal colour and drew the rest out with a sharpie- mimicking from an image I found on google.
Here’s the overall look! Unfortunately, I do not have big eyes like Luna, and I was squinting at the Quibbler paper because it was very sunny that day.
It was extremely fun making this costume from head to toe! I wish I had a chance to wear it again 🙁 With no more movies, I can only cherish my handmade stuff from my bedroom!
Do you handsew stuff? Are you a Harry Potter fan? Let me know! 🙂