Saturday evening was the annual Lytheria Halloween party. I had been enviously eying the expensive "Professor Snape" costumes in the Museum Replicas catalog, when it occurred to me that I actually HAD parts that could be made to do Snape. I had a black wig, originally purchased to do "Guy Fawkes"--many years ago, pre-"V", although I used it for that costume also--. Black academic robe, check. Black nehru jacket, purchased to do "PsiCorps". White regency shirt, gives that long cuffs effect we see on Snape. Black trousers and elastic-sided boots, check. I also have my very own wand in a fancy serpentine grained wood that I bought from "Ironmonger Jim" yea many years ago, long before Harry Potter was even a gleam in Rowling's eye, and good to go. People at the party thought the "transformation was remarkable," and I thought the effect pretty good, although I probably ought not to have washed the wig--.
Georgie did not have a particular character in mind, so just went as her fabulous self in fancy dress, pulling out a lovely green and silver (Slytherin!) gown that hadn't been out of the closet in a while. She looked great, as you may judge from the picture below.
Professor Snape and friend at Lytheria Halloween, 2011.
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