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27 September 2005 @ 08:52 pm
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So I finished the series. All I have to say right now is BUH WTF. I may write more detailed thoughts after I reread the salient parts of 6. But I've really gotten into the HP universe, and now I'm getting this crazy desire to whip up a random book canon Slytherin costume for Halloween (or the Goblet of Fire premiere if I can't get it done in time).

Why book canon? Well, I don't particularly feel like going through the trouble of recreating a uniform from one of the movies. The book descriptions of the school uniforms are pretty general. The students wear black robes and some indication of their house. I can't find any reference to what they wear underneath. The upshot is that this gives you freedom to make up your own specifics. The movie costumes were obviously based on standard school uniforms, which makes sense to me, and that's the sort of direction I'd take. It would be easy to put together a neutral outfit coordinating with a black robe and I would wind up with some more business casual clothes. I'd make the robe, but I could pick a pattern I liked and not fuss over the details. Speaking of which, I would have a striped scarf, but I'd have to figure out where else to add green and silver so all the rest of the little peons knew that I was in DA HIZZOUSE. And speaking of that...

Why Slytherin? I'm reliably sorted into Ravenclaw and Slytherins are by and large a bunch of tools...but they crack me the hell up. Potter Stinks badges! Weasley Is Our King! Random dumbass behavior! Weeeee!

I know aergryph cosplayed a Slytherin a while back. Has anyone else who is reading this made HP uniforms of some sort?
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カダージュ: kadaj by kupocakesaergryph on September 28th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC)
Slytherin rocks :p

I love wearing that outfit so much. The little kiddies make a big deal out of it too cause it's Slytherin and it's real amusing.

I made it based off the 3rd movie outfits...they look much more "mature" I guess compared to the earlier movie outfits. You can pretty much buy everything you need which is definitely a plus too.
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on September 29th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
Yeah...I'm all about buying most of it. ^_^ Cutting down on the amount of work I have to do = a very good thing indeed. I'm going to use the PoA outfits as my main inspiration, too. The best ties I found were from that movie anyway, and I also like the overall look. I'm getting a plain V-neck sweater, though, because I want to wear it as a normal wardrobe item and for some reason, it makes more sense to me to wear standard unembellished neutral colored clothing with accessories showing the house colors. I do want to sew PoA-style colored facings and sleeves into the robe lining, though. I'm all impatient for my tie to get here so I can shop for the green fabric.

I can't wait to slouch around looking like I'm simultaneously bored out of my skull and smelling something vaguely unpleasant. Slytherin is teh funny.
aitai on September 28th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
haha...i too <3 slytherin; 'weasley is our king' is hilarious. whooo. post pics when you make it!!
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on September 29th, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
Oh, I will! ^_^ It would be even funnier if I ran into a Draco to suck up to. "At last, somebody WORTHY of my attention..."
aitai on September 29th, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC)
hee hee.