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[Jul. 21st, 2008|05:49 pm]
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With Terminus fast approaching, I am scrambling to get my costumes ready for the big week! As I don't have limitless funds with which to provide for myself a movie-accurate wardrobe, I'm making do with what I can find at thrift shops and what my sewing machine can dole out. As I've yet to acquire a Slytherin school tie, I am also trying my options out on that end. A dear friend (and Gryffindor) mailed me a striped tie that she thought might suffice, so I thought I would throw on what I have so far and see what it looked like. Too juvenile? Too... Muggle? Just wrong? Well, I thought I would let you lot help me decide!

"Specialis revelio!" You never know what horrors might be hidden between the lines of a Poe anthology!

And for another angle, we have a romp in the Forbidden Forest. Where doorknobs sprout from trees, apparently! How fascinating...

It isn't much without the robe, I know, and my badge is still on route following my success E-Bay bid. But there you have it! Any feedback would be wonderful. I suppose the question is, then, do I look quite the dolt, or do I make an acceptable Slytherin without the licensed product?

Posted also to my personal journal, and to the hp_costuming community. Thanks!

[User Picture]From: vampireanneke
2008-07-21 10:11 pm (UTC)
It will do, but I can tell you that you should be able to pick up a tie at the vendor room for like $20. The shirt, and skirt look fine, I am just distracted by the multi greens in the tie.
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[User Picture]From: dozmuffinxc
2008-07-21 10:19 pm (UTC)
*nods* The multi-greens are not choice, but I thought that, for a random tie that she came across, it was pretty decent. I'm going to see whether I can't scrounge up a grey knit vest, and whether the tie would look better tucked beneath said vest. Otherwise, I'll keep my eyes out. I'll be skimming the vendor stands to be sure, and there's always E-Bay beforehand, though I've not had too much luck there yet.

Thanks :)
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[User Picture]From: lampblack
2008-07-22 02:17 am (UTC)
I like the tie! A Hufflepuff friend picked out a gold and black tiny brocade design to wear with his robes, and it looked sharp and inventive. You have the basic school uniform look down fine!
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[User Picture]From: droxy
2008-07-22 03:11 pm (UTC)
add a dark mark, mask, and your student robe and you can have this do double duty as a death eater.

Dont get hung up on the tie, it's not bad and you get points for orginality. But then, you get movie purists....(sigh)
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[User Picture]From: slappytanker
2008-07-22 08:21 pm (UTC)
Looks awesome :) A good deal of this whole costuming thing is how well someone pulls it off, and you're totally into it in these pics! Should go over quite well - and a great example of doing the best you can with what you've got :)

And! If anyone's got a gripe with your costume, tell them *they* can fork over the change to get you an "official" tie ;)

Or better yet, throw a bat bogey hex at 'em!
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[User Picture]From: dozmuffinxc
2008-07-23 02:43 am (UTC)
High compliments! And yes, a bat bogey hex would be quite suitable. I shall use it on "them" with pleasure!
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[User Picture]From: slappytanker
2008-07-23 07:48 pm (UTC)
Rock on with your Slytherin self :P
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