Hair & Makeup
Why I chose to make this costume:
Ever since I was introduced to the world of Harry Potter a couple of years ago, I've been a loyal follower of the novels. When the movie was about to come out, my friend Meg suggested for me, her and Cat to make the uniforms and attend the premiere in them. I chose Cho Chang from Ravenclaw as my character.
How I made this costume:
Most of this costume is store bought but we did our best to be as accurate as possible. We were lucky and found gray v-neck sweaters and pleated skirts, as well as appropriate socks and shoes. The ribbons were stitched on the neck and bottom of the sweaters, and we made the ties by individually stitching ribbons together. We also made black robes lined and trimmed with each house's patch satin-stitched on. For the Risingsun.net photoshoot I bought the official Ravenclaw scarf and did my hair similar to Cho's in the movie. Cat let me borrow her Alivan wand and HP broom!
Thoughts on this costume:
I'll have to admit that it was SO fun being groupies at the movie premiere. It's such a simple and comfortable outfit. I also loved taking pictures with other Hogwarts students and being goofy together.