Harry Potter Costume: Luna Lovegood

by First Mate Keira on August 30, 2010 · 2 comments

in Buried Treasure, News and Site Updates

by First Mate Keira

The next time you are going to a Harry Potter midnight release or party you can go dress up as Luna Lovegood. There are several ways to do this and they’re all pretty fun to put together.

The first thing you will have to decide is if you’re going in robes or in regular clothes. Robes are pretty easy, you can either substitute a standard witch costume or buy some basic black fabric to fashion a robe out of. For regular clothes you have to be sneaky. You can be a little more tailored like in the movies or you can go the book route – in odd Muggle combinations. A fitted sweater and jeans would do in a pinch though.

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Next you have to decide on jewelry because jewelry is a pretty standard feature for Luna. She likes to wear wacky out there pieces and is famous for her radish earrings and Butterbeer bottle cap necklace. I made my earrings out of some craft clay (I highly suggest you hollow out the beads before baking otherwise they are super heavy) and designed a Butterbeer logo on Photoshop to fit a Starbuck Frappuccino cap. I then printed them out and superglued them onto the caps and then superglued the caps together in a V formation and hung with fishing line to make it look like it was floating because of magic.

I even designed a working edition of the Quibbler using Photoshop. I printed it out and stapled and glued the pages to make it work properly. It was a huge hit during the fourth Harry Potter movie release, Goblet of Fire. Everybody in the line wanted to read it and take pictures with it, especially once they saw that it was designed to be read right side up when the cover was upside-down.

Your Turn: Have you dressed up as Luna Lovegood? What did you do?

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Karin September 3, 2010 at 8:54 am

Your quibbler book was/is amazing! This was really good too.

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First Mate Keira September 3, 2010 at 4:04 pm

I’m pretty darn proud of my Quibbler. I think Luna and her dad would approve. I bet their subscriptions went up. ;)

I really liked the Horoscopes I came up with… here’s the text:

HOROSCOPES

ARIES 3/21-4/19
The stars are particularly ambiguous with your horoscope today, they are saying “your corn dog has radar.” The author advises taking whatever canine companion you posses: mongrel, kreshy, cerberus or floymath and flogging the black magic out of it.

TAURUS 4/20-5/20
New business adventures are sure to pay off. Many great things are in the works. Avoid chocolate frogs, snails, gumdrops, beets, turtles, potatoes, dragons, and broomsticks today, they are the cavalry to the enemy in the war being waged in your stomach.

GEMINI 5/21-6/21
You long lost slipper will be found today in the wash. Its travels through the land of Huvbunen will entail mushrooms, faeries and other mythical beasts such as computers. Be sure to burn it before it causes any trouble.

CANCER 6/22-7/22
Today’s missive from the stars comes from a centaur of great renown, “In the wake of the Garwinkle parade, happiness can be found inside a bag of crampenyak.” If anyone figures this out please contact the Quibbler at 143 Amberoost Way.

LEO 7/23-8/22
A watched cauldron never boils so never watch your cauldron. Be advised to never do this when brewing a love potion; they have a knack of becoming a sticky human-devouring mass if not watched closely. When in doubt, have a neighbor watch your love potion, if it coagulates it’s terribly irritable and hates being watched.

VIRGO 8/23-9/22
Man Hoodwinks van Hashberger Dadeck once said “To look up, you must look down.” His words are full of wisdom, two years ago this June a muggle took an award winning portrait of a flying car and had his Insto-Portrait-Maker 5000 taken away from him and his memory erased. Beware of the kneazles, they are on to you.

LIBRA 9/23-10/22
“A great mind once said: Muah mkesh shvaz kpling kuituar Humpluph.” We don’t yet know why the ministry let the mind out of its cage, but that is your Horoscope today. The great mind was last reported in Hogsmeade, it was allegedly searching for the lost penguin of Kuzzak. (more on page 7)

SCORPIO 10/23-11/21
Remember, even the greatest of wizards cannot resist a lemondrop. NO MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRY!

SAGITTARIUS 11/22-12/21
Never tickle a sleeping dragon. If you must tickle the dragon remember these 3 easy steps: Apologize, give gold, stop-drop-roll.

CAPRICORN: 12/22-1/19
Join the WAAA “Wizards Against Anagram Abuse” and avoid potted plants.

AQUARIUS 1/20-2/18
You’ll realize you are long overdue for a complete shake-up. Troll’s snot is a well known aphrodisiac placing it on your wand shall make you irresistible to the opposite sex. It has only failed once.

PISCES 2/19-3/20
Eat a bowlful of nitpicks to keep the nirfingager away. It is claimed that the Boy-Who-Lived does this every morning and has yet to see a nirfingager or even know what one looks like. If you should desire to ever meet a nirfingager eat two bowls of nitpicks, nirfigagers love people who eat excessive amounts of nitpicks.

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