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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