I'm currently in Perth on holidays and on Friday i caught up with some friends to go to a charity A Very Potter Quiz Night
I have...really not that much knowledge of HP since i stopped reading the books at like the 4th one lol but it was a fantastic excuse to catch up with everyone (and also Stephen was emceeing as Severus Snape so yes
we definitely could not miss that). Reminder to myself i owe TLorie ticket money $17.
The afternoon started off quite hilariously with me having my first experience of watching cosplayers getting ready Them: "You're not going to draw/write about this are you." Me: "I make no promises."
Poor stressball (A BALL OF STRESS, NOT A STRESS RELIEF XDD) Tlorie was somehow getting sunburned under the heat lamp as she was trying to contour and then i'm pretty sure there was internal screaming going on as she kept redoing Charis' wig's top-do so it was perfectly perfect. You know how the Malfoys are.
Tlorie: "Is that straight? Is that good? Are they even?"
Charis: "Yeah it's good."
Tlorie: "IS IT REALLY GOOD OR ARE YOU JUST SAYING THAT TO GET ME TO SHUT UP?"
Me (from the bathroom door): "You will never know."
I am very unhelpful for cosplay lmao.
Aside from the 4 hours Christy spent making ears (JASSA I'M LOOKING AT YOU FOR THAT IDEA) and accidentally setting sealing wax on fire my costume was very easy to put together and just required some rope and hairclips to get together
Which was much better than making me go naked UH HUH TLORIE "TYPOS" SURE
What was not easy was getting in and out of car doors. Or doors in general. Or hug people without accidentally poking their eyes out BUT I MANAGED.
Everybody was late to the venue except for Alisha and Rowan / Sprout and Neville, bless that child for always being punctual (see below for our Neville and the prop basket which we turned into an unintentional table centerpiece)
Jassa rocked up and i mistook him for the Fat Friar at first but actually he was Death Eater...*long pause, turns around, "guys am i Death Eater Crabbe or Goyle?"*...we settled on Crabbe so he could remember the name
Just think you have crabs Jassa. I FINALLY MET STEPHEN'S MYSTERIOUS GF ELLIN JFC and we weren't sure if Jess was gonna make it but she did, but by the time we got inside all the Slytherin house tables were taken up so there was the most interesting sight of 4 Death Eaters sitting at a table in the Hufflepuff house section
Jess (as Bellatrix): "
This is disgusting."
The night itself was hella awesome AND I'M GONNA HAVE TO WRITE THINGS IN DOT POINT FORM NOW BECAUSE MAN I LOVED EVERYTHING AND I WANT TO REMEMBER IT ALLLLL
- Everything Stephen said as Snape because he was using the Alan Rickman voice Just imagine Snape like:
"And now a few words from our Headmaster...*slide on the projector with Dumbledore's picture and the 'Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!' quote*...what a twit."
"Ever since i took food from Slytherin the other houses have been trying to bribe me. Just so you know this will not work...as i do not trust anyone else to not poison me."
"The money raised from this event will also go to the...*sighs*...Harry Potter Alliance charity. I can think of so many more worthy people that could have been named after. Deserving people such as...Vincent Crabbe."
"Coming in last place is...Gryffindor. This pleases me."
- Group table names such as "Snapes on a Plane", "Everyday I'm Muggling" and "Hufflepuff the Magic Dragon"
- This picture Stephen received from some very talented artist. He took 10 points off Gryffindor for it
- The photographer loving our table because we actually listened to her |D
- Me trying to figure out if the knowledge i have is actually canon or fanon like whilst i'm pretty sure Harry and Draco don't get together is Hermione's middle name being "Jean" really real or did i just pic that up from a fanfic? (it turned out to be both).
- One of the quiz questions being "What is Draco Malfoy's full name?" and all of just turning to TLorie (Lucius) and Charis (Narcissa).
Us: "Yeah guys what is your son's full name."
TLorie (Lucius): "I...uh...i'm not sure..."
Me: "YOU DONT KNOW YOUR OWN SON'S NAME??"
Charis (Narcissa): "I think it's Draco Lucius Malfoy."
TLorie (Lucius): "Really? You let us name him after me?? Oh my god."
- Whenever i was traipsing through the quiz tables to hand in our answers and people were just like OMG A HOUSE ELF.
- ALISHA'S ACTUAL PUMPKIN PIE AND PUMPKIN SCONES even though i didnt eat any because i had been stuffing my face with rice crackers and jellybeans XD Also Charis' "House Cupcakes" that i had to run to the judges like "COURTESY OF MY MASTERS."
- The table that won best group cosplay which was "The Gryffindor Quidditch Team" (who were sitting in Hufflepuff lololol) and they had a guy dressed as a snitch with wings and gold tights and everything. He tried to photobomb one of our photos but didnt quite make it and all i can remember from it is spangly legs going past my face lol.
- HUFFLEPUFF GETTING THE MOST HOUSE POINTS AND WINNING SO TECHNICALLY WE SAT AT THE RIGHT HOUSE COS WE WON YAY XD
- The "Arthur Weasley Wooden Spoon Award" for the group that came in absolute last place being appropriately awarded to "Everyday I'm Muggling".
- Jassa giving me an awesome belated bday present which was TWO ART REFERENCE BOOKS THAT ARE GONNA BE SOOOO HANDY
- Me and TLorie being part of the 4 "Best Costume" that the rest of the audience had to vote on So the louder they cheer that means the more they think you should win.
It was completely unplanned but SERIOUSLY how could we not do it since the opportunity was so perfect??? XDD One of the Harry Potter's from Ravenclaw gave her a book with a sock in it so she gave me the sock and:
Me: *holds up the sock* MASTER GAVE DOBBY A SOCK. *channelling both inner Dobby and inner Gollum* DOBBY IS FREEEEEEEE! *runs out of the room*
TLorie (Lucius): *making silent NOOOOO faces*
Apparently i got really loud cheers for that and got runner up HAHAH RUN GEDDIT XDD TLorie rightfully won the "Mrs Weasley Best Dressed award" though cos her Lucius was spot on
TLorie: "You know Darqx i was really worried for a moment there that a costume i put together in 4 hours would beat out the one i've spent years perfecting |D"
Jess (Bellatrix): *sees the prize basket and sneers* Accepting things from a blood traitor now, Lucius??