Sunday, July 17, 2011

Leaving Hogwarts (what I look like at 3AM)

Harry Potter fans read on...otherwise uh- be prepared for a little bit of fan-girl.

Okay, I actually never look like this at 3 AM. I'm usually a lovely mess of over-sized t-shirts, sweatpants, crazy giant fro-like hair and blankets. But this was no ordinary night; this was the midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Which I adored. I must even admit that multiple times throughout the movie I almost cried. And I never cry in movies.

I did grow up with them though- I was only seven when the first movie came out and I went to every movie in the theater with my older sister until she moved recently and I went with friends who had grown up with them as well. It's sad to know it's over- that my childhood has left me. Harry Potter was my childhood and I'm not ready to let them go and be an adult. I actually just lost it again when I listened to Leaving Hogwarts by John Williams from the first movie which they play at the end of the last. The combination of them all grown up with the song from the first time Harry left and said "I'm not going home, not really" is enough to make me bawl. Thank you J.K. Rowling and the wonderful cast and crew from the movies for making my childhood so wonderful and full of adventure. I will miss eagerly waiting for the next movie to come out.
Beautiful, tear-jerking song.

I decided I'm going to grow my hair out to Luna length (like from Order of the Phoenix when it's low back). You can see from the above pictures I still have a few inches to go. I actually had my hair in a Luna style- I'll have to recreate it again and show-and-tell. I was also channeling Harry Potter costuming in my form of dressing up. Black and white+ Skirt= Robes. Scarf= Tie. Bring it all together with a Luna Lovegood hairstyle and your good to go. Okay- you caught me- I just really want to be Luna. Haha.

apologize for my not-so-brief hiatus. Things have been kind of crazy. My aunt and uncle visited and brought their pug Emma. Goodness, that dog is funny.


Theonlyfashionprincess said...

cool post! x

Julia said...

I loved the movie too! And you're so right about growing up with Harry... I was 12 when the first one came out... and now I'm 22! Crazy.

By the way, I love the hair! Very Luna! :)

Jill Magee-Fosdick said...

I went to see it last Friday and LOVED it too! I was really sad to see it end as well but it was a great ending. I am looking forward to seeing what all of the actors will do next.