Category: Harry Potter

Why you should use Harry Potter inspiration for your first cosplay

Deciding on your first cosplay can seem like a daunting step. After all, it’s not every day you get to walk around in full costume. But if you’ve been on the fence about it, here’s why you should use the Harry Potter movies as inspiration for your first cosplay attempt. Growing Up Fandom The Harry Potter generation has a lot to be excited about this year; the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Hollywood, the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the premiere of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However,...

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J.K. Rowling’s video announces new stories of America’s Wizarding World

Fans who watched Harry Potter over the weekend with one of their regular marathons woke up to a new video from J.K. Rowling and the team behind Fantastic Beasts. And what Rowling gave us was a glimpse into the magical history of North America. “The wizarding world you thought you knew is much larger than you imagined.” Whew. It’s fair to say many Harry Potter fans have read the books numerous times and immersed themselves into its lure. But part of the continuous draw are Rowling’s plans to expand the universe and has already done so with the announcement...

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Giving a sad goodbye to David Bowie and Alan Rickman

We gave a sad goodbye last week to entertainment icons Alan Rickman and David Bowie when both men died of cancer at the age of 69. But we’ll try to look at new entertainment options moving forward… saying goodbye to david bowie The world lost David Bowie, one of the most amazing and creative artists in the history of rock music. If Bowie had only done A Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold the World and Ziggy Stardust, he’d be a legend.  If he’d only done Diamond Dogs and Young Americans, he’d be a legend.  If he’d only done...

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You Had Me at Lumos: Watch ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Announcement Trailer

For Harry Potter fans anxious to dive back into the wizarding world, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them announcement trailer likely feels like an early Christmas present. In this new trilogy,  the Fantastic Beasts story line takes place in the America’s 70-years prior to the events within the Harry Potter books. Main character and fictional FB author Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is a magizoologist who studies creatures within the magical world. As required reading for all first-years at Hogwarts, you’ve likely seen Newt’s book floating around Harry and his classmates mirroring the extensive world we’ve seen from other...

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