Two years ago I gave you our first Halloween costumes – this super easy Daphne and Fred (from Scooby Doo) couples’ costume and now, we’re back! And so is B’s blonde wig…
Let me introduce you to Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson!
Here’s something I don’t talk about often – like 80% of the rest of the world, I am a big Harry Potter fan! It’s one of the many reasons I work the job I currently do and why Miss Amy May and I get along so well. Amy doesn’t understand one thing though – my obsession with Draco Malfoy! And yes, it’s true, he’s a nasty piece of work in these books (let’s not talk about Tom Felton’s ‘acting’ in the films or I might cry), but what can I say? I always thought that deep down there might be some good in him and he was just brought up bad…
I’ve always been an advocate for Slytherin house because a) it was Snape’s house <3 and b) I just think it’s where I would have ended up. It would be a toss-up between Ravenclaw and Slytherin, but I think I’m a snake deep down… Pottermore agrees (after a false start where I got one too many animal questions and it put me in Hufflepuff – yeah right!). Slytherins are ambitious, resourceful, self-preserving, determined and clever (usually) – and this resonates with me more than any of the other houses, particularly the ambition part. The funny thing is that B would almost certainly be a Hufflepuff or Gryffindor… but he was quite happy to be a Slytherin for the day for Halloween!
“Does it hurt terribly, Draco?”
“It comes and it goes. Still, I consider myself lucky. If it wasn’t for Madam Pomfrey, another minute or two and I could have lost my arm.”
Largely, B and I are wearing the same items, with the exception of my scarf and bag. If you look closely at the bag, you’ll see it has a Hogwarts crest on it. Did I buy this specially for this costume? Nope, I already had it and use it regularly!! The scarf was from the shop at the Harry Potter studios in the UK. Also worn regularly in the winter, of course.
And I’m not sure if anyone can tell, but B is wearing a heavy layer of foundation with some bronzer contouring going on for that pale and pointy faced look. What a sport! Want to know something hilarious though? It’s not a special shade, it’s my regular shade! I’m actually having to mix it with a darker one since coming back from the honeymoon, but it was really funny how pasty it looked on B, who isn’t exactly tanned.
It’s not as well known what Pansy looks like, and different characters in the book describe her as either pug-faced (Harry) or ‘pretty’ (Rita Skeeter), depending on how much they like her! I liked Pansy’s first iteration in the films with a dark bob and fringe, so I dug my trusty bob wig back out. This wig was last seen starring in my 20s flapper outfit!
Full details of these costumes:
Wig: Annabelle’s Wigs
Shirt: old one from school!!
Cardigan: MAK Sweater
Cloak (sleeves shortened), tie & wand: eBay
Shoes: Office (very old)
Satchel (above): Primark
Shirt, jumper, trousers & shoes: Next
Cloak, tie & wand: eBay
Foundation: Urban Decay All Nighter in shade 0.5
Given that B and I are constantly being mistaken for a couple much younger than we are (a couple of months ago we were both IDed for a small bottle of cooking wine bought with our weekly shop…), I thought we might as well make the most of our youthful looks by playing school-aged wizards! Happy Halloween from this proud Slytherin (Pottermore also gave me a Bloodhound patronus, so it must be true)!