|I am a massive Harry Potter fan, definitely a Gryffindor, and I decided that I had to make a Hogwarts costume as Hermione Granger. I was still living in Singapore at the time and I wore this costume to the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire gala premiere, and was interviewed by a couple of news channels there.|
A company started up in Singapore providing cosplayers for corporate events and they spotted me at the premiere, so they asked me to join and work for them for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in IMAX at the Singapore Science Centre. I said yes and I appeared as a costume extra who met some minister and his wife who were invited to open the event :)
In order to make this costume, I ordered a wizards robe pattern to make the robe, bought a Gryffindor patch and tie from a reputable online seller in America, bought all the materials, got a tailor to do the robe, made the school skirt myself (it's a bit rubbish, I'll probably replace it when I revive this costume again) and got the loafer shoes sent over from Johor Bahru in Malaysia. I also bought a Time Turner, which has since broken... will need to get another official one, preferably stronger this time!