Costume :Rowena Ravenclaw
Source :Harry Potter
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo 2013

Costume Photos

World Book Day 2014 ^^

Rowena and Helena Conflict of the Diadem

Rowena Ravenclaw takes no nonsense from her daughter

Rowena and Helena Portrait

"There never were such friends as Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw"

"I will find you Helena..."

Founders Unite

Taking charge of her House

Ravenclaw - Beautiful yet Intimidating

The Hogwarts House Shield

The four founders unite ^^

Duelling with the Bloody Baron


Costume Information

Cost : £80
Awards : 1st Prize Craft Eyam Show 2013/ Supreme Exhibit Trophy Eyam Show 2013
Time Taken : 3 months

aha this was a plan me and Little Remedy came up with X3 we wanted to do a harry potter group, but we wanted to do something that wasn't widely done. So we decided on the Hogwarts Founders and do a historic group ^^ I automatically wanted Ravenclaw as I've always loved the Ravenclaw house and think its underloved, not to mention I'm a ravenclaw on Pottermore lol :P

Initially this was just a founders group, but now its founders and ghosts and we have a complete set :D

Godric Gryffindor - HowlingSilverWolf
Rowena Ravenclaw - Me :)
Helga Hufflepuff - Little Remedy
Salazaar Slytherin - Peri
Nearly Headless Nick - Sean
The Grey Lady - Chandy
Fat Friar - Gaz
The Bloody Baron - Gibbo

The dress was handmade from about 5 metres of Civelour ^^ It has a dip hem and is longer at the back to have a small train. I made patterns from greaseproof paper and made 7 panels to make up the dress ^^ As I have no sewing machine, the dress was painstakingly sewn together by hand!! I'm so proud of it!

Once the main dress was made, I made the sleeves by again making panels using traces from an old pattern i found ^^ Again these were hand sewn and pinned to the dress ^^ I then made the bronze shoulder trim to cover up my sewing and hide any joins ^^ The Ravenclaw patch was a nice little addition too, to hide the join in the bronze at the front ^^

The belt was made from 2metres of bronze ribbon tied around my waist and the same sort of ribbon was used to make the trims ^^

So I entered my dress into my local village show where it won first prize in the craft section! I was so chuffed with myself as its my first year in the adult section now (as i'm too old for the student section!), and I beat 4 senior members of the village ^^; My dress then went on to win the supreme exhibition trophy! Eeeek which means it was the most favoured piece of the entire show -^^- I couldn't be happier!


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This is looking amazing!!

by a-papergirl on Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 - 23:51
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awwww thankies hun -^^- hope so when it's done ^^; Soph's Gryffindor is looking best at mo :)

by Lady-Aira on Wednesday, 19 December, 2012 - 00:15
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Oooh do you have any pictures of Gryffindor?

by a-papergirl on Wednesday, 19 December, 2012 - 03:28
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Aah excited to see this :D

by Crazedteensie on Wednesday, 19 December, 2012 - 10:26
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@A-Papergirl Yeah ^^ They're on Soph's Cosplay Island page which is HowlingSilverWolf :)

@Crazed Teensie Thank youuuuuuuuuuu :3

by Lady-Aira on Wednesday, 19 December, 2012 - 12:08
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Loving the hair clip. Great progress.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 19 December, 2012 - 14:17
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Looks gorgeous!

by InfiniteJester on Sunday, 23 December, 2012 - 22:49
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Woooop, Ravenclaw! Definatly the best house :P

by Princess_Clogs on Sunday, 23 December, 2012 - 23:40
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Mew this dress looks Fabulous on you! I love it. Hope to see at at Midlands. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 27 December, 2012 - 13:23
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Thankies Steve my darling -^^- I hope to see you too! So excited as this is my first time making a dress like this from scratch ^^ <3

by Lady-Aira on Thursday, 27 December, 2012 - 13:31
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Aha, from scratch...that means you are now progressing to rank of Expert.

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 29 December, 2012 - 02:58
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ahhh nuuu I'd hardly say I fit into that rank ^^; But it's so nice that its coming along how I'd picture it ^^

by Lady-Aira on Saturday, 29 December, 2012 - 19:42
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This is amazing! :) Really liked seeing it at Midlands expo.

by Deathblow_Prime on Monday, 25 February, 2013 - 00:03
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Wow, the dress is really beautiful.

by puzzledpenguin on Thursday, 28 February, 2013 - 02:03
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This looks amazing! You did a great job!

by BlueberryTale on Saturday, 2 March, 2013 - 21:55
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Amazing! You and your whole group, I really wish I had been there to see you all! <3

by Koiice on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 23:58
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You and your group looked incredible!

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 01:02
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Thank you everyone -^^-

by Lady-Aira on Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 01:11
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Your group was incredible! Absolutely loved your designs. :)

by HarryKurt on Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 02:09
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Thank you ever so much -^^- We did a mixture of our own designs and what we already knew about the characters as there aren't many references ^^

by Lady-Aira on Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 11:46
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Lovely costume, nice design work too :)

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 18:52
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Thank you ever so much -^^- this has been my favorite costume to design and work on :D

by Lady-Aira on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 16:18
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Wow you look really lovely! X

by Fizzykat on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 20:36
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Thank you -^^- You looked awesome too as Gatomon! You and your group :) X

by Lady-Aira on Sunday, 24 March, 2013 - 20:45
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Very glam! Nice tiara too :)

by PandoraCaitiff on Thursday, 4 April, 2013 - 22:03
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Thankies ^^ The Diadem was so heavy to wear ^^;

by Lady-Aira on Thursday, 4 April, 2013 - 22:28
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love the the Diadem. You look amazing in this, love it =3

by blissfulbanana on Thursday, 18 April, 2013 - 01:47
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I remember seeing you at the expo! I love your costume so much, it's amazing!

by jessliekspie on Monday, 22 April, 2013 - 22:41
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This cosplay is beautiful!

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 25 April, 2013 - 23:07
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Oh my gosh!! That dress is beautiful ^_^

by Moonlight_Requiem on Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 00:44
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omg what a great idea i havent seen this cosplayed before

by rosieroo on Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 11:32
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Haha thats part of the reason me and my friends did this ^^ We had never seen it either and we really loved the idea of it as we all suited one of the houses! ^^

by Lady-Aira on Sunday, 12 May, 2013 - 15:22

This is really well made and you suit her too. Well done ^^

by Tori Yummai on Monday, 13 May, 2013 - 12:50
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I love this, your group is so cute!

by TrixieTober on Tuesday, 4 June, 2013 - 16:05
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@Tori Yummai Thank you so much -^^- I'm glad you think I make a good Ravenclaw ^^

@Trixie Tober Thank you too ^^ The group was probably the best fun I've had this year -^^-

by Lady-Aira on Wednesday, 5 June, 2013 - 15:37
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This looks amazing! You really suit her :)

by WhiteWraith on Tuesday, 11 June, 2013 - 09:17

Fab costume!

by g123 on Wednesday, 12 June, 2013 - 22:55
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Wow this is fantastic! You make a great Rowena

by MintyBadger on Saturday, 22 February, 2014 - 17:51
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I've never seen Rowena Ravenclaw before, but this is exactly as I imagine her. You look so wise and majestic. Your World Book Day photo in front of the bookcase is the best!

by Kei Lin Sama on Friday, 7 March, 2014 - 22:47
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What a wonderful idea. I've never seen a cosplay of this before and it looks fantastic. Kudos to you!

by Kitri du Lac on Wednesday, 23 April, 2014 - 12:30
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This is a really nice design - very well executed and great group! :D

by roguearcanis on Sunday, 27 April, 2014 - 21:19
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This is amazing!! I love the idea and the fact that you got a full founders and ghosts group together is extremely cool.

Also, I can't believe that your dress is completely hand sewn, it looks incredible, well done, awesome work.

by ballet shoes on Friday, 30 September, 2016 - 19:11

To-Do List

Piece Dress, Sleeves and Bronze trim togetherHighComplete
Attach Ravenclaw patchHighComplete
Buy DiademMediumComplete
Buy WigMediumComplete
Make BeltMediumComplete
Shoes LowComplete
Sew TrimLowComplete

Shopping List

Dress Pattern£6.00Bought
Blue Material£10.00Bought
Ravenclaw Patch£2.50Bought
Ravenclaw's Diadem£38.00Bought
bronze raven amulets£2.00Bought
Bronze Duchess Satin£3.50Bought
Bronze trim£2.00Bought