Rowena Ravenclaw - Harry Potter

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Midlands MCM Expo 2013

1st Prize Craft Eyam Show 2013/ Supreme Exhibit Trophy Eyam Show 2013



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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 ^^

**26/08/2013**
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!


Comments

a-papergirl posted on 18 December, 2012 - 23:51
This is looking amazing!!

Lady-Aira posted on 19 December, 2012 - 00:15
awwww thankies hun -^^- hope so when it's done ^^; Soph's Gryffindor is looking best at mo :)

a-papergirl posted on 19 December, 2012 - 03:28
Oooh do you have any pictures of Gryffindor?

Crazedteensie posted on 19 December, 2012 - 10:26
Aah excited to see this :D

Lady-Aira posted on 19 December, 2012 - 12:08
@A-Papergirl Yeah ^^ They're on Soph's Cosplay Island page which is HowlingSilverWolf :) @Crazed Teensie Thank youuuuuuuuuuu :3

Sephirayne posted on 19 December, 2012 - 14:17
Loving the hair clip. Great progress.

InfiniteJester posted on 23 December, 2012 - 22:49
Looks gorgeous!

Satellite posted on 23 December, 2012 - 23:40
Woooop, Ravenclaw! Definatly the best house :P

Ranma1-2 posted on 27 December, 2012 - 13:23
Mew this dress looks Fabulous on you! I love it. Hope to see at at Midlands. :)

Lady-Aira posted on 27 December, 2012 - 13:31
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

Ranma1-2 posted on 29 December, 2012 - 02:58
Aha, from scratch...that means you are now progressing to rank of Expert.

Lady-Aira posted on 29 December, 2012 - 19:42
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 ^^

Deathblow_Prime posted on 25 February, 2013 - 00:03
This is amazing! :) Really liked seeing it at Midlands expo.

puzzledpenguin posted on 28 February, 2013 - 02:03
Wow, the dress is really beautiful.

BlueberryTale posted on 2 March, 2013 - 21:55
This looks amazing! You did a great job!

Koiice posted on 6 March, 2013 - 23:58
Amazing! You and your whole group, I really wish I had been there to see you all! <3

TheStarlightFairy posted on 11 March, 2013 - 01:02
You and your group looked incredible!

Lady-Aira posted on 11 March, 2013 - 01:11
Thank you everyone -^^-

HarryKurt posted on 11 March, 2013 - 02:09
Your group was incredible! Absolutely loved your designs. :)

Lady-Aira posted on 11 March, 2013 - 11:46
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 ^^

Amy-Lou posted on 11 March, 2013 - 18:52
Lovely costume, nice design work too :)

Lady-Aira posted on 15 March, 2013 - 16:18
Thank you ever so much -^^- this has been my favorite costume to design and work on :D

Fizzykat posted on 24 March, 2013 - 20:36
Wow you look really lovely! X

Lady-Aira posted on 24 March, 2013 - 20:45
Thank you -^^- You looked awesome too as Gatomon! You and your group :) X

PandoraCaitiff posted on 4 April, 2013 - 22:03
Very glam! Nice tiara too :)

Lady-Aira posted on 4 April, 2013 - 22:28
Thankies ^^ The Diadem was so heavy to wear ^^;

blissfulbanana posted on 18 April, 2013 - 01:47
love the the Diadem. You look amazing in this, love it =3

jessliekspie posted on 22 April, 2013 - 22:41
I remember seeing you at the expo! I love your costume so much, it's amazing!

ToroSonyCat posted on 25 April, 2013 - 23:07
This cosplay is beautiful!

Moonlight_Requiem posted on 10 May, 2013 - 00:44
Oh my gosh!! That dress is beautiful ^_^

rosieroo posted on 10 May, 2013 - 11:32
omg what a great idea i havent seen this cosplayed before

Lady-Aira posted on 12 May, 2013 - 15:22
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! ^^

Tori Yummai posted on 13 May, 2013 - 12:50
This is really well made and you suit her too. Well done ^^

TrixieTober posted on 4 June, 2013 - 16:05
I love this, your group is so cute!

Lady-Aira posted on 5 June, 2013 - 15:37
@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 -^^-

WhiteWraith posted on 11 June, 2013 - 09:17
This looks amazing! You really suit her :)

g123 posted on 12 June, 2013 - 22:55
Fab costume!

MintyBadger posted on 22 February, 2014 - 17:51
Wow this is fantastic! You make a great Rowena

Kei Lin Sama posted on 7 March, 2014 - 22:47
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!

Kitri du Lac posted on 23 April, 2014 - 12:30
What a wonderful idea. I've never seen a cosplay of this before and it looks fantastic. Kudos to you!

roguearcanis posted on 27 April, 2014 - 21:19
This is a really nice design - very well executed and great group! :D

ballet shoes posted on 30 September, 2016 - 19:11
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.

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