1st July 2013: Post Shrieking Shack make up To make the costume a bit more interesting I wanted to have Hermione looking a bit more dirty and bloody like she is after they leave the Shrieking Shack and her and Harry go to save Sirius and Buckbeak.
I have never tried any wound effects before so just watched a few tutorials on YouTube and got stuck in! I wanted to use a bit of special effects wax for the cut next to her eyebrow as it looks a bit bigger/deeper but I couldn't get the stuff to stick to my face, it just stayed on my fingers bah. So I just used a dark red lip pencil to mark the outlines of the cut and split lip and to draw the guideline for the scratch on the cheek. Then I used red and black facepaint (came in a set with the wax) to build the base for the cuts before finishing with "bloody scab" fake blood. It dries like a scab which I figured would work as Hermione's wounds would have stopped bleeding at the point they go back in time. I used the sharp point of a cuticle stick to apply the blood to the scratch but a brush for the cuts.
20th February 2013: Crookshanks Official Crookshanks plush from the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour.
Another gift from sjbonnar.
I think he could do with a slightly more squished face but other than that he's lovely. His fur is matty and keeps coming out in clumps- very in character!
19th February 2013: Complete Just don't have the contacts in or make-up on for these shots.
Excuse the demon eyes...
18th February 2013: Wig again Just a few shots of how it looks when worn. I trimmed the ends very slightly but it didn't need any other work, even the fringe didn't need styling.
18th February 2013: Bottom half progress Starting to all come together.
18th February 2013: Finished trainers Not the neatest work but fairly happy with the result.
18th February 2013: Trainer modifications I used matt self adhesive vinyl to alter the gold stripes to blue ones. This seemed the quickest and easiest way to achieve the right look. The only downside is the stripes don't have the small stiches as on the actual trainers and I had to cover the Gola brand but figured the later wasn't a big deal as Hermione's jeans are quite long and cover this up most of the time anyway.
18th February 2013: Jeans modifications Hermione's jeans are completely plain so I removed a small Next tag from one of the front pockets then attacked the stitch detailing on the back pockets. The bottom two lines of stitching removed fairly easy but the top line took over double the time due to the type of stitch, it was a pain. The dark blue pattern left behind is obviously what the jeans original colour was, the thread prevented it from fading. Wish that wasn't there obviously but I prefer it to the coloured thread.
17th February 2013: Hoody modifications Tassel/ drawstring (whatever you call it) removed from hood and rivet detail added to pockets.
The zipper pull is still inaccurate (supposed to be rounded at the end) but I didn't have anything suitable to replace it with and had no time to order one.
17th February 2013: T-shirt Basic and plain, you only see the top just above the zip of the hoody.
Worry it's a little too dark but all the references have different shades of pink making it awkward to know which is correct.
17th February 2013: Hoody Base hoody to be modified.
I bought it in an extra small (estimated as a UK size 6) as Hermione's seems quite fitted but it still feels baggy on me and it's quite long also, ending below the belt when it's supposed to end above it. Darn. I also don't like the white trim on the zip.
17th February 2013: Trainers Hermione wears Gola Harrier trainers, a brand that comes in about 50 odd different colour combinations it seems. Unlike other popular trainers like Converse and Vans you can't get cheap rip-offs of the design and her particular colour scheme is on sale for between £35-50, an expense I can't afford or justify.
I managed to find a navy and gold pair on ebay second hand and decided I could attempt to change the stripe colour somehow as I couldn't find any other trainers in a similar style. They are a bit worn but Hermione's aren't exactly brand new anyway so I think this gives a more realistic look.
17th February 2013: Belt I couldn't find a belt with the correct coloured stripes and the closest one came in a childs size only so I had to buy two and combine them to make a belt that would fit me. I joined them using a hot glue gun and replaced the buckles with two D-rings.
16th February 2013: Jeans Medium blue Next jeans found in a charity shop.
Please ignore the wrinkles and damp patch, they have just been washed.
14th January 2013: Wig I started watching a few on ebay that I was un-sure of then I found this in a wig store in Peckham, London whilst I was visiting sj. It might need a trim but I haven't tried it on yet to see where the length sits on me. It has a centre skin top parting and the fringe will need little work, if any.
10th January 2013: Wand Same one used for my other version of Hermione.
5th February 2012: Time tuner sjbonnar bought me the Noble Collection replica of Hermione's Time-Turner for Christmas which led me to want to do this version of Hermione as an excuse to show it off lol It really is a gorgeous replica with spinning parts and moving sand.
" I mark the hours every one nor have I yet outrun the sun. My use and value unto you are gauged by what you have to do. "
4th February 2012: References Reference photos of the costume
RevolverKitty - 2nd March 2012
After seeing your original Hermione cosplay, you'll have no trouble with this at all :)
Leonie Heartilly - 8th March 2012
Hopefully not as it will be pretty much all store bought ^^' Will need a different wig though.
Thanks for the faith hun =)
magsul - 27th February 2013
That looks really good, well done! ^_^
Leonie Heartilly - 27th February 2013
Thanks =) Will have some better photos soon
raven4000 - 1st March 2013
I thought the second picture of you and the cast in the window was a reference snapshot from the film really awesome cosplay
sjbonnar - 1st March 2013
So...I'm dating Hermione huh...?
Leonie Heartilly - 3rd March 2013
raven4000- It was taken on the actual Hogwarts bridge used during filming =)
I'm glad you like the costume!
HarryKurt - 9th March 2013
This is perfect! And such a beautiful photoshoot at the tour. :D
CrystalNeko - 9th March 2013
I am loving the photos! Your wig is just perfect as well!
Leonie Heartilly - 9th March 2013
Thanks =) Her hair is awkward as it gradually turns blonde over the course of the films ><
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