Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dressing the Part: Remus J. Lupin

I really love Harry Potter. I'm one of those people. I go to the book and movie debuts at midnight, usually in some kind of costume, and run around as though I am still in high school hanging out and being incredibly dorky with my best friends. Seeing as we are on the cusp of the last movies, I decide that it would not do to stay in my little city and do the midnight release. I always wanted to go to a big city, to a big theater, and do it with some of the friends I have made on the internet because of Harry Potter. So this year, I did. We went to Boston and I met up with some wonderful friends who I know mostly because of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. I still think I haven't recovered, I'm totally exhausted, but it was worth every second.

Every year, thus far, I've dressed up as Hermione for these kinds of events. I have brown hair, and I went to Catholic school so I've already got a uniform (even if it is a bit small these days), that gets properly bushy fairly easily. But Hermione, lovely as she is, is not my favorite. I am a die-hard, deeply-in-love-with, literary-crushing on, Remus Lupin fan.

I dressed the part once for no reason, although it was a less-literal interpretation than a costume. This would not do. I am a bit of a competitive snob and always want to have the best version of a costume I can.



I might have bought several items of clothing over the years based entirely on the fact that it seemed like something Remus would wear. Maybe.



It's not the best ever, and apologies for the quality of the pictures--there are much more important things to do at an event like this than worry about photos--and my yellowish color, but it works in a pinch.

I'm also wearing a pair of grey corduroys and some grey converse sneakers (I needed comfort, and wear a LOT of grey in general). But it's going to be really hard to keep myself from dressing like a fusty, possibly dirt-poor, lycanthropic, wizard/professor. My usual.

And I adored the movie.

Outfit/Costume Details:
Everything is from J. Crew, except for the tie, which is my dad's. Thanks dad!

27 comments:

  1. !!
    I am so pumped to see someone else who dresses up for Harry Potter releases! Your Lupin face scars are perfect, and I hope you had a bar of chocolate tucked away in that blazer!

    I didn't get to go to the midnight opening this year, but I did try to put together a Hufflepuff student costume anyway for an outfit post haha

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  2. Yeah!! Lupin is my favourite too! Nice touch with the scratch marks!

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  3. A dream come true! You are the cutest Remus Lupin ever. I am in love with him too.

    Going to LotR/HP premieres in costume is one of life's great joys. Thank you for inspiring a trip down memory lane to the days of skipping school to go to "Trilogy Tuesday" when RotK came out.

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  4. Too adorable. Lupin is wonderful and that outfit is perfect for his character. My high school days were filled with devouring and writing and beta-reading HP fanfiction and this post totally made me nostalgic.

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  5. This is BRILLIANT. Can't wait to see the new film

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  6. Wow, amazing! It sort of doesn't even look like a costume, you've done it that well, and of course those are the best kind of costumes.

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  7. so awesome! i'm too shy to dress up, but i made myself a t-shirt with a lightning bolt on it for the occasion. :)

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  8. Brilliant indeed. I, too, adored the movie. I'm almost scared to watch the last one next year...if only because it will be a sad little goodbye to my beloved characters.

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  9. this is amazing. harry potter premieres are some of my favorite things to go to. i usually go as bellatrix. this is a perfect lupin costume! he is one of my favorite characters and i have a huge crush on him. i get so weepy when he dies :( anyway, i love this post!!

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  10. I am one of THOSE people too!! I love Harry so much - I was lucky enough to work for J K Rowlings agent for a couople of years and I got to go to the premier in london. It was all kinds of awesomeness. Your post about HP is the best one I've seen Remus is the best! ck :) x

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  11. I love the idea! And you actually resemble Lupin in the best way possible :)

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  12. oh man! i love your remus costume! it looks amazing!

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  13. awesome costume. you should check out my Quidditch World Cup post (they came to nyc)! i thought the movie was very good. they kept it pretty close to the book, which i loved.

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  14. this is great!! seriously, i love it that you dressed up. no one did here.

    i really enjoyed the film, i went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised.

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  15. I'm a HP nerd too, but I'm still in high school... Ah well. Love your costume, very authentic!

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  16. ha I didn't know you were a harry potter fan, actually I'm not a harry potter fan at all, I'm a Harry Potter Fanfiction fan I could careless about the stuff JKR writes, Snape is my favorite but Remus is my second fav!

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  17. I've started following you via Tumblr and saw your costume! I LOVE IT! love your hardcore HP fandom!!!

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  18. haha. your outfit is fabulous. I've always wanted to go to a midnight showing and dress up but I don't have any friends that like the scifi/fantasy genre like me :( Oh well. I just gave you an award on my blog those were very good years :D

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  19. You are AWESOME and my new favorite hero. I am also a huge HP fan and loved the latest movie! I dressed up as Professor Sinistra for Halloween at my job. It's great finding another style blogger who is a fan!

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  20. I actually have a pavlovian reaction to Harry Potter-- I cannot talk about it without tearing up. It's really quite embarrassing around folks that don't understand. I've also been known to get into very heated discussions about the exact depths of J.K. Rowling's genius :) So, needless to say, you are awesome for doing this

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  21. thats awesome! i dressed up as hermione because we share the bushy hair! Your outfit was AMAZING! :) im glad to be one of THOSE people! :D

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  22. I love it, Lupin is one of my faves too! That's such a great costume! Fab job!

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  23. Go to the TSH / HP's new dressing is one of the great pleasures of life. Thank you for your inspirational journey down memory lane is a day of skipping school to go to "Trilogy Tuesday," when Rothko left.
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  24. You are so incredibly beautiful!

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  25. Thank you for the inspiration of a trip down memory lane to the days of skipping school to go to the "Trilogy Tuesday" at the Return of the King is out.
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  26. I totally missed this post when I took a internet vacation---sadness. But I am *that* HP fan as well. I always dress like Luna for the midnight show as I've got the blonde hair & kniited a Ravenclaw scarf (book colors!) several years ago. But Lupin is tied with Luna & Neville as my favorite characters. And I too have purchased several sweaters after posing the question "What would Remus Lupin wear?" You're outfit was amazing! I hope we see more Lupin inspired outfits in the future. :D
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