Harry Potter
Prisoner of Azkaban
This is definitely my all-time favorite costume. There's something incredible about J.K. Rowling's universe and it transcends all generations.

Back in 2005, Safeway Inc. asked me to help increase movie sales for the Christmas season. In costume, I advertised the product and helped it find it's way into the baskets of holiday shoppers. It was a blast interacting with kids and fans of such an exciting franchise. 

In 2014, the EMP Museum contracted me to come on board and represent Hogwarts at their "Fantasy Myth and Magic Faire." In costume, I hung out with fellow Fantasy-genre enthusiasts, danced to every fantasy theme song known to man, and helped with a scavenger hunt! 2014 was a perfect year to bring this costume out of closet; it coincided with the 7th anniversary of the release of the 7th Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

I also wore this costume and debuted my copy of the original scale replica of the "Monster Book of Monsters" at Pax Prime 2014. As a note, I did not create the replica of the "Monster Book of Monsters." It comes in the Page to Screen collector's edition. 

I enjoyed creating this character because the look is really easy to wear when interacting with people and the cape shape is fairly standard (other than the long, hooked hood). I still occasionally wear the costume but, now that the movie fanchise is over, I find myself wearing it less and less.

The scarf was hand knit with an embroidered patch. The cloak was created using Simplicity 5840. Overall, assembly was largely a "closet cosplay" and most of the other items were already in my wardrobe.

Completion Date: Summer, 2005
Revamp Date: Summer, 2014