Typing that title made me cringe as I thought of Snape telling Harry that he was the Half-Blood Prince… can someone who hasn’t read the books really enjoy the movies?
I really didn’t mean to begin this post with a negative comment, I really did enjoy the movie and I had a great time.
We’ve had Steve’s costume planned out since before the release date was moved from last November. He wore his pinstripped suite, a scarlet tie, and a lime green bowler hat. He even got a pair of cowboy boots from a yard sale and we dyed them purple.
He made a fantastic Cornelius Fudge. Not that anyone who hasn’t read the books would know who he was… but I didn’t start typing to complain about the things they do WRONG other than the way I think they should in the movies.
Liz wore her prom dress and wore a lovely diadem in her hair. She really looked elegant as Rowena Ravenclaw. I’m glad we were able to dress up and go together, we never really had before.
Liz’s good friend Mindy dressed as Hermoine, complete with my time-turner necklace. Steve Santa put a lot of Harry Potter silliness in my stocking last year. Mindy’s brother was Michael Corner, a Ravenclaw in the DA who dated both Ginny and Cho, just like Harry…
Mom didn’t dress up but told us that if anyone asked she would say she was Mrs. Figg. I don’t think anyone asked.
What about me, you ask?
This year, I decided to be Rita Skeeter. We found an amazing acid green quill at the Renaissance faire on our anniversary trip, and I found a crocodile skin handbag at Value Village for $2.50. JoAnn’s had some red rhinestone glasses for another $2.50. A fitted jacket, short skirt, high heels, and long red fingernails finished it off nicely.
We played a Harry Potter trivia game while we waited in line for seats. The crowd was kind of a bummer this year. Most years the line is the best part- everyone talking and playing games and such. We did sit next to a fun girl who was crocheting and did some of the trivia with us, but the rest of the people around us were just… there. Ah, well. There was a guy carrying a boombox on his shoulder blasting Michael Jackson tunes…
All in all, a good time was had by all. All de dall de dall.
Let me know when I can start complaining about specifics, because, really, I know they are the movies and not the books, but REALLY???
Yes, I know my mother is an English teacher, but I know she’ll agree with my last sentence. Sometimes incomplete, incoherent, ill-punctuated sentances are necessary. In my case, more often than not.
Happy Movie-Going Everyone!!