⚡️ #PotterificJuly - a photo a day, following daily prompts, was a photography challenge hosted by my sister @saraallie on Instagram ••• It was a call to all Potterheads and they responded! The hashtag went up like fireworks! ✨ The month transformed to a grand celebration of The Harry Potter Fandom✨Everybody posted HP themed photos daily (following the prompt of the day) and tagged it #PotterificJuly
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “I’m A Potterhead” ••• Butterbeer Cheers 🍻 ••• Wand Raises ✨ ••• All Heads Potterheads! No Head 🧠 Better Than A Potterhead❗️••• The Potterific July Photo Challenge takes off today! H00T 🦉 ••• Super proud of the hostess of the challenge, The Sara, @saraallie — we share the same magical DNA! Yes, we’re the Fred & George of the show! ••• We’ve been on the Potterhead Express since the very beginning when the first books hit the shelves in the UK 🇬🇧 Our Dad brought us all 3 first installments and said casually “They were the most highly advertised bestsellers” ••• We took a dive and never reappeared back on the surface of the Muggle world.
In the photo today I’m sporting a Harry Potter Chibi t-cap that I got from Walmart! It’s a must have for everyone who adores the Chibis! It’s a $6 no biggie and it’s Chambray fabric that’ll keep cool in the summers.
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ ⚡️POTTERHEAD CHRONICLES⚡️
Everyone loves a good milk chocolate 🍫 ••• add rice crisps, make it the shape of a frog 🐸 and include a Wizard Card 🧙♂️ inside and you have a Potterhead’s attention! The Sara and I inaugurated the #PotterificJuly last night past midnight by munching our Chocolate Frog bought from Lolli & Pops ••• and of course we have the weekend custom of wearing our Harry Potter merch.
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “House Pride” ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
••• I never pulled Godric Gryffindor’s sword out of the hat, but unlike the Sorting Hat I never doubted which house I belonged to for one bit! ••• ⚡️🦁⚡️🛡⚡️🦁⚡️🏆⚡️🧣⚡️🦁⚡️
•••When Pottermore began its crazy quizzes and sorting people like Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) into houses different from theirs, I decided to INSIST I was Gryffindor and nothing else ••• It took a lot of research on YouTube to select all the right answers on the quiz ••• The obvious ones like ‘owl’ for ‘what pet would you bring?’ were simple but some are intentionally random so you get sorted non-Gryffindor! ••• so I worked my way through and made it as an official Gryffindor on Pottermore!••• And my sister Sara (hostess of Potterific) had already bagged so much Gryffindor merch! No way we were settling for anything else! •••
••• I connect best with the qualities of a Gryffindor! ••• I’m infamous as the brave, strong hearted, daring girl who knows how to suppress her inner fears and FIGHT! ••• Loyalty, courage and staying clear of all things evil is the mantra of my life ••• I connect with Hermione for her know it all nature but sound, cautious advice, I connect with Ron for the acknowledgement of fear 🕷, and I connect with Harry for sheer courage and nerve in the face of life!•••
FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO
🦁 Gryffindor crest cushion (eBay)
🧣Gryffindor wool scarf (eBay)
🛡Gryffindor appliqué patch on Denim bag (Etsy)
🏆Gryffindor hoodie from the Wizarding World
🎒Gryffindor tote bag from Hot Topic
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s Stone)” “Favorite Character"
••• Combo entry for Day 3 & Day 4 ( @saraallie ‘s idea for my lazy self) ••• 💎⚡️💎⚡️💎⚡️💎⚡️💎⚡️💎⚡️💎••• The Philosopher’s Stone is a Potterhead’s first love. ••• these words started it all, the fandom, the addiction, the obsession. It pulled me into a parallel universe where I exist now in due respect, love, and acceptance- uncommon in my real world. And, Harry (of course) is my favorite character because he conveys strong tolerance to being the unacceptable, then the evil jealousy and enmity he invites when he enters a world where he is most loved.
➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO💎 Philosopher’s Stone necklace (eBay)👓 Harry Potter Funko 🧙♂️ Albus Dumbledore Funko✨ The Mirror of Erised mini (Hot Topic)📚 Special edition of The Philosopher’s Stone (20 year’s anniversary edition gifted by a dear friend Asma)➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “Favorite Professor” - Day 05➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️🧙♂️⚡️🗝⚡️🐉⚡️🧙♂️⚡️🏰⚡️📚❝Yer a wizard Harry!❞ These very words made Hagrid my friend. He’s one of my favorite professors at Hogwarts. Although his teaching was always questionable and he couldn’t handle the load but the honesty won him brownie points from me. The way he was always asking Harry, Ron, and Hermione for their honest opinions, and how he just tried SO hard to pull it all together.➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO🐾 Monster Book Of Monsters from the Wizarding World🧙♂️ Hagrid’s hut model DIY✨ Lantern from the craft store📚 Harry Potter Calendar➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “Wands At The Ready” - Day 06➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️🥢⚡️💥⚡️🥢⚡️🌪⚡️💫⚡️➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO✨🥢 Elder Wand from the Pensieve Memory Journal set, Elder Wand necklace charm (eBay), & Narcissa Malfoy’s Wand from the Wizarding World📚 Hogwarts Cinematic Yearbook➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “Chamber Of Secrets” - Day 07
FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO
✨Chamber Of Secrets cushion (eBay)
📔Hogwarts Journal (Dervish and Banges at the Wizarding World)
🖌 DIY feather quill 🦅 Fawkes (Filch’s Emporium at the Wizarding World)
🏰 Hogwarts fleece blanket (Hot Topic)
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “Mischief Managed” - Day 08➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️🐾✨⚡️🐾✨⚡️🐾✨⚡️🐾✨⚡️Dedicating today’s entry to my sister @saraallie (the magical hostess of #PotterificJuly ••• she’s the Fred to my George ••• together, we pass of as our own cosmetic twins version of the Weasley twins! she’s my partner in mischief and we manage it perfectly!➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO✨Marauders Map Bed Set (Hot Topic)🐾 Mischief Managed Satchel (Hot Topic)⚡️ Applique patches (Etsy)🐾 Marauders Map cardigan (Hot Topic)✨ Storage bin (Hot Topic)🐾 Pillows (Hot Topic)➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “The Boy Who Lived” - Day 09 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️✨⚡️The very first chapter was the most random of things I’d come across ••• the cartoonish graphic on the cover gave me a very normal Roald Dahl kind of fantasy fiction novel ••• little did I know I was going to be pulled into a magical world unlike any other and the fandom would become a lifestyle!➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTO ⚡️ Mini Funko keychain✨ DIY card by my sister @saraallie ⚡️ 20th anniversary Gryffindor colored HP book
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “Platform Nine and Three Quarters” - Day 10➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️🚂⚡️🏰⚡️🛤⚡️🎟⚡️🚂⚡️🏰⚡️ ❝the barrier was coming nearer and nearer. He wouldn't be able to stop - the trolley was out of control - he was a foot away - he closed his eyes ready for the crash -It didn't come ... he kept on running ... he opened his eyes.A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform packed with people. A sign overhead said Hogwarts Express, 11 o'clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a wrought-iron archway where the ticket box had been, with the words Platform Nine and Three-Quarters on it. He had done it. ❞
Not only had Harry done it ••• I had done it too ••• I’d dived into a magical world forever! I’m so glad I get to live that experience at the Wizarding World each time ••• I get to run into the barrier wall and see myself disappear and reappear at the other end! The scarlet steam engine greets me each time and I get teary eyed! ••• ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS⚡️ Hogwarts Express/ Platform 9 3/4 Umbrella (Hot Topic)🚂 Platform 9 3/4 Makeup bag set with ticket and Chocolate Frog mini kits (Hot Topic)⚡️ Applique patch on denim bag (Etsy)🏰 Hogwarts Express Funko Pop with Harry (Hot Topic)⚡️ Hogwarts Express luggage trunk photo frame (Wizarding World)🚂 Luggage trunk storage box (Home Goods)⚡️Platform 9 3/4 ticket keychain (Wizarding World)➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “Platform Nine and Three Quarters” - Day 10➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️🚂⚡️🏰⚡️🛤⚡️🎟⚡️🚂⚡️🏰⚡️ Forgot to make a mention of this gorgeous teacup I have! I mixed and matched - it came as a set with a Marauders Map cup and saucer and a Platform Nine and Three Quarters - and filled it with candy! The Platform and candy go together ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “The Mirror Of Erised” - Day 11➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ⚡️🎭✨⚡️🎭✨⚡️🎭✨⚡️🎭✨⚡️ I wonder what the mirror would show me? Perhaps I’d see myself standing at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter with a lifetime pass! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS ⚡️ Mirror of Erised photo frame from Filch’s Emporium at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter 🎭 Mirror of Erised mini replica from Hot Topic ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
📸⚡️⚯͛ △⃒⃘🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡“Prisoner Of Azkaban” - Day 12➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖⚡️🐾⚡️🐾⚡️🐾⚡️🐾⚡️🐾⚡️🐾⚡️The 3rd book took a serious turn. Things began to get more serious and sober, yet the hilarity of the Weasleys quadrupled! Quidditch became more challenging, and bigger dangers lurked! Sirius, Lupin, the Riddikulus and the Expecto Patronum, Buckbeak, Professor Hagrid, Time Turner, Marauders Map!, Hogsmeade! Trelawney! There was a LOT to treasure!➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOSMarauders Map Bow Clip (Hot Topic)Time Turner keychain (Wizarding World)Marauders Map bagPrisoner of Azkaban
📸⚡️🏰🍻🚂9¾ 🧙♀️ 🏆POTTERIFIC JULY🛡 “Hogwarts” - Day 13 ⚡️🏰⚡️🚂⚡️🏰⚡️🚂⚡️🏰⚡️🚂⚡️ Hogwarts is my home. And that line actualized when I finally started going to the Wizarding World. It’s the best escape I can get from the madness of real life. I’ve loved Hogwarts since as far back as the HP books. Each time Harry boarded the train back to the Dursleys, I was tear-struck! The castle at the WWOHP has to be the best thing ever! I mean I’m a Disney buff too but Hogwarts is a much bigger emotional connection than Cinderella’s castle. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Hogwarts iPhone case (eBay) Hogwarts Cinematic Yearbook (Target) Pajamas (JCPenney)
⚡️🏰🍻🚂9¾ POTTERIFIC JULY🛡🏆🧙♀️ ❝ Marauders ❞ - Day 14 🐾 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾 Sirius Black undoubtedly is my favorite marauder! I wish I had a godfather like him that I could send an owl to!
FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Door knob hanger from Primark gifted by a darling friend
⚡️🏰🍻🚂9¾ POTTERIFIC JULY🛡🏆🧙♀️ ❝ Deatheater ❞ - Day 15 💀☠️💀☠️💀☠️💀☠️💀☠️💀☠️💀 Today’s a tribute to the most classic villainous of the Wizarding World. Potterheads! Raise your wands (to curse of course!) for Bellatrix Lestrange! For the most part I love her because her screen role was played by my favorite actress Helena Bonham Carter. I believe everyone she plays is my alter ego 😆 Mrs Lovett, Queen Of Hearts! The chemistry between her and Lord Voldy is absolutely fantastic!
FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Bellatrix Lestrange Funko Pop (Hot Topic)
⚡️🏰🍻🚂9¾ POTTERIFIC JULY🛡🏆🧙♀️ ❝ Goblet Of Fire ❞ - Day 17 Has to be my favorite book in the series! — Quidditch World Cup! Mad Eye Moody! The crazy teacher who, despite being Crouch Jr, was my favorite! Cedric Diggory — developed a book crush on the guy! The dragons of course my favorite! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Dragon, Hungarian Horntail (Wizarding World) Triwizard Cup (Wizarding World) Broomstick (Wizarding World) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
⚡️🏰🍻🚂9¾ POTTERIFIC JULY🛡🏆🧙♀️ ❝ Quidditch ❞ - Day 18 I’d be a Seeker for sure! Give me only ONE job! No Keeping, no Beating! I get my big moment and I turn the game around! How about you? •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FEATURED MERCH IN TODAY’S PHOTOS Firebolt (Dervish and Banges) Cinematic Yearbook (Target) Harry Potter mini keychain (Hot Topic) Chibi cap (Walmart) Marauders Map Journal (Hot Topic) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••