Hello fellow geeks!
We hope you are well and are enjoying your first few days of the Summer holidays. Can you believe it's just one week until our annual Harry Potter birthday party? We can't! But as we are now in countdown mode, we thought we'd give you a helping hand - just in case you haven't got your fancy dress sorted yet! It could be your favorite character, Hogwarts professor, magical creature or even just shouting about your Hogwarts house with pride.
Every year we host a party day full of shopping, fan feature blogs, fancy dress and cake to celebrate The Geek Side's birthday and also the anniversary of the opening of our exclusive Harry Potter shop - oddly, it's totally a coincidence that it falls on Harry Potter's birthday weekend! So we'd like to delve into the depths of our store (our Room of Requirement, if you will!) and see what cosplay ideas we can inspire you with - whether that be Hogwarts uniforms and robes, quidditch house jumpers, pin badges or wands.
A perfectly stylish and casual t-shirt, wear it with jeans and trainers for a laid back look or underneath your Hogwarts robe to complete the costume! "Their daring, nerve and chivalry set Gryffindors apart." The scarlet and golden house, represented by a brave lion, is the bravest and boldest of all the houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Founded by Godric Gryffindor, will you be sorted into the house by the Sorting Hat? Will you learn alongside Harry Potter, Ron Weasely and Hermione Granger? Or perhaps get up to mischief with Nearly-Headless Nick, the house ghost? Either way, with your red and golden emblem you will instantly be recognisable as a member of the most daring house!
If you're like Hermione Granger, you'll never be without a school book on your person. Collectible hardback journal featuring MinaLima original artwork with gold foiled cover details, gold foiled edges, with 200 lined pages and a ribbon.
The tie is an essential element of wizard and witches' outfit. Whether it is part of a full uniform with your robe, or if you are wearing it under your Ravenclaw sweater or even in a day-to-day outfit, the deluxe tie will impress everyone around you.
Any Harry Potter outfit isn't completely without a wand! Check out out full range of official Harry Potter wand replicas here.
Hufflepuff sweater as seen in the Harry Potter film series. Display your House pride with this V-neck sweater and its quality embroidered Hufflepuff House crest. Made of soft-touch knit, it's easy to match your day-to-day clothes or to wear with your full Hufflepuff uniform.
This impressive lenticular pin badge measures 5cm in diameter and shows the slogan 'Potter Stinks' then when flipped 'Support Cedric The Real Champion'
If there’s one Quidditch team not above the occasional spot of Blatching its Slytherin. Known for their cunning and determination, when a Slytherin sets their mind on something (like the house cup) there's nothing that can stand in their way. Especially nothing as inconsequential as rules! Hey, who doesn't love a rebel? If you want to support your house team while looking as sharp as your Slytherin wit then this is the jumper for you! Its Chunky Rib stitch knitted pattern and minimalist design scream elegance. It features silver bands across the torso, wrists, collar and lower hem and the Slytherin house crest on the chest.
A fluffy pink plush version of a Pygmy Puff. With matching fur and eyes as well as two cute ears and four little feet, this little Puff is a must-have! Also available in purple.
The one and only scarf worn by the Gryffindor students since "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". Harry, Ron and Hermione scarf. Ultra-soft scarf, very long and thick, this Gryffindor scarf will protect you from the cold in Hogwarts.
An adorable plush version of Scabbers, Ron Weasley’s hand-me-down pet rat, who is later discovered to be Peter Pettigrew in Animagus form.
That's just a few ideas to inspire your Harry Potter cosplay and fancy dress. We look forward to seeing you all next week to celebrate our birthday!
Until next time...