I just got back from seeing Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything for you!
It was amazing, and I loved it! I’m also really glad I went at midnight, because that was pretty cool too. When I got to the theater, the line was already wrapped around half the building! It moved pretty quickly, but for about an hour or so, I was stuck in the same spot. But then it started moving again, and I got into the theater about 10 minutes or so before midnight. I had just enough time to go to the bathroom, and get some snacks, and settled into my seat.
I went as Hermione, because that was the only costume I could pull off easily, especially as a DIY, last minute costume. I had a red cloak (it wasn’t black, but it worked), a black witches hat (which has sparkly cobwebs all over it), a black skirt, and a pink top. Plus black flats. It’s not a school uniform or anything, but it was something I could see Hermione wearing, so I went with it. Plus, I carried a bookbag and wore a time turner I had.
So, looking at that picture, it’s slightly more Luna than Hermione. But whatever, I dressed up and it was awesome! When I got to the theater, I didn’t see anyone dressed up in costume! I thought a lot more people would have been dressed up, but then I realized that my costumed bretheren probably got there a lot earlier than I did. Later on, I did see a few kids dressed up in costume, plus a few scarves, so I felt better about dressing up. Not that I cared in the first place, because I was in costume, and I enjoyed it!
I did love the movie, and it was so fitting. There were a lot of great moments during the movie: I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and there were some very moving scenes. It was really well done, and a great send-off for such an amazing series. I can’t say how much I love the series, and it was very bittersweet. It still hasn’t sunk in yet, not completely anyway. I know there are always the books, and the movies too. And we can’t forget about Pottermore!
I am so glad that I got to travel to Hogwarts with Harry, and have so many adventures with him, Ron and Hermione.
But most importantly…
To J.K. Rowling: I know you will never read this, but thank so much for writing about Harry and sharing his story with the world.