harry potter

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Tumblr user permetstu decided to make a Marauder’s Map dress for LeakyCon. However, she didn’t try to get the iconic imagery from Harry Potter printed onto a dress. Instead, she made the dress and drew the map on by hand with fine point Sharpies. I’m not even kidding. All those tiny lines, all those letters – it’s all done by hand. Just the text on the front of the dress took three and a half hours. I’d love to see the pile of used Sharpies it took to complete this project.

See more pics of the dress after the break.

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On Sunday the second annual Geekie Awards took place in Los Angeles, celebrating geek culture with 12 different categories. This year a new category was added that focused on the growing area of geek fashion. The Fashion and Armor category, presented by Vanichi Magazine, was added after awards creator and showrunner Kristen Nedopak saw the fashions people wore on the red carpet at last year’s event.

“As a female geek, I’ve never hidden the side of me that embraces being a woman, and that means dressing up or down when I please. ‘Geek Couture’ has grown tremendously in the last few years, and more women are realizing they can still be geeks and look beautiful too!” Nedopak told Fashionably Geek. “We’re seeing designers getting creative with the art of fashion in these genres, and we wanted to honor that in this year’s show.”

There were five nominees in the category specializing in armor, steampunk, corsetry, and more. The winner will receive a full feature fashion spread in an issue of Vanichi Magazine.

Find out who won and get a glimpse of all the nominees’ stylish, geeky products after the break!

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hogwarts ties

Not up for a full on cosplay as a Hogwarts student from Harry Potter? Instead of assembling a school uniform you can wear a necklace that represents your house instead. Etsy seller Jewellery by Lizzie G has designed cute pendants from shrink plastic that feature striped ties from Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. I sort of want to wear one of each.

Product Page ($12.07 via Geeky Merch)

hedwig costume

LeakyCon took place in Florida last weekend, and while many fandoms had a presence, Harry Potter was in the spotlight. Though it wasn’t a huge convention (less than 5,000 attendees), there were still cosplayers being awesome. This Hedwig costume is a wonderful example of the creativity on display. I adore the wings.

Visit BuzzFeed to see more cosplay from LeakyCon.

Send your cosplay pics to tips@fashionablygeek.com.

marauders map hobo bag

The new Harry Potter Solemnly Swear Hobo Bag from Hot Topic lets you sling your Marauder’s Map over your shoulder when you’re out and about causing trouble.

One side reads “I solemnly swear I am up to no good” over a print of the map itself.

I have another one of their hobo slings and it’s a great little purse. Durable and definitely able to hold one or two wands and maps.

Additional pic after the break.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into Hogwarts! To commemorate the occasion, you might consider this handmade Harry Potter Acceptance Letter Necklace from Etsy seller MagicTrip. It features a tiny pendant with a miniature acceptance letter, and yes, there’s even a little owl too.

Check out some more pics of the necklace after the break…

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I know, you want this to not be real. But it’s real and it was Instagrammed by the tattoo artist who did it.

I got nothin’ here.

You can see the original Instagram photo and caption after the break…

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Golden Snitch Sandals

The Golden Snitch is an elusive ball in Quidditch that’s worth a lot of points. You don’t have to fly around on a broomstick like the Seeker to catch one though; instead, you can put the object on your feet with this shoe design by Instructables user mactothefuture. She used an existing pair of sandals that fit her and mocked up a pattern that she cut from leather. She made everything from the soles to the Snitch, and the sandals look comfortable and stylish.

See the sandals from a couple more angles after the break.

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This beautiful Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter features cosplayer Alena-Koshkar in a costume that’s still a work-in-progress. Yes, she’s aware she’s got the wrong wand but otherwise it’s an amazing effort.

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