If we've been hanging out since we're teenagers, then you'd probably know about my obsession with anything that involves Harry Potter. I've done what a typical hardcore fan would do: Read all seven books from cover-to-cover, watch all films (and memorize most of the lines!), engage in random trivia with fellow Potterheads and splurge an insane amount on merchandise. It's crazy.
So when our recital instructors briefed us with the whole Gryffindor-Slytherin battle concept for our item, I was psyched! This meant we'll be wearing the famous black school robes, pushing luggage trolleys and waving wands. Talk about living the Hogwarts dream!
Costumes were sewn by a local seamstress and props were all DIY (wands were made from chopsticks, some glue gun and poster paint. Thank you, Pinterest!). The robes and shoes posed as bit of a challenge to dance into as we kept stepping on the robe's tail while the leather loafers didn't do much friction against the stage floors. But costume burden and physical exhaustion aside, everyone had a blast dancing all throughout the 4-minute item. Plus, the audience LOVED it! Ours had the longest running time but we were still greeted my thundering applause and loads of whoops and cheers. Thank you!
Here are some of my favorite shots from the performance courtesy of Poey YT. See the entire album here.