Sad Trelawney. ☹️

Sad Trelawney

Photo taken at: Long Beach Comic Con

Sad #Trelawney. ☹️ There wasn’t much in the way of #HarryPotter-ish settings at @longbeachcomiccon, so we improvised. The idea was to imagine #ProfessorTrelawney, just sacked from Hogwarts, sitting in a train station or someplace, completely lost and unsure of what to do.

#ProfessorTrelawneyCosplay by @casualcosplaykatie

More photos at Flickr/KelsonV

#LongBeachComicCon #lbcc #lbcc2019 #cosplay

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There weren’t any Hogwarts-y spots we could find at #LongBeachComicCon, so we improvised. Her thought was to show #ProfessorTrelawney after she’d been sacked, sitting in maybe a train station, lost and unsure what to do. #cosplay #HarryPotter #lbcc2019 #lbcc

There weren't any Hogwarts-y spots we could find at #LongBeachComicCon, so we improvised. Her thought was to show #ProfessorTrelawney after she'd been sacked, sitting in maybe a train station, lost and unsure what to do. #cosplay #HarryPotter #lbcc2019 #lbcc

There weren't any Hogwarts-y spots we could find at #LongBeachComicCon, so we improvised. Her thought was to show #ProfessorTrelawney after she'd been sacked, sitting in maybe a train station, lost and unsure what to do. #cosplay #HarryPotter #lbcc2019 #lbcc

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Professor Mad-Eye Cobblepot

Professor Mad-Eye Cobblepot?

Apparently there were several other / villains costumes, including Joker/Voldemort & Harley Quinn/Bellatrix LeStrange, but I didn’t see them

Photo taken at: Long Beach Comic Con

Professorl Mad-Eye Cobblepot?

Apparently there were several other #HarryPotter / #Batman villains #mashup costumes, including Joker/Voldemort & Harley Quinn/Bellatrix LeStrange, but I didn’t see them.

#cosplay #MadEyeMoody #ThePenguin #LongBeachComicCon #lbcc #lbcc2019

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Realized I forgot to post here about WonderCon last week.

I was mostly support for the kid’s #Minecraft costume, but I did get a chance to check out art, buy from small vendors & photograph #cosplay with the new camera.

The kid only took 1 photo, but it made be rethink my technique.

Going Mirrorless: WonderCon 2019 Cosplay Photography

Here’s the family as Professor Trelawney and a spider jockey. She ran into a LOT of other #HarryPotter cosplayers: https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2019/04/harry-potter-cosplay/

Full gallery on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelsonv/albums/72157690667228043


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Took the new camera to WonderCon for cosplay photography

Took the new camera to #WonderCon for #cosplay #photography.

1. I finally have a camera that can really handle inside lighting at a convention center!

2. I’ve gotten too used to just capturing costumes, instead of composing interesting shots.

2a. My 8YO took 1 photo all weekend (#InsideOut) & it ended up being the best that day. I took the lesson & improved my shots the next day, including the other 3 here.

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#HarryPotter #BeautyAndTheBeast #LittleShopOfHorrors

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There was a lot of Harry Potter cosplay at WonderCon…

There was a lot of #HarryPotter #cosplay at #WonderCon this past weekend! Here are some of my photos. There are a lot more that I missed – people dressed as the Malfoys, students of course, other professors and so on.

My full gallery for the convention is on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelsonv/sets/72157690667228043

#Voldemort #BellatrixLestrange #Hagrid #ProfessorTrelawney #Dumbledore #ArthurWeasley #RitaSkeeter #ProfessorUmbridge #GilderoyLockhart

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Hagrid is caught between Bellatrix Lestrange and You-Know-Who at WonderCon

Hagrid is caught between Bellatrix Lestrange and You-Know-Who at @Wondercon 
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Photo taken at: Wondercon

Hagrid is caught between Bellatrix Lestrange and You-Know-Who at @Wondercon

#HarryPotter #cosplay #WonderCon #Wondercon2019
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#Hagrid #BellatrixLestrange #Voldemort #YouKnowWho

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Professors Trelawney and Dumbledore

Professors Trelawney and Dumbledore at @wondercon

More photos on Flickr/KelsonV

Photo taken at: Wondercon

Professors Trelawney and Dumbledore at @wondercon

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#HarryPotter #cosplay #Wondercon #WonderCon2019 #ProfessorTrelawneyCosplay #ProfessorTrelawney #Dumbledore #DumbledoreCosplay

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Professor Umbridge is unimpressed. Professor Trelawney is uncertain how to react. Professor Lockhart *is* impressed…with himself

Professor Umbridge is unimpressed. Professor Trelawney is uncertain how to react. Professor Lockhart *is* impressed…with himself @wondercon 
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@casualcosplaykatie as Trelawney. I forgot to ask the other cosplayers’ names. 🤦‍♂️

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Professor Umbridge is unimpressed. Professor Trelawney is uncertain how to react. Professor Lockhart *is* impressed…with himself.

#cosplay #WonderCon #WonderCon2019 #HarryPotter #professortrelawney #professorlockhart #professorumbridge @wondercon
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@casualcosplaykatie as Trelawney. I forgot to ask the other cosplayers’ names. 🤦‍♂️

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Comparing Voldemort and Grindelwald

Voldemort’s basically about power: people follow him because they see they’ll gain in the power structure he’s setting up, or figure that if they get on his good side, he’ll protect them.

Grindelwald is a demagogue, telling people what they want to hear in order to get them to support him. He still wants to oppress people, but his power base is built on persuasion rather than intimidation.

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But since both villains draw on WW2 parallels, both wizarding wars have a strong element of metaphoric racism. Grindelvald’s followers & Voldemort’s both believe their genetic group is superior and should be in charge.

And having said that, now I’m reminded of the line in Catherynne Valente’s “Space Opera” about how *all* wars are about deciding who counts as a person, and who’s just meat.

It tracks.

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Thoughts on the “Who will change the future?” Crimes of Grindelwald poster

It’s not a very visually exciting, informative, or interesting poster in itself…

But what *is* interesting is that it’s a clean break from the look of the Harry Potter movie posters. Heck, you have to look hard even to find the words “Fantastic Beasts.”

And yet the sign of the Deathly Hallows looms over everyone, unmistakably linking it to the wizarding world we’ve come to know.

#HarryPotter

Poster: plain white background, characters lined up, with the movie title,

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Thoughts on the “Who will change the future?” Crimes of Grindelwald poster

Thoughts on the “Who will change the future?” Crimes of Grindelwald poster

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A few #cosplay photos from Long Beach Comic Con this year.

A few #cosplay photos from Long Beach Comic Con this year.

#Hawkgirl, #DoctorStrange, #KillerFrost, #Coraline, #Superman, #ProfessorTrelawney & #MadEyeMoody

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Hogwarts Professors Trelawney and "Mad-Eye"  Moody

#lbcc2018 #comics #harrypotter

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My wife has been talking about cosplaying Professor Trelawney for a while now. She put …

My wife has been talking about cosplaying Professor Trelawney for a while now. She put together the pieces for a costume over the last couple of weeks, and wore them on Saturday at Long Beach Comic Con.

It was a huge success! Lots of people recognized the character and wanted photos. We even ran into “Mad-Eye” Moody on the way into the convention!

Full photo gallery at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelsonv/albums/72157700841439474

#HarryPotter #Cosplay #ProfessorTrelawney #LBCC2018

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Professor Trelawney Cosplay at Long Beach Comic Con

Professor Trelawney Cosplay at Long Beach Comic Con

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Hogwarts Professors Trelawney and “Mad Eye” Moody at @longbeachcomiccon

Photo taken at: Long Beach Comic Con

Hogwarts Professors Trelawney and “Mad Eye” Moody at #lbcc2018
#harrypotter #cosplay #longbeachcomiccon #professortrelawney #professortrelawneycosplay #madeyemoody #madeyemoodycosplay @longbeachcomiccon

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Professor Trelawney has seen something Grim!

Trelawney has seen something Grim

Photo taken at: Long Beach Comic Con

Professor Trelawney has seen something Grim! (And yeah, I think that’s supposed to be Ahch-To in the background)

Cosplay by @casualcosplaykatie

Full gallery at flickr.com/kelsonv

#lbcc2018 #cosplay #harrypotter #professortrelawney #professortrelawneycosplay #lbcc #longbeachcomiccon @longbeachcomiccon

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Professor Trelawney at LBCC2018, cosplay

Photo taken at: Long Beach Comic Con

Professor Trelawney at #lbcc2018, cosplay by @casualcosplaykatie

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#lbcc #harrypotter #cosplay #professortrelawney #professortrelawneycosplay #longbeachcomiccon @longbeachcomiccon

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