After working diligently on projects and essays, I decided to indulge my inner witch and reward myself with a visit to the Powerhouse Museum. Although I had been trying to avoid him, the Potter boy managed to convince me to go on a date with him. I realised that I would have regretted not coming to the exhibition. Although it took me some time to warm to the books by JK Rowling, by the time that The Goblet of Fire was released, I needed to be among the first to procure a copy. Several years later, I’m still hooked on the books and the films.
They didn’t allow any photography beyond this point, but being a bit sneaky, I decided to brush the rules aside. Much as I wanted to take photos of the costumes and the props, I couldn’t. On the other hand, I really enjoyed seeing how quirky the theatrical elements were. I also fell deeply in love with the Beauxbatons costume worn by one of my favourite French actors, Clemence Poesy.
Did I mention that I got Sorted into a House? I was probably the only courageous one amongst the group that accompanied me. I honestly don’t have a preferred House… but, all pretences aside, I’d say that I’m immensely ambitious, and that should account for something.
I give points to people who can guess which one I got Sorted into.
I also got the chance to play Quidditch.
It was mind-blowing to see the costumes and everything up close! I had chills running down my spine, just because of how awesome it was.
Some souvenirs from the day! I would have wanted to get one of the necklaces (replicas of the Time Turner and the Golden Eggs given to the TriWizard Champions), but they were overpriced. Likewise, they weren’t too well-made. I settled for these. Albeit not navy blue and gold, I still believe that they match my favourite Hogwarts jumper.
The Harry Potter exhibition will be open at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney until the 9th of April 2012. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the films and the books.