Are you curious about Pottermore? Well I’ve figured it out.
JK Rowling has been hiding the Wizarding world from us. Now she’s read to open the gates to just a few and let everyone else watch online (Big Brother style).
Are you an avid fan? Do you know the essentials needed for first years?
Best get on the train and head to Diagon Alley because if you want a shot on getting inside you’re going to need supplies. What? You think I’m wrong about Pottermore? Your loss. One less person I’ve got to fight for a spot in McGonagalls transfiguration class.
First, be yourself. She’s already met Harry, Hermione, and Ron. She doesn’t want you to paint a scar on your face, add some glasses, or wear hand-me down robes. That is NOT how you’re going to get inside.
I plan on making my dress robes bad ass. Put a little zebra on the inside? Hell yeah. On the outside it looks school efficient… on the inside, everyone will know you’re the life of the party.
Here’s a list of regular supplies (cuz I’m nice like that).
Three Sets of Plain Work Robes (Black)
One Plain Pointed Hat (Black) for day wear
One Pair of Protective Gloves (dragon hide or similar)
One Winter Cloak (Black, silver fastenings)
Please note that all student's clothes should carry name-tags.
The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
1 Cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
1 set of glass or crystal phials
1 set of brass scales
Students may also bring an Owl OR a Cat OR a Toad.
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS.
So… what are you going to do to get your foot in the door? How are you standing out?
I know they’ve got a spot:
Michael Di Gesu