Friday, 29 July 2011

Narnia Ball: Costume Ideas

People are complaining that the theme of this year’s Laidlaw ball (Narnia) is too limited. Personally, I think that that is the most ridiculous claim ever. I’m not just saying this because I happen to be a big fan of Narnia, but because there is, in fact, a lot that you could do with the theme. You can legitimately go dress in two decades dress (1900s and 1940s) as pretty much any animal or any mythical creature, or in medieval style. Failing that, girls could probably get away wearing a ball dress, adding a crown, and they are Susan or Lucy at their coronation. But if that’s not enough to go on, I’ve made a list.
Peter or Edmund: 1940s style, or as Kings
A Faun, such as Mr Tummus
Mr Beaver
A Dwarf: Trumpkin, Nikabrik, The white witches dwarf, Poggin
The Professor ( Digory)
Father Christmas
Trufflehunter the badger
Repacheep the mouse
A Bear
A Centaur
A Giant
Digory ( 1900’s style)
Prince/ King Caspian
King Miraz
A Telmarine Lord or Solider
Price Rilian
King Tirian
Shasta/ Price Cor
A Calormen Or Archenlander
A Narnia Lord or solider
Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle
A Sailor on-board the Dawn Tredder
Shift the Evil talking Ape
Jewel the Unicorn
Uncle Andrew
A Satyer
A Minatour
A wolf or werewolf
King Frank
Glimfether the owl
An underlander
A dufflepud


Lucy or Susan: as Queens or 1940s style
Polly (1900s style)
Jill Pole
Queen Helen
The White Which (or as Queen Jadis or Charn)
Mrs Beaver
The Lady of the Green Kirtle
A Nymph, Nyard or Dryad
A Narnian, Archenland, Telmarine or Calormen lady
Sarah the maid (who really was have a wonderful day) , Digaorys mother or Aunt Letty ( 1900’s style)
Ginger the Cat
A giantess
An owl
Queen Prunaprismia
Caspian’s nurse
Ramandu’s Daughter
Tarkheena Lasaraleen
A hag or something else from the White Witch’s army
A bear, surreal, cat, leopard, panther, dog, mouse, rabbit, hare, hedgehog, fox, owl, horse, badger

That should be enough to get you started. And if you are not share what some of them are or look like, try Google. Better still read the books or watch the movies.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Harry Potter 7.2 Review

Firstly *** SPOILER ALERT ***

I went to a midnight screening of the last Harry Potter movie tonight. Overall, I though that it was a great climax to the series overall. It would be best to watch is as soon as possible after watch the first part.

But there were part, particularly towards the end, which I though were weak. The aftermath, I was left disappointed with that. There was not really any emotion, ether the joy or morning, both of which were there in the book. There seemed little emotional response to the fact the the greatest dark wizard of all time had just been defeated. And it really was not clear which peace of magic finished Vodermort off. In the book, its his rebounding avada kedavra, but it the movie, its almost as if losing the wand destroys him. I also would have like the event have have had more witnesses. While it looked like Ron, Hermione and Neville did, no one else did. I also didn't like that Harry never fixes his own wand before breaking the elder wand, and that Neville is never told to destroy the snake, but just happens to do so. It was very much focused on Harry, Ron and Hermione. Personally, I would have liked to have seen more of some of the other characters.

Overall however, it was great. It was fast passed and exiting, fulled with humor as well as sadness, and involved some great magical warfare.

Ok, that will do for tonight. I might edit or do a new one tomorrow. Night world.