October is here! That means Fall is in full swing and holiday season will be soon upon us.
However, this year is a special one. Unless you've been living in a cupboard under the stairs, you'll know that 2016 is the year we go back into the Wizarding World! It began with a West End play (which I pain to accept as canon), the illustrated adaptations of HPSSa script book and now a film!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a film that I am delighted to say has nothing to do with Harry Potter. While there are some characters mentioned that have been encountered by the Boy Wizard, this is set in a completely different time and space (FINALLY: SOME UNIVERSE-EXPANSION, PEOPLE)!
My boyfriend gifted me the Illustrated Adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Re-inspired by this art and this world, I dug out my universe-expansion books (now called The Hogwarts Library in bookstores). Above, you'll see my super tattered First American Editions of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch: Through the Ages. I love these books--not only do they make me feel like I'm actually reading a textbook and learning about the Wizarding World, but on a Potter-level, the margin-filled notes of Harry and Ron are hilarious and character-building.
Anyhoo, because Fantastic Beasts is only less than two months away and Wizarding Movies are my birthday movies again, I thought I'd celebrate by making it my unofficial theme for Inktober*! Period wizards, fashion, spells and art deco graphics--BLOODY BRILLIANT!
Keep up with my #Wizardinktober on Instagram: @mishiewishie
*Inktober - An annual social media event where artists create lettering and illustration using any form of ink.