I've been reading Harry Potter books all my life, but this is the first time I dressed up and went to the release of anything HP (books or movies). I loved it. Half the fun is in just waiting in line and checking out the crazy outfits/costumes some people wore. The three hour wait was nothing (people had been lining up and camping out since noon/morning) and we pretty much just passed the time with Taboo ("Word Kinshi") on my iTouch ( by far the most useful game I've ever downloaded, btw).
I neglected to take a real outfit picture, so these will have to do. I actually had no idea what I was going to wear, since I don't really have any HP-related scarves/sweaters/costumes. So I grabbed what I could find in my closet and somehow came up with a very agreeable HP uniform (well, I thought it passed anywhoo).
It wasn't until after that I realized it'd also be my last time ever dressing up for HP anything. I won't be too sentimental about my HP childhood and what not, but there's really nothing else like it. What other series has people lining up from dawn to midnight just to be the first to get their hands on the newest novel and newest movie? Or dressing up in ridiculous yet amazeball costumery from head to toe? (Well I suppose LOTR comes close but...but, yeah, no). And what other series has had their own custom 3D glasses? I'm actually a tad disappointed I didn't get to see it in 3D; I really would pay the extra four bucks for those glasses and to have Voldemort's ashes all up in my face. Alas.