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Harry Potter in a Bag

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Harry Potter in a Bag
Group:Fandom in a Bag
Swap Coordinator:KateKintail (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Crafts 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.85
Last day to signup/drop:June 30, 2014
Date items must be sent by:July 31, 2014
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

The July 2014 Fandom in a Bag swap is Harry Potter, in honor of Harry's, Neville's, and JKR's birthdays.

Step 1: Please list in the comments your favorite characters, movies, moments, or any other preference you may have.

Step 2: After partners are assigned, check to see what your partner likes. You can follow-up with a message if you need to know more. Then scrounge up, buy, and/or create items that fit in a bag. Your bag must contain at least 7 different items although more is certainly encouraged (PLEASE try to make it look full).

Some ideas of themed items: stickers, ATCs, postcards, toys/action figures, comics, note cards, pins/buttons, magnets, jewelry, trading cards, charms, ornaments, books, bookmarks, address labels, postcards, plushies/stuffies, promo stills/autograph cards, fainfic, zines, etc.

More specific ideas: Hogwarts acceptance letter, OWL quiz and quill pen, Weasley Wizard Wheezes order form, Marauder's Map, chocolate frog cards, fanfiction drabbles/ficlets, WRock CDs (no mix CDs, as per swap-bot's policy), customized course schedule, wizard candy, tea, recipes for magical treats, mini potions bottles, a diary like Tom Riddle's (but DO NOT include a piece of your/someone else's soul inside), copies of altered Hogwarts school books with your own notes (or notes from different characters) in the margins, Quibbler or Daily Prophit minizines, note/drawing folded into a paper crane, a collection of your favorite quotes.

Be sure to check your partner's profile so you don't send anything he or she might be allergic to.

Step 3: Put the items in a ziplock-type bag. Size: 1 gallon (measures AT LEAST 10 inches by 11 inches or 28cm by 26.5 cm). You can decorate the bag or incorporate the bag into something (mount it or sew something around it). If you want to make or buy a bag instead of using a ziplock plastic one, that's fine as well, but it should be at least a gallon in size. All items you gather or create should fit into the bag (if a couple are too big, that's fine).

Assemble your bags during the month of July and please send by the deadline (July 31).

NO FLAKING ALLOWED! All flakers will be sent straight to Azkaban. No passing go. No collecting 100 galleons.

Discussion

KateKintail 06/20/2014 #

I love Remus Lupin. I always sort Hufflepuff house. I love magical plants & animals. I love astronomy. And I would be terrible at potions. My favorite spell is Accio.

My favorite characters are: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, the trio, Neville Longbottom, the Weasleys (even Perce but especially the twins and Charlie), Oliver Wood, Cedric Diggory, Hagrid, Hedwig, James & Lily, Snape (ask if you want more. I could easily give you upon request a list of my top 100 favorite characters or pairings LOL)

I love anything HP-related with my username on it. I also listen to a lot of Wizard Rock, so if you happen to listen to it also, I'd adore a playlist/list of your favorite songs (but not an actual mix CD, because it's against the swap-bot rules and Hufflepuffs always play by the rules--also, I have thousands of dollars of WRock so don't buy anything without asking me first).

OH! And the Marauders in general. Anything even vaguely Maraduers Map-like or anything with a dog, wolf, stag, and rat on it I fangirl hard! I LOVE the Marauders. But especially Remus Lupin. He's my ultimate favorite.

I love the castle. I love Quidditch. I love owls. I love LEGO HP (I have all the HP sets, but I make massive HP creations out of LEGO and can always use repeats/bits&pieces). I love plushies/stuffies/cute, soft things I can cuddle. Also, my patronus is probably a moth. I love slashy hurt/comfort fanfic and am always happy to get recommendations in that genre. And I love Remus Lupin. In case I didn't mention that already.

oregonstephanie 06/20/2014 #

Step 1: Please list in the comments your favorite characters, movies, moments, or any other preference you may have.

My favorite character is Hermione, and Dumbledore is a VERY close second, but I love them all! I like all the power smartie girls. I was a tween when the books were first published, and I just loved the idea that being smart and persistent could put you in a whole new realm.

I love trains. It's one of my favorite forms of travel. My fiance and I intend to take the Hogwarts Express on our "someday" trip to the UK. For now, I settle for any and all opportunities to take trains in the US.

I also love the time-turner. I have always loved hourglasses. The time-turner combines my loves of Hermione, Dumbledore, a tiny hourglass, jewelry, and magic! Anything time-turner related is a guaranteed <3.

I want a pet owl. I am a Camp Director who has directed many summers of Harry Potter camp. I have taught divination, astronomy, care of magical creatures, quidditch, and (my favorite) potions. Most of the time I sort into Ravenclaw. I'm a thinker, not a feeler. I like to think my patronus is an Owl. :D

I love the music of Harry Potter. I would not have graduated from college without the scores looped on my ipod for hours! There's just something about a haunting melody that makes me incredibly productive.

If you want to know anything else, just message me.

BubbLeGumGirLie 06/22/2014 #

I love Remus Lupin, Tonks and Draco Malfoy. I am a Hufflepuff myself and proud of that. If I have to chose one of the three main characters as my favorites it would probably be Ron. But Hermione close second.

I love the Snitch and I think I would have been quite good at Quidditch, also I don't know on which position. My potion making would have been awful, but I would have been amazing with astronomy and spells.

My pet would have been an owl or a cat. I would send letters home all the time and wait patiently for one to arrive for myself.

I share my love for magical creatures with Hagrid. Especially dragons would be on my to study list. I would love to cuddle with one and see him grow.

The music of Harry Potter is really amazing as well. My favorite book would be "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban".

I think my patronus would be a squirrel or a merkat.

I am a letter writer. I love necklaces. Cuddly toys are always welcome here and I love the castle. I love everything Hufflepuff (to show my housepride) and yeah, that is all right now.

If you want/need to know more, feel free to message me.

ilyak 06/22/2014 #

I love anything and everything to do with Harry Potter :D I don't have a favourite Character because I'm just obsessed with the books and movies I have a hard time choosing :D

aprilivy 06/24/2014 #

I consider myself a split personality when it comes to the houses, Half Ravenclaw Half Slytherin. The Sorting hat would have a headache with me :P

My favorite Characters are Hermione, Fred and George, Neville, Sirius, Snape, Luna, Tonks and Fawkes (I live in Phoenix, so it makes Fawkes even more amazing!) . Classes would have to be Potions, Astronomy, Transfiguration, and Defense against the Dark Arts. Oh how I would love to pet a dragon in the care of magical creatures though.

jessielightyear 06/26/2014 #

Honestly I pretty much will love anything relevant to Harry Potter. I guess my favorite characters would be members of the Weasley family, specifically Fred, George, and Ron. I'm really not picky though about what I get or if it's relevant to specific characters.

According to Pottermore I'm a Hufflepuff, but again, I'm not picky!

I'm just excited for this swap! :)

zoev1975 06/28/2014 #

I am a ravenclaw. My favourite characters are Hermione, Dobby, Snape and Fawkes.

I love Hermiones time turner necklace, the deathly hallows symbol and the golden snitch.

My favourite lesson would have bern charms, and my pet would be a dragon or owl.

Jadebear 06/29/2014 #

First things first, I am a Ravenclaw.

My favourite characters are Severus Snap, Hermione Granger and Remus Lupin. I also like Minverva McGonagall, Dobby and Bellatrix Lestrange (I adore the movie version of her. Helena Bonham Carter is a major aesthetic influence on me). I dislike Ron Weasley, and am not so fond of Dumbledore.

I think my two favourite classes would be Potions and Transfiguration. They seem like they'd be something I'd excel at.

I enjoy the general world of Harry Potter. Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, Hogwarts, etc. I'd spend my time in Diagon Alley in Flourish and Blotts, followed by Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour. Hogsmeade trips would be spent at Madam Puddifoot's (alone, with a good book) or The Three Broomsticks. At Hogwarts castle, I think I'd either be found in the Library, or the Astronomy tower.

I ADORE the creatures, too. Buckbeak, the owls, the Acromantula, and even the basilisk. And so on.

I do have a wand. But if someone wanted to send me a copy of Severus Snape's wand, I'd be thrilled. I also would love anything with a Marauders theme. Or something with my Animagus form/Patronus, a Bat.

I think that's it for now. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them :)

oregonstephanie 07/ 2/2014 #

@sunspot Please comment with your HP faves so I can send you a super fun bag!

sunspot 07/ 4/2014 #

Sorry, I was at the cottage for our long weekend! I'm home now, covered in bug bites and a pretty intense butt sunburn.

I LOVE HARRY POTTER. Specifically Weasleys, Neville Longbottom, Hermione, Founders era, Marauders era. Anything like... attached to HP, but not actually people/places/stuff not explicitly gone pretty on the books super interests me. I've read all the books including the extras (Quidditch, Fantastic Beasts, Beetle the Bard).

I lived in the tiny town of Haileybury for years, home of Canada's beloved Haileybury Hammers Quidditch team, so that's awesome.

I'm a total Hufflepuff, though Pottermore somehow sorted me into Gryffindor. Weird.

Any bits or bobs will amuse and amaze me.

oregonstephanie 07/ 5/2014 #

Thanks, @sunspot

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