By Tiffani Daniel of Cosplay & Coffee

Every year, Universal Orlando holds a very magical event that brings Harry Potter fanatics from around the world together to celebrate J.K. Rowling brilliant universe. Witches, wizards, and even muggles gather at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to celebrate these books and films that have inspire so many of us.

This year, Universal’s 4th annual celebration indulged us in another star-studded event that patrons are sure to remember for years to come. The Malfoy reunion with Tom Felton (Draco) and Jason Isaacs (Lucius) is just one of the many magical moments that made this event . For those of you who had to skip out this year, enjoy a few of our favorite moments and some things you may have missed from the Celebration of Harry Potter.

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The Collectiva Diva and I attended the re-named Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con over the weekend, and it was one of our most anticipated nerd events of the  year. We had a grand time at Comikaze last year, and though the Mutineer could not join us this year, we had a marvelous time (get it? Marvelous…I’ll wait).

Happy (almost) Halloween, Collectors! Today I’m going to share with you costumes inspired by two of my favorite onscreen gothy gals: Morticia and Wednesday Addams.

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I’m a big fan of the classic show and the movies, and it was at Comikaze 2015 that I remarked to the Mutineer that we could be the Addamses. I know y’all don’t know the Mutineer in real life, but trust me, she and Christina Ricci could be sisters.

Of course, we forgot the plan until about a month ago when we were planning work-appropriate costumes to wear on October 31 (yuck it’s a Monday). Then it became a matter of putting together what we call “closet cosplays”, or, cosplays that you compile out of stuff you already have in your closet. We may not match the films’ costumes exactly, but I think we came pretty damn close.

And then, because reasons, we took pictures in a graveyard. Like, you know, the Addamses would. 

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On Saturday morning at SDCC 2016, I took my time getting ready for the day–prepping my Captain America pin-up cosplay with big hair, red lips and my star-spangled sunglasses. Although I hadn’t been very excited about cosplaying for previous days of the convention, I wanted to show off my most fashionable look for a very special interview. That afternoon, I met up with Ashley Eckstein, geek chic icon, voice of Ahsoka Lekku (Star Wars Rebels), and founder of the Her Universe brand along with her business partner and Executive Producer of the CCHQ show, Jennifer Tisdale (sister of Disney channel starlet, Ashley Tisdale) the third day of San Diego Comic Con 2016. Our topics of discussion? The 2016 Her Universe Fashion Show, the brand’s plus sized collections, Comic Con HQ and, of course, Ashley’s one-of-a-kind, Star Wars Lego couture dress.

I was compelled to start Her Universe, more so, to just create a safe community where women could be themselves and not be bullied for it.