Harry Potter Studio Tour!

Harry Potter Studio Tour!

Happy Saturday my lovelies! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous week and have something nice planned for your weekend. As for me, my week has been filled with a horrendous cold that I came down with at the beginning of the week!

With that being said, I did have a very very good day on Thursday. Thursday I went to the Harry Potter Studio Tour! And it was absolutely amazing. I was very lucky that the trip was a birthday present from my boyfriend Matt, and we’d had it booked for well over a month so it’s safe to say I was pretty excited!

I’ve been to the studio tour once before, but that was a long long time ago, and a lot has been added since then; so, for today’s post I figured I’d share the hundreds of photos I took whilst I was there.

*PRE-WARNING* – OVER 100 SPOILERS AHEAD!!

Let’s get into it!

I think my favourite part of the tour was seeing all of the special effects and animatronics, it’s just amazing how creatures and scenery was brought to life! I took one or two videos of some of the effects below for you to check out, Buckbeak looked so so real it was crazy!

Well, that was my trip to Hogwarts! Believe it or not there’s still loads more you haven’t seen, and I could easily go back over and over again. It’s a great day out for the family and for anyone who’s a potterhead like me.

Have you been to the Harry Potter Studio Tour? If so, what was your favourite part? Let me know in the comments!

And with all that said, that’s all for today’s post! Have a great weekend lovelies!

Love,

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Top 15 Halloween Movies.

Top 15 Halloween Movies.

Hello my lovelies! How’s everyone’s spooky season going? I have to admit, this month is absolutely flying by! And since Halloween is nearly upon us, and I’m too old to go out trick or treating and am a bit of an introvert, I decided this weeks post will be about what I’ll actually be doing on Halloween night. Watching all of my favourite Halloween/Spooky movies!

Side note: None of these movies that I’ll be listing will be horror movies.. I’m a huge scaredy cat and have probably only watched about 3 in my lifetime and am not a fan. So if you’re like me and don’t do scary Halloween movies, then this post is for you!

So, without further adieu, grab your popcorn and snacks and let’s get into it!

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1 . Hocus Pocus.

Let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be a true Halloween movie marathon without Hocus Pocus in the line up would it? It’s a classic! Watch it with Disney Life or it’s £4.99 on Amazon Video!

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2 . The Addams Family.

You can’t go wrong with the Addams Family, it’s such a funny film and how can you not love their weird quirky ways! Watch it for £3.99 on Amazon!

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3 . Gremlins.

I don’t know if this is a Christmas or Halloween film or both, but it’s a classic and you can’t really go wrong with something most people relate to time spent with family. Watch it for £3.99 on Amazon!

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4 . Beetlejuice.

I love Beetlejuice, it’s such a different Halloween film to the others, and it’s one I’ve grown up with so I can’t go without seeing this film near Halloween. And it’s now in the theatre and you can see it live! Watch it for £4.99 on Amazon!

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5 . The Haunted Mansion.

Who doesn’t love Eddie Murphy?! He’s hilarious and if you’re not a fan of this film, just close your eyes and envision it’s donkey talking haha. Watch it on Disney Life or it’s £4.99 on Amazon.

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6 . Shaun of the dead.

This one’s for families with older children, and just anyone who’s not into really family orientated films. This makes me laugh every time I watch it and it’s one of those films nearly everyone has seen and loves. Watch it on Netflix!

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7 . E.T.

If you haven’t heard of E.T., where have you been all your life! If you love this family classic, then this will already be on your list for Halloween and Christmas movies. It’s on Amazon for £7.99 on Amazon or on Disney Life.

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8 . Harry Potter.

If you know me, you know I’m a Harry Potter nut so of course the entire Harry Potter series had to be included on here. Watch with Amazon, or might already own them!

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9 . Casper.

You won’t go through Halloween without seeing at least one person dressed up as a ghost, so of course Casper had to be included on here. Watch Casper on Netflix!

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10 . Edward scissor hands.

After thinking about all of the films you only ever see on the TV around occasions like Christmas and Halloween, I realised that I haven’t seen Edward Scissor Hands for a while, and Tim Burton Films are always perfect for Halloween night. Watch on Disney Life or it’s £7.99 on amazon.

11 . Goosebumps.

I love Jack Black, so why not include Goosebumps on the list for spooky season! I found this film a bit creepy and spooky, so it’s a great choice for older children who are into films that are on the spookier side. Watch for free on Netflix!

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12 . Wallace and Gromit – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Wallace and Gromit are a family classic in my house, and my niece and nephew love this film so much so of course it had to be included. Watch on Netflix!

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13 . Corpse bride.

Another Tim Burton classic. A man practices his wedding vows in a graveyard, and doesn’t realise he’s said them to an undead corpse bride! What could go wrong? Watch on Amazon prime!

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14 . Ghostbusters.

Who you gonna call? (I’m not sorry haha). Whether it’s the new or classic versions of Ghostbusters, what’s more Halloweeny than people hunting ghosts? Bonus points if you watch the one with the Marshmallow man whilst eating marshmallows! Watch the originals on Netflix (the second one from the originals) and Amazon!

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15 . Coraline.

Creepy yet cool. I’ve never seen a film like Coraline since it’s release, and if you bought his on DVD when it first came out, you may have the 3D version with glasses that I have! Watch with Sky cinema!

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16 . Nightmare before Christmas (honerable mention)

I had to give an honourable mention to the Nightmare Before Christmas because I was definitely brought up watching this one around Halloween and then of course Christmas. The film starts the day after Halloween, so it seems fitting to watch this one at the end of the night! Watch on Disney Life, Sky cinema and it’s £4.99 on Amazon!

And those are my top 15 (16 if you include Nightmare Before Christmas) movies to watch if you’re staying in on Halloween. What’s your favourite Spooky Season film? Let me know in the comments!!

Remember to stay safe over Halloween, and if you’re carving pumpkins, be sure to check out my pumpkin carving post with free downloadables!

Have a Happy Halloween my lovelies!

Love,

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DIY Embroidered Fashion.

DIY Embroidered Fashion.

Happy Saturday my lovelies! How’s everyone’s week been? Mine has just flown by, which I’m not mad at haha. Onto this weeks post! Well.. more like last weeks post to start this one. So, I had so many lovely comments on my last post and Insta about my Harry Potter House inspired outfits and my Unique Fashion post and I’ve had a few requests for a DIY for the embroidered Hogwarts tee I made, so.. of course I had to make you lovely people a tutorial!

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P.S. I love getting requests for posts so please feel free to drop any of them in the comments so I know what you want to see from me!

Plus, it’s pretty easy to make! So don’t think you cant do something before you’ve tried it just because it looks hard or scary, because you’re so capable of doing everything you set your mind to! Alright, motivational pep talk over. Let’s get into it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • An image you want to embroider (you can get this online or draw it yourself)
  • Tracing paper or Baking paper
  • A pencil
  • A t-shirt or any other clothes you want to embroider
  • Interfacing, enough for your design (You can find it on amazon cheap – here’s what I use, or you can use a scrap of fabric that’s fairly sturdy, linen or cotton I’d recommend!)
  • Embroidery Thread (whatever colours you want!)
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Embroider hoop the size of the design you want to embroider

Here’s the drawing I used for my tee, you can use it yourself if you want, and if you do, let me know how it turns out in the comments or tag me on insta @theweightofmyworlds !

Hogwarts flatlay

Step 1 : Find or draw the image you want to embroider, then if you’re using an image your found online you can either print it out or place tracing paper over the screen and trace the image you want, or draw it free hand on the paper!

Step 2 : Cut out interfacing the size of your design. Then iron it (shiny side goes to the fabric) to the underneath of where you want your design.

Step 3 : Put your fabric in the embroidery hoop and make sure the fabric is pulled tight. (I wouldn’t recommend using super stretchy fabric because the embroidery will shrink once it’s taken out of the hoop and it’ll be harder to embroider).

Hogwarts embroidery

Step 4 : Place the image on tracing paper over your hoop on your t-shirt. Then thread your needle with your chosen embroidery thread and make your first stitch through the paper, so the paper will no longer move when you’re sewing.

Hogwarts embroidery

Step 5 : Using small stitches go over your line drawing, tracing your drawing with the stitches to complete your design.

Hogwarts embroidery

Step 6 : Carefully tear away the paper (I used an unpicker to get under the tiny pieces of paper, you just need to be careful to not unpick your stitches!) to reveal your design!

Hogwarts embroidery

Step 7 : Optional – if you’ve got a ring where your hoop was, you might need to iron it out!

Ravenclaw outfit

Finally : Wear your creation with pride!!

And that’s it! Depending on the size of your design this can be a really quick DIY or it could be one you do over a longer period of time; I managed this DIY in 2-3hours on and off from start to finish.

I love being able to make clothes my own, and having that sense of pride and achievement wearing something you’ve made is amazing. Embroidery is also pretty therapeutic to do whilst watching the TV, so why not put on your favourite show of film and get creating! My next piece I’m customising is an old denim jacket which I can’t wait to show you when it’s done!

So.. what do you think? Are you inspired to make your own? Or do you already personalise your clothes with little touches? Let me know in the comments!

I’d love to see your creations so be sure to tag me in them on insta (@theweightofmyworlds)!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Love,

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Harry Potter Inspired Outfits.

Harry Potter Inspired Outfits.

Hello my lovelies! I can’t believe we’re at the end of August already. Not that I’m complaining, I prefer the colder weather! This week I’ve started re-watching all of the Harry Potter films again for the millionth time, and I then started thinking about how we’re nearly in Autumn and can start wearing cosy comfy clothes once again.

Which led me to start thinking about all of the cute outfits I can make with what I’ve already got in my wardrobe and since I’m a Potterhead, I decided to make up some Hogwarts Houses inspired outfits.

So, what did I come up with?

1 . First up, Griffindor!

Griffindor outfit

For Griffindor, I’d go with anything burgundy, red and other warm tones. I put together a patterned skirt, black tee, oversized grandad cardigan with Harry Potter converse, a golden snitch bracelet, dealthy hallows necklace and lightning bolt hoop earrings. I love this outfit, and that cardigan was actually my grandads and it’s the comfiest thing ever!

2 . Hufflepuff!

Hufflepuff outfit

Yellow, yellow and more yellow! This outfit is so cute! You can’t go wrong with yellow and golden tones paired with denim. Here I’ve put together a yellow tee, mustard denim jacket, a light wash denim skirt, tan chelsea boots with a gold locket and small hoop earrings.

3 . Ravenclaw!

Ravenclaw outfit

This one made me realise I haven’t got many blue tops but I have got hundreds of pairs of blue jeans. For this one you can wear whatever you want, as long as it’s blue! I paired my white tee that I embroidered with Hogwarts with blue mom jeans, my denim jacket with some comfy dc trainers and silver hoop earrings. Cute and comfy.

4 . Slytherin.

Slytherin outfit

I love this outfit because I love these boots that I picked up at Tk Maxx and how cute the pinafore jumper combo is. All you need is green and black for Slytherin! Here I’ve paired a bottle green jumper, black pinafore and black biker boots with green earrings and clutch bag.

And here’s a bonus outfit if you already have some Harry Potter clothes!

Griffindor Jumper Outfit

In case you couldn’t guess, I’m a Griffindor! I picked all of these HP branded items from Primark! Not sponsored but you can’t go wrong with a bargain!

So those are some Hogwarts House inspired outfits you can easily make with what you have in your wardrobe! What’s your favourite Harry Potter film? And what’s your Hogwarts House?

Let me know in the comments! Love,

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