LeakyCon Night 4: Esther Earl Charity Ball

July 17th, 2011 by

The LeakyCon program describes the Esther Earl Charity Ball as such: “Get ready to dance your face off!” And indeed we did — so in this photo, we’ve added fake faces so you’re not grossed out by our melted features. Focus on the snazzy dresses instead, maybe?

The ball is in honor of Esther Earl, an avid Harry Potter fan who passed away last year, after a four-year battle with thyroid cancer.

We decided to wear Muggle clothes for the ball, but plenty of people paid homage to their favorite Harry Potter characters. Check out a couple of Luna Lovegoods:

Luna Lovegoods at the Esther Earl Charity Ball, LeakyCon 2011

And another Luna dancing the night away with Tonks:

Luna and Tonk at the Esther Earl Charity Ball, LeakyCon 2011

Even Dobby made an appearance, and he now has dress robes in his collection!

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Fleur decided to make use of her lovely wedding dress again:

Fleur Delacour at the Esther Earl Charity Ball, LeakyCon 2011

All houses were in attendance, including two lovely girls from Slytherin:

Slytherin Students at the Esther Earl Charity Ball, LeakyCon 2011

Some students even brought their owls!

Owls at the Esther Earl Charity Ball, LeakyCon 2011

A few witches seemed to channel Lady Gaga (or perhaps Lady Gaga channels them?):

A costumed witch at the Esther Earl Charity Ball, LeakyCon 2011

Witches at the Esther Earl Charity Ball, LeakyCon 2011

A witch attends the Esther Earl Charity Ball, LeakyCon 2011

Uh oh, poor Ron! Krum and Hermione look pretty happy here…

Viktor Krum and Hermione at the Esther Earl Charity Ball, LeakyCon 2011

And speaking of Hermione, there were a few at the ball!

Who Wore it Best? Hermione at the Esther Earl Charity Ball, LeakyCon 2011

(No, seriously: Who do you think wore it best? Leave a comment and let us know!)

Other awesome things that happened: actress Evanna Lynch (Luna in the movies) came out and danced on stage, there were three sing-alongs to “Total Eclipse of Heart,” and Dobby crowd-surfed!

And so ended the last full day of LeakyCon 2011. More don’t worry, we’ve got a wrap-up post coming in a few days, so stay tuned!

— Nancy (Ravenclaw) and Karen (Hufflepuff)

Btw: Karen works at Scholastic and Nancy used to work there, but our jobs are not connected to LeakyCon, sadly. We’re attending for our own enjoyment — and yours — as the ridiculous fans that we are.


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