Just in time for Halloween

I’m not really a big fan of Halloween. I mean, I enjoy dressing up in costumes on occasion and I won’t say no to the occasional Twix or snickers, but usually, in my mind, Halloween is the holiday we have to get over before we can get to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Be that as it may, I have a bit of a Halloween themed doll to introduce you to. Of course, Harry Potter is not only about pumpkins and spooky things but it certainly came to mind with this doll.

I didn’t set out to make a Hermione Granger doll, but as I was pinning her bushy brown hair in place, the boys were listening to a Harry Potter audio book in the background and the idea came to me. Hermione is definitely my favorite character in the books. I always identified with her a bit- not because I’m really brainy or particularly bold (I’m 99% certain I’m a Hufflepuff) but I was always kind of a teachers pet and enjoyed raising my hand in class almost as much as Hermione. (With not nearly as many right answers, mind you.)

Laying that aside, we all know that Harry wouldn’t have gotten very far without Hermione. So I decided to base a doll off of her, figuring that there might be a few other Hermione fans out there.

Her Hogwarts uniform is pretty self explanatory. A pleated, gray, wool skirt, crisp collared white blouse, a soft knit vest and knee high socks with sweet, buckled Mary Janes.

Then, of course, she proudly wears her Gryffindor colors in a tie around her neck, as well as lining her soft black cloak. And let’s not forget her wand. She has a tiny loop in her hand to enable her to hold it, as well as in her cloak- for safe storage when she’s not out saving the wizarding world.

So there she is! Yes I’m aware that this reveals a nerdier side of myself, but I don’t really care. I hope you like her as much as I do. She’s on my shop tonight!

Now please excuse me- I’m off to carve some pumpkins. Happy Halloween!

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