Irvin is an avid cosplayer, and over the last three years he has cosplayed twenty-nine different Harry Potter characters: Minerva McGonagall, Sirius Black, Nymphadora Tonks, Regulus Black, Neville Longbottom, Draco Malfoy, Remus Lupin,Bellatrix Lestrange, Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Cedric Diggory, Lucius Malfoy, Severus Snape, Gilderoy Lockhart, Fleur Delacour, Morfin Gaunt, original character Celine Longbottom, Viktor Krum, Reg Cattermole, Sybill Trelawney, Dolores Umbridge, Quirinus Quirrell, Lily Potter, Ginny Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, the portrait of Walburga Black, Percy Weasley, Narcissa Malfoy, Petunia Dursley, and Rita Skeeter.
Irvin specializes in the Black Family and Hogwarts Professors, since those are some of the most entertaining characters to dress up as. He has also cosplayed all of the Triwizard Champions, and has recently started cosplaying some more obscure characters that no one else does. Irvin always creates his most elaborate costumes on Halloween. He views cons such as Aeternitas 2011 and MISTI-Con 2013 as a showcase for all of his best outfits, and will try to wear as many of them as possible. He generally cosplays as the book version of characters, though he has done three characters in their A Very Potter Musical iterations.
His costumes have been honored in contests like Mugglenet's Costume Contest and at parties thrown by The Group That Shall Not Be Named and various other HP groups, and have won awards as diverse as Sexiest Costume (Tonks) and Most Festive Costume (Regulus).
In the future, he has plans to cosplay Cho Chang, Marietta Edgecombe, Luna Lovegood, and more of the Weasleys, among others.
See what Irvin gets up to when he's not in costume here!