Hello, and welcome, Harry Potter fans!  My name is Irvin, though I'm known around the Internet as "hpboy13."  I got into Harry Potter when I was nine years old, back in 2001, and I've been in the fandom since 2003.  I've been rather prolific in the fandom since then, writing fanfiction and filks and essays, and I am currently a columnist for Mugglenet, spearheading "The Three Broomsticks."  Hailing from New York City, I have also joined the real-life fandom there in the form of The Group That Shall Not Be Named, and have become an avid cosplayer.  I am the leader of the world's first wizard dance troupe, the Dancing Death Eaters.  I played Beater for the NY Badassilisks for 3 and 1/2 years, and I was the organizer of Avada KedavRock! 2012 and 2014, a set of large wizard rock concerts in NYC.

In short, I have a lot of Harry Potter stuff going on in my life, and I needed one place on the Internet where all of it could be centralized, and this site is that place.  You can check out my bio, or click on the links page to explore all my stuff.  Or, here are a few quick links.

Dancing Death Eaters Site             Cosplay Gallery             Writings

Feel free to shoot me an email about any of my stuff at DarkLordofDance@gmail.com or to find me on Google+ or Twitter

Recent Updates

  • Here's some of the newest stuff on this site - new things I've written, new costumes I wore, or just some other exciting news!
  • 12/6/17: Lots of new costumes
    The Halloween season was absolutely awash in costumes this year: seven uninterrupted days of costumes surrounding the holiday, to say nothing of the two new costumes the preceding week.  I finally brought the cosplay gallery up to date, so here's all the new costumes:

    Harry Potter:
    In addition, I made a new costume from a music album (a first for me) - Paul from Monstersongs.
    Posted Dec 6, 2017, 2:57 PM by Irvin K
  • 11/9/17: New HP essays
    I've been busy writing more essays about HP, as inspiration has been striking with great frequency!

    And in bigger news, I've launched a Patreon for my HP essays!
    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 9:34 AM by Irvin K
  • 8/18/17: New HP essays galore!
    Lately, I've been inspired to write lots more about Potter!  So, from the last couple months I've covered all the main categories of topics in HP essays:

    Fantastic Beasts theorizing: Where Newt Got His Memory-Wiping Idea

    Books deep dive: The Yew Wand

    And with plenty more on the way!
    Posted Aug 18, 2017, 8:54 AM by Irvin K
  • 7/28/17: New Puffs cosplay
    It's Bippy!
    Posted Jul 28, 2017, 1:39 PM by Irvin K
  • 7/5/17: Big Cosplay Gallery Update
    I've spent the last two months trying to catch my gallery up with all my cosplaying - it's been a little nuts!  

    I attended MISTI-Con 2017 and wore 13 different costumes.  There were five new ones: Basil,Charlie Weasley,Death,Hairy Heart,Olympe Maxime.  I also created a handy chart of all the costumes I've worn at the major conventions: Con Summary

    I keep being a huge fan of Puffs and cosplaying their characters.  They got a new section under HP in the gallery (Puffs) and there's a new costume there: Oliver Rivers

    My Disney cosplaying is in full swing: at the Mermaid Parade, I was Flotsam from Little Mermaid, and I got a head start on my Halloween costume, Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast.  Talk of those events, I added a page for listing costumes by event.

    In addition, I cosplayed Dimitri when I went to see Anastasia on Broadway.

    As I was doing all this, I smashed through 100 characters cosplayed (Flotsam was lucky #100), and am now all the way up to 103!  Didn't even have time to celebrate the milestone.
    Posted Jul 5, 2017, 3:01 PM by Irvin K
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