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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!
  • 2/23/17: Hypable article about X-Men
    I'm going to try to do a better job of keeping up with all my articles on Hypable.  Here's the latest, about the X-Men film franchise: Why X-Men shouldn't reboot Dark Phoenix
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:51 PM by Irvin K
  • 2/23/17: New costume, countdown to 100
    I recently had my birthday, which always features some of my best costuming work.  In this instance, to go with the royal theme for my 25th, it's King Arthur from BBC's Merlin.

    This is also my 91st character cosplayed (49 Harry Potter, 42 non-HP).  So we are beginning the countdown to 100 characters, which will almost certainly be hit this year (and possibly by the summer).
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 1:48 PM by Irvin K
  • 2/14/17: New HP cosplays
    I'm on a bit of a roll this year, churning out more and more new costumes.

    First up: Lavender Brown

    I've also started cosplaying the characters in Puffs, the off-Broadway play about Hufflepuffs.  (For more about the show and my writing about it, check out the new Puffs section of my bibliography.)  Here are the Narrator (Puffs and a Newsie (Puffs).
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 10:44 PM by Irvin K
  • 1/23/17: First Fantastic Beasts cosplay
    I couldn't be the only one not cosplaying him, so here's Newt Scamander!
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 10:16 AM by Irvin K
  • 1/9/17: New HP cosplay
    In keeping with my new goal of actually staying on top of cosplay: Tom Riddle
    Posted Jan 9, 2017, 1:08 PM by Irvin K
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