Sunday, July 31, 2016

We Have A Winner! (and answers to the giveaway!)

Edit 8/2/16 -- We have a new winner for the bonus surprise giveaway!  

Faith of GeekyZooGirl and Micheline of Lunar Rainbow Reviews are hosting the Harry Potter Month in July and I'm on board! People can compete in the House Cup by accumulating house points. I'll be earning said house points by posting about Harry Potter among other Harry Potter related activities! This year I will be representing Hufflepuff!

Alright! It's time to announce the winner of the giveaway, but first the answers to the trivia questions!

1. What is the name of the starstruck Gryffindor who we meet in the Goblet of Fire film? (Hint: He replaced Colin Creevey... WHY?)
 The only person this could be was the little one named Nigel.  Who knows why they chose to replace Colin but it's a shame. Maybe the actor wasn't available. This kid was just fine, but literally all they had to do was name him Dennis. BAM, everything would have been (sort of) fixed.

2. Which part(s) of her Luna Lovegood costume does Evanna Lynch actually make? Evanna Lynch, master among humans, made her radish earrings, the bracelet that Luna wears to the Slug Club Christmas party, and she drew the concept art for Luna's Gryffindor hat; she wanted it to look like it was eating her head.

3. Why doesn't Daniel Radcliffe wear green contacts in the films? Daniel Radcliffe had, quite unfortunately, an allergic reaction to the contacts, so after one scene of filming they scrapped the green eyes.  Similarly, Emma Watson had buck teeth but she couldn't pronounce things clearly when she was wearing them, so those got scrapped as well.

4. Domhnall Gleeson, who plays Bill Weasley, is related to an actor who plays which character in the films? Domhnall Gleeson is the real life son of Brendan Gleeson actor who plays Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody.

5. The Hogwarts motto is "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus".  What is the english translation? "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."

6. Daniel Radcliffe often used his wand as a drumstick. About how many wands did he brake while filming the series? He broke 80 wands, but I guess that's what happens when you give a kid a stick and expect him(them) to not play with it. ;) 

7. Who is the only person in the series to never have a costume change? Everyone else in the entire series has at least one costume change except Severus Snape.  Alan Rickman only ever wore that fetching black robe attire. Lucky him.


The winner of the $20 Amazon gift card is Christina!

AND there's a bonus winner! Micheline !!! Jaclyn !!! has won a Harry Potter coloring book and some of the book marks I made earlier this month. :D 

Congratulations! I will contact you via email so I can get these prizes to you as soon as possible. Thank you to all who participated in the trivia game; it was great fun reading all your answers. Happy Harry Potter Month to all!


  1. I feel the same way about Nigel. I never really understood that one. I guess differently on the costume change. I think I put Quirrell or Moaning Myrtle. It's so great to see the answers. Eeek! Congrats to the winners :D Those are some great prizes. Those bookmarks are fantastic and I will one day have the HP coloring book! These were some great trivia questions, Alex. Thanks so much!

    1. Today is your lucky day! As it turns out YOU are actually the winner of the secret surprise prize! Congrats! :D
      I'm glad you enjoyed those trivia questions. ^__^