House pride fan art displayed on Pottermore Insider

Go Gryffindor! Or Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff. The Pottermore Insider has released some of their best entries of house pride fan art.

by StrikeSword18260

by ThornHazel13357

Hufflepuff art

by BloodPatronus45

by ShadowRiver12556

Ravenclaw art

by AjenjoGato8747

by ShadowAsh82

Gryffindor art

by ShadowAsh82

by CentaureDraconis12204

Slytherin art

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Couture dress designs reflect house pride

Many designers and fashionistas have been inspired by the four Hogwarts houses. One can find many outfits portraying the colors and themes of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Realm Beyond Sight posted these fantastic designs.

If you are looking for a stylish dress to wear out on the town while still representing your house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy then Deviant Artist DistantDreamer has the dresses for you! She has created some great Harry Potter couture dresses inspired by the four Hogwarts houses.

“Couture dresses inspired by the four houses of Hogwarts with heavy inspiration from their mascots. Which dress fits your style? ^_-

Gryffindor – The Lion – You might belong in Gryffindor, Where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring, nerve, and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart

Hufflepuff – The Badger – You might belong in Hufflepuff, Where they are just and loyal, Those patient Hufflepuffs are true And unafraid of toil.

Ravenclaw – The Eagle – Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, if you’ve a ready mind, Where those of wit and learning, Will always find their kind.

Slytherin – The Serpent – Or perhaps in Slytherin You’ll make your real friends, Those cunning folks use any means To achieve their ends.”

What do you think of your house’s dress?

Source: Chris Cabeza of Realm Beyond Sight, via DistantDreamer of Deviant Art (the artist)

First ‘Chamber of Secrets’ chapters available to all in Pottermore

After yesterday’s advanced opening of the first few chapters of Chamber of Secrets on Pottermore to Slytherins, it has now been opened to all!  See below for Mugglenet‘s post on this!

As per their promise, after releasing the first few chapters as well as a batch of brand new Chamber of Secrets content to Slytherins – who took the House Cup this year – Pottermore has officially opened this brand-new section of the site to everyone.
In the past twenty-four hours Slytherins everywhere have enjoyed new mini-games within the chapters, incredibly detailed illustrations, and appropriately read up on some interesting material about the Malfoy family.

Once you’ve gone through these new chapters, let us know what you think of them!

Slytherin Wins Pottermore House Cup, Will Have Early Access to ‘Chamber of Secrets’

Congratulations to Slytherin for winning the inaugural Pottermore House Cup!  So what does one get for winning the House Cup, aside of from bragging rights?  Something pretty special actually.  Slytherin will gain access to the chapters of The Chamber of Secrets a full 24 hours before anyone else!

From Pottermore Insider

Pottermore has witnessed some frenzied brewing and duelling over the last few days and we’d like to congratulate Slytherin on winning the inaugural Pottermore House Cup.

Commiserations to the other houses, but your chance will come again as competition for the next Pottermore House Cup is already underway!

As part of their reward for winning the Pottermore House Cup, Slytherin will be able to explore the new chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 24 hours ahead of the other houses.

Please be aware that only students who were in Slytherin when the inaugural Pottermore House Cup was awarded, will get early access.

For students who are not in Slytherin, don’t despair. The first chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be available for everyone immediately after this 24-hour period.

From then on, all users will be able to explore the new chapters, discover new Moments and continue their journey on Pottermore.

Source: MuggleNet via Pottermore Insider

Harry Potter Hogwarts Pride Shoes!

We love it when artists use kicks as a canvas and turn their passions into something extraordinary, just like Meghan Simonett did with these Harry Potter shoes!

All four houses are represented in style. Would you show off your Hogwarts pride with these custom shoes?

Harry Potter Hogwarts House Shoes Gryffindor Ravenclaw Hufflepuff Slytherin MeghanSimonett Etsy

Whoa!

Click the image for a closer look at the shoes via Meghan’s Etsy shop!

Pottermore Is Up!

I hope I’m not too early in saying that Pottermore is now open to everyone.   I was finally able to get in and am now in the process of exploring the site.

Yes, that’s my username on the site, FlameProphecy1681.  I didn’t actually create the username myself.  They basically give you 4 (or was it 5?) usernames to choose from, and this one I thought was nice.

So far, it’s interesting, and there’s definitely some informative background information on many items, such as the put-outer, and characters (including the Petunia Dursley and her relationship with her sister, Lily), however, you have to wait patiently for all the chapters to be opened for you, at least for now.  I’m up to where Harry gets to Diagon Alley, but getting to Gringott’s Bank is locked for now.

I guess waiting means I won’t be able to get sorted yet?

Anyway, through each section you go through, there’s something to read and/or collect, so be on the lookout for those things.  Use the up and down arrows of your keyboard to zoom into and out of each scene, too.  I’m assuming they’ll want you to collect all the things that are available to collect on the way.

Well, that’s it for now, I guess.  I’m not sure how the site sorts you, but hopefully it’ll be fun.  I’ve been keen to the Slytherin House, but not very many people think I actually act Slytherin-ish, so when I find out, I’ll be tweeting that!

I could give you more pictures from the site, but it’s just best you go in and find out for yourself.  Enjoy!

To get started on your own journey, go to Pottermore now!

Where Do You Belong

You might belong in Gryffindor, 
Where dwell the brave at heart, 
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry 
Set Gryffindors apart;

Or perhaps in Slytherin 
You’ll make your real friends, 
Those cunning folks use any means 
To achieve their ends.

You might belong in Hufflepuff, 
Where they are just and loyal, 
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true 
And unafraid of toil;

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, 
If you’ve a ready mind, 
Where those of wit and learning, 
Will always find their kind;

It doesn’t matter if the hero is from Gryffindor, or if the evil one is from Slytherin. All that matters is who we truly are, and where we truly belong. Gryffindors are BRAVE. Hufflepuffs are LOYAL. Slytherins are AGGRESSIVE. Ravenclaws are CUNNING.

Deep down, which one are you?