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Hayley Burson

She/Her/Hers

Participates in 2 items
Hayley and her husband, Michael, are both avid Harry Potter fans as well as costume makers, and they specialize in creating screen replications from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Her favorite cosplays include Queenie Goldstein, Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, and Lily Potter. Hayley is a librarian and chapter organizer for a Harry Potter Alliance chapter in Charlotte, NC, called the Mecklenburg Marauders. She is also part of the podcast Hold My Butterbeer. When not working on cosplays or recording, you can find Hayley practicing yoga, playing The Sims, parkouring around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, quoting The Office, and drinking red wine. Find her on Instagram at @hobbitparty.

Sessions in which Hayley Burson participates

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
Beyond the Books and FilmsExamine the Canon

As Potter fans move further away from the core novels and into the realms of Fantastic Beasts, Cursed Child, the Universal parks, WizardingWorld.com, and more, how do we negotiate our concepts of what is canon and what isn’t? What happens when something Jo writes on Twitter contradicts something in the books? What about the films or stage shows? Do we accept spells and characters in the video games as official? Join the hosts of Hold My Butterbeer, a new Harry Potter podc...

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
10:15 AM
10:15 AM EDT - 11:15 AM EDT | 1 hour
Fan Creation

Whether you are new to cosplaying for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts or curious to learn new techniques, our expert panel of cosplayers is ready to answer your questions! During this panel, they will demonstrate how to read a pattern for Harry Potter robes and show how they made some of their wizarding costumes.