Inspiration: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 (the movie) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (the book)
Time: approximately 15 hours for 2 shirts
Completed: 7 July, 2011
Text on Shirt:
Front– It All Ends (picture of Harry, Hermione, and Ron)
Sleeve 1: 7-7-11
Sleeve 2: Harry Potter (picture of Harry’s scar)
Back: I am not worried, Harry…I am with you.
As some of you may have figured out, I am a huge Harry Potter fan (both the books and the movies). Frances and I decided to try and attend the premier of the final Harry Potter movie. Not just any premier, but the London one. I decided we had to have t-shirts to wear there, and to remind us afterwards. While there is only one shirt pictured, there are actually two mostly identical shirts (the picture on one is a little more messed up).
The hardest part for me was finding a quote for the back. I wanted something to sum up my feelings about Harry Potter, and the impact it had on my life. I think this quote is the best one!
On the front of the shirt is the catch phrase used in all of the promotions for this movie (posters, trailers, etc.) and the picture was originally a poster for the movie. The text on the back of the shirt is a quote said by Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. On the one sleeve is Harry’s lightning bolt scar from the novels. On the other is the date of the London Premier of the movie.
This was the most complicated design for one of my stencil shirts to date. If you would like to see how a t-shirt like this is made, click here. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of the process on this shirt. The picture on the front obviously took the most time and effort. It was hard to turn the picture into a stencil because all the posters had been so well adjusted color-wise! I had so much trouble making sure all three of them were visible and recognizable. But in the end it is still better viewed from a distance.
Final Verdict: Really happy with how the text turned out. The picture still needed work. But honestly some people assumed we had bought our shirts somewhere.