A group of friends of mine is doing a group Harry Potter cosplay and we're trying to work out who is going to be who to avoid clashes. I'm not going to be at the event in question, so was thinking I could "go" as a character who never actually appears in person in the books. I'm thinking someone's older brother who is off working for the entirety of the series, or something similar. People with a more encyclopaedic knowledge of Harry Potter than me, any suggestions?
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Couldn't you go as Charlie Weasley?
Your cosplay group's excuse for you not being there could be, 'Oh, Charlie wanted to make it, but he's off in XX country to catch a rare glimpse of YY dragon.' etc
There aren't many living characters who are given names but never appear. Of those, I'm guessing you want a character who has some name recognition; someone who might make people chuckle when your friends tell them why you aren't there. For that, my recommendation is Nicholas Flamel.
She's mentioned a few times:
"Well - you know," said Ron, shrugging, "I'd rather go alone than with - with Eloise Midgen, say."
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 22
She's also mentioned as having accidentally chopped her nose off, while trying to curse her pimples off.
You can make up a name and add a 'Weasley' surname to it, pretending to be Ron's cousin or distant relative. This is what Harry did in book 7.
Kenneth Towler. He's a student of Fred's year who came out in boils during their OWL year because Fred put Bulbadox powder in his pajamas.
"Kenneth Towler came out in boils, d'you remember?" "That's 'cause you put Bulbadox Powder in his pajamas." "Oh yeah. I'd forgotten. . . . Hard to keep track sometimes, isn't it?"
Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 12 Professor Umbridge
As for the Irish team members, you could be Aidan Lynch, who was pretty battered after the World Cup and not likely to be anywhere. Or you could be any of these known players:
Captain: Darren O'Hare (Keeper) (mid-1900s) Captain: Aidan Lynch (Seeker) (1994) Chaser: Troy (1994) Chaser: Mullet (1994) Chaser: Moran (1994) Beater: Connolly (1994) Beater: Quigley (1994) Keeper: Barry Ryan (1994)
May I make two more suggestions?
- Gwenog Jones- captain of the Holyhead Harpies. Appeared only once, during Slughorn's party and that was just a mention.
- Tom the barman from the Leaky Cauldron- Don't see him hanging around anywhere either. He has a place to run.