Harry Potter convention in Dallas brought mischievous fans to one magical place
The costumes at LeakyCon, a Harry Potter fan convention in Dallas, were pretty spectacular.
Approximately 10,000 Harry Potter fans filed in to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas, all there to celebrate the J.K. Rowling books and movies telling the magical stories of a boy named Harry Potter and his fantasy wizard world.
LeakyCon is also expected to take place in Boston in late 2019 and Orlando in 2020. The fact that the convention returned to Dallas for a second year was big news for Muggles.
Attendees dressed up in costume, listened to Q-and-As, shopped for Harry Potter swag and convened with people in their Hogwarts House: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw. (Don't know which one you are? There's a quiz.)
Look inside LeakyCon in Dallas:
Serious fans went all out on their costumes.
Harry Potter fans looked convincing dressed as Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy.
Here's another Hermione, on far left:
A third Hermione! She's on the left.
Check out this intricate mermaid costume.
These two Harry Potter fans are dressed as stores. Clever.
Fans of Harry Potter shopped for all kinds of gear, including hats.
And in case anyone forgot that LeakyCon was in Texas, these Harry Potter fans dressed as Lone Star Quidditch players.
Psst: There's a Harry Potter bar open now in Dallas. Look inside — and see how long it will last — here.