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It's a cool morning in late October, just a few days before Halloween, when today's charms class begins. In honor of the upcoming holiday, the room is decorated with paper bats and jack-o-lanterns, and just for today students are allowed to wear costumes. Even the professor is getting in on the action with a costume of his own. As you walk into the room, you'll find Professor Marchand standing at the front of the room, leaning against the balckboard with one hand tucked behind his back. If you look closely, you'll notice he looks a little thinner and paler than usual. And are those dark circles under his eyes? Or is that just part of his costume?

And the professor's appearance isn't the only unusual thing. On the refreshment table at the back of the room is a container of hot apple cider for the students to enjoy, but today there are no snacks laid out! Why are there no snacks? Is this part of the lesson? Only time will tell.

OOC: Welcome to the first OOC charms lesson of the term! Class will start in ABOUT 24 HOURS (2:30 AM EDT May 20) HAS STARTED! And don't forget to post a pic of your charrie's Halloween costume!


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Calefacio, Frigidus & main activity

Text Cut: ”Popcorn Ball Recipe”
Ingredients
2 cups unpopped popcorn
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon salt

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Pour unpopped popcorn into one bowl. Pop corn using a heating charm (Calefacio).

In the other bowl, melt butter using a heating charm. While one partner is doing this, the other stirs in the sugar, molasses, and salt. Continue to heat by moving wand evenly over the entire surface of the mixture. This process should take about 5 minutes.

Pour mixture over corn, while stirring popcorn thoroughly. Butter hands lightly. Shape popcorn into 12 to 14 balls, and decorate with candy bits if desired.

Cool finished popcorn balls with a cooling charm (Frigidus), and enjoy!
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As Roopunzel walked into the charms classroom, the only thing that gave his true identity away was the Head Boy badge pinned to the neckline of the dress he was wearing. Never one to shy away from a costume, Rooney had gone all out with this year (as always, but just a bit more than normal) - in the run up to Halloween, he was going to be a different character each day. Yesterday had been Jane from Tarzan, tomorrow would be Meg from Hercules and the day after would be a repeat of his first ever Hogwarts costume... Elphaba Bronwyn. For now, and today, he was Roopunzel. And honestly, he thought he had done a magnificent job. The intricate details on the costume were as accurate as he could get them and he knew that he had done a fabulous job.

The only thing missing was the flowers in the hair, but honestly he preferred the wig with flowing blonde hair instead of the bulky braid with flowers. So that was what he had gone for. And it was almost true to length, draped over his shoulder and charmed to sashay behind him as he walked without causing problems or tripping anyone up. Always thinking of others, was this one.

"Sir," he spoke gently, not willing to give up who he was with his voice and then he looked around properly to see the costumes of the other students. Some Disney, which he expected...and a pretty green witch over there. As soon as he saw the green, he knew who it would be. He expected Olivia to go as far into her costume as he did with his and she was true to his thoughts. As he moved to sit close by, careful not to trip in his heels over the hair following him, Roopunzel smiled a darling smile and waggled his fingers at her. "Oh, Miss Olphaba.. many years I have waited, for a gift like yours to appear.."
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Yeah, Eddie didn't dress up and he wasn't going to for a class either. He'd be himself and that was the best costume anyone could be. As he entered he looked around and was sort of impressed by the decoration, but he'd never admit it to anyone. Charms was a useful class and he wanted to stay in good with the professor.
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Turning on his heel he made his way towards an empty seat in the back. He didn't bother to try to find anyone to sit with, it didn't matter anyway. He just was going to sit quietly and work on his own stuff while the lesson was going on.
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Katy never dressed up for Halloween at Hogwarts, at least not for classes, although she happily wore her cat ears and whiskers and explained that she was Kat-y to anyone who asked. Most years. This year, though, her new friend Althea had stolen the cat look, and so Katy had stolen hers. Her look, that was.

Katy was Althea Kenning for Halloween. Fabulous and very tall shoes and a skirt that didn't look as good on Katy's small frame as it did on the long-legged Kenning. More leg than her mum would approve of, though. She wore a name tag ("Fabulous Kenning, go away") and a smirk and waited for the real Althea to either crack up or smack her.

"Good day, Professor. You look ready for the high seas." Katy waved at the professor before taking her seat. How did anyone expect to learn anything in some of the poofball outfits they'd chosen?
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Time for Charms! Mum and Dad were always going on about how Emmeline needed to learn "proper witch feeling" at Hogwarts; she wasn't sure what that meant, but she never felt like a witch more than she did in classes that were all about wands. She had quickly discovered upon her arrival that she loved learning new spells, even if she wasn't always good at it, so naturally Charms was high up on her list of "lessons I actually like." Plus, it was almost her very favorite holiday ever, Halloween! And this would be an extra special Halloween for Emmeline, Nanny had seen to that. She'd never been allowed to dress up for Halloween before because Mum said she was a witch already and Halloween was a time to make sure to wear pointed hats and look every inch the proper witch. This year, Nanny had, probably in secret, sent her a pink princess costume by owl post. This made the news that they could wear costumes to Charms class even more welcome for the 11-year-old than it would be normally. It was kind of hard to skip properly in such a long dress but she managed it!

The sight of Professor Marchand briefly stayed the first year's excitement, because he looked tired and sad. She knew that look on grown ups very well, because Nanny often wore it whenever Mum and Dad did something that Nanny didn't agree with. No one should be sad so close to Halloween! Looking around the room, Emmeline found the perfect solution. She made a beeline for the drinks table at the back and poured a BIIIG cup for her Head of House. Walking carefully back to his desk, she set it with even more care on the desk in front of him 'cause he was hiding something behind his back. "Hi, Professor Marchand! This is for you. D'you need anything else? Tea? Your pet? A hug?" She could fetch the first two if he wanted, and she was always willing to hug people unless they didn't like hugs. Emmeline smiled shyly at the Charms professor; she supposed it was weird to talk like this to a somewhat-strange grown up but he reminded her so much of Nanny's bad moods that she really wanted to help.
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Everyone more or less looked ridiculous but Althea did smile at the diversity in costumes. She thought she was going to get through the class without much socializing but Helga clearly had other plans for her. She perked up at the sound of a very energetic voice, instinctively she turned and the sight of Melbourne made her smile. "Hi, Mel, thanks," she briefly touched her headband, "I made them,...I can make you a pair too." She wished she could keep up with Mel's energy, but she just didn't have it in her.

Her eyes drifted and landed on one Katy Toussaint whose costume had caused the girl to smile once more. What a clever, clever girl. Althea gathered her things and moved over to the seat next to Katy and smacked her arm while trying to keep her smile from growing any wider. She was so amused. "Katy, I am literally gagging over your costume." Which roughly translated to: I am so impressed, I want to laugh out loud but that would be inappropriate right now. Leave it to Katy to always impress; Althea wondered just how the Slytherin always managed to stay avant garde in a sea full of regular people.
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They celebrated Halloween every so often back home and Teddy wasn't usually the one to dress up, however she decided to join her classmates in dressing up this year. Mostly because now that she was a champion, she should probably represent Hogwarts and their customs. Still she felt like people resented her.

Teddy's last minute decision to dress up ended with a silvery, metallic dress she made herself to top off her Ancient Goddess look. She was having seconds thoughts that maybe she overdressed a little too much.

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Her face burning, she quickly plopped down somewhere close to the front of the classroom, wishing she'd decided to skip this class after all. Ugh, ugh. "Professor." Etta greeted with a polite smile.. a smile that looked more like a grimace probably. She quickly looked down at her desk, the embarrassment clearly visible on her face.
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Settling into his seat, watching all those who had opted to take some of the beverage provided, Derf's eyes had been on the door to the classroom when Stasya had walked in........and stayed on her aaaaall the way until she was talking to him. Talking...but barely registering. Sort of. "S-S-S-Stasya?" he stammered, something he hadn't done on with her name for YEARS now. "You look like you jus-s-st came out of a fairy tale book."

He managed a small wave to Daisy when she came in, his ability to blink returning by then and needing to do so because his eyes were BURNING, before settling on Junia when she came in. He REALLY needed to thank her for what had happened at THAT so-called lesson. He actually had a chocolate frog card of her made and tucked away safely in his enchanted suitcase resting on his lap, but he was a tiiiiiny bit distracted when he saw her costume. "HI JUNIA HI!" he chirped initially. "I think you got the wrong bug though...June bugs-s-s are from the Scarabaeidae family...lady bugs-s are from the family Coccinellidae!" Just so she knew, you know?

He was SUSPICIOUS of the Gryffindor prefects and professor. TOTALLY IN KAHOOTS! And the fact that there may be some sort of secret surprise twist to this lesson already had the Hufflepuff stomach tying in knots. And his eyes darted back to the apple cider. And then Back to Stasya because she was really really pretty and wearing his favorite color...AND THEN THERE WAS HIS MATE!

Derf was already pointing to the vacant seat near him for his Gryffindor to sit in when Abey...did that. And then Derf was blinking in a little bit of confusion, and blushing slightly, because since when had blowing kisses been a thing that they did. What exactly WERE air kisses. Did Jessa know? Could he practice air kisses with her because that seemed way safer than the lip locking stuff she was trying to get him interested in. Except for maybe the chance to kiss the American Veela also known as Valerie Gray. Still, since Abey had...Derf returned the gesture with an exaggerated air kiss and a loud MWAH accompanying it. "Abey! We should coordinate next time!" he suggested. "I could have come as a broom if I had known you would be that!" Flying Abey's friendly skies, you know?

Derf's eyes wiiiiiiiiiidened all mooncalf level when he saw the Slytherin prefect walk in WITH SOMETHING ON HIS FACE! JUMPING up from his seat, the Hufflepuff fumbled to get his wand out when he counted to 2 in his head - because he wasn't patient enough for 5 - and saw that the older boy was totally calm and...paint? Or was he under the Imperio spell?! "How...did...that..." he asked, pointing rather obviously to his face.

BUT THEN THERE WAS A DISTRACTION BECAUSE JESSA WAS HERE. And she looked just as excited to see him as he was her which made things even BETTER...and she had a present for him? Not just a present but a BRILLIANT one? "But...my birthday is-s-sn't until May," he questioned. Nor was it Christmas. And Halloween wasn't the sort of time one typically gave presents to their friends... Eyes widening AGAIN, Derf's ears turned a little red and suddenly the classroom felt really HOT. He didn't know just pictures of veela had the same effect as seeing them in the flesh! His heart was pounding in his chest like a raging galloping granian and he was pretty sure he could see thestrals now because he was also pretty sure he had just DIED. "....thi-s-s-sis-s-s-sapictureofValerieGray...." he stated, voice cracking. Maybe he DID need some of that apple cider after all. He was feeling rather parched -
as was evident in the number of times he had just swallowed in the span of 30 seconds.

Results? He would have to ask Jessa what she meant by those in a moment.

He just baaaaarely noticed Althea enter the classroom - offering her a hurried wave along with one for Mason too - when he jumped from surprise at the sound of his name. He may have even let out a bit of a surprised yelp and quickly hugged the picture to his chest. "K-Kane...d-duude...DUUUDE..." Bro. Dude. Dude bro. Bro dude.

He totally had the American down.

As if he wasn't flustered enough, there was Olivia looking really really pretty too - but he had no idea what she was supposed to be - and COMPLIMENTING HIM. "T-Thank you!" he managed to squeak out with a bit of a nervous hair ruffle. Which meant he dropped the photo to the ground...and now he was scrambling to pick it back up. "A-Always nice to meet a fAn."

Okay...but...WHO was that!? Derf, only partly recovered from the scooping up of the picture of HER from the floor and with Olivia Holden still all close to his desk and such, the second year's eyes fell on a student he SWORE he had never seen before. She was really REALLY pretty too. Since when had people at Hogwarts been SO pretty? Whoever she was...she seemed to know the other Olivia. "Is s-s-she a new trans-s-fer?" he asked Jessa, nudging her with his elbow and pointing at the pretty older student in the purple dress and long looooooong blonde hair.

OH! There was Emmeline! Derf gave her a BIG smile and wave. The pink suited her, mmhmm.

And in all the chaos of his 12-year-old mind he had completely missed that there were two Althea Kennings in the classroom.

BUT HE DID NOT MISS ETTA COMING IN!

"ETTA ETTAAAAA!" he bounced in his seat, "I MADE A T-S-sHIRT WITH YOUR FACE ON IT!" Actually, now that he thought about it. "I have one made with your face too," he pointed out to the Slytherin champion...whose name he could not remember at the moment but DID remember that it was really LONG.
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Melbourne was excited to say the least about Charms class. Really, she had always liked Professor Marchand’s classes…waaaaaaaait what was up with Professor M’s look? His costume was either E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y detailed and over the top…or something was up. Waaaaaaaaaaaaait a second more things were wrong.

WHERE WERE THE SNACKS?

The brunette wondered as she walked over to her usual desk. ”Good day Professor Marchand,” Melbourne smiled up at her head of house…really, she didn’t get why so many of her housemates were utterly rude when Professor Newton had left – maybe he wanted a break from well…crazy things always happening? Or…or maybe Madame Curie was sick…that, that was a heart breaking thought.

”are you ready for Halloween Professor?” she asked a giant smile in place. Setting her things at her desk Melbourne made her way back to the snack drink table and got herself a mug of hot cider. ”Would you like one sir? I find it rude not to offer one as you were so kind as to leave us these festive drinks.” Mel asked a GIANT smile on her face.
Truth be told, Gaston was not one for loud over-the-top costumes, but he thought it would be something the students would enjoy... well that, and he knew Rose would get a kick out of it. Oh, the pains he went to to impress those he cared about! At least this costume was fairly easy; almost all of it came from his own closet, except the vest and the long coat. Those were borrowed from a friend.

The professor-turned-pirate kept a watchful eye on the door as he awaited his students' arrival, and soon Miss Sorin-Ward became the first to show up. "Hello, Miss Sorin-Ward," he greeted her, returning her smile with a small one of his own. "Yes, I believe I am." He nodded, slightly taken aback by her offer. That was awfully kind of her! "Yes, thank you, Miss Sorin-Ward." Usually he didn't partake in the refreshments he left for his class, but he needed to be eating and drinking more to get his strength back. And besides. River would probably never let him hear the end of it if he didn't!

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Costume? Derf had that completely covered with his go-to costume since he was about three.

Bounding into the classroom, the second year politely ignored refreshments provided - no offense, professor - and quickly found his way over to his usual seat. The professor's appearance was really only fueling to the theory formulating in the Hufflepuff's head as his bright blue eyes focused on the man while reaching into his pocket for the usual offering in form of chocolate frog.

"It helps-s-s," he nodded in lieu of a proper greeting, extending the package towards the man. Just let him keep the card if it was a good one, yeah?

He ACTUALLY did want to speak with the man at some point, charmswork aside, he felt he could provide super good insight into his new title. The Hufflepuff's mum, after all, had been Gryffindor Head of House at one point and he had heard loads of stories from her. But for now...he would settle on the man taking his chocolate frog.

And he had some charts to examine later. Mmmhmmm.
It wasn't long before they were joined by Mr. Ashbury-Hawthorne. The professor smiled as he saw the boy's costume. He supposed he should've seen that one coming! "Good morning, Mr. Ashbury-Hawthorne - or should I say Mr. Scamander!" he said with a slight chuckle. Bright blue eyes blinked in surprise as the boy gave him a chocolate frog, and his smile widened a bit. It seemed chocolate frogs were a tradition with this one! "It does," he agreed. "Thank you, Mr. Ashbury-Hawthorne."

He unwrapped the candy somewhat clumsily, as he was doing it one-handed. He should've known that hook would be trouble! When he saw who was on the card inside, he almost laughed. Minerva McGonagall... what were the odds of that? It was like a calling card from one Gryffindor Head of House to another.

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The little detail on the lesson notice hadn’t been missed by Stasya. Costumes were always fun, even if honestly she usually struggled to come up with something since she had tried to involve her squirrel in them the last couple of years. She’d gone sort of easy this time, although she was disappointed that she couldn’t have Dobby with her. A squirrel could go with a fairy after all, but she’d left him out in the barn after she’d visited him and all the other creatures. If anyone asked, she was a fairy dedicated to creatures.

“Good morning Professor Marchand,” she said brightly, nearly skipping into the classroom practically right behind Derf. Of course, she wasn’t surprised at all by his costume, although the professor’s was making her awfully curious. It was the hook, probably. She knew it wasn’t real, but it looked real.

She had glanced at the table holding the cider, but bypassed it for now as she’d stopped next to Derf. “G’morning Mr. Scamander,” she said, somewhat quieter than her greeting had been to the professor but not quite at a whisper. Plus, she gave Mel a wave too. Fairy!Stasya was excited.
And here was a fairy practically skipping into the classroom! Gaston beamed. These kids were just too adorable for words! "Good morning, Miss Dalgaard-Volkova," he said. "I hope you remembered your fairy dust!" He gave her a playful wink, hoping she'd catch on that he was joking. And was it just him or did this girl seem awfully interested in his costume?

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Shay arrived for Charms class a little apprehensive. Halloween was almost upon them and that was arguably her favorite holiday ever. The apprehension was due to the fact that she was costumed. Well not that really. She was more concerned about whether her classmates would be so attired as well. Shay's costume was no surprise, well not to anyone who knew her anyway. She was dressed as a ballerina, all pinked out with lots of tulle and her hair beaten into submission and properly bunned.

Walking into the classroom, Shay spotted a few costumes already present. Cool. "Hello Professor Marchand", she said as she made her way to her seat. "Nice costume.". Was it her imagination or was the professor's looking a little........not himself today? Shay sat down and got her supplies out of her bag. Then she sat back to watch the Halloween costume parade.
Miss Morrison appeared only moments later - today dressed as a ballerina. "Hello, Miss Morrison," Gaston said, giving the girl a small smile and polite nod in reply to her greeting. "Thank you. Your costume is lovely as well." His eyes followed her as she took a seat, then strayed back to the door.

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Kimi entered the classroom in his costume and said "Good day Professor Marchard love the costume" Kimi was dressed up as a knight and it was difficult to sit down properly at the desk with his armour on but still he was fine with it
Next to arrive was a knight... either that or someone had enchanted one of the suits of armor as a Halloween prank. Gaston surveyed the figure up and down. It took him a moment to realize who was in the costume, but he smiled when he did. "Good day to you too, Sir Kimi!" he greeted the Hufflepuff, bowing slightly. "Thank you." For a moment, he worried that the boy would have trouble sitting down with all that armor on, but he appeared to be managing.

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Aaaand CHARMS class! Yaaas!

He managed to steal a glance at the Professor in between classes so he figured what the man was coming in as. So he figured, why not follow the nautical theme eh? Tenacius now saunters into the classroom, adjusting the cap above his head. Hmm seems like this thing couldnt accommodate all his glorious curls innit? Oh wells...

"Cap'n Marchand, First mate Salander reporting for duty Sir!" the leonine lad salutes comically at the Pirate before him. The man looked a little off, and of course the Gryffindor Ace tries his best to add a bit of levity, whatever it was that was bothering the man, it couldnt hurt to try to make him smile.

And yes some hot cider please. He made his way to the drinks table just as Mel was there "Eya Mel!" he chirped at his bestie as he helped himself to a mug.
Mr. Salander's costume got a double take form the professor. He wondered if the prefect had guessed his costume and tried to match it - though he couldn't imagine how. He'd tried to keep his costume under wraps! It was probably just a crazy coincidence! "Ahoy, Mr. Salander!" he greeted, laughing a little. He returned the boy's salute, being especially careful not to accidentally put an eye out with the hook covering his right hand.

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Weren't they a little too old to be in...Halloween costumes? He felt like he was. Okay fine, whatever. He decided to join them in case the professors pointed him out again for not being a sport. He put on a cowboy hat and wear boots to match his everyday look. American cowboy.....yeepeh yah yeeepiiee yey. "Howdie do, professor." He tipped his hat in greeting.
Ah, here was Mr. Severin dressed as a cowboy. Funny, that costume somewhat reminded Gaston of... He mentally shook himself to stop his thoughts from wandering back to his first term teaching at Hogwarts, to the Tacoween party, to a much happier time in his life. "And a yo ho ho to you, Mr. Severin!" he greeted the boy with a slight incline of his head. He wasn't going to embarass himself by attempting that accent, and besides, pirates didn't say howdy anyway.

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Daisy entered the classroom with a spring in her step. What a fun lesson to be attending. She decided to wear a flapper costume since she liked the period of the jazz age. "Hello, Professor. I think your costume is fantastic," she greeted with a smile on her face. Daisy headed to the drinks table and fetched herself a nice mug of hot apple cider.
Judging from the spring in Miss Swann's step, Gaston had to assume she was happy to be here. Good, that was just the kind of attitude he liked to see in his students! "Good morning, Miss Swann," he said, returning her smile with one of his own. "Thank you. I like yours too." Her flapper costume was very pretty. It reminded him a lot of another Daisy, but he didn't bring that up. The girl was probably too young to get the reference.

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Originally Posted by TakemetotheBurrow View Post
Any excuse to play dress up was one Junia Botros was going to take and she spent the time before the lesson preparing a costume that was her. She was a lady, and she was a Junebug, so naturally she'd be a lady bug for this lesson. A very mature, very stylish, teenage lady bug.

"Hello Professor," The fourth year smiled and performed her usual curtsy before moving to take her seat. Once settled, she looked around to appreciate the costumes of those around her. Derf's was adorable, did he know? He received a half wave from the brunette. Hello. Would Rula and Abey dress up, too? With that in mind, she returned her gaze to the doorway and waited and watched.
And speaking of pretty costumes, here was Miss Botros as a ladybug! Gaston beamed at the Slytherin girl, returning her curtsy with a deep bow. "Good morning, Miss Botros," he said. She made a lovely ladybug!

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Originally Posted by ChanceCoeur View Post
Heading into the Charms classroom, Noelle was a little apprehensive. She was dressed up to the nines in her pirate costume. That included elaborate make-up. She liked it. She felt strong and different, how you usually feel when you dress up as someone different. The only thing was, were other people dressed up??

Noelle peeked into the classroom and took a look around before deciding it was safe to come in seeing as others were dressed up too. She grinned at Shay's ballerina costume before her eyes rested on Professor Marchand and Ace. WHAT???

THEY WERE PIRATES TOO???
This looked totally planned but Noelle had no idea what anyone else was dressing up as. The HoH and both prefects as pirates. Lovely.

She shook her head in amusement. "Ar, Cap'n Marchand, seems we think alike!" And don't worry Professor, that sword she has is plastic.

Noelle took a seat beside Shay and wiggled her fingers at Mel who was sitting beside Ace. She glanced around the costume. "Great costume Daisy!" She said smiling at the clever idea of a flapper girl. Noelle waved over to James who was cowboy James today. Junia was adorable in her ladybug costume, she got a smile as well. Stasya and Derf's costumes were adorable too. Newt and a... fairy? Woodland creatures fairy? Anyways, they were cute.

Costumes were fun.
Blink, blink. Miss Summers came dressed as a pirate too?! Now Gaston was sure his prefects had planned this! What were the odds that all three of the Gryffindor leaders just happened to have the same idea? "Hello, Miss Summers!" he greeted the female prefect, laughing slightly. "Aye, love. That we do," he added jokingly. There was no harm in playing the part to go along with the costume, right?

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Originally Posted by Felixir View Post
Best part about this lesson? Other than that it was CHARMS CLASS which was one of Abey's best subjects, and the fact it was taught by his Head of House? It was that they could dress up for Hallowe'en even though it wasn't actually TECHNICALLY Hallowe'en yet!

Abey's costume wasn't exactly one that was very easy to guess just by looking at him. It was sort of abstract (his favourite type of painting, by the way) and confusing and probably didn't look much like a costume at all, if it weren't for his hair and his arms. He wore one of his favourite t-shirts which was probably the one most likely to give away what he was, and trousers that were all kinds of different colours, mostly pastels, pinks and purples and blues and yellows and oranges and greens and whites, and on his feet were white sneakers that had little fake wings on them. He had painted his own arms to match the theme, and then had found an older Gryffindor to teach him to charm his hair dark blue, before dumping a ton of glitter on his head. It was, he had decided, his favourite costume he had ever had, mostly because he'd thought it up all on his own and made it happen almost all on his own too actually.

"Hi, hello, hey," Abey said to those he knew as he entered the classroom, including the professor. Abey DID notice he looked different, but knew better than to mention it. Instead, he focused on trying to decide who to sit with; Derf or Junia? Both, actually, he wanted both, but today he was drawn to Junia, though Derf got a big two-handed wave, and also Abey blew a kiss at him too, because villain.

Looking to Junia, Abey gave her a big grin. "Junebug!" Literally. "Guess what I am."
Gaston wasn't exactly sure what to make of Mr. Botros's costume, but whatever it was, it was certainly cheery and colorful. Maybe the brightness of the costume would rub off on his mood. "Hello, Mr. Botros," he said. "Nice costume!" The thought crossed his mind to ask who - or what - the boy was supposed to be, but he decided against it. He didn't want to offend him!

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Originally Posted by PhoenixRising View Post
Skylar spent WAY too long getting ready for Charms class that morning. It was of course, Professor Marchand's fault, because he said costumes were optional. Which naturally, to Skylar, meant mandatory. That and her dormmates were getting dressed up, so how could she NOT dress up? It was just only that she wanted to wear something practical, yet fun, which made things challenging. Finally settling on a pretty blue dress, some flats and a sparkly mask, Skylar made her way up from the dungeons. Nothing like a classic Cinderella costume, spruced up.

Entering the classroom, she found Professor Marchand there, along with many of her peers, and blinked at him. Yes, she knew when she saw him at the pathways that he wasn't feeling too shabby, but now he just looked even worse. The fourth year knew better than to address that in front of others, figuring it would probably make him way self-conscious, but she did tuck that away in the back of her mind to either stay late, or visit with him later.

"Hello, Professor Marchand," she greeted, as she took a seat near the front. Because she actually liked Charms class.
Miss Diggory arrived next dressed as what the professor assumed was an updated version of Cinderella. There was something about the way she blinked at him that had him a little unsettled, though. He wondered if she sensed his sadness, but if she had, she didn't draw attention to it... which he was very grateful for. "Hello, Miss Diggory," he returned the girl's greeting, bowing to the "princess". "My, don't you look regal?"

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Originally Posted by littledhampir View Post
Halloween was Olly's favorite day of the year. He liked dressing up. He especially liked helping other people dress up. On Halloween, people liked face paint, and Olly loved painting faces. He had painted his own for this occasion. It looked like a red octopus arm with the little suction cup things was moving over his face. He had dressed in all red and attached six face arms to his body. Overall he was pretty satisfied with the outcome.

Snacks! Olly made a beeline right for that table, taking care not to knock anything over with his extra arms. Except then he saw it was only apple cider and there wasn't anything to snack on. He was a bit disappointed but apple cider was better than nothing. He poured himself some of that and sipped it as he went to find a seat. Olly of course chose on next to Noelle, nudging her with one of his fake octopus arms as he did so.
Two pirates, a sailor, and now an octopus. Gaston was starting to see a pattern here! So what was next, someone dressed a a crocodile? Still, the professor couldn't help but admire Mr. Borzekowski-Thomas's costume. That face painting must've taken forever! "Good morning, Mr. Borzekowski-Thomas," he greeted the Slytherin prefect. "Impressive costume!"

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Originally Posted by HaRoHeGiNeLu View Post
Costume? This was her OWL year. Thinking up and putting together a Halloween costume was so at the bottom of Lucy's list. Let alone, having the time to do all that. She barely had time to sleep.

So, the fifth year arrived in her regular uniform, and took a seat in her regular seat. She took out her parchment and quill for note-taking. In the meantime, she massaged at her note-taking hand, which was working way overtime lately.
In came Miss Potts wearing her regular uniform instead of a costume. That was fine. The costumes weren't mandatory; they were just for fun. Gaston could certainly understand not wanting to dress up, but the thing that caught him off guard was the lack of a greeting received. For a moment, he wondered if he'd done something to make the girl angry, but he couldn't think of anything. She was probably just distracted or having an off day. "Hello, Miss Potts," he said politely.

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Originally Posted by DaniDiNardo View Post
"Derf! Derf! Derf!" Jessa had spotted her bestfriend heading into the Charms classroom as she'd turned onto the corridor and wasted no time bursting into a run. It was a little difficult to do with her lab coat flapping behind her causing some amount of drag but in short order the Ravenclaw had skidded to a stop inside the Charms classroom. "Derf! I've gotten you a brilliant present!"

She took a moment to readjust her goggles and readjust her gloves (could you tell she was a SCIENTIST today???) before hurrying right by everyone and over to her seat by Derfael Mitchell Ashburry-Hawthorne.

It wasn't to say that she was ignoring everyone else in the room, hardly, but rather that she was very pleased with herself in the moment and knew her friend would be very pleased with what she had to offer as well, leaving her oblivious to everything else. Jessa threw herself into her seat, briefly waving at Stasya who was stood by the boy before digging deep into her pocket and bringing out a certain picture of a certain Ilvermorny Champion.

Oh! "Nice costume Professor!" She said by way of greeting for the man before her full attention turned to him again. "Eno took this, said I could have it and now I'm giving it to you. You're absolutely welcome and I look forward to whatever results this may bring about." Yes, best bestfriend sitting right here. He was soooo lucky she remembered.

And what was that in the back? A treat for them? She'd get that in a minute. Right now she was focused on whatever reaction her friend would offer. WELL?
Miss Cambridge's costume earned a smile from the professor. The scientist costume was a perfect complement to the girl's personality! "Good morning, Miss Cambridge," he said, inclining his head toward her. "Thank you. You costume is nice too."

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Originally Posted by RachieRu View Post
Ooh. Charms! yay! And they got to dress up! That was great! Harriet loved to dress up. She'd kind of had a little talk to Sky, to see what she was dressing up. She didn't want to dress up as the same thing as her. So she was ready to go now, because she was really excited for the lesson. She couldn't wait to see if all of the costumes that her fellow class mates were going to dress up as.

Hattie had dressed up as belle, or a version of Belle anyway, and she was super excited. She beamed as she stepped into the classroom. "Hi Professor" She beamed, before she took a seat next to her bestie. "hi Sky!" She beamed at her. "We're both disney princesses" and they looked totally cool.
Another theme seemed to be emerging in the costumes. First Cinderella, now Belle. The class was turning into a who's who of Disney princesses! Gaston smiled as Miss Paton appeared, bowing to her just as he'd done for Miss Diggory. "Good morning, Miss Paton," he greeted her, "or should I say Princess Belle?"

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Originally Posted by RandomRaven View Post
So they're allowed to wear Halloween costume for this lesson. Well, interesting.

Honestly Ava didn't really have an idea for costume this year. But one thing that she knew, she wanted to do some couple-matching costume with Phillip. The Gryffindor then tried to make something up with the outfit that she owned. Striped tops, boots, black skinny jeans, leather jacket... Aha! She decided to be a burglar then.

"Helloooo professor!" She greeted the man as she entered the classroom. Hold on, did Professor Marchand and Noelle coincidentally dress up as pirates? Sitting at the middle row, Ava took a look at the others' costumes. Perhaps their lesson today was related with Halloween or costumes in general?

Gaston chuckled a little at the sight of Miss Burton's burglar costume. Now here was one of the most original costume ideas he'd seen yet! "Hello, Miss Burton," he returned the girl's greeting, smiling slightly. "Interesting costume!"

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The whole costume thing was absurd and if she had the energy she would remind Marchand just how ridiculous he was being. Althea opted to keep her uniform - because who had time to get a costume??? during fifth year?? - but spruced it up by donning a cat ears styled headband. Festive! To make it even more cute, she'd added some fake flowers and called it a day.

Helga, give her strength!

The fifth year made her way into the classroom and blinked at the array of costumes before her. Wow. Amazing. She was truly shocked. Glancing at the apple cider - no snacks?? this was already going to be so enjoyable - she made her way past the table, looked Professor Marchand square in his eyes, took note of his appearance, wanted to ask him why he didn't just cancel class if he was only half-alive (but thought better of it,) and greeted him as politely as she could. With a small smile, she said, "Hello Professor, you look...well." She had cat ears, therefore she was catty. And with that, she swiveled on her heels and chose a seat far off to the side and sat down. She wondered briefly if she would make it through the class or not.
If Gaston could read Miss Kenning's mind, he would've agreed with her that it was ridiculous. He was only dressed up for the students' enjoyment. The way the girl was looking at him made him a bit uneasy. He half-expected her to say something snide, but to his surprise - and great relief - she didn't. "Good morning, Miss Kenning," he greeted, giving her a slight smile, but he was a little caught off guard when she said he looked well. Somewhere in the back of his mind, he couldn't help but wonder if that was meant as a backhanded insult, but he was going to give her the benefit of the doubt and take it as a compliment. "Thank you. I like your cat ears by the way."

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Originally Posted by DuckyLinJi View Post
At first, Mason had not wanted to change his school uniform but in the end he had no choice as his mother had send his hanbok just for halloween. Of course she did not KNOW what the definition of Halloween was....

Grumbling under his breath,knowing that news traveled and that his mother would find out somehow he had been wearing the costume or not, because mothers had a kind of sixth sense about that. He entered the classroom feeling rather ridiculous. Out of all the colors she could have send him it didn't even match the halloween vibe. It was embarrassing really.

"Hello Professor" he greeted, his dark expression not matching the brightful colors he was wearing 'Seriously mom , why couldn't you send something dark and epic?' "Nice costume, sir" he said after a quick look and then turned to find a seat.
Gaston couldn't help but get the idea that Mr. Winslow was not happy about something as he arrived to class today. The darkened expression did not go unnoticed, and he was almost positive he heard faint grumbling. What was that about? Had he done something to set the boy off? He wracked his brains but couldn't think of anything. "Hello, Mr. Winslow," he said, dropping his gaze to hide the sadness in his eyes as he gave the boy what he hoped was an encouraging smile. "Thank you."

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Originally Posted by Lissy Longbottom View Post
Charms class really WAS one of Kane's favorites - and when he heard they got the pass to wear Halloween costumes today he was TOTALLY done. Halloween was fun no matter what age you were! He knew some of his fellow classmates didn't feel that way but whatever. Kane wasn't going to let that bring him down!

Roman Soldier Kane was in the houseeee! Before grabbing a seat, he got himself a cup of cider and then plopped down next to Derf, grinning at him. "Hey Newt," he chuckled. He wasn't surprised in the least that his fellow Puff had that as his costume.

Hmm. He wondered if this lesson would be Halloween themed as well. For a second he wondered if maybe they'd learn how to make their faces in to scary masks, but that would be more transfiguration, wouldn't it?
And here was another student walking into the room without so much as a hello. Gaston was beginning to wonder if he'd unwittingly done something to make his students angry. He sighed quietly, trying to push his feelings of self-doubt out of his mind. "Good morning, Mr. Westwood," he greeted politely.

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Originally Posted by Watson View Post
Olivia walked through the door and noticed everyone dressed up in costumes. There was pirates, romans, sailors, a burglar, and Newt Scamander. It had taken her nearly half an hour to come up with a costume before resorting to being Selina Kyle, Catwoman, from the Batman series. Instead of going in the traditional get up which was not her style and also not appropriate, she resorted for a more subtle look. She wore a simple black dress with a mask. She walked into the room and approached their Professor. "Captain Marchand, echanté." With a courtesy, she headed towards a familiar faces. Her eyes landed upon first mate Salander and Noelle also in nautical theme. "I love the costumes, pirates!" she said with a grin. Everyone looked so awesome! And then there was Derf! She approached him. "Mr Scammander, it's an honour. I'm a huge fan."
It took Gaston a moment to figure out Miss Holden's costume. At first he thought she was just dressed as a smile black cat, but then he realized it was more likely a modified version of Catwoman. The curtsy got a little chuckle from him, and he bowed to her in return. "The pleasure's all mine, love," he joked, once again playing the part of the pirate captain.

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Originally Posted by Govoni View Post
Oh, a Charms lesson were Halloween costumes were allowed? Well, it was clearly time to go full GREEN FACE. Wickedly green face...and hands...

Sashaying into the classroom atop a pair O-Star Oxford booties, Elphaba Thropp greeted her public with a red-lipped smile. Yes, yes... the Wicked Witch of the West was here, alive and well for all the world to see. Also, apologies for the clicking! of her heels, Professor, but they were crucial to this costume. See, Olivia was bringing a sense of fashion to the Elphaba character. Further demonstrated with the couturesque hat, frock, and artfully styled ebony wig. Her theatre spirit was strong for this lesson.

Also, Olphaba was properly excited about performing magic whilst in full costume. WOULD SOMEONE BE HER FIYERO? .....HER GLINDA?! Imagine the epic showdown duel they could enact! Perhaps she'd save that for another time, however...when Hogwarts' student life wasn't trying to end her life. Considering that OWL prep was eating her every available nerve...

Sigh, no stressing about the inevitable OWL examinations for now, though... For the time of the Wicked Witch had arrived! Hopefully Professor Marchand would appreciate her effort (ahem, not like she didn't always make an effort when costuming was involved, but some recognition would be wonderful under the circumstances). AHEM.... Bless, her classmates had went all out, as well. Was that a smaller version of Newt Scamander (Derf), Olphaba spied? Oh, and little Stasya was in full fairy!mode! Adorable. Also, Skylar and Hattie had taken up the Disney mantle for her this year with their own versions of Belle and Cinderella (because Olivia would've recognized those characters anywhere, let's be honest)... Aww, and Junia in her lady bug outfit. Junebug, indeed!....

OH, there were snacks! And she was a Gryffindor...and Gryffindors really loved snacks... HOWEVER, it took A LOT of effort and time to get into full green face, and Olphaba found her desire to smudge her lipstick VERY LOW...

"Everyone, good morning." The Wicked Witch probably wouldn't wish anyone a good morning, but Olphaba would, so. Here's to carving out one's own niche! "You all look so cute!" All of them. Halloween was the best time of the year. BETTER than Christmas, hands down.

Blink, blink. Who was this? The professor immediately recognized the character as the Wicked Witch of the West, but it took him longer to place the student behind the green paint. "Wicked costume, Miss Phillips!" he exclaimed once he knew who it was. "I'm impressed." Okay, so maybe impressed was a bit of an understatement!

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As Roopunzel walked into the charms classroom, the only thing that gave his true identity away was the Head Boy badge pinned to the neckline of the dress he was wearing. Never one to shy away from a costume, Rooney had gone all out with this year (as always, but just a bit more than normal) - in the run up to Halloween, he was going to be a different character each day. Yesterday had been Jane from Tarzan, tomorrow would be Meg from Hercules and the day after would be a repeat of his first ever Hogwarts costume... Elphaba Bronwyn. For now, and today, he was Roopunzel. And honestly, he thought he had done a magnificent job. The intricate details on the costume were as accurate as he could get them and he knew that he had done a fabulous job.

The only thing missing was the flowers in the hair, but honestly he preferred the wig with flowing blonde hair instead of the bulky braid with flowers. So that was what he had gone for. And it was almost true to length, draped over his shoulder and charmed to sashay behind him as he walked without causing problems or tripping anyone up. Always thinking of others, was this one.

"Sir," he spoke gently, not willing to give up who he was with his voice and then he looked around properly to see the costumes of the other students. Some Disney, which he expected...and a pretty green witch over there. As soon as he saw the green, he knew who it would be. He expected Olivia to go as far into her costume as he did with his and she was true to his thoughts. As he moved to sit close by, careful not to trip in his heels over the hair following him, Roopunzel smiled a darling smile and waggled his fingers at her. "Oh, Miss Olphaba.. many years I have waited, for a gift like yours to appear.."
Now who was this? Gaston's blue eyes surveyed the latest arrival up and down. He knew the character, but he was yet to recognize the student. Well, maybe if he got a closer look... "Princess Rapunzel, what an honor!" he said, bowing just as he had for the other princesses. It was only then that he caught sight of the badge, and his eyes widened in disbelief. "M-Mr. Bronwyn?!" he stammered, barely managing to keep his voice down. "Is that you?"

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Originally Posted by Bazinga View Post
Yeah, Eddie didn't dress up and he wasn't going to for a class either. He'd be himself and that was the best costume anyone could be. As he entered he looked around and was sort of impressed by the decoration, but he'd never admit it to anyone. Charms was a useful class and he wanted to stay in good with the professor.
"Hi Professor, cool look you got here."

Turning on his heel he made his way towards an empty seat in the back. He didn't bother to try to find anyone to sit with, it didn't matter anyway. He just was going to sit quietly and work on his own stuff while the lesson was going on.
Here was another student who'd opted not to wear a costume. Oh well, no matter. Gaston wasn't judging. He nodded in reply to the Slytherin boy's greeting. "Good morning, Mr. Blaze," he said, smiling a little at the compliment. "Thank you."

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Originally Posted by Cassirin View Post
Katy never dressed up for Halloween at Hogwarts, at least not for classes, although she happily wore her cat ears and whiskers and explained that she was Kat-y to anyone who asked. Most years. This year, though, her new friend Althea had stolen the cat look, and so Katy had stolen hers. Her look, that was.

Katy was Althea Kenning for Halloween. Fabulous and very tall shoes and a skirt that didn't look as good on Katy's small frame as it did on the long-legged Kenning. More leg than her mum would approve of, though. She wore a name tag ("Fabulous Kenning, go away") and a smirk and waited for the real Althea to either crack up or smack her.

"Good day, Professor. You look ready for the high seas." Katy waved at the professor before taking her seat. How did anyone expect to learn anything in some of the poofball outfits they'd chosen?
Gaston had to pretend to cough to stop himself from laughing out loud at the sight of Miss Toussaint's costume, lest he incur the wrath of the student who inspired that costume. "Good day, Miss Toussaint," he replied, waving back at the girl. He didn't even want to know what would happen if he dared to call her Miss Kenning! The compliment earned the girl a small and a bow from the professor-turned-pirate. "Aye. Thank you, love," he said jokingly.

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Originally Posted by NifflerFan View Post
Time for Charms! Mum and Dad were always going on about how Emmeline needed to learn "proper witch feeling" at Hogwarts; she wasn't sure what that meant, but she never felt like a witch more than she did in classes that were all about wands. She had quickly discovered upon her arrival that she loved learning new spells, even if she wasn't always good at it, so naturally Charms was high up on her list of "lessons I actually like." Plus, it was almost her very favorite holiday ever, Halloween! And this would be an extra special Halloween for Emmeline, Nanny had seen to that. She'd never been allowed to dress up for Halloween before because Mum said she was a witch already and Halloween was a time to make sure to wear pointed hats and look every inch the proper witch. This year, Nanny had, probably in secret, sent her a pink princess costume by owl post. This made the news that they could wear costumes to Charms class even more welcome for the 11-year-old than it would be normally. It was kind of hard to skip properly in such a long dress but she managed it!

The sight of Professor Marchand briefly stayed the first year's excitement, because he looked tired and sad. She knew that look on grown ups very well, because Nanny often wore it whenever Mum and Dad did something that Nanny didn't agree with. No one should be sad so close to Halloween! Looking around the room, Emmeline found the perfect solution. She made a beeline for the drinks table at the back and poured a BIIIG cup for her Head of House. Walking carefully back to his desk, she set it with even more care on the desk in front of him 'cause he was hiding something behind his back. "Hi, Professor Marchand! This is for you. D'you need anything else? Tea? Your pet? A hug?" She could fetch the first two if he wanted, and she was always willing to hug people unless they didn't like hugs. Emmeline smiled shyly at the Charms professor; she supposed it was weird to talk like this to a somewhat-strange grown up but he reminded her so much of Nanny's bad moods that she really wanted to help.
And here was yet another princess! Gaston couldn't help but beam as he saw Miss Sparkes... and was she skipping? "Hello, Miss Sparkes," he greeted. He noticed how quickly the girl's excitement seemed to ebb at the sight of him, and it made him feel worse than ever! He was inwardly berating himself for letting her see his sadness when her voice jerked him out of his thoughts. Something for him? What was it? He glanced down just in time to see her set a cup of cider on the desk in front of him and managed a small smile for her. These kids and their acts of kindness never failed to touch his heart! Her next words threatened the tenuous hold he had on his emotions, and he had to bite his lip and blink several times before he could speak. "Thank you, Miss Sparkes," he said quietly. "A hug would be nice."

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They celebrated Halloween every so often back home and Teddy wasn't usually the one to dress up, however she decided to join her classmates in dressing up this year. Mostly because now that she was a champion, she should probably represent Hogwarts and their customs. Still she felt like people resented her.

Teddy's last minute decision to dress up ended with a silvery, metallic dress she made herself to top off her Ancient Goddess look. She was having seconds thoughts that maybe she overdressed a little too much.

She quickly walked up to a desk, passing the professor. She gave a slight bow with her palms pressed together, "Namaste, professor. I hope all is well?" He seemed a little...under the weather.
Gaston had barely enough time to recover from the sudden rush of emotion when Miss Peale greeted him. "Namaste, Miss Peale," he replied, carefully imitating the girl's gesture of the slight bow and pressed palms. "Yes, thank you for asking." He gave her a small smile, though it didn't quite extend to his eyes. "Well" wasn't exactly the word hed use to describe his life right now, but it seemed inappropriate to burden her with his troubles.

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Etta entered the classroom, deciding not to costume-up for class. For one, she couldn't come up with an interesting enough idea for an outfit... but her eyes widened at the variety of outfits in the classroom. Wow, she really did stand out wearing her casual clothes. Everyone looked so good and here she was.. she should have made more of an effort.. oh, goodness. She needed to be less lazy, at times.

Her face burning, she quickly plopped down somewhere close to the front of the classroom, wishing she'd decided to skip this class after all. Ugh, ugh. "Professor." Etta greeted with a polite smile.. a smile that looked more like a grimace probably. She quickly looked down at her desk, the embarrassment clearly visible on her face.
The professor was about to start the class when Miss Kramer arrived. Was it just him or did something seem off about her today? And he wasn't thinking of her costume - or, more to the point, her lack of one. That smile she gave him looked awfully forced. Had he done something wrong? "Good morning, Miss Kramer," he said politely, returning her smile with one of his own. Maybe she'd feel better as the class went on? Or so he hoped...


Gaston's eyes darted toward the door, just in case there were any other students following Miss Kramer, but he saw none. He drew his wand from the pocket of his long coat and with a quick swish closed the door. "Good morning, class!" he addressed the group. He waited a moment or two for quiet before he went on, "First, I must apologize for the lack of snacks today, but there's a reason behind it. As it turns out, the snacks are a part of today's lesson..."

He waved his wand again, and two candy apples that had been previously placed under a disillusionment charm appeared on each desk. "Today we're going to mix things up a bit and start off with a mini-activity," the professor explained. "One of the apples on your desk was made by hand, the other was made with magic. Your job is to determine which is which...." He waited a bit for the information to sink in. "At first glances, the two seem exactly the same, but upon closer examination, you'll find some subtle differences... things like size, shape, and texture are good places to start. Maybe one has a more even candy coating than the other? Maybe one has a sweeter taste? Or maybe they even smell different?"

"So I'm going to give you a few minutes to examine the apples; use your sense to find as many differences as you can," he continued. "Write down your findings and use them to guess which was made by hand and which was made by magic." Oh and one more thing! "You're welcome to eat both apples, but you can still complete the activity by using your other senses if you prefer." He knew some people didn't like taking food from professors. "You may start... now!"

OOC: Sooo sorry for the delay; this post took me longer than expected! Anyway, as Gaston said, examine the apples and find the differences in appearance/texture/smell/taste/etc., take notes on what you find, and try to guess which apple is which. Feel free to make up differences and get as creative with it as you like. There is no post count for this activity. Grade is not based on guessing correctly but on finding differences and using them to make an educated guess. You have ABOUT 36 HOURS (7:00 PM EDT May 21) to complete the activity.

Also, just to reiterate, if Gaston calls your charrie 'love/talks like a pirate/etc., he is acting the part of his costume counterpart. It is meant as a joke, so please don't be offended by it!
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"Thank you Professor!" Ahh, it was good to have his creativity recognised; Abey clearly believed that Professor Marchand knew what he was supposed to be, what with his compliment and all.

Yessssss, an air kiss from his villain. Excuse Abey, but he really really loved Hallowe'en actually, because of all the extra colours he got to see. He had been a little nervous that someone would opt for a particularly scary costume this year, and there had been a lot of anxiety over whether he wanted to risk seeing any monster costumes, but excitement had won over nervousness, and now he was out and about and blowing kisses and having to try EXTRA HARD not to hug people because he had already accidentally got glitter on at least three people today.

Coordinated costumes with Derf?! "Yes please! Next year, definitely! We should start planning later actually!"

Once class started, Abey was extra careful to not call across the room to Derf anymore, because yelling in class was something he tended to do that didn't impress his professors. Instead he sat and listened and scratched at his head (causing glitter to cascade off of him and onto the desk) because boy was that shiny stuff itchy.

OOH, FOOD! Could they eat this now?

Ohhhh, okay... so... if they had to tell apart which was made by magic and which wasn't. And if they had to use their SENSES like TASTE, that meant they could EAT THEM.

Just one thing though.

"Professor," Abey called out, the second they had been told to get started. "Do you mean you used magic to make them but already had the ingredients? Because isn't it against the law to make food out of magic?" he added, incorrectly referring to Gamp's Law of thingy-whatsit, because he didn't really fully actually understand 'laws of nature' vs. 'laws of society'. He just didn't want Marchand in trouble for breaking the law, though he definitely wouldn't tell on him to anyone. Abey's lips were SEALED.

Except that they weren't sealed because he'd just gone and mentioned it to the whole class. Whoops.

Okay, but they were sealed from right abouuuutttttt... NOW.
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"Thank you Professor!" Ahh, it was good to have his creativity recognised; Abey clearly believed that Professor Marchand knew what he was supposed to be, what with his compliment and all.

Yessssss, an air kiss from his villain. Excuse Abey, but he really really loved Hallowe'en actually, because of all the extra colours he got to see. He had been a little nervous that someone would opt for a particularly scary costume this year, and there had been a lot of anxiety over whether he wanted to risk seeing any monster costumes, but excitement had won over nervousness, and now he was out and about and blowing kisses and having to try EXTRA HARD not to hug people because he had already accidentally got glitter on at least three people today.

Coordinated costumes with Derf?! "Yes please! Next year, definitely! We should start planning later actually!"

Once class started, Abey was extra careful to not call across the room to Derf anymore, because yelling in class was something he tended to do that didn't impress his professors. Instead he sat and listened and scratched at his head (causing glitter to cascade off of him and onto the desk) because boy was that shiny stuff itchy.

OOH, FOOD! Could they eat this now?

Ohhhh, okay... so... if they had to tell apart which was made by magic and which wasn't. And if they had to use their SENSES like TASTE, that meant they could EAT THEM.

Just one thing though.

"Professor," Abey called out, the second they had been told to get started. "Do you mean you used magic to make them but already had the ingredients? Because isn't it against the law to make food out of magic?" he added, incorrectly referring to Gamp's Law of thingy-whatsit, because he didn't really fully actually understand 'laws of nature' vs. 'laws of society'. He just didn't want Marchand in trouble for breaking the law, though he definitely wouldn't tell on him to anyone. Abey's lips were SEALED.

Except that they weren't sealed because he'd just gone and mentioned it to the whole class. Whoops.

Okay, but they were sealed from right abouuuutttttt... NOW.
It wasn't long after Gaston had started the mini activity that a question was asked. His head jerked up and turned in the direction of the voice... towards Mr. Botros. Funny, he couldn't recall seeing the boy raise his hand, but he decided to let that slide for now. He nodded, intently listening to the boy's question. "Too right you are, Mr. Botros," he said. "I plan to cover this in more detail after the activity -" There were two reasons behind this: 1. he didn't want to interrupt the class while they were in the middle of the activity and 2. bringing up Gamp's Law now would be a dead giveaway of where the lesson was going, and he didn't want to spoil the surprise just yet. "-but Gamp's Law states that magic cannot create food from nothing. It can only be used to change or in the case of these apples combine existing food to make something new."
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Henry should have known there was something on their desks under a disillusionment charm. This was part of why he liked Charms so much. There was so much that you could do with magic and always something really cool to learn, even if he was still mastering the disillusionment charm.

He sort of wished he hadn't had any of the cider now that he heard the instructions for the activity. His mouth already tasted all appley and he was sure that would affect him trying to discern any taste differences between the two apples on his desk. But of course he could try other methods first.

And, yeah. Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration? Henry knew all about that as well, looking up as Abey brought it up. He studied that for his Transfiguration OWL last term. There were other possible charms, he supposed, that might make it magically created. Duplicating an actual apple, for instance, or.. there were probably charms to apply the candy coating. He didn't try to speculate on that aloud though, instead waiting for Professor Marchand to explain.

Meanwhile, he tried to take notice visually how the apples appeared. Once was definitely more perfectly symmetrical than what seemed natural. And the candy coating seemed just a little too shiny. Hmm. What would they taste like? Henry jotted down his visual observations between the two before taking a bite of one.
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Levi Kenning, The White Lie, had been there the WHOLE time. For a better view of all the clearly well thought out costumes his classmates had thrown together, the boy had chosen the very back of the classroom. There were princesses, hags, ladybugs, pirates, Abey Botros was maybe the sky itself???, a Lucy who hadn't bothered with a costume, a blonde Althea, and an actual Althea who, like him, didn't seem to have bothered much with the theme and had only sort of stuck to it.

But at least she'd added flowers to her cat ears. And he'd actually gone on to make the make the black rim of his glasses white. So, there was that.

So much for their supposed differences.

Professor Marchand, meanwhile, didn't look entirely well and the boy had the half mind to ask if something was wrong, but then class started. Not to mention that if something was wrong with the man it was unlikely that he'd be willing to share with one of his students. Gryffindor IMPS guy or not.

Levi didn't immediately began working on the assignment, and instead craned his neck to read what a fellow Gryffindors had written on his sleeves. Not an easy feat considered he kind of had to read upside down but he thought he could make out: Using my Arithmancy book to feed the fire was a complete accident and you have perfect eyesight, Levi and I'm not lying when I say 'I'm on my way, I only need five more minutes.'

Anyway. The apples.

He tilted his head to one side, looked up briefly at at Abey's question--which had been his own, too--and nodded in appreciation when Marchand confirmed that was something they'd be touching on, later. The boy leaned in close to the apples, wrinkling his nose and squinting, trying to note the flaw that'd give away the fake one. Or not fake. The duplicate. He thought there was a certain sheen to the one on the left that made it a little too perfect, or maybe it was the way the light was hitting it.

The boy tilted his head to the other side. Was it... too round? Did it smell too sweet?

Levi pulled back and began to take notes.
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Hattie giggled at how the professor greeted her. Princess Belle. She could certainly get used to that. Being a princess would be so cool. Although it would come with work. Hattie would have no intentions of being a trophy princess. Luckily, or maybe sadly, she couldn't be a princess. So she would have to be content with just dressing up as once sometimes. But for today, she was a Princess, and nobody could stop her being happy. Unless the professor had poisoned the apples. But she wasn't dressed as Snow White so she was pretty sure she was safe. And this Professor was pretty cool, so she was pretty sure that he wouldn't try to kill his students.

But now onto working out which apple was the real one. "hmm..." The blonde murmured, as she inspected the apples of her desk. They certainly looked the same. She picked them both up in turn, inspecting them a bit closer. One seemed to have more shine too it, but maybe that was just very shiny. She frowned, a little bit unsure. This was hard.

She next smelt them. Sniff. Sniff. That didn't yield much results either. They both smelt like apples. Though she did think one had a more artificial smell. Maybe that was the fake one? She tilted her head to the side. She would need to taste it to make sure. Hattie quickly wrote her observations down, before she took a bite of each apple.

Now. Hmm. Which one was the fake one? She needed to have a good think.
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Mel was doing that cutesy wave hello that he found so amusing with his bestie, so he waved back at her the same way. "Swab the deck? Haha maybe." given how the Professor and now his fellow Prefect was dressed, it looked like he was the one doing the cleaning. Now as for who Mel should be..... "But I was about to say that-- you look like you." he laughed "... or is this some deeper statement about what we choose to come in as as an unconscious statement of who we are?" eh eh? Hehehe.

Anyways, people came in interesting costumes. Part of him started to wish he made a lot more effort than coming in as a sailor, but yeah nautical theme, unified Lion House. That was important.

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He grabbed hold of both apples. Did one of them feel a little different? He thought on of them felt a little light. But no two apples have exactly the same weight either.

What about the smell test? He sniffed one, then the other, then back and forth. This lighter one smelled more apple-y. Does that mean its the real apple? Eh.... this is tricky.

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As Professor Marchand answered his question, Abey nodded and nodded and nodded and actually didn't stop at all, even though it was making more and more glitter fall off of his head and onto the desk and floor all around him. AND on his shirt and trousers and arms EVEN THOUGH STARS WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE ON THOSE PARTS.

But it didn't matter actually because Abey barely noticed.

"Okay!" he replied, and gave his Head of House a double thumbs up. "Got it!"

Sort of, anyway.

Onto the apples then. Abey looked at his, leaning forward so his arms were folded on his desk and his chin was resting on them. From here, he could see that some of the sparkliness on the apples actually wasn't actually from the light shining off them, but escaped glitter that was stuck fast to the candied outside. Whoops.

Sooooo... which one LOOKED more magicked? It was... hard to tell, and Abey couldn't remember if most of his food at home was cooked with the help of magic or if it was all done by hand; he never really paid that much attention to it. He tried to imaging what the process was for making a candy apple with magic, and then see if either of the ones in front of him looked as though they fit the bill.

Hmmm... the coating would probably give it away. Abey had never made a candy apple before, but he thought that it must be very tricky to do by hand. It was so sticky that it was probably very difficult to get absolutely perfect, whereas with magic, the apples could be coated with ease, and could spin while levitating in the air so they could dry easily. If that was the case, then the one on the right looked more like it was made by magic.

Ooh, but what if it was A TOTAL TRICK, and they were BOTH magic... or BOTH hand made?

Abey thought that perhaps a taste test was in order, so he picked up both, one in each hand, and started off by licking the candy coating. Mmmmmm, sweet. Mmmmmmmm, still sweet.

... Okay, well... that didn't tell him anything at all. Maybe he should eat the whole thing. Both whole things. For science? Yes. Abey didn't mind ingesting a bit of glitter.

OH WAIT, ANOTHER QUESTION. "Are the handmade ones made by elf-hands or professor-hands?" It was a very important question which would help in his ultra smart investigation.

With his question asked, Abey went ahead and took a bite out of the first one. Or... tried to... because wow that candy surface... sure was something.
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Felicity had taken full advantage of the fact that she didn't have to wear her uniform today, but her actual 'costume' was resigned to her face. The make up had taken her a while that morning, but she was proud of it. Sat towards the middle of the room, she quickly drew out too columns, and mentally labelled her apples 1 and 2. 2 had a slightly cartoonish shine to it, while 1 was noticeably stickier. She couldn't detect any different in their smell, and that got written down, too.

Glancing at her classmates, Flick noticed that most of them were eating the apples. Hesitantly, she turned back to her apples, and took a small bite of each in turn. The second one she bit into, number 1, was definitely sticking to her teeth more, and she grimaced slightly. Gross.
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Théo had no idea what he wanted to be for Halloween and he left it way too late to think about a costume so for charms he was here with no costume or well he was dressed as a Hogwarts student. Simple and it worked. He liked everyone else's costumes and Marchand was particularly cool. But he was disappointed by no candy. He did not care about snacks or drinks.

He stared down at the two apples at his desk and could not really tell the difference. Did that mean his eyes were bad? Did he need glasses?

Was he supposed to eat them both because that was the only way to tell?

He did say he could eat them.

But once he heard his answer to Abey's question. While interesting. Théo was still going to taste them because why not. He took one and bit into one. Uh tastes just like a normal apple.

Was that suppose to go into his notes?
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Althea returned Derf's wave with a smile and a quick wave of her own; the enigma continued to perplex the fifth year. She'd really have to sit down and have a conversation with him. Her eyes dropped down to the newly appeared apples, she cast a curious glance around the room before looking at Professor Manchard. Interesting.

Picking up one the apple on her right, she examined it carefully, and started jotting down some quick descriptions and things that she noticed about it. Tentatively, she took a sniff, jot down the sort of sweetness that exuded from the apple, and then placed it back down. She repeated these steps with the apple to her left, taking a critical look at the overall shape and trying to spot any subtle differences it might have. Manchard was a lot of things, but Althea had to give it to him; he was talented. Her hand moved to write down that the apple to her right was a tad bit rounder than the one to the left. She paused at that, and frowned, picking up both apples and looking at their shapes carefully before amending her notations.
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Olly grinned when the candy apples appeared on his desk. So there was food after all. All he wanted to do was eat them but they were being used for educational purposes so he shouldn't do that. Well, the professor said they could eat them but they had to do other things too. Like try to find out which was made magically. Olly's first instinct was to take out his wand and cast Finite and see what happened, but they had to use their senses so he didn't do that. Instead he leaned his head down so he was at the same level as the apples and stared at them. Now, which one was the imposter?

The first thing he wrote down was Apple A is slightly larger. At least, he thought it was. Even if he wasn't he was sticking with it. Next he picked them both up, one in each hand, and held them for a moment. Next he wrote Apple B is heavier. He leaned his head close and smelled both of them but they smelled pretty much the same so he didn't write down anything about that. Olly took a bite of one and then of the other. Was there a difference? Maybe, but how was he supposed to describe it? He thought about it for a moment and then settled for writing Apple B tastes better. Not particularly scientific because it was based on his own opinion.

What else could he do to test them? Olly thought for a moment then held out both hands and dropped both apples on the ground. Hmm. Apple A is bouncier. Or was that apple B?
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As Professor Marchand answered his question, Abey nodded and nodded and nodded and actually didn't stop at all, even though it was making more and more glitter fall off of his head and onto the desk and floor all around him. AND on his shirt and trousers and arms EVEN THOUGH STARS WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE ON THOSE PARTS.

But it didn't matter actually because Abey barely noticed.

"Okay!" he replied, and gave his Head of House a double thumbs up. "Got it!"

Sort of, anyway.

Onto the apples then. Abey looked at his, leaning forward so his arms were folded on his desk and his chin was resting on them. From here, he could see that some of the sparkliness on the apples actually wasn't actually from the light shining off them, but escaped glitter that was stuck fast to the candied outside. Whoops.

Sooooo... which one LOOKED more magicked? It was... hard to tell, and Abey couldn't remember if most of his food at home was cooked with the help of magic or if it was all done by hand; he never really paid that much attention to it. He tried to imaging what the process was for making a candy apple with magic, and then see if either of the ones in front of him looked as though they fit the bill.

Hmmm... the coating would probably give it away. Abey had never made a candy apple before, but he thought that it must be very tricky to do by hand. It was so sticky that it was probably very difficult to get absolutely perfect, whereas with magic, the apples could be coated with ease, and could spin while levitating in the air so they could dry easily. If that was the case, then the one on the right looked more like it was made by magic.

Ooh, but what if it was A TOTAL TRICK, and they were BOTH magic... or BOTH hand made?

Abey thought that perhaps a taste test was in order, so he picked up both, one in each hand, and started off by licking the candy coating. Mmmmmm, sweet. Mmmmmmmm, still sweet.

... Okay, well... that didn't tell him anything at all. Maybe he should eat the whole thing. Both whole things. For science? Yes. Abey didn't mind ingesting a bit of glitter.

OH WAIT, ANOTHER QUESTION. "Are the handmade ones made by elf-hands or professor-hands?" It was a very important question which would help in his ultra smart investigation.

With his question asked, Abey went ahead and took a bite out of the first one. Or... tried to... because wow that candy surface... sure was something.
Gaston smiled as Mr. Botros nodded in reply to his answer... and nodded and nodded. It seemed the more thr boy nodded,the more glitter appeared on the desk and floor around him. But he'd deal with that later. The double thumbs up got him to laugh a little. "Good, Im glad you understand," he said.

He'd turned back toward his desk and was sipping on the apple cider Miss Sparkes had given him when Mr. Botros asked another question. "The handmade ones were made by the house elves," he replied with a slight smile. And they'd done a good job with them too! He couldn't cook without magic to save his life... though Mr. Botros probably didn't need to know that, did he?

After a few more minutes, the professor glanced at his watch. It was almost time to move on. "You have about five minutes left to finish your examinations," he addressed the class as he returned to his desk.

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Sure Cassie had noticed there wasn’t anything there for them, but she wasn’t one to readily assume that every class every professor was going to provide them with some sort of food. That was presumptuous and they’d constantly be stuffed to the gills if that were the case. And then there was the explanation as to the reason and SNACKS actually did appear on each of their desks. The Ravenclaw really did enjoy the use of the disillusion charm. But then she was the daughter of a charms expert and professor…she seemed to inherit the love of charms from her father.

Like the charm that made one of the apples.

She leaned closer to the two fruit to get a better look at them. Marchand was right…they really were so similar in appearance. But the one on the right was slightly larger. That was the first thing Cass picked up on her examination, especially once she picked them up one by one. Though she supposed that didn’t really help her choose which was which.
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Katy smiled hugely when Althea slid into the seat beside her, and she leaned over to bump shoulders with the taller girl. It was amazing that Althea recognized who she was supposed to be, but more importantly, it was amazing that she liked it! Some people would feel mocked, although Katy obviously only had the utmost respect for Kenning Number Two. "I figured if you were gonna be Cat-y, then I'd better be Althea."

And then class began, and Katy's attention was consumed by the apples on the desk in front of her. Candied apples, pristine and delicious and just the slightest bit sticky. And one hundred percent not allowed, if her mother had anything to say about it. She picked up her quill and leaned in close, studying the apples from an inch away. Counting the spots and freckles and bruises. Checking the symmetry. Observing the thickness of the candy coating across the whole surface. Hmm.

She sat up suddenly and jotted a few notes to herself. The apple on the right was too perfect, the coating too even. The smells were the same, as far as she could tell, although the right one seemed almost overripe and the scent was slightly sweeter. Was that because it had been aged magically and perhaps a bit too much? Interesting.
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Daisy had been in a pretty good mood. She had ignored Professor Marchand's bending of the rules to allow them to wear costumes -- had ignored the suggestion to wear her U17 kit as a costume too; ignored it with a glare and a subsequential roll of her eyes -- but wasn't terribly surprised to find that most of her classmates had wholeheartedly embraced it. People loved to dress up, didn't they? Well, she didn't have the time. Or patience. Too much to do, too many people to see. A IMPS competitor to train, on top of her own training, her own classes, her own homework.

And, sleep. Though it was getting harder to do that lately, despite the scratches on her cheek having been healed long ago.

That good mood had diminished however at the sight of not only one Althea Kenning, but two. Not that she had any problems with the duplicate but it was still a rather painful reminder that Althea was not talking to her. Hadn't done so for almost a month, too. Thankfully, Professor Marchand seemed to be even more tired than she felt, unless that was make up to complete The Look or something, so the sixth year felt pretty confident that the fact she was distracting herself trying to read the writing on Levi's arms would go amiss.

And then there were apples on the table.

That got the girl's attention, even if only because she had hoped that Professor Marchand had gotten over his need to feed the students. Apparently, he was now feeding the students by incorporating it into the lesson. A slightly unimpressed look covered the girl's features as she sat back into her chair, only disappearing at the mention that they could use other senses other than taste. At least there was that.

Wait. Was Abey Botros covered in glitter because he was supposed to be the sky? The vision of the glitter falling off the boy's head did more to lift her mood than the fact she had known the answer to his question and as she looked down to study the apples, there was a smile on her lips.

Okay. At first look they looked pretty similar, roundish and shiny and red, exactly what she expected candy apples to look like. Hmmm. Maybe the one on the right didn't look as perfect? It looked slightly smudged, maybe a sign of a rushed spell? It could be that her brain was imagining things, to be completely fair. There was a part of her that still thought they were identical and Marchand was sending them on a fool's errand. She sent a quick look Levi's way and she was about to open her mouth to suggest that maybe there was nothing wrong with adding another lesson to their list, but the Gryffindor looked particularly focused. So, with a quick "Whatever you do, don't eat them, L." thrown his way, Daisy returned her attention to her two apples and reached for her parchment, ready to make very detailed lists concerning each apple.

And then take a more or less educated guess. Right, most likely.
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Emmeline gave Professor Marchand a big smile and an even BIGGER hug when he said he wanted one. Talking quietly so that other kids wouldn't hear, she told him: "Any time, Professor sir. Gryffindors stick together, right?" Wasn't that the point of the Houses system?

She made her way over to her usual seat after that, because her watch said it was almost time to start. She smiled and waved at Jessa, Derf, Stasya, and Abey and anyone else she knew. Everyone looked so good in their costumes! Her usual seat was, of course, within talking distance of Derf and Stasya and as she passed Derf's desk, she noticed the picture he was looking at really intensely. Thinking it was some kind of creature, she was a little surprised to see that it was only a really pretty girl -- but wait, the girl was blonde...
"Is that girl part veela, Derf?" She was curious now. Wasn't that one of the American IMPS girls? There wasn't time to ask any more questions, though, because now Professor Marchand was talking and candied apples were appearing on the desks!

See, this was why Charms was such a cool class. Casual use of magic and the fact that anything could happen would make any class more exciting. Emmeline listened intently to the instructions and then slid down in her seat until she was eye level with the two apples. Hmmm... She didn't notice anything right away.
Scrunching up her nose in concentration, she carefully poked the two apples. From Derf's stories about the staff here, she was reluctant to taste anything professors gave her; however, Abey had tasted them and he was still okay. She liked Professor Marchand and she didn't want him to turn out to be evil, buuut she didn't want to risk anything bad happening by tasting the apples either.

She poked each apple again; did the one on the right feel kind of smoother? She thought magic would make a picture-perfect apple, so she was looking at them for imperfections. Sniffing delicately, she thought they smelled the same so it would have to be touch and sight alone that guided her.

Now that she was concentrating, the apple on the left seemed to be a slightly different shape than the one on the right; the left apple had an extra little bump thing at the top. Also, the candied stuff was applied well but it didn't look as...magically perfect as the right apple's did. So, she determined that the right apple was the magic-made one and the left apple was the house elf made one.

Digging in her bag, Emmeline extracted her Charms notebook, extra parchment, a quill and ink to write down her findings like the professor said to:

SPOILER!!: Emmeline's Observations

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First Year

Right apple: made by magic because it is perfectly smooth and shaped. And the candy stuff is even around the whole thing, and there's the same amount of candy stuff on every part of the apple. It's too perfect.
Left Apple: made by awesome house-elves because the candy stuff is not 100% even and the same over the whole apple. Also this apple has an extra bump thing at the top by the stem.






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