Like so many of my designs, this actually started out as a snarky comment, this time a ‘threat’, when I told a dance mom I was going to send her Hufflepuff daughter a Slytherin sweatshirt. Never intending to do anything with it, it got me to thinking and I came up with a Slytherin Irish Dance school design.
I posted the design and the whole thing took on a life of its own. Trademark restrictions kept me from using the actual house names, but the idea had too much momentum to stop, so as Clint Eastwood says in Heartbreak Ridge, ‘improvise, adapt, overcome.’
Welcome to Hopwarts, and houses Grincedor (pronounced Grinkador), Reelinclaw, Hufflepipe, and Slypjiggin.