Author and Photographer: Darci Russ Model: Helena Arlet
Do you ever get jealous of the people that have the ability to leave the party, and the party then dies? Are you in a situation where you feel that your presence wasn’t as appreciated, and want to leave an impact? Here are a few suggestions on how to leave a party, venue, or even a class with a bit of flair! However, take caution, some of these tips could induce symptoms such as: third degree burns, smoke poisoning, social isolation, temporary loss of sight, and death. Enjoy!
Come up with a tagline!
Make sure it’s unique to your own personality, and make sure it’s meaningful! For example, someone who likes pigs could say, “I like pigs!” and just leave. It’ll leave people confused, but people will remember when you left! In fact, they may be thankful that you left.
Wear something FLASHY!
People will remember you when you leave if you wear something that makes a statement. You can rock a cool sequence top, but be sure to have someone nearby casting Lumos, it’ll really make you look great! Or you may come off as a disco ball, but that’s cool, too!
Wear something FLOWY!
There’s a reason that wizards and witches wear capes, cloaks, long gowns. It’s because they look great when you’re leaving a place. Pro tip: Have a friend cast a Ventus Jinx while you leave, it’ll allow you to fully WORK your great outfit. Just be careful to ensure no body parts fly astray!
You’re too good for good byes. Grab a few souvenirs from the locale and make a run for it! Enjoy your trophies!
While the party is going, be sure to be the loudest one there. This is a great tactic that when you leave, you’ll surely be missed. Being loud makes you the VIP of the event, right? Note: Not recommended for introverts, may cause psychological damage.
Flood the place with smoke!
Cast a quick Smokescreen Spell, and when the places has successfully been filled with smoke, apparate out of there! When the fog clears, they’ll be wondering what the fog just happened! Note: This is an advanced technique, ensure proper safety precautions when attempting such a majestic exit, or just go for it and suffer the likely consequences.
This one is pretty self-explanatory. A simple fire making charm would do the job! Blow something up, walk away in slow motion, and watch your audience simply burn with jealousy. You’ll be the hottest thing at the event!
Now it’s time for me to make my leave, but since this is the paper, I’m just going to sign off. This has been your favorite shady queen, Darci Russ, Slytherin