Charming is a Victorian Era Harry Potter roleplay set primarily in the village of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and the non-canon village of Irvingly. Characters of all classes, both magical and muggle — and even non-human! — are welcome.
With a member driven story line, monthly games and events, and a friendly and drama-free community focused on quality over quantity, the only thing you can be sure of is fun!
Every couple of weeks, I'll be rotating the "Did You Know?" blurbs that are up in the announcements box with fresh ones. I'd love for members to come up with some as well!
They can be about Charming and it's features (such as the buddy system and Daily Prophet) or about the era (such as chaperones). We're looking for little-known facts/ideas that perhaps newer members and old members alike either don't know about or don't utilize.
"Did you know that regardless of where they are from - be it England (North or South), Wales, Scotland or Ireland - a well brought up upper class person in the Victorian era would speak with a heightened received pronunciation accent?"
Boys wore frocks with pleated skirts until the age of three or four
Dressing a woman could sometimes comprise of almost twleve steps! Used 10/22/14
It wasn't uncommon to see a Victorian woman pass out at an event from lack of oxygen from an overly tight corset Used 06/20/15
The length of girl's skirts lengthened as they got older – the hemline started a bit below the knee, and lengthened as she got older 03/01/16
Children were often dressed in smaller versions of what adults would wear.
Child labor was not uncommon in the Victorian Era – children worked in factories, coal mines, textile mills, and were even sold into prostitution. [note: if the prostitution bit is too much, then that can be left out of the fact] Used 07/25
Did you know? White wedding dresses weren't popular until Queen Victoria wore one at her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840 in order to incorporate some of her favorite lace. Prior to the Victorian Era (which started roughly around 1837), most brides wore any color.