It was Hermione. But she didn’t look like Hermione at all. She had done something with her hair; it was no longer bushy but sleek and shiny, and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head. She was wearing robes made of a floaty, periwinkle-blue material, and she was holding herself differently, somehow - or maybe it was merely the absence of the twenty or so books she usually had slung over her back. She was also smiling - rather nervously, it was true - but the reduction in the size of her front teeth was more noticeable than ever; Harry couldn’t understand how he hadn’t spotted it before.
“We just dressed the kids like teenagers; we made them a lot more urban. Instead of taking my inspiration from Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, I took my inspiration from the street. You don’t have to dress up everybody in nineteenth century–like costumes to have a wizard film. I think wizards excist nowadays as well. They have their own culture, as they belong to a different world. They don’t all have to be rich and in velvet. They can be dark and in jeans. That’s what we wanted to show.” – Jany Temime
The Yule Ball is a tradition of the Triwizard Tournament. It is a formal dance held on Christmas night of a tournament year, and is opened by the tournament champions and their partners. At Hogwarts, where the Yule Ball was held in 1994, only students of fourth year or above were permitted to attend, though younger students could also go if an older student invited them to accompany them. The ball begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at midnight.