Damn you Stephen Byrne. Teasing us with a Firefly animated seres and now this Harry Potter concept art. You and Patrick Schoenmaker. I was blissfully unaware that I needed these animated shows in my life and you’ve gone and ruined it.


This would make for a very awkward Sorting Ceremony.

Indeed, this clever Harry Potter-inspired Sorting Hat Bath Bomb is something you’ll want to use in the privacy of your own home. Just drop it in the water and wait for it to dissolve and reveal the color of your house. See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]


If you think the Eriovixia Gryffindori, a recently identified species of spider, looks like it’s wearing a mini-Sorting Hat, you’re not alone. [click to continue…]


This fun series of GIFs by animator/Potterhead Natalie Gray asks “what do wizards have in their pockets?”. Or, more specifically, what do the four Marauders (James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew) have in their pockets? Check out the rest of the series below. [click to continue…]


Jen Yates of Cake Wrecks and Epbot definitely knows how to throw a party. This year, she combined her love of DIY decorating, great food and cosplay for her Harry Potter-themed Christmas party.

Treats and decorations included treacle tarts, cauldron cakes, a HoneyDukes table, Fire Whiskey, floating candles, and even a Diagon Alley. Guests came in costume and were treated to a scavenger hunt among other activities. Take a closer look below. [click to continue…]


It’s a pretty good time to be a Harry Potter fan right now. Fantastic Beasts is in theaters, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will likely come to Broadway and Barnes & Noble has announced that they will be hosting “Magical Harry Potter Holiday Balls” across the U.S. on December 9th at 7pm local time.

All stores are said to be participating and the festivities will include crafts, games, dancing, giveaways and more. The are also encouraging attendees to cosplay for the event.

All-in-all, it seems like a fun way for Harry Potter fans to spend and evening. Check out more details in the press release below. [click to continue…]


Some Harry Potter fans like to decorate their Christmas trees with a couple of Potter-themed ornaments—but not Kathryn Burnett. This superfan created an entire Harry Potter-themed tree, complete with a sorting hat on top. This is the second time that Kathryn’s decorated a tree like this. I wonder how she’s going to top it next year?

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


A Japanese artist known on Twitter as @kirikawa_juu created this wonderful anime-style piece dubbed “Hero, Change” that depicts Harry Potter “passing the baton” to Newt Scamander. The artwork was shared online and, before long, J.K. Rowling herself took note. She got kind of emotional about it. [click to continue…]


In this version of Harry Potter, the Sorting Hat is one of those stupid pointed nightcaps with a fuzzy ball on the end. Hogwarts classes take place in your dreams (you are constantly late and panicking because you can’t remember where to go for some reason) and Voldemort is Freddy Krueger.

Comforters are available in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin styles in Twin/Full or Queen/King sizes. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


Given the loss of Alan Rickman this year, I don’t know if I could handle this decorative Snape’s Patronus lamp. I mean, I would rather not get choked up every time I entered a room. The Triwizard Cup lamp is more my speed right now. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]