Curious about which spells in the Harry Potter universe appeared in which books? Want to know which spells were used most frequently, or in what order they made their debut? Well, good news! Skyler Johnson has knocked together a handy-dandy interactive chart on Tableau detailing everything you could ever need to know using data points which can be easily sorted. The chart contains only specified uses of spells rather than, say, implication or inference, but is pretty comprehensive. The chart doesn’t necessarily carry over to spell uses in the films, mind, though that’s another chart we wouldn’t mind seeing.

Check out Johnson’s magical chart below. [click to continue…]


What do you get when you cross a drone with an old Halloween decoration? Brilliance, that’s what.

Inspired by his daughter’s love of Harry Potter, 50 year-old Michael Irvine created this remote-control Dementor with the aid of some fishing wire, allowing him to terrorize his neighbors from the comfort of his own porch.

The Internet was quick to confirm his genius. When his nephew tweeted photos of the thing they went viral. Also, his daughter posted some videos of the drone in action that you can check out below. [click to continue…]


Olly Moss has made a name for himself with his artwork, most notably his poster designs. If you are unfamiliar, you must go check them out immediately, then come back, because you’ll want to see his take on the Harry Potter series. It’s part of an official collaboration with Pottermore that included an eBook cover redesign last year.

Moss has knocked out seven cracking posters in his famous minimalist style, one for each book (for those wondering, he uses the original British title for the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone). Check out the full series below. [click to continue…]


Y’know when you see something super sweet and adorable and heart squishy and you want to show everyone? That’s me right now thanks to imgur user duffmanszalotofthings (oh yeah!).

He and his new wife are huge Harry Potter fans, so he created a Pensieve for her wedding gift. Now, he could have just used a bowl with water and done it as a nice gesture of love, but he went all out and created one of the most perfect things I’ve ever seen. He made the wand and the bowl himself and packed the glass vials with notes that recall “a memory of her that makes me smile”. The bottles can be picked up with the wand thanks to the addition of magnets. *Sniff*

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


I don’t know why it took this long to make a Delores Umbridge Funko Pop, but she exists now and all is right in the world of Harry Potter Funko Popdom.

The new line of Harry Potter Pops also includes Mad-Eye Moody, Bellatrix Lestrange, the Weasley twins, McGonagall, and a prophecy-bearing Harry Potter. In addition, Hot Topic is getting special exclusives, including Harry Potter and Ron Weasley in their Christmas sweaters, Lucius Malfoy in his Death Eater mask, and an Azkaban version of Bellatrix Lestrange. Target is also getting an exclusive in the form of Harry Potter in his Triwizard Tournament robes. Check out the complete lineup below. [click to continue…]


Hold on to your wizarding robes, because all eight Harry Potter movies are coming to IMAX theaters for one glorious week.

Beginning October 13th, Warner Bros. is partnering with IMAX to bring the entire series of films back to the biggest of big screens, and they’ve digitally remastered Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets for the occasion. Not only that, but the films will be accompanied with special features and bonus content for J.K. Rowling’s newest wizarding adventure, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. [click to continue…]


I assume that you’ve already taken the sorting quiz on Pottermore, so you can take pride in your designated house with these crystal sorting hats from Etsy seller PottaMasterCrafter (the same guy behind the popular crystal Poke Balls).

Each crystal hat weighs over four pounds and features the crest and LED lights in the color of your chosen house. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


You could own Harry Potter’s childhood home. That is, if you’ve got £475,000 handy – that’s about $620,000. [click to continue…]


Even the most dedicated Harry Potter fan probably doesn’t remember all of the magical objects in the Wizarding World. Thankfully, this Magical Objects of the Wizarding World print from Pottermore and Pop Chart Lab can help you keep track magical objects both “important and incidental”. Take a closer look below. [click to continue…]


Whether you’re planning a Harry Potter party, or getting ready for Halloween, this animated spellbook is a perfect prop for the occasion.

The book has all sorts of spooky details and comes with lights, sound effects, and a moving magnetic quill that follows a hidden, circular track.

All you need is a couple AA batteries and a place to put it. I’d love to see someone use this in a Harry Potter cosplay. See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]