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The magic of J.K. Rowling’s masterpiece continues with this year’s instalment, which sees our favourite witch’s adventures continuing right here in the UK. The stage version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens in London today (May 18th), with the Broadway premiere following on June 30th.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which was published on June 30th, 2002, J.K. Rowling has decided to gift the audience with one more chapter. The Broadway premiere will mark the first time that audiences in New York will get to see the book end. From Galilee to London, the story will unfold over ten scenes, which are played out on stage at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End.
But we’re not just here to talk about the story; we want to know more about the play’s special Harry Potter design — or rather, designs. Our fashion team have been dying to know where and how to grab a dress or a robe fit for a WIZARD, so we’ve scoured the internet for the best information. Here’s what we’ve found.
When we think of Harry Potter fashion, the first thing that comes to mind is the famous scarlet robe. We all remember the moment when Harry finally receives his scarlet letter as a sign of acceptance into the wizarding world. The look has since been referenced in popular culture many times over, from a Game of Thrones red wedding to a classic scene from the 1995 film adaptation (which spawned a design trend in the process).
While it’s easy to grab a fake scarlet letter online, the good folks at Harry Potter Alliance have done the legwork for us by creating a handy guide with the best designs inspired by J.K. Rowling’s books. So whether you’re planning on dressing as Hagrid or a mysterious stranger for Halloween, or you just want to add a touch of magic to your everyday look, you can’t go wrong with one of these dresses.
Another defining feature of Harry Potter fashion are the iconic wizard robes. To this day, we’re still seeing designs inspired by the books pop up everywhere from Halloween parties to everyday wear. Ditto the classic look of Quidditch players, complete with the furry moon boots.
You might also know that many people have been inspired by the books to create full-blown costumes. This trend emerged as early as 2002, when the first Harry Potter Halloween parties were being held. Since then, the fandom has kept true to its magic, with some amazing creations surfacing every Halloween and beyond.
When we think about Harry Potter fashion, we immediately think about the accessories. From wands to hats, cell phones to dog poo bags, the magic of the books is carried over into the fashion world. You can’t talk about Harry Potter fashion without talking about the magical wand.
The Harry Potter wand is often associated with the books and films mostly thanks to The Elder Fister’s snake-shaped wand. It is a uniting feature for all Harry Potter fans, no matter what item you’re carrying. In fact, wands have become so popular that they’ve even been featured on luxury brands’ spring/summer 2019 runways.
As for the rest of the wigs, hats, and other headwear, it’s a common sight to see wizards and witches sporting these iconic headwear designs. For those who prefer to forego any sort of face paint, there are plenty of temporary tattoo ideas to choose from if you want to add a bit of Harry Potter style to your look.
Where Can I Buy All Of This?
So you want to grab a dress or a hat to wear at home or for the office. Where can you get these iconic looks? The answer is online markets, of course. You can find a wide variety of Harry Potter-themed clothing and accessories if you know where to look. As a general rule of thumb, bigger the better when it comes to online markets. This is because bigger sites usually have a bigger variety of goods to offer. So if you want to make sure you get your money’s worth, you should always head to bigger sites.
Here’s a short list of some of the best online stores where you can buy Harry Potter-inspired clothing and accessories:
If you’re looking for something simple but classy, then you should check out Mandalorian Clothing. This is a British company founded in 2018 that specialises in creating men’s and women’s luxury clothing and accessories incorporating classic Harry Potter imagery. The company creates one-of-a-kind pieces of magic that they promise to provide for your magical needs. If you’re looking for something simple but classy, then you should check out Mandalorian Clothing. This is a British company founded in 2018 that specialises in creating men’s and women’s luxury clothing and accessories incorporating classic Harry Potter imagery. The company creates one-of-a-kind pieces of magic that they promise to provide for your magical needs. We checked out their piece de resistance, the Ladybird Dress, and while we await its release (it’s set to go on sale sometime in June), we can’t help but want this dress. Made using intarsia – a technique where the individual pieces of silk are woven onto a loom. This allows for a more unique look as the pieces are literally joined together under one roof, creating a seamless transition from the print on the front to the back.
Venom Publishing is one of the biggest publishers of magical goods, with a wide variety of products ranging from t-shirts to hoodies and more. We were lucky enough to get our hands on a few pieces of their exclusive designer ware, and we have to say, the range is breathtaking. If you’ve never been a fan of Harry Potter, then this is the perfect chance to buy a piece of designer clothing that you’ll cherish for years to come. Not only do they offer a unique outlet for those who love the series, but the goods are pretty cool too.
Titan Books was founded in 1982 and is one of the biggest publishing houses in the English-speaking world. The company has grown alongside the fandom, which keeps on innovating and creating new ways to show how much they love the magic and books of J.K. Rowling. Not only do they offer a unique outlet for those who love the series, but the goods are pretty cool too.
Here’s a short list of some of the best places to get your fix of Harry Potter fashion. First, we have Potter Park. This is a magical marketplace where you can purchase a variety of magical items, including wands, scarves, and even clothing. The best bit? All of this will be delivered to your home in a couple of days. If you’re looking to buy a dress or a hat to wear for Halloween, then this is the best place to start. Not only do they offer a unique outlet for those who love the series, but the goods are pretty cool too.
Finally, we have Zoopla, one of the biggest real estate search engines in the UK. This is where you can go if you want to invest in property or find out the value of your home. There’s a lot of useful information on this site, which you might find interesting if you’re looking to purchase a home as a holiday or investment — something that might be worth looking into if you haven’t made up your mind yet.
Whether you’re dressing up for Halloween or for a themed party, there’s plenty of style and magic for you to choose from. Now that you’re armed with the best fashion resources, we can’t wait to see what you’ll make of them. Happy hunting!