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5 Magical Harry Potter-Inspired Merchandise That Are Muggle-Friendly

25 August 2017 | Febriana Ramadhanya

Didn’t get your Hogwarts acceptance letter on the September of your 11th year? Worry not fellow muggles and squibs because, with Harry Potter merchandises, you’ll feel like a part of Potter’s heroic gang. Like any popular franchises, the Harry Potter saga has inspired countless of merchandises. Ranging from clothes to food, any muggles can feel one step (or one merchandise) closer to Harry Potter and his magical world.

Below are five must-have Harry-Potter merchandises that are safe to use by any muggles and squibs.

Time-turner necklaces

Potterheads were first introduced to time-turners when Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was released in 1999. In the book, and in the subsequent film adaptation in 2004, Hermione Granger used the time-turner to go back in time to save Sirius Black and Buckbeak from imminent danger.

While time-turner necklaces will not magically transport you back in time, they can be a great addition to your jewelry collection and showcase your Potterhead pride. The steampunk vibe that the time-turner gives, along with the gold finishing will surely make you stand out from other muggles.

House scarves

Represent your house pride with Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff scarves. As one of the most common Harry Potter merchandise in the market, Hogwarts house scarves are a surefire way to include little tidbits of the Harry Potter universe into your mundane muggle lives.

Even if you live in a tropical area, you can always find creative ways to wear your Hogwarts house scarves. Wear it as a headscarf, a sash, or a belt, unlike the strict dress policy of Hogwarts, you can style the house scarves Harry Potter merchandise anyway you want in the muggle world.

Wand replicas

Harry Potter is not Harry Potter without magic wands. A crucial instrument for wizards and witches, magic wands are required to perform any kind of magical actions. Traditionally, in the Harry Potter universe, magic wands are made with two different components: a core encased in different wood types.

Now, any muggles can have their own Harry Potter-inspired wands, with the exception of it possessing any magic, of course. You can use them to cosplay or just as a collectible since some Harry Potter-inspired wands are so rare and limited, their worth can skyrocket as years go by.

Heat-sensitive magic mugs

Ever wished that you can have your own Marauder’s Map to track where your friends and family are? While we muggles have social media for that, the concept of Marauder’s map is so magical and borderline steampunk that any Potterhead can’t help dreading to have.

Unfortunately, a real Marauder’s Map doesn't exist but what does is heat-sensitive mugs that change colors and design when you pour a hot liquid inside. When it’s empty or when it contains cold beverages, it will appear solid black. However, when you pour a hot drink inside, the surface will change into a Marauder’s Map. Well, this is as close as we can get to the real map but it’s no less magical.

And booger jelly beans?

Every Potterhead must be familiar with the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans. And by “every flavour” they mean every flavor. This candy, produced by Jelly Belly, has miscellaneous fruity flavors like banana, blueberry, cherry, green apple, lemon, tutti-fruitti, and watermelon. But don’t underestimate this pack of jelly beans as it also contains flavors like dirt, earwax, rotten egg, soap, and booger.

Yes, boogers. In fact, muggles on social media have created a challenge out of this candy, calling it the “BeanBoozled Challenge” where people guess what flavor jelly beans they picked up out of the bag.

Hopefully, with these 5 muggle-friendly Harry Potter merchandise your life will become more magical each and every day.

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