Back in 2013, J.K. Rowling auctioned off one of her own personal Harry Potter charm bracelets with proceeds going to her charity Lumos. Around that same time, she explained how they were connected in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
“A charm bracelet seems a very innocent trinket. What other piece of jewellery is so imbued with memory and sentiment? Why do we call those little masterpieces “charms” if not in allusion to their talismanic properties? They have meaning beyond the mercenary. They are personal amulets.”
“Lumos is a spell I created in HARRY POTTER that brings light to a desperately dark and frightening place. At Lumos this is just what we do: we reveal the hidden children locked away behind closed doors and forgotten by the world, so that everyone first of all understands the problem and then works together to fix it”.
So the only question about these new Harry Potter charm bracelets from The Noble Collection is, what took them so long? Noble is currently offering 4 different bracelets representing the four houses of Hogwarts. Most importantly, at least 15% of the purchase price will go to the Lumos foundation.
Gryffindor and Hufflepuff come in gold plate, while Slytherin and Ravenclaw are silver plated. All four bracelets have a Sorting Hat and the Lumos butterfly.
I’m sure J.K. hopes each fan will take this lovely start and build their own personal amulets. Check out more pics below.
This is a leather purse that’s handmade by krukrustudio and inspired by The Neverending Story. You can’t read it, but you can tote your stuff in it.
Check out a felt Harry Potter version below along with additional pics.
I’ve seen the inside of my wife’s purse. A mess like that is enough to make anyone mad. I’ll admit that I’m afraid to go in for a stick of gum because Dementors might get me.
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Harry Potter/Day of the Tentacle full sleeve done by Jed at Skin Prints in Eau Claire, WI.
Check out more pics below.
If you heard about that epic Harry Potter-inspired LARP in Poland (you know, the one that tried to buy their own Hogwarts), but it wasn’t what you’d call “geographically desirable”, you’ll be interested to know t that a similar LARP is coming to the U.S.
The New World Magischola: A College of Wizardry LARP will take place at the University of Richmond, and will allow attendees to live out their Hogwarts dreams over the course of four days.
They’ve already crushed their original Kickstarter goal, but there are some pretty awesome stretch goals and you still have time to be a part of it. Here’s a preview of what you can expect:
(via When Geeks Wed)
Wizards and muggles alike have begun leaving socks in front of a Dobby statue that’s part of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London in an attempt to “free” him from his glass prison. They’re also posting to Twitter under the tag #freedomfordobby. It’s an adorable way to pay tribute to the most loyal creature of the wizarding world.
Check out some of the tweets after the break…
Rather than being horrified, Natalia Tena seems kind of bewildered and amused by the encounter. Then again, I suppose an Auror would be more chill about this sort of thing.
Check out her tweet after the break…