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Most school-age and older witches and wizards who have not had their wand broken or made unusable for any given reason. [Source]

A wand is the object through which a witch or wizard channels his or her magic. It is made from wood and has a magical substance at its core. Wands made by Ollivander have cores of phoenix feather, unicorn hair or dragon heartstring, and are of varying woods, lengths, and flexibilities.
— Description of a wand[src]

A wand is a quasi-sentient magical instrument through which a witch or wizard channels her or his magical powers to centralise the effects for more complex results.[3] Most spells are cast with the aid of wands, but spells can be cast without the use of wands. Wandless magic is, however, very difficult and requires much concentration and incredible skill; advanced wizards and some magical creatures such as house elves are known to perform such magic.


Wands are manufactured and sold by wandmakers, the most famous of these in Great Britain being Ollivander, and in Eastern Europe Gregorovitch. Each wand consists of a specific type of wood that surrounds a core of magical substance. Although the wand cores may come from the same creature, or the wood may come from the same tree, no two existing wands are exactly alike. The study of the history and the magical properties of wands is called wandlore.[5] Wands are often buried or burned when their owner dies.



Wands were developed in Europe[7][8] at an unknown point, though it is known that it was in the B.C. era. The Ollivander family started manufacturing wands in 382 B.C.[9] Over time, they earned a worldwide reputation.[10] In the 13th century, the Elder Wand, which would become known as the most powerful wand in existence, was created.

The first witch who was a wandmaker in North America was Irish witch Isolt Sayre[11], who came to North America and started making wands for her adoptive sons and the students of her school Ilvermorny with her husband James Steward.

With the passage of Rappaport’s Law, no child was allowed a wand until they arrived at Ilvermorny and they had to leave them there during the holidays until they reached the age of seventeen.[12] By the 1920s, the use of wands had become common in North America although every witch and wizard, including tourists, needed a Wand permit.[8]

At an unknown point in history, wands were introduced to Asia. Cherry wand masters received special prestige at Mahoutokoro school in Japan.[13]

In the 20th century, wands were introduced to Africa, where they were less commonly used compared to other parts of the world.


There was at least one known business that specialised in tuning wands to improve their performance. Repair services were also available.

Magic and wands

Magic with a wand is usually performed with an incantation, but more experienced wizards can cast nonverbal spells, which conceal the spell until cast and may thereby prevent an opponent from adequately protecting him- or herself in time. Wands are referred to as “quasi-sentient” because their being imbued with a great deal of magic makes them as animate as an inanimate object can be.


Every single wand is unique and will depend for its character on the particular tree and magical creature from which it derives its materials. Moreover, each wand, from the moment it finds its ideal owner, will begin to learn from and teach its human partner.

Wands and wandlore

The wand chooses the wizard… it’s not always clear why.
— Ollivander discussing wandlore with Harry Potter[src]

Wandlore is a specific class of magic that refers to the history and magical properties of wands. Mr Ollivander claims that it is a “complex and mysterious branch of magic.[5]

The idea that a wand chooses the wizard and can switch allegiance is a part of wandlore.

The Celtic Tree Calendar has assigned trees to different parts of the year and it sometimes plays a part in wandlore. This calendar shows each month and the wood that goes with it. Some wands and their owners align with the calendar such as: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley (his first wand), and Draco Malfoy. Their wands are made of the wood that is linked to their date of birth. Harry was born between July 8–August 4, his wand wood is Holly. Hermione was born between September 2–September 29, her wand wood is Vine. Ron was born between February 18–March 17, his first wand was made of Ash. Draco was born between May 13–June 9, his wand wood is Hawthorn.


Wand woods

Most wands are long, thin rods of wood with a magical substance embedded into their core. Among the woods used are:

Wood Genus; binomial name Garrick Ollivander’s notes[15]
Acacia Acacia A very unusual wand wood, which I have found creates tricky wands that often refuse to produce magic for any but their owner, and also withhold their best effects from all but those most gifted.
Alder Alnus Alder is an unyielding wood, yet I have discovered that its ideal owner is not stubborn or obstinate, but often helpful, considerate and most likeable.
Apple Malus domestica Applewood wands are not made in great numbers. They are powerful and best suited to an owner of high aims and ideals, as this wood mixes poorly with Dark magic.
Ash Fraxinus The ash wand cleaves to its one true master and ought not to be passed on or gifted from the original owner, because it will lose power and skill. This tendency is extreme if the core is of unicorn.
Aspen Populus Wand-quality aspen wood is white and fine-grained, and highly prized by all wand-makers for its stylish resemblance to ivory and its usually outstanding charmwork.
Beech Fagus The true match for a beech wand will be, if young, wise beyond his or her years, and if full-grown, rich in understanding and experience. Beech wands perform very weakly for the narrow-minded and intolerant.
Blackthorn Prunus spinosa Blackthorn, which is a very unusual wand wood, has the reputation, in my view well-merited, of being best suited to a warrior.
Black Walnut Juglans nigra Less common than the standard walnut wand, that of black walnut seeks a master of good instincts and powerful insight. Black walnut is a very handsome wood, but not the easiest to master.
Cedar Cedrus Whenever I meet one who carries a cedar wand, I find strength of character and unusual loyalty. My father, Gervaise Ollivander, used always to say, ‘you will never fool the cedar carrier,’ and I agree: the cedar wand finds its perfect home where there is perspicacity and perception.
Cherry Prunus This very rare wand wood creates a wand of strange power, most highly prized by the wizarding students of the school of Mahoutokoro in Japan, where those who own cherry wands have special prestige.
Chestnut Castanea This is a most curious, multi-faceted wood, which varies greatly in its character depending on the wand core, and takes a great deal of colour from the personality that possesses it.
Cypress Cupressaceae Cypress wands are associated with nobility. The great medieval wandmaker, Geraint Ollivander, wrote that he was always honoured to match a cypress wand, for he knew he was meeting a witch or wizard who would die a heroic death.
Dogwood Cornus I have found that matching a dogwood wand with its ideal owner is always entertaining. Dogwood wands are quirky and mischievous; they have playful natures and insist upon partners who can provide them with scope for excitement and fun.
Ebony Diospyros This jet-black wand wood has an impressive appearance and reputation, being highly suited to all manner of combative magic, and to Transfiguration.
English oak Quercus robur A wand for good times and bad, this is a friend as loyal as the wizard who deserves it. Wands of English oak demand partners of strength, courage and fidelity.
Elder Sambucus The rarest wand wood of all, and reputed to be deeply unlucky, the elder wand is trickier to master than any other. It contains powerful magic, but scorns to remain with any owner who is not the superior of his or her company; it takes a remarkable wizard to keep the elder wand for any length of time.
Elm Ulmus The unfounded belief that only pure-bloods can produce magic from elm wands was undoubtedly started by some elm wand owner seeking to prove his own blood credentials, for I have known perfect matches of elm wands who are Muggle-borns.
Fir Abies My august grandfather, Gerbold Octavius Ollivander, always called wands of this wood ‘the survivor’s wand,’ because he had sold it to three wizards who subsequently passed through mortal peril unscathed.
Hawthorn Crataegus The wandmaker Gregorovitch wrote that hawthorn ‘makes a strange, contradictory wand, as full of paradoxes as the tree that gave it birth, whose leaves and blossoms heal, and yet whose cut branches smell of death.’
Hazel Corylus A sensitive wand, hazel often reflects its owner’s emotional state and works best for a master who understands and can manage their own feelings.
Holly Ilex Holly is one of the rarer kinds of wand woods; traditionally considered protective, it works most happily for those who may need help overcoming a tendency to anger and impetuosity. Wood from Holly trees has magical healing properties and is thought to repel evil. Holly people make good leaders and thoughtful, loving and effective counsellors. Holly people should use their understanding of the dark, hidden side of humanity to guide others in their time of need. [16]
Hornbeam Carpinus Hornbeam selects for its life mate the talented witch or wizard with a single, pure passion, which some might call obsession (though I prefer the term ‘vision’), which will almost always be realised.
Larch Larix Strong, durable and warm in colour, larch has long been valued as an attractive and powerful wand wood. Its reputation for instilling courage and confidence in the user has ensured that demand has always outstripped supply.
Laurel Laurus It is said that a laurel wand cannot perform a dishonourable act, although in the quest for glory (a not uncommon goal for those best suited to these wands), I have known laurel wands perform powerful and sometimes lethal magic.
Maple Acer I have often found that those chosen by maple wands are by nature travellers and explorers; they are not stay-at-home wands, and prefer ambition in their witch or wizard, otherwise their magic grows heavy and lacklustre.
Pear Pyrus This golden-toned wood produces wands of splendid magical powers, which give of their best in the hands of the warm-hearted, the generous and the wise. Possessors of pear wands are, in my experience, usually popular and well-respected.
Pine Pinus The straight-grained pine wand always chooses an independent, individual master who may be perceived as a loner, intriguing and perhaps mysterious. Pine wands enjoy being used creatively, and unlike some others, will adapt unprotestingly to new methods and spells.
Poplar Populus If you seek integrity, search first among the poplars”. Here is a wand to rely upon, of consistency, strength and uniform power, always happiest when working with a witch or wizard of clear moral vision.
Red Oak Quercus rubra You will often hear the ignorant say that red oak is an infallible sign of its owner’s hot temper. In fact, the true match for a red oak wand is possessed of unusually fast reactions, making it a perfect duelling wand.
Redwood Sequoioideae Wand-quality redwood is in short supply, yet constant demand, due to its reputation for bringing good fortune to its owner.
Reed Poales Reed wands are best suited to those who are bold and are eloquent speakers, and prove to be very protective friends.[17]
Rosewood Dalbergia nigra
Rowan Sorbus Rowan wood has always been much-favoured for wands, because it is reputed to be more protective than any other, and in my experience renders all manner of defensive charms especially strong and difficult to break.
Silver lime Tilia tomentosa This unusual and highly attractive wand wood was greatly in vogue in the nineteenth century. Demand outstripped supply, and unscrupulous wandmakers dyed substandard woods in an effort to fool purchasers into believing that they had purchased silver lime.
Spruce Picea Unskilled wandmakers call spruce a difficult wood, but in doing so they reveal their own ineptitude. It is quite true that it requires particular deftness to work with spruce, which produces wands that are ill-matched with cautious or nervous natures, and become positively dangerous in fumbling fingers.
Snakewood Brosimum guianense
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus The sycamore makes a questing wand, eager for new experience and losing brilliance if engaged in mundane activities. It is a quirk of these handsome wands that they may combust if allowed to become ‘bored’.
Tamarack Larix laricina
Vine Vitis Vine wands are among the less common types, and I have been intrigued to notice that their owners are nearly always those witches or wizards who seek a greater purpose, who have a vision beyond the ordinary and who frequently astound those who think they know them best.
Walnut Juglans regia Highly intelligent witches and wizards ought to be offered a walnut wand for trial first, because in nine cases out of ten, the two will find in each other their ideal mate.
Willow Salix Willow is an uncommon wand wood with healing power, and I have noted that the ideal owner for a willow wand often has some (usually unwarranted) insecurity, however well they may try and hide it.
Yew Taxus Yew wands are among the rarer kinds, and their ideal matches are likewise unusual, and occasionally notorious. The wand of yew is reputed to endow its possessor with the power of life and death.

Note: The wand woods Mahogany, Rosewood, Snakewood, Sugar Maple and Tamarack possess unknown properties and magical affinities.

Wand cores

Most wands made by Garrick Ollivander contain one of the three supreme core types, but there are others. [18] Among the substances used are:

Core Notes
Unicorn hair Unicorn hair generally produces the most consistent magic, and is least subject to fluctuations and blockages. Wands with unicorn cores are generally the most difficult to turn to the Dark Arts. They are the most faithful of all wands, and usually remain strongly attached to their first owner, irrespective of whether he or she was an accomplished witch or wizard. Minor disadvantages of unicorn hair are that they do not make the most powerful wands (although the wand wood may compensate) and that they are prone to melancholy if seriously mishandled, meaning that the hair may ‘die’ and need replacing.
Dragon heartstring As a rule, dragon heartstrings produce wands with the most power, and which are capable of the most flamboyant spells. Dragon wands tend to learn more quickly than other types. While they can change allegiance if won from their original master, they always bond strongly with the current owner. The dragon wand tends to be easiest to turn to the Dark Arts, though it will not incline that way of its own accord. It is also the most prone of the three cores to accidents, being somewhat temperamental.
Phoenix feather This is the rarest core type. Phoenix feathers are capable of the greatest range of magic, though they may take longer than either unicorn or dragon cores to reveal this. They show the most initiative, sometimes acting of their own accord, a quality that many witches and wizards dislike. Phoenix feather wands are always the pickiest when it comes to potential owners, for the creature from which they are taken is one of the most independent and detached in the world. These wands are the hardest to tame and to personalise, and their allegiance is usually hard won.
Veela hair The wandmaker Garrick Ollivander mentioned that he did not use Veela hair because it made for “temperamental” wands.
Thestral tail hair This core type is regarded as an unstable, if not difficult substance to use in wand making.
Troll whisker Troll whiskers is considered an inferior substance to Garrick Ollivander’s three Supreme Cores.[3]
Kelpie hair Early in my career, as I watched my wandmaker father wrestling with substandard wand core materials such as kelpie hair…[3]
Thunderbird tail feather


The tail feather of the Thunderbird was used as a wand core by the American wandmaker Shikoba Wolfe. Wolfe’s wands were powerful but difficult to master, and were good for transfiguration work.[19]
Wampus cat hair


The hair of the Wampus cat was used as a wand core by the American wandmaker Johannes Jonker. Jonker experimented with many other cores before settling on the hair of this creature as his preferred kind. The core was also used by Isolt Sayre and James Steward when they begun making their own wands in the 17th century.[19]
White River Monster spine


This wand core was used by Thiago Quintana. White River Monster spines produce spells of force and elegance.[19]
Rougarou hair


The hair of the rougarou was used as a wand core by the American wandmaker Violetta Beauvais. Rougarou hair was rumoured to have an affinity for Dark magic, like vampires to blood.[19]
Kneazle whiskers This is a rarely used wand core and is most likely considered a substandard core type.
Horned Serpent horn This wand core was used by Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry founder Isolt Sayre. The wands made from this core were exceptionally powerful. They were also sensitive to Parseltongue and warn its owner of danger by emitting a low musical tone. [12]
Snallygaster heartstring The core was used by Isolt Sayre and James Steward when they began making their own wands in the 17th century.[12]
Jackalope antler The core was used by Isolt Sayre and James Steward when they began making their own wands in the 17th century.[12]
Basilisk horn Only one wand is known to have used this core. It was made by Salazar Slytherin for a wand of his own making.[12]

General wand properties

Wands are only as powerful as the wizards who use them…
— Hermione Granger explaining to Harry Potter wand properties[src]

Harry Potter trying a wand that conflicts with his personality

In almost all documented cases, the wand chooses the wizard who matches its character because the wizard may have difficulty or be unable to perform magic if his or her wand’s characters conflict, or the magic may be sub-par to magic performed with a matching wand. Although Ollivander says that wizardkind can channel their powers through almost anything, optimum results can only be achieved with those they have a natural affinity for.[5] When trying out different wands, a wand that is not suited to its wielder will usually not do anything at all. However, a warm feeling is an indication of having chosen the right wand, and the wand sometimes emits a few sparks or does some similar, small sign of magic.[20]

Wands are quasi-sentient: although they cannot think or communicate like a human, they can perform certain actions through their own will. This ability may be how they choose their wizard or witch and also explains Harry’s wand’s autonomously acting against Voldemort.[21]

Wand Lengths and Flexibility

Many wandmakers simply match the wand length to the size of the witch or wizard who will use it, but this is a crude measure, and fails to take into account many other, important considerations. In my experience, longer wands might suit taller wizards, but they tend to be drawn to bigger personalities, and those of a more spacious and dramatic style of magic. Neater wands favour more elegant and refined spell-casting. However, no single aspect of wand composition should be considered in isolation of all the others, and the type of wood, the core and the flexibility may either counterbalance or enhance the attributes of the wand’s length.
— Garrick Ollivander regarding wand length and flexibility[src]

Three Death Eaters wands of different magical properties

Many wandmakers simply match the wand length to the size of the witch or wizard who will use it, but this is a crude measure, and fails to take into account many other, important considerations. Longer wands might suit taller wizards, but they tend to be drawn to bigger personalities, and those of a more spacious and dramatic style of magic. Neater wands favour more elegant and refined spell-casting. However, no single aspect of wand composition should be considered in isolation of all the others, and the type of wood, the core and the flexibility may either counterbalance or enhance the attributes of the wand’s length.[22]

Most wands will be in the range of between nine and fourteen inches. While extremely short wands (eight inches and under) and very long wands (over fifteen inches) exist, these are exceptionally rare. In the latter case, a physical peculiarity demanded the excessive wand length. However, abnormally short wands usually select those in whose character something is lacking, rather than because they are physically undersized (many small witches and wizards are chosen by longer wands).[22]

Wand flexibility or rigidity denotes the degree of adaptability and willingness to change possessed by the wand-and-owner pair — although, again, this factor ought not to be considered separately from the wand wood, core and length, nor of the owner’s life experience and style of magic, all of which will combine to make the wand in question unique. [22]

New masters

Harry looked down at the hawthorn wand that had once belonged to Draco Malfoy. He had been surprised, but pleased, to discover that it worked for him at least as well as Hermione’s had done.
— Harry Potter won the allegiance of Draco Malfoy’s wand[src]

Harry Potter disarms Draco Malfoy and wins his wand

Wands can take new masters. When a wand’s master is disarmed, stunned, or killed the wand may accept the old master’s attacker as its new master. It sways its allegiance over to the wizard who won it from its preceding owner. This phenomena is mostly observed in the Elder Wand, which, according to Albus Dumbledore, only respects power. The Elder Wand will transfer its allegiance even if its defeated master is not in possession of it at the time. No other wand is known to share this trait.[23]

Most wands are attached to their masters and will not easily discontinue their allegiance with the previous master, if at all. Indeed the original bond seems unlikely to be severed; if it were, then a defeated witch or wizard would be better served to acquire a new wand rather than continue using it because it would no longer perform at its peak for them — yet they don’t. Furthermore, wands forcibly taken in circumstances of purely competitive or friendly nature or stolen without attacking the previous master will not change allegiance.[24]

Reverse Spell

A famous instance of the Reverse Spell effect occurred during Harry Potter’s and Lord Voldemort’s duel in Little Hangleton

A record of all the spells a wand has used can be checked using the Reverse Spell. This is a prime reason why criminals who wish to act discreetly would not use their own wands to perform illegal spells, fearing this record would betray them; instead, they could borrow someone else’s wand to act with impunity, letting the other owner take the fall.[25][4] The record seems to be rather intricate, as Peter Pettigrew took Voldemort’s wand in fear it might reveal his treason, suggesting the wand has such records (such as branding the Dark Mark onto Pettigrew himself). [26]

Damage and underwater use

Lockhart using a broken wand to cast a Memory Charm, which backfired onto himself

Spells and physical damage can irreparably damage wands, destroying or greatly diminishing their magical abilities. Attempts to repair the wand will not be effective, and the wand may break again while performing magic, or even backfire, as is the case with Spellotaped wands.[27]

The only known way to fully repair a broken wand is through mastery of the Elder Wand, although this ability may be lost if the current master dies undefeated because most of the wand’s power would disappear with him.[23]

In addition, wands seem to possess the capability to function underwater, although the appearance of spells may change, as was demonstrated when Harry Potter attempted to use a Revulsion Jinx to free himself from the grip of several Grindylows. Harry noted that instead of “sending sparks at the Grindylows” it “pelted them with what seemed to be a jet of boiling water“. [25]

Acquiring a wand

Harry Potter acquiring his wand at Ollivanders

Most witches and wizards buy their first wand when they are eleven — just before starting their magical education. Most English wizards and witches buy their wands at Ollivanders Wand Shop in Diagon Alley, where they may try out multiple wands until they find the one that suits them, or rather, the wand finds the wizard that suits it. Some witches and wizards, especially those from poorer backgrounds, are left to use wands that did not choose them but chose a member of their family: Ron Weasley, for example, uses his brother Charlie’s old wand when he begins his first year at Hogwarts.

In the United States of America, upon purchasing a wand, the buyer is given a Wand Registration Number, which is required for applications for wand permits. MACUSA has a Central Wand Archive.[28]

Rights of usage

The right to carry a wand has long been contested between wizards and goblins.
— Griphook a goblin over the right to carry a wand[src]

The right to carry a wand at all times was established by the International Confederation of Wizards in 1692, when Muggle persecution was at its height and the wizards were planning their retreat into hiding.[29]

Such non-human beings as goblins and house-elves are prohibited from owning or using wands. For goblins in particular, this prohibition has been a point of contention with the wizarding community and caused some outbreaks of violence. No known formal prohibition exists against Muggles possessing a wand; they would be unable to use them anyway since Muggles don’t possess magic, but a Muggle’s possession of a wand could be considered a breach of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy.

Any underage wizards or witches who are expelled from school are forbidden from practising magic any further, and their wands have been confiscated and destroyed. Rubeus Hagrid’s wand suffered such a fate, though it was somewhat repaired and kept inside his umbrella, and he is allowed to use that much. However, if the student in question is expelled after taking the Ordinary Wizarding Level, they are deemed to be full-fledged wizards and may retain their wands, as Newton Scamander did when he was expelled a few decades earlier. Gellert Grindelwald was expelled from Durmstrang, but he managed to maintain his wand (or procure another one) suggesting the wand confiscation only applies to Hogwarts students. Of course, any criminals arrested and imprisoned lose their wands as well: Barty Crouch Jnr claimed that he was not allowed a wand since Azkaban; though their wands seem not destroyed but simply stored away because Bellatrix Lestrange managed to retrieve her old wand after escaping prison.

Years ago, due to Rappaport’s Law, no underaged North American witch or wizard was allowed a wand until they arrived at Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Moreover, wands had to be left at Ilvermorny during vacations and only upon attaining seventeen years of age was the witch or wizard legally allowed to carry a wand outside school. However, this law has since been repealed (in 1965).

During the last year of the Second Wizarding War, the British Ministry of Magic was overthrown by the Death Eaters, and new laws were put into effect. Muggle-born witches and wizards were regarded as having “stolen” their magic from “real” witches and wizards, and their wands (which were also considered stolen) were confiscated. Those who were not imprisoned were usually left destitute.


Garrick Ollivander

Mykew Gregorovitch

The wand was originally a European invention, and although many makers of wands exist, but Ollivander is the best known and most experienced in Britain. The wandmaking establishment has been making wands since 382 BC and is in Diagon Alley, London. Mr Ollivander went missing in the summer of 1996[4] until discovered by Harry, Ron and Hermione and rescued by the house-elf Dobby in 1998: he had been kidnapped by Death Eaters on Voldemort’s orders. Ollivander thereafter told Harry about the Elder Wand and how a wand passes ownership.[5]

More British wandmakers exist, for example, Jimmy Kiddell, but their wands were stated to be not as good as Ollivander’s.

Another notable wand maker was Mykew Gregorovitch, who had made the wand of Viktor Krum and once wielded the Elder Wand. In 1997 he was tracked down and questioned by Voldemort in Voldemort’s quest to find the Elder Wand. Once Voldemort finished questioning Gregorovitch, he murdered him.[23]

Historical wandmakers in North America include Isolt Sayre, Violetta Beauvais, Johannes Jonker, Thiago Quintana, and Shikoba Wolfe, each of whom specialised in a single type of wand core.

According to legend, Death created the Elder Wand, the most powerful wand in existence, from the branch of an elder tree. Albus Dumbledore, however, believed that Antioch Peverell was more the likely creator.[30]

Known wands

Owner Wood Length Core Flexibility Notes

Albus Dumbledore

Elder 15″ Thestral tail hair Unknown The Elder Wand, one of the Deathly Hallows. Also known as the Deathstick and the Wand of Destiny.

Bellatrix Lestrange

Walnut 12¾” Dragon heartstring Unyielding This wand is described as “unyielding;” passed into the possession of Hermione Granger after the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor in 1998.

Sir Cadogan

Blackthorn (according to legend) 9″ (according to legend) Troll whisker (according to legend) Combustible (according to legend) This wand was broken during Sir Cadogan’s encounter with the Wyvern of Wye. However, Cadogan still tried to combat the beast even with a broken wand, which led to his victory when the wand pierced the Wyvern’s tongue and ignited its stomach fumes.[3]

Cedric Diggory

Ash[31] 12¼”[31] Unicorn hair[31] Pleasantly springy This wand was “pleasantly springy”; hair from particularly fine male unicorn (seventeen hands high), which nearly gored Mr Ollivander with its horn after he plucked its tail hair. [31]
Celestina Warbeck Larch 10½” Phoenix feather Flexible Celestina Warbeck’s wand is mentioned in the lyrics of the title track of her best-selling album, You Stole My Cauldron but You Can’t Have my Heart.[32]

Dolores Umbridge

Birch 8″ Dragon heartstring Unknown This wand is described as “unusually short;” broken by a centaur’s hoof in June 1996 in the Forbidden Forest.[33]

Draco Malfoy

Hawthorn[5] 10″[5] Unicorn hair[5] Reasonably springy[5] This wand passed into the possession of Harry Potter after the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor in 1998 until Harry came into possession of the Elder Wand and mended his first wand.[5]

Fleur Delacour

Rosewood[31] 9½”[31] Veela hair[31] Inflexible[31] In this wand the core is a hair from Fleur’s grandmother, who was a Veela. [31]

Garrick Ollivander

Hornbeam 12¾” Dragon heartstring Slightly bendy

Gilderoy Lockhart

Cherry 9″ The wand was described as expensive.

Harry Potter (wand #1)

Holly[20] 11″[20] Phoenix feather[20] Nice and supple[20]

“Brother” to Voldemort’s wand — the core tail feathers are both from Fawkes; broken in December 1997 while fleeing from Godric’s Hollow;[20] repaired with the Elder Wand in May 1998.[23]

Harry Potter (wand #2)

Blackthorn 10″ Unknown Unknown This wand was taken from a Snatcher by Ron Weasley in 1997, and used by Harry until 1998, when he took Draco Malfoy’s wand.

Hermione Granger

Vine 10¾” Dragon heartstring This wand was confiscated when the trio was captured by Snatchers in 1998.

Horace Slughorn

Cedar 10¼” Fairly flexible

James Potter

James Potter’s wand

Mahogany[20] 11″[20] Unknown Pliable[20] This wand was “excellent for transfiguration.”[20]
Lily Evans Willow[20] 10¼”[20] Swishy[20] This wand was “nice for Charm work.”[20]

Lucius Malfoy

Elm 18″ Dragon heartstring Unknown This wand was kept in a snake-headed walking stick that Lucius carried; “borrowed” by Lord Voldemort and destroyed by Harry Potter’s wand during the Battle of the Seven Potters in 1997.[23]
Mary Cattermole Cherry 8¾” Unicorn hair Unknown This wand was confiscated by the Muggle-Born Registration Commission in 1997.[23]
Merlin Believed to have been English oak.[3] Unknown

Minerva McGonagall

Fir 9½” Dragon heartstring Stiff This wand was most likely purchased from Ollivanders in 1947 when she was eleven almost twelve.

Neville Longbottom

Cherry Unknown Unicorn hair Unknown This wand may have been one of the last wands Mr Ollivander sold before he disappeared in 1996.

Peter Pettigrew

Chestnut 9¼” Dragon heartstring Brittle This wand was owned by Pettigrew only since Ollivander had been kidnapped of 1996; passed into the possession of Ron Weasley after the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor in 1998.
Quirinus Quirrell Alder 9″

Unicorn hair


Remus Lupin

Cypress 10¼” Pliable Cypress wands are said to be well-matched to wizards who are self-sacrificing and willing to die a heroic death. Lupin spent the majority of his life alone to save others from having to deal with the consequences of his affliction, and died defending Hogwarts castle in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Ron Weasley (wand #1)

Ash 12″ Unknown Ron’s brother Charlie’s old wand; severely damaged in September 1992 after a run-in with the Whomping Willow.

Ron Weasley (wand #2)

Willow 14″ Purchased with his father’s winnings from a Daily Prophet draw. Taken from him by Snatchers and replaced with Peter Pettigrew’s wand.

Ron Weasley (wand #3)

Chestnut 9¼” Dragon heartstring Brittle This was Peter Pettigrew’s wand. During the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor, Ron took this wand from Pettigrew and used from then on, as his own wand was taken by Snatchers.
Rubeus Hagrid Oak 16″ Unknown Rather bendy This wand was snapped in half when Hagrid was expelled from Hogwarts during his third year — the pieces are certainly hidden in Hagrid’s pink umbrella.
Silvanus Kettleburn Chestnut 11½” Phoenix feather Whippy

Tom Riddle

Yew 13½” Unknown This wand is “brother” to Harry Potter’s wand — the core tail feathers are both from Fawkes.

Viktor Krum

Hornbeam[31] 10¼”[31] Dragon heartstring[31] Quite rigid[31] This wand is thicker than usual, and made by Gregorovitch.[31]

Ginny Weasley

Yew Unknown A yew wand is suited for a person who is a fierce protector of others.[3] Protectiveness is an espect of Ginny’s personality. She has frequently defended Harry Potter against others.[27][33][4]

Sybill Trelawney

Hazel[3] 9½”[3] Unicorn hair[3] Very flexible[3] This wand bears a resemblance to Sirius Black’s wand, though there are slight differences. They both have a square-like handle and have magical runes depicted on the wand, but Trelawney’s wand has a darker colour and has a swirly shape from the handle to the tip.
Dylan Marwood Applewood Unknown
The Silver Spears Aspen The Silver Spears was a notorious and secretive duelling club in the 18th century that allegedly only allowed wizards and witches who possessed wands made from aspen wood to join.[3]
Eldritch Diggory Poplar Unknown Fine The existence of this wand and its owners was cited as evidence against a myth that poplar wands never chose politicians.[3]
Evangeline Orpington
Wands produced by Garrick Ollivander Beechwood 9″ Dragon heartstring Nice and flexible These wands were tried out by Harry Potter in 1991.
Maple 7″ Phoenix feather Quite whippy
Ebony 8½” Unicorn hair Springy
Apple 9″ Dragon heartstring Rigid A wand tried out by Jacob’s younger sibling in 1984.
Jacob Maple 10″ Dragon heartstring Fine Snapped in half when Jacob was expelled from Hogwarts.
Jacob’s sibling (wand #1) Maple 14″ Unicorn hair Reasonably springy One of these four wands was bought by Jacob’s younger sibling in 1984.
Acacia 12″ Unicorn hair Pliable
Hornbeam 11″ Dragon heartstring Inflexible
Blackthorn 11¼” Unicorn hair Slightly springy and flexible
Jacob’s sibling (wand #2) Ebony 11¼ Dragon heartstring One of these three wands was bought by Jacob’s younger sibling in 1989 after their wand was destroyed by Patricia Rakepick.
Redwood 11″ Unicorn hair
Laurel 12″ Phoenix feather
Chadwick Boot Prickly Ash Unknown Horned Serpent Horn Unknown This wand was made by Isolt Sayre and James Steward; said to be “a wand of exceptional power.”
Webster Boot Unknown Unknown Horned Serpent Horn Unknown This wand was made by Isolt Sayre and James Steward.

Behind the scenes

Wands drawn on the covers of the American version of the books by Mary GrandPré are shown as extremely long and thin

A LEGO wand

  • In the films, the wands are shown a couple of inches longer than they are shown in the books. The films seem to include more gestures when using a wand, not just waving it and pointing it. The different styles were shown properly in the film version of the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. It may be explained that gestures and wand movements translate to incantations, even without words. This may allow one to speak the incantation without having to perform a specific gesture or wand movement.
  • It is theorised that the wand’s length is proportional to the wizard’s height: the longer the wand, the taller the wizard, and the shorter the wand, the shorter the wizard. Although this pattern is generally supported (eg, Dolores Umbridge’s short wand, Rubeus Hagrid’s long wand) this may not always be the case. For example, Draco Malfoy, despite being tall, had a relatively short wand. However, J.K. Rowling stated that wands are generally shorter when witches or wizards are lacking in personality, rather than size.
  • J. K. Rowling used a Celtic calendar to assign certain types of woods to Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Harry Potter based on their birthdates.[34]
  • Wands are Warwick Davis’ favourite prop on the series.

A variety of wands from Pottermore

  • In the first and second films, wands look quite plain. The appearance of wands drastically change in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in which the wands are given distinctive shapes and carvings, reflecting the owner’s personality.
  • Devon Murray, who plays Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter films, has the record for breaking the most prop wands. He broke eighty of them.[35] Dan Radcliffe himself broke and damaged almost as many due to his habit of drumming with them.
  • J.K. Rowling has said that Muggles cannot use a magic wand, yet residual power stored in a wand may discharge at odd moments, having potentially disastrous effects for a non-wizard.[36] One example of this happening was when, in 1790, Muggle Bartholomew Barebone stole Dorcus Twelvetrees’s wand and showed it to many reporters. The wand was said to have “a kick like a mule” when waved. Another example of such behaviour occurred when a Muggle by the name of James Stewart attempted to wave a wand, causing it to “rebel” and send him flying into a tree, knocking him out. This result was described as what “invariably happens when a No-Maj waves a wand”.
  • Although Harry’s wand is known to be made of holly (an almost white wood), his prop wand is significantly darker, suggesting a different wood. However, other wands appear to be varnished or coloured, so this isn’t necessarily a break in continuity. Wood is a matte material so most if not all wands in the films have some kind of colour treatment.
  • Wands have been used a total of 763 times in the books, according to Pottermore.[37]
  • Jacob’s sibling’s wands are determined by the answer the player gives to the questions Ollivander poses to the character during their wand selection. During the game’s beta release, a fourth response existed in the first year (“I wanted answers”) that would give the Maple wand, but is no longer available to players. An error exists during the selection of the character’s second wand where Ollivander will mention that the player received the Hornbeam wand as their first, regardless of their choice.[38][39][40]


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Notes and references

  1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 21 (The Tale of the Three Brothers)
  3. Pottermore
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 24 (The Wandmaker)
  6. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, pg 104
  7. 7.07.1 Writing by J.K. Rowling: “Uagadou” at Wizarding World
  8. 8.08.1 Writing by J.K. Rowling: “1920s Wizarding America” at Wizarding World
  9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley) – “The last shop was narrow and shabby. Peeling gold letters over the door read Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C.
  10. ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: “Mr Ollivander” at Wizarding World
  11. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2017 edition)
  12. Writing by J.K. Rowling: “Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry” at Wizarding World
  13. ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: “Mahoutokoro” at Wizarding World
  14. ↑ 24 December 2007 PotterCast Interviews with J.K. Rowling
  15. ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: “Wand Woods” at Wizarding World
  16. ↑ https://shop.universalorlando.com/shop/harry-potter/collectibles/interactive-wands/interactive-ollivanders-holly-wand-1272552
  17. Wizarding World of Harry Potter – The Wand Chose ME! courtesy of YouTube (7:14)
  18. ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: “Wand Cores” at Wizarding World
  19. Pottermore – History of America in North America
  20. 20.0020.0120.0220.0320.0420.0520.0620.0720.0820.0920.1020.1120.1220.13 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 4 (The Seven Potters)
  22. Writing by J.K. Rowling: “Wand Lengths and Flexibility” at Wizarding World
  23. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  24. ↑ Pottercast 131
  25. 25.025.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  26. ↑ Rumours! section of J. K. Rowling’s official site
  27. 27.027.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  28. ↑ See this image
  29. Quidditch Through the Ages, pg 28
  30. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)
  31. 31.0031.0131.0231.0331.0431.0531.0631.0731.0831.0931.1031.1131.1231.13 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  32. ↑ Inside the Magic: “Singing Sorceress: Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees in Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando” on Youtube
  33. 33.033.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  34. ↑ Extra Stuff at J. K. Rowling’s official site
  35. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – Behind the Magic
  36. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, pg 83
  37. ↑ The Great Wand-o-Graphic from Pottermore
  38. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 1, Chapter 1 (Your Journey Begins)
  39. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 17 (Broken Bonds)
  40. ↑ GameSkinny.com

Magically Make Your Own Wand!

Today we are making a DIY Harry Potter Magic Wand. I mean, who doesn’t want to make Harry’s wand?

We have made hundreds of Harry Potter crafts and this is one of our very favorite! One of the coolest things about the magical world of Harry Potter has to be the wands that are special to each character.

Choose which DIY Harry Potter wand you want to make!

While the wand may choose the wizard, sometimes its better to make your own Harry Potter wand. This is a perfect Harry Potter craft for your very own Harry Potter party, or just as a little fun project for your kids!

How to Make a Harry Potter Magic Wand

The best thing about these personalized wands is that we have a Harry Potter spells printable that can be used to create a spell book for kids to use their new wand with!

Using your completed Harry Potter wand craft, kids can be just like Harry Potter and practice new spells! Kids can pretend to be part of Harry Potter’s world and cast their own spells with these homemade Harry Potter wands.

Supplies to Make Magic Wand
Here are the supplies and steps to creating your own DIY Harry Potter wand.
Steps to Make a Personalized Harry Potter Wand
Step 1 – DIY Harry Potter Wand Craft

Come up with a plan for your wand!

It’s always fun to make up your own idea, or you can even try to make wands from the actual Harry Potter movies.

I did that with one of mine:

It might not look exactly like the Elder Wand, but I tried to get it as close as possible!
Step 2 – DIY Harry Potter Wand Craft

After you have figured out what you want your wand to look like, it’s time to bring out the hot glue gun.

This is probably the most tedious part of the craft, especially if you are trying to make little knots in the wand like I did for the Elder Wand. These knots are created out of the glue.

Making Wand Knots and Bumps

If you want to do this, it will take a lot of spinning the wand and several additions of glue. However, you can do pretty much anything you want with the design; whether it be swirls, texture, or wand handles.

Step 3 – DIY Harry Potter Wand Craft

After your glue has dried, and your wand is the desired shape, now you can paint it however you like!

Don’t forget to decide what type of wood it’s made out of and what core it has!

Playing with Finished Harry Potter Wand Craft

With their new Harry Potter wands, your kiddos can cast spells along with the movies, try out some of the Harry Potter activities at Hogwarts is Home, or even take a virtual tour of Harry Potter History of Magic.

It’s especially fun to pull these out at a party and have a little duel with your friends.

Yield: 1

There are hundreds of Harry Potter crafts out there, and making them is only part of the fun! One of the coolest things about the magical world of Harry Potter has to be the wands that are special to each character.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Active Time 30 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Difficulty easy

Estimated Cost $10


  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Paint of your choice (I used silver, black, white, brown, gold, and red)
  • Wooden Chopsticks
  • Paint brushes


  1. First, you should come up with a plan for your wand! It’s always fun to make up your own idea, or you can even try to make wands from the actual Harry Potter movies. I did that with one of mine:
  2. After you have figured out what you want your wand to look like, it’s time to bring out the hot glue gun. This is probably the most tedious part of the craft, especially if you are trying to make little knots in the wand like I did for the Elder Wand.
  3. If you want to do this, it will take a lot of spinning the wand and several additions of glue. However, you can do pretty much anything you want with the design; whether it be swirls, texture, or wand handles.
  4. After your glue has dried, and your wand is the desired shape, now you can paint it however you like! Don’t forget to decide what type of wood it’s made out of and what core it has!

More Harry Potter Magical Fun for Kids

Leave a comment telling us what you did with your Harry Potter wand!

Evolution of wand designs in the Harry Potter universe

Wand design is a key part of the Wizarding World’s visual worldbuilding, from the redesigns in Prisoner of Azkaban to the 1920s wands of Fantastic Beasts. On this page of the Wandmaker’s Notebook, we’ll look at how the wands have evolved over time, and explore the role artists and prop makers play in this evolution.
           How did we go from this…

…to this?!         

Our exploration begins with the books.

In the illustrations by US first edition artist Mary GrandPré, the wands are drawn as nothing more than a long, thin, simple stick – uniform down their entire length, with no discernible handle. They are not unique to individual characters, nor physically differentiated from each other in any way.

For the first edition UK covers, wands are seen only on the children’s edition of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Both Harry and Dumbledore are shown with identically looking wands, but unlike their US counterparts, they are shorter, thicker, and wavy, with a clearly defined tip.

This simple design can be found in other pre-movie merchandise, like the trading card game, posters, journals, pop-up books, and the like. (How many readers are old enough to remember these?) These illustrations, by a number of different artists, generally fall somewhere between the scale of “long straight rod” and “short wavy pointy stick,” but all of them are plain and clearly wood.

By adding handles, the films introduced an overall look for the wands that has become iconic.
During production of the first film, the responsibility of creating the wands fell on the art department. In The Art of Wand Work, included in The Wand Collection: Collector’s Edition published by Insight Editions, head prop maker Pierre Bohanna recalls why the first wands were kept simple:

“For the first film, we probably made two dozen sample wands all in completely different styles . . . to show J.K. Rowling. There were some like roots with crystals tied on the ends, some with metal castings, through to crazy, Baroque-style wands with gilding on them. Loads and loads of different types of interpretations of what a wand should be – right down to fairly simple, straightforward, turned precious wood versions. And she went for the very simple wands.

The filmmakers stuck to this simple aesthetic, though unlike the books’ cover art, exercised some artistic creativity to give each character’s wand a few distinguishing traits. Compare Harry’s, a simple brown wand with a slim handle, to Hermione’s, a two-color wand with a white handle and wider pommel.

“[J.K. Rowling] was adamant that a wand was just like an old stick. So we tried to keep them simple.” – Hattie Storey, Art Director

In fact, these wands greatly resemble orchestra conducting batons of the 19th and 20th centuries (a fact that will come back into play later, when we look at the wands of Fantastic Beasts). Take a look at these batons used by the great conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957).

Is it possible that one of the intricate prototype wands found their way into the films anyway?

In an interview with HelloGiggles, Professor Flitwick actor Warwick Davis describes the first wand he was given:

“I have two different wands in Harry Potter. In the first two films, when I played the older looking Flitwick, I had quite an intricate wand that consisted of many different materials. It was wood and it had a kind of pearlescent handle and then a kind of brass tip, and the brass tip connected with your hand.”

If you watch the Wingardium Leviosa scene, you can see him holding it! Whether it was indeed a prototype, or created afterwards in spite of J.K. Rowling’s insistence on simple wands, we won’t know for sure… unless Pierre or Hattie decide to spill the beans, that is.

Along came

Prisoner of Azkaban, and with it, a new director, new costumes, new sets, and of course – new wands.

But why were the wands changed?

“[Director Alfonso Cuarón] thought that the other wand [from the first two films] looked too smooth, like it was from Ikea.” – Daniel Radcliffe (A Conversation With J.K. Rowling 47:24)

Alfonso Cuarón was quite keen on the actors choosing their own wands, so a selection of wands was designed by the art department, and then Pierre [Bohanna] made eight or ten or so and the actors could choose whichever one they wanted.” – Hattie Storey, Art Director

Highly detailed carvings and plain sticks

The third film represents the transition point between the simple sticks of Stone and Chamber, and the highly detailed, conceptual designs that followed Goblet of Fire and beyond. These wands saw a slight departure from J.K. Rowling’s preference for plain, simple sticks of wood. The redesigned wands of Prisoner and their predecessors have a few things in common, and several notable differences:
  • Common features
    • Wood* – no metal inlays, no bone. The only exceptions are Professor McGongall’s wand, which has a very subtle glass tip on the handle, and Professor Flitwick’s wand, which was discussed above.
    • Straight, fairly plain shafts
  • Differences
    • Old wands are turned, i.e. rotational symmetry. New wands have carved details (Hermione’s vines, Sirius’s runes) that break the symmetry.
    • Handles take on new shapes (Ron’s and Lupin’s bulb-like handles)
    • Natural, organic textures (handle of Harry’s and Ron’s wands) 
*The master copy of each wand was created in wood, but copies for filming were made with resin, or rubber for stunt work.

The wands that didn’t change

Though Harry’s and Hermione’s wands have a new look, they are canonically the same Holly and Vine wands as they were before. Similarly, Tom Riddle’s wand in the Chamber flashback scene is canonically the same Yew wand he wields as Voldemort in Goblet of Fire, though their on-screen designs are different. However, Ron’s wand in Prisoner is an entirely new wand (Willow), as his old one broke in Chamber.

Other wands, such as those of Draco Malfoy and Professor Minerva McGonagall, were never redesigned. I don’t believe there is an official tally, but it’s likely that judging from their designs and their relative importance to the story, background characters like Crabbe, Goyle, and Mrs. Weasley retained their original wands. And of course, characters like Gilderoy Lockhart who only appeared in one film wouldn’t have an opportunity for their wands to be redesigned at all.

The rise of conceptual designs and non-wood components in

Goblet of Fire and beyond

In The Art of Wand Work, Pierre Bohanna goes on to describe the wands made after Prisoner:

“After the third film, there was a lot more development of the concept of the wands. Wands from then on were a lot more liberal in their design, which was great. This is essentially a stick that’s been reinterpreted hundreds and hundreds of times in lots of different ways. From simple wands, we went into all sorts of different finishes, incorporating bone finishes, different metal components. . . inlays, crystals, and on and on.

The prop department was moving further and further away from J.K. Rowling’s initial conception of wands as a “simple stick,” but whether this is good or bad is a matter of opinion. Let’s take a look at some wands as a case study of how non-wood components made their way onto the wands over time.

Dumbledore’s Wand / The Elder Wand

This famous wand makes its first appearance in Goblet of Fire, when the teachers are discussing how to proceed with the Triwizard Tournament due to the drawing of Harry’s name. Dumbledore deposits a memory into the pensieve, and we get our first look at the Elder Wand

Its distinctive nodes and white band with runes set it apart from every other wand seen on screen thus far, and this turned out to be a good thing. From Harry Potter: Film Wizardry, we learn that “the [Elder Wand] prop is made of English oak, with a bone inlay inscribed with runes.” For a wand said to have been created by Death (though the art department would not have known the significance of the wand at the time of creation), a bone inlay is certainly appropriate and adds to the intrigue.

Umbridge’s wand

The wand of Dolores Umbridge first appears in Order of the Phoenix and is notable for several different reasons. It is the first wand to incorporate a gem, in this case, separating the handle and shaft. It has a highly decorated shaft, whereas those of wands seen up to this point have, for the most part, been mostly smooth and unadorned. Finally, it is one of the only wands in the entire film franchise to take its canon length into consideration – an unusually short 8 inches – though the prop itself is longer than that, measuring 10 1/2 inches (27 cm) according to stores that sell the replica.

Slughorn and the politicians

The wands of these characters, Slughorn, Thicknesse, Scrimgeour, and Yaxley, are notable for their inclusion of metal parts. Slughorn’s is by far the furthest from “simple stick of wood” with its metal handle and what looks like metal inlay on the shaft. The pommel is also an on-the-nose depiction of his name. The politicians’ wands retain the simple silhouettes of the early wands of Stone and Chamber but add embellishments fitting their occupations in a way that contributes to the overall elegant aesthetic without overdoing it.

Other wands notable for containing metal parts are those of Narcissa Malfoy and her husband Lucius, (though the snake head handle on the latter’s is removable, as seen in Deathly Hallows when Voldemort takes it). Lucius’s wand is also the first wand with metal to appear in the films, in Chamber of Secrets (concealing the wand inside the walking stick was actor Jason Issacs’s idea!).

Snatchers, Death Eaters, and Voldemort: the forces of evil

Oh boy. These wands’ designs would fit a lot of tropes (Skeleton Motif, Dress-coded for your convenience, Sinister Scimitar but for wands, just to name a few). Evil-looking wands for evil characters. At the time of Voldemort’s first appearance in Goblet, his wand, with its conceptual bone-inspired design, was the most radical departure from “simple stick” thus far. It is a great example of the way the prop department had started to tailor wands specifically for individual characters. Compared to the Death Eater Wands that would appear in the final three films, though, it’s actually quite tame!

Of the Death Eater wands, Hattie Storey has this to say (from Harry Potter: Page to Screen):

“[The Death Eaters’ wands exhibit] showy aesthetics. Their masks are made out of filigreed silver, and their costumes are quite intricate, so the idea was that they show off with their wands too.

In the entire 8-film series, these wands are the furthest they’ve ever been from “simple wooden stick,” featuring thorns, carved skulls, animal heads, and other evil and fancy motifs. In contrast, the blackthorn snatcher wand is pretty much the opposite, and has a very organic look. Given that Harry has to use it, it mustn’t be too evil, after all!


A quick detour to the stage: the wands of

Cursed Child Presumably, this means she approves of them, but whether she had any input during the design process itself is not clear. Cursed Child set designer Christine Jones, who won an Olivier Award for her work on the play, designed Scorpius Malfoy and Albus Potter’s wands. For all these wands, the influence from the films is strong, with their defined handles and unique shapes. Based on promo photos of the cast, the wands appear to be made of wood, and do not seem to have any metal or non-wood accents. It’s back to basics, and if I’m honest, quite refreshing.

Fantastic Beasts jumps back in time…but the wands get fancier. We’re only two movies into the five planned, but we’ve already seen a jump in the way the wands are designed and made. Many of the wands take inspiration from the time period, a factor not present in Potter. In an interview with The Leaky Cauldron, Pierre Bohanna has this to say:

“The interesting thing as far as wand design’s concerned is an application of period as well. It’s a great period in time where in an artistic sense there is a lot of liberation and a sort of rethinking of styles, et cetera, and it really kind of shows.” 

In the Harry Potter series, non-wood accents were uncommon. The opposite is true in Fantastic Beasts, with metal accents, shell inlays, and even crystals everywhere – certainly a far cry from “just like an old stick.” Tina and Newt’s wands, with their understated designs and wood construction, are now the exception to the rule. Even with all the “liberation” and “rethinking of styles,” going on, at least the prop department hasn’t entirely forgotten J.K. Rowling’s original vision for what wands ought to be.

Queenie Goldstein’s wand

For the first time, we see mother-of-pearl used as major component, alongside a metal accent. However, the mother-of-pearl, at least, is canon, as the North American wandmaker Johannes Jonker was known for using it in inlays. The shaft is simple, made of rosewood, and hearkens back to the early wands, but the beautiful handle takes inspiration from Art Deco.

Percival Graves’s wand

In an interview with Pottermore, junior concept designer Molly Sole reveals that Graves’s wand (top photo) was based on an antique conductor’s baton. (See, I told you it would come up again!) A cursory Google search reveals a smattering of ebony and silver batons (bottom 3 photos) from various antique auction sites. It’s unlikely Graves’s wand was based on any particular one of these, but the influence is obvious. Here we have another example of period pieces providing inspiration to the prop department, and another example of metal accents taking center stage.

Seraphina Picquery’s wand

Boy oh boy. This wand. The crystal here is much more prominent than in Umbridge’s wand, and metal accents have never been this fancy. Though the shaft is simple, like Queenie’s wand there’s not a speck of wood in the handle – might as well make it removable like Lucius Malfoy’s!

Is this the direction the films will continue to go? Will we continue to see more metal, more crystal, more shell? Will the wands come full circle and wind up like the prototypes that J.K. Rowling rejected? We can only wait and find out.

Do you like the way the wands have evolved? Share your favorite wand from the films or the play, and tell us why you like it!

See you on the next page,

Harry Potter and the Studio Tour of Secrets

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A few weeks ago I visited the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros studio tour, just outside London. On the tour you get to see some of the sets, props, costumes and models from the 8 Harry Potter films and learn the secrets behind how they brought the magical Harry Potter universe to life. I’d certainly recommend a visit if you’re a Harry Potter fan, but even if you don’t know your Hagrid from your Hogwarts, it’s a fascinating glimpse behind the cinematic curtain.

At the end of tour, you visit the wand room featuring a box for each person involved in the films (sadly I don’t think each box actually contains a wand). Whilst there are boxes for the many actors involved, these are dwarfed by all the people that worked behind the scenes. The make-up artists, the set builders, the special effects artists, the runners, the continuity supervisors (a particular important but under-appreciated role). Aside from having worked on one of the Harry Potter films another thing that many of the people listed on the over 4,000 boxes have in common is that they are either a designer, or an artist. There are set designers, prop designers, production designers, graphic designers, costume designers, concept artists, make-up artists, sculptors, backdrop artists, storyboard artists, the list goes on.

Each person that worked on one of the Harry Potter films has a box in the wand room. You might be able to spot a few famous names in the photo.

I’m always fascinated to see how other disciplines go about designing and creating things. There is always so much to learn from disciplines such as film making, architecture and industrial design that have been around for much longer than UX / digital design / product design (for a start they have a common name for their industry).

Going around the tour, and suffering from the curse of the designer (I must once again apologise to my family who were perplexed by my over interest in parts of the tour that they found rather boring), one thing in particular struck me. Pretty much all of the thousands and thousands of things that were created for the Harry Potter films, from the sets, to the costumes, the props, the models, the animatronic monsters and even the film scenes, all have a common starting point: The humble sketch.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at the following examples.

Concept sketch of Hogwarts castle by Stuart Craig Concept sketches for character wands Concept sketches for Ron and Hermione Winter Ball costumes from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Character concept sketches by Rob Bliss Special effects sketches (see left of photo) for Gringotts Bank goblins Storyboard sketches by Jim Cornish for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The power of the sketch

So why is the humble sketch the acorn from which so much of the Harry Potter universe was grown? It’s not because everyone involved in the film industry is a ‘creative’ (I hate that term, it’s so exclusive). It’s not because to work in the film industry you have to be an amazing artist. It’s not even because all great ideas start with a sketch (although many do).

The reason so many sketches feature on the tour is because the humble sketch is the best way to communicate an idea, and to get early feedback. Feedback is the fuel that feeds creativity and sketches are the best mechanism out there for getting feedback at the earliest possible opportunity. Like Professor Dumbledore using a Pensieve to pluck out his memories (a reference that only Harry Potter nerds will get!) sketches allow an idea to be plucked out of someone’s head and to be shared with the wider world. They provide a shared point of reference and a starting point for critique and discussion.

But hang on, all those sketches are amazing. What if like me your artistic skills are a bit more rudimentary? Fear not, because the power of the humble sketch lies in what it communicates, not its quality, or artistic merit. Take a look at the sketch below.

Sketched map of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by JK Rowling

I’m sure that even with your rudimentary sketching skills you’d be able to create something like the above map of Hogwarts. This map was created by none other than JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books and creator of the Harry Potter universe. The map communicates her original concept for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It features locations you’ll no doubt recognise from the films, such as the Forbidden Forest, Whomping Willow and Quidditch stadium. JK Rowling is an author, and as such words are her usual medium for communicating ideas. However, instead of using words she used the power of the humble sketch to help bring Hogwarts to life and to have a shared point of reference for discussion. I’d recommend that you do likewise. Always start with a humble sketch and get feedback at the earliest possible opportunity. Don’t worry if your sketch isn’t very good, that’s not the point. You’re not creating a beautiful piece of art, but a quick way to communicate your ideas. Oh, and if are a Harry Potter fan, or even just someone who would like an insight into the magic that goes on behind the screen, in order to create the magic on the screen, go visit the Warner Bros studio tour. It’s well worth it, and a fitting legacy to the amazing work that went into the films.

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Harry Potter Drawing — How To Draw A Birthday Cake Step By Step

Harry Potter, the protagonist in the best-selling book series by author J.K. Rowling, is an iconic character that is loved by many people of all ages.

In fact, when we think of witchcraft and wizardry, Harry Potter is automatically the first person that comes to mind.

The popularity of Harry Potter is what made this tutorial highly-requested. You asked for it, so we delivered.

Finally, we have curated a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw Harry Potter summarized in 9 easy and simple steps.

You can apply these steps whether you want to draw a realistic-looking Harry Potter character or an animated one.

Each step is accompanied with comprehensible illustrations that serve as your visual guide as you follow the instructions.

Whether you are a novice or an expert in drawing, we’re sure you can follow these steps effortlessly. What’s more, you can add your own style and improvise in every step.

Feel free to mix and match colors to customize your artwork and make it unique. Let your imagination wander and unleash your creativity.

Have fun and use your artistic skills!

How to Draw Harry Potter — Let’s get started!

Step 1

Starting in the middle of your paper, draw a wide irregular circle to create the outline of Harry Potter’s face. Keep in mind that the length of the circle must be relatively wider than its height. Then, draw two curved lines on both sides of the face to form the ears.

Here’s a useful tip: in order to ensure that Harry Potter’s face will be drawn in the middle, you can draw a horizontal and a vertical line across the paper to be used as reference lines.

Step 2 — Draw Harry Potter’s Scarf

Right underneath the face, draw two curved vertical lines that are nearly an inch apart. This outlines the sides of the scarf. Then, draw a slightly upward curve with both of its ends connected to the vertical lines.

Now that we have drawn the outline of the scarf, it’s time to draw the dangling end of the scarf to make it appear more realistic. Starting from the left side of the scarf, draw another two parallel slightly curved vertical lines with a straight horizontal line connecting both ends.

Don’t hesitate to customize the scarf however you like! You can even draw patterns and designs on the scarf to make it more fun!

Step 3 — Next, Draw Harry Potter’s Coat

On both sides of the scarf, draw two parallel vertical lines with a straight horizontal line connecting both ends. When drawn correctly, it should look like a relatively bigger version of the shape we have drawn for the dangling end of the scarf in the previous step.

Don’t forget to do this step on both the left and right side of the scarf. This outlines the front part of Harry Potter’s coat.

Step 4 — Then, Draw Harry Potter’s Top

Underneath the scarf and in between the opening of the coat, draw two wide “V” lines with one on top of the other. The line at the top should be relatively thicker than the one at the bottom. This outlines the collar of the shirt.

Afterwards, draw two parallel horizontal lines below the “V” lines we have drawn just now. Similar to the “V” line, the line at the top must be thicker than the one at the bottom. This outlines the hem of the shirt.

Step 5 — Complete Harry Potter’s Outfit

Now that we have finished drawing the top, it’s time to draw the bottoms and the shoes to complete the look!

Below the top, draw a pair of trousers by drawing a shape that is similar to how we have drawn the coat in the third step. The pant leg must be slightly apart from each other.

Then, right underneath each pant leg, draw a sideways oval shape to outline the shoes.

Step 6 — Attach Arms to Harry Potter’s Body

On both sides of the body, draw the long sleeves of the coat with a pair of hands slightly visible at the end of each sleeve.

As you can see in this illustration, one hand is still on the side of the body while the other one is raised. You can opt to follow this illustration or position the arms however you like. Either way, we’re sure your Harry Potter drawing will look just as amazing!

Step 7 — Draw Harry Potter’s Hair and Wand

Draw the hair right over the top of the head. Then, draw pointed clumps of hair near the forehead.

Now, let’s move on to drawing the magical wand. From the fist of the raised hand, draw a pointed stick to create the wand. It should look like Harry Potter is holding the wand as his hands are raised.

Step 8 — Put Harry Potter’s Iconic Glasses On

Below the eyebrows, draw two massive perfect circles. Then, connect the two circles together by drawing a line in between the lens.

Don’t forget to make the outline of the circle thicker to make the eyeglasses appear more realistic.

Step 9 — Draw Harry Potter’s Eyes

Within the glasses we have drawn in the previous step, draw an upright oval shape inside each glass lens to create the eyes. Afterwards, shade the inside of the eyes while leaving out a tiny dot unshaded to create a “gleaming eyes” effect.

And there you have it; you have successfully drawn the legendary character Harry Potter. Now, all it’s missing is a splash of vivid and vibrant colors to finally complete your artwork!

Finally, here is the most exciting part—filling in the colors for your awesome drawing! This is the part where you can show off your artistic skills and your ability to mix and match various colors.

Harry Potter originally has jet-black hair. He usually wears the traditional Hogwarts school uniform, which is black long coat, and gray top paired with black trousers. The scarf he typically wears is a combination of yellow and red in color, signifying his house Gryffindor.

Feel free to color Harry Potter however you like and use any colors you prefer! And while you’re at it, why not try experimenting with different coloring materials as well?

Your Harry Potter Drawing is Complete!

We hope you enjoy this step-by-step tutorial on how to draw Harry Potter. With this guide, you can surely draw and color Harry Potter along with its complex features and elaborate details in no time.

And the most fun part is, you can customize its features and play with various colors as much as you like!

Once you’ve finished your masterpiece, we’re certain you must be feeling very proud of yourself—as you should be! Completing this Harry Potter drawing is definitely fulfilling.

Make sure to show off your work of art and share it on our Facebook page and on Pinterest. We’re sure it looks amazing!

We can’t wait to see your colorful Harry Potter drawing!


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How to Make Easy Harry Potter Wands

Whether you’re making a costume for Book Week or Halloween, planning a Harry Potter themed birthday party, or your kids just want to have fun playing as little witches, wizards or magicians, these wands are just what you need. They don’t take long to make, they’re easy for kids to do, and the end results are pretty magical!

This is a fun and engaging craft activity that kids of all ages will love as they can make their designs as simple or complicated as they wish (hints and tips are included in the steps below). If you’re holding a themed party, you could even set up a wand decorating station as a fun activity to do at the party (just make sure you complete steps 1–3 in advance so everything is dried and ready for the decorating stage at the party)!

You will need:

  • A stick or other similar object, e.g. chopstick, old pencil
  • Wool / String
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Decorations, e.g. glitter, jewels, beads

How to make Harry Potter wands

Step 1

Gather some sticks. Head into the garden or out to a park and look for some great wand sticks. The main thing to look for is sticks that are nice and straight and not too thin. It doesn’t matter if they have some bumps and knots — these can add to the character!

If you have to break any sticks to get the perfect size, you can make sure there are no sharp splinters by sanding the ends with sandpaper if necessary.

Another option for a super easy wand is to use an old chopstick. They’re the perfect size and shape!

Step 2

Put some glue (e.g. school glue / PVA glue) in a bowl. Add a length of wool or string and coat it in the glue. Then begin wrapping the string around your stick in whatever way you like.

If you find this way too messy, you can always simply paint some glue onto the stick, add the dry wool or string, then paint more glue on the top to hold it in place.

To give the wand a good shape and create a nice handle, it’s a good idea to add string at the wider end. You can then use the string to make patterns along the wand. You could try a simple spiral pattern.

Or how about adding ridges at intervals along the wand, like the Elder Wand? Older kids could google images of the wands from the Harry Potter films and try to copy their designs.

Another design option is to add decorations at this stage, such as mini plastic spiders or other Halloween items from a discount shop. Or use beads or jewels to add a textural design. The only limit is your imagination!

Then leave the wand to dry (this won’t take long if you leave it outside in the sunshine).

Step 3

Paint the wand. We found a dark brown colour looked best. Simply paint over all of the wood and string. We found one coat was enough. Then leave it to dry again.

Step 4

Decorate your wand! We got some cheap glitter glue to decorate our wands and give them a magical feel. You could use normal glue and glitter, or paint, to give your wand a personal touch. You could even add jewels or other items to give your wand more features.

If you’re holding a Harry Potter party, this part is a great activity for guests to do. Simply set up a wand decorating station with the painted and dried wands and an assortment of decorating items and let the kids personalise their own wands.

Step 5


Let the magic begin! Here are a few Harry Potter spells to get you started — or print out a whole list like this one online at pojo.com here.

  • Accio!
  • Confundus!
  • Expecto patronum!
  • Lumos!
  • Nox!
  • Petrificus totalus!
  • Reparo!
  • Riddikulus!
  • Stupefy!
  • Wingardium leviosa!

For more Harry Potter fun, check out these 18 Magical Ideas for a Harry Potter Party, and for all your Harry Potter merchandise and fun, head to The Harry Potter Shop: The Store of Requirements in Samford!

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The world of fairy-tale heroes and the exciting plot of the screened book about Harry Potter took possession of adults and children. Everyone was looking forward to the next episode, with even more colorful special effects and children’s abilities. Spectators all over the world experienced the tragedy, love and strength of friendship of the main characters. And Harry’s magic wand has become the most desirable souvenir of our time.

Harry Potter is the most honest and fair hero of the film, who appeared before the audience as the strongest magician and the famous student of the Hogwarts school, who managed to overcome all obstacles in his path, humiliation and malevolence of his classmates.He is a kind boy who was able to defeat the Dark Lord despite everything he had to endure. He never hurt anyone first, but he knew how to stand up for himself, thanks to the willpower, knowledge and magical capabilities of his wand.

With the popularization of this masterpiece in the world of cinema, the Witchcraft attributes of the main characters began to appear on the market. They have become the best gifts for fans, serving as decorations or complementing Harry Potter-style costume parties. The most basic and popular element is considered to be the magic wand of Harry Potter, which is now very easy and affordable to buy.

The wand is the main attribute of the wizard, the gestures of which, in combination with magic spells uttered in a whisper, aloud or mentally, helps to achieve the desired result. She accumulates in herself all the power of magic, backed by the skills of the owner, and directs it to a specific action. In rare cases, the sorcerer can cope without her help, and the manufacture of such a device is kept in great secrecy.

Harry Potter’s magic wand is the most popular and demanded gift that will delight every child or serve as an original present for a true fan of the protagonist.This thing has truly magical properties and is able to attract the attention of every visitor.

The iconic Harry Potter wand comes in a beautiful box, in which it can be presented as a gift, as well as stored.

Now you can buy Harry’s wand in any design, color design and size with home delivery by courier, which even more effectively gives the atmosphere of a fantastic plot and obtaining such an important attribute.

Specially created models of original and truly breathtaking sticks have the ability to light up – that is, the light mechanism inside the product is activated, which flashes at the tip, allowing others to feel the whole ins and outs of a wonderful world full of secrets and mysteries.

The attributes of the holiday from the Artefact store are:

  • The quality of goods is due to the use of only high-quality materials and the presence of a special protective coating;
  • a wide assortment of plot decorations, which also includes Potter’s wand;
  • Constant replenishment of stock and renewal of store shelves makes it possible to purchase a truly trendy item;
  • Timely and fast delivery of magic goods, in high-quality packaging that protects the purchase from mechanical damage during transportation;
  • very fast delivery, to St. Petersburg and Moscow – 1 day, other cities and regions from 3 days.

Only true connoisseurs of beauty will be able to appreciate the design of the product, knowing its charm in every detail.

You can also buy Harry’s magic wand to create mysterious plots, fairy-tale productions or filming a magical series. It will be a great attribute for saga characters, cartoons or theatrical plays. Models with automatic flash activation, which can be adjusted by the built-in button, will be especially relevant. The charge inside the product is preserved thanks to replaceable batteries.

Create a truly magical atmosphere with the original wand, together with the Artifact store. Also here you can find a large number of additional elements for performances, games or parties. We provide a wide range of products, convenient payment methods and on-time delivery.

All your questions regarding the product and service can be asked by telephone at the number.

How to draw Harry Potter’s magic wand. How to draw Harry Potter

This lesson was ordered by Julia Malkovskaya, Ruslan Vityuk and many others.We will not list all of them here. The main thing is that the tutorial is useful for you. So, friends, I’ll tell you how to draw Harry Potter with a pencil . Reasons why you should definitely learn how to draw Harry Potter:

  • Because Mrs. Malkovskaya asked about it =)
  • Because Harry Is A Nice Guy
  • Despite the glasses, he is not a nerd at all, but very smart and advanced !!!
  • Because he can fly on a broom
  • And because we are all his ardent fans !!!

And I wouldn’t be me if I hadn’t written a couple of cynical remarks towards Harry:

  • Shkolota is ready to study the book about Potter in literature lessons without using a summary!
  • Rumor has it that at the climax of the increased interest in the book, bookmakers even put bets on who will kill whom in the next volume.
  • It is believed that the writer created all the intricacies for one generation. That is, each new book takes into account that the fan has become a year older and his brain has developed.
  • Since all boys at some point become young men, and then already pumped up or pot-bellied uncles, it is quite logical to expect a similar transformation from an actor portraying Harry Potter. What is actually already happening: a thin young wizard turns into a very interesting full-fledged man.

I spoke out. And now, perhaps, let’s pick up our magic wand, that is, a pencil. Let’s read a spell for inspiration, we can’t go anywhere without it. And expecto patronum!

How to draw Harry Potter with a pencil step by step

Step one. Let’s draw a large oval in the very center of the sheet. From him down – a wide neck and shoulders. So far, these are only the main outlines. But already they need to be shown carefully, calculating the approximate dimensions of the body and head. Step two. We turn the oval into a head, outlining a small chin.Let’s draw a vertical auxiliary line – the line of the nose. Top hair in the form of a hat. Make the shoulders smoother and more sloping. Let’s show the semicircular neck of the sweater. Step three. For now, let’s focus entirely on the face. You can even refer to a special tutorial on how to draw a person’s face. Define the line of the eyes and draw a segment. Downward from it are the lines defining the width of the nose and mouth. We outline the level of the mouth using two horizontal lines. The construction lines are ready. Now you need to place the nose and mouth in the right places.Show the position of the eyebrows above the mouth line. Pay attention to their slope. Step four. We continue to draw the face. Let’s shape the lips and nose. Let’s make them look more natural and smoother. Let’s set the width of the eyebrows. At eye level, place two almond-shaped eyes with large pupils. The eyes are not set wide, closer to the nose. Step five. We draw glasses. To do this, draw down lines from the center of the pupils. We draw a line across the bridge of the nose. So we got with you two centers for the circles. Now we draw the circles themselves relative to the obtained centers.,

Harry Potter is a famous wizard, the protagonist of a series of books of the same name.

Harry Potter and the actor who played him

Despite the fact that all the books have already been released, the films have been shot, and the actors have become completely adults, interest in the young wizard does not fade away. More and more generations avidly read books and immerse themselves in the on-screen history of Harry, Ron and Hermione.

It is not surprising that many fans and not only would like to know how to draw Harry Potter.Recall that this character was played by actor Daniel Radcliffe, who closely resembled the boy with magical powers described by J.K. Rowling.

Drawing together

Let’s look at how to draw Harry Potter in stages.

Painting the portrait

This is how Harry Potter came out, drawn with a pencil. If you wish, you can color the resulting picture. Harry has black hair and green eyes, which he inherited from his beautiful mother.

Now you know how to draw Harry Potter, and as you can see, there is nothing complicated about it.

Quick way to draw Harry for beginners

If you are not good at drawing faces, the second option is for you, showing an easier method of how to draw Harry Potter. Take the finished image of the wizard and a clean sheet. Place white paper over the picture and circle the lines that show through. Then just move them and darken them in the right places.

This option is simpler, but unlike the first, your creative skills will not be involved.

This lesson was ordered by Julia Malkovskaya, Ruslan Vityuk and many others.We will not list all of them here. The main thing is that the tutorial is useful for you.

So, friends, I’ll tell you how to draw Harry Potter with a pencil .

Reasons why you should definitely learn how to draw Harry Potter:

  • Because Mrs. Malkovskaya asked about it =)
  • Because Harry Is A Nice Guy
  • Despite the glasses, he is not a nerd at all, but very smart and advanced !!!
  • Because he can fly on a broom
  • And because we are all his ardent fans !!!

And I wouldn’t be me if I hadn’t written a couple of cynical remarks towards Harry:

  • Shkolota is ready to study the book about Potter in literature lessons without using a summary!
  • Rumor has it that at the climax of the increased interest in the book, bookmakers even put bets on who will kill whom in the next volume.
  • It is believed that the writer created all the intricacies for one generation. That is, each new book takes into account that the fan has become a year older and his brain has developed.
  • Since all boys at some point become young men, and then already pumped up or pot-bellied uncles, it is quite logical to expect a similar transformation from an actor portraying Harry Potter. What is actually already happening: a thin young wizard turns into a very interesting full-fledged man.

I spoke out. And now, perhaps, let’s pick up our magic wand, that is, a pencil. Let’s read a spell for inspiration, we can’t go anywhere without it. And expecto patronum!

How to draw Harry Potter with a pencil step by step

Step one

Let’s draw a large oval in the very center of the sheet. From him down – a wide neck and shoulders. So far, these are only the main outlines. But already they need to be shown carefully, calculating the approximate dimensions of the body and head.

Step two

Turn the oval into a head, drawing a small chin.Let’s draw a vertical auxiliary line – the line of the nose. Top hair in the form of a hat. Make the shoulders smoother and more sloping. Let’s show the semicircular neck of the sweater.

Step three

Now let’s focus entirely on the face. You can even refer to a special tutorial on how to draw a person’s face. Define the line of the eyes and draw a segment. Downward from it are the lines defining the width of the nose and mouth. We outline the level of the mouth using two horizontal lines.

Auxiliary lines are ready.Now you need to place the nose and mouth in the right places. Show the position of the eyebrows above the mouth line. Pay attention to their slope.

Step four

We continue to draw the face. Let’s shape the lips and nose. Let’s make them look more natural and smoother. Let’s set the width of the eyebrows. At eye level, place two almond-shaped eyes with large pupils.,

Magic and magic are wonderful! In this article we will talk about how to draw Harry Potter.The main character in the book and films of the same name. We will look at several different examples, some will be simple, some will be more complex. Choose the master class you like and start drawing!


The first paragraph will demonstrate how to draw Harry Potter in stages. We will depict his portrait with felt-tip pens. Nevertheless, we recommend working with a pencil so that you can correct the resulting errors with an eraser, and already circle the final result with felt-tip pens.

Let’s draw the rounded contours of the face: cheekbones, chin. Draw the bangs of our character with sharp strokes. It will point to the right.

Our hero will have quite lush hair, so the distance between the ends of the bangs and the crown of the head will be quite large.

Now let’s work on the face. Draw round glasses with thin frames, nose, lips, eyes and eyebrows. Do not forget about an important distinguishing feature of this hero – a scar in the form of a lightning on his forehead.

After the head is ready, we move to the bottom and depict the tie, shirt collar and sweater edges. If you wish, you can use colored pencils or felt-tip pens and color in the drawing.

Full-length color drawing

If in the previous paragraph we considered a portrait drawing, now we will analyze how to draw Harry Potter in full growth with a pencil. The drawing will be made in a cartoon style and we will need colored pencils to draw it.

Let’s start with the simplest and depict the round lenses of the glasses, inside which there will be eyes. Will not completely paint over the pupils with black and leave round white highlights in them.

We work over the head. Shaggy hair and rounded head shapes are important characteristics for this hero.

Let’s move on to drawing the body. Since we are drawing in a cartoon technique, the length of the body may not be too long. But if you want your Harry Potter to look more realistic, then the torso should be longer than in the picture below.So, at this stage, we are working on his clothes.

We finish drawing the arms and legs. In one hand he will hold a magic wand, and in the other a book.

An easy way to draw for beginners

This time we will demonstrate how to draw Harry Potter for beginners. This drawing has much fewer complex curves to draw and much fewer small elements.

At the first stage, draw the head. We work at the top of the sheet, because we will depict our character in full growth and we will need a lot of empty space at the bottom.You need to draw big glasses, shaggy hair and a small nose.

Draw a long raincoat, under which a sweater and a shirt will be worn. At this point, this stage can be considered completed.

We represent the arms and legs. Please note, since this example is for beginners, the drawn elements will be simplified. For example, we’ve made it easier to draw the hands. In this case, they do not have fingers, nevertheless, the drawing does not become beautiful from this.

Next to Harry Potter, we will depict a small owl, which will be approximately up to his waist.

The last step in working on this drawing is the most enjoyable! We take colored pens or pencils and paint the picture!


Another paragraph that will show how easy it is to draw Harry Potter. This drawing method is perfect for beginner artists or children. This time our character will be flying on his broom!

We depict the lower half of the face, which includes a rounded chin, eyes, eyebrows and nose. Everything is quite simple here and there are no pitfalls.

Draw the hair. On the forehead, do not forget to depict a scar in the form of a lightning, for this we will slightly part the hair of the bangs.

Now we come to the fun part. We need to depict the body of Harry Potter, but since he will not just stand, but fly on a broomstick, we must portray him at an angle. To understand what you should get, just look at the picture below and you will immediately understand everything.

And finally, to make our picture complete, we need to add a broom, legs and arms to it.We decided to leave our hero in black and white, but if you have a desire, you can use colored pens and paint him.

How to draw a scar of Harry Potter

The final paragraph of this article will tell us how to draw a scar. Alternatively, he can be depicted on paper or on his forehead in front of a mirror with some harmless paints.

Our example will demonstrate drawing on paper, so we decided to depict glasses as well. They are drawn very simply.

Now let’s work on the scar. Despite the outward simplicity, it is quite difficult to draw it. Your best bet is to grab a pencil and an eraser and try to redraw it until you are perfect!

There are few people who have not watched or read about Harry Potter. One way or another, the story of the wizard boy and his friends is known to everyone.

Learning how to draw Harry Potter is very simple. You just need to know the basic rules for building the head, body and be attentive to facial features.A competent drawing is always pleasing to the eye and everyone likes it.

How to start drawing?

The first step is to arrange the heroes on the sheet. A layout is a rough indication of where the shapes will be in the composition. Important: the heads of the heroes should not reach the edge of the sheet, as well as their legs!

Step back about the same distance from the edges of the sheet on all sides, equal to two fingers.

Coming up with poses for characters is also fun. If nothing comes to mind, you can use the references (photos of people in different positions).Redrawing anatomy from a photograph is much easier for beginners than trying to figure it out yourself and draw it correctly the first time.

References can also be used to draw emotions, study the face in drawing.

Asking the question about what he most often wants to make the drawing look like nature. However, the difficulty lies not in this, but in the construction of the face – anatomy. It is very important to portray the face in a believable way, respecting the rules and perspectives.

Draw an oval and a neck from it.At this stage, it is worth measuring the proportions. This is done like this: at arm’s length to the photo, measure the line on the pencil (from the edge of the pencil) that occupies the nose. Make a serif. Then measure the eyes and see how much of the size of the nose the eyes occupy. You can also measure the width of the face to the width between the eyes. Constant comparisons will help you better portray nature.

When all measurements have been made, transfer them to paper. Be sure to check everything in the process and do not press hard on the pencil.This will save you from difficulties in the eyes. The eyes can be designated as ovals stretched in width, the nose as an elongated triangle, and the ears and lips as circles. If the proportions are correct, proceed to the next step.

How to draw Harry Potter: working out the details

Having outlined the main features of the face, you can begin to detail them. Step by step clarify the lines of the cheeks, cheekbones. Pay attention to the shape of the lips and the curve of the nose. depends on the rotation of the eyebrows: you can make the character gloomy, cheerful or sad.If you paint highlights in the eyes of the characters, it will give them expressiveness and romance.

Harry Potter

The main attributes of this character are a scar on his forehead and round glasses. Harry’s eyes are green and his hair is dark. You can also draw the hero’s broom or his owl on his shoulder – Buklu.


Describing how to draw Harry Potter and his friends, it is impossible not to say about Hermione. When drawing it, be sure to depict a shock of thick hair. You can draw a different hair structure – wire or straight.Draw the front strands in more detail than the rest. Don’t make the curls the same shape. The direction of the hair depends on the wind. If it is not there, gravity will act on the hair. Hair color can also be affected by lighting. You can add reflexes from the environment to them, this is a good step that will bring the character closer to the background.

Ron Weasley

This character has rough features, a large nose and small eyes. If you draw with colored pencils, make his hair fiery red, then the hero will be more recognizable.

Hero Clothes

When thinking about how to draw Harry Potter, take care of how the characters will be dressed. You can dress them in ordinary Muggle clothes, this will bring the heroes closer to the real world. Another option is more colorful, you can draw Harry Potter and his friends in the robes of the Hogwarts school. Ron and Harry can be portrayed in a Quidditch uniform.

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  • Masonic sign inspired Rowling for the Deathly Hallows symbol

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    Deathly Hallows symbol consists of three essential magic items

    British writer J.K. Rowling spoke about what exactly inspired her to create the Deathly Hallows symbol, which appears in the seventh book about the young wizard Harry Potter.

    As Rowling revealed in a new BBC documentary, an old film, released more than 40 years ago, featured a Masonic symbol – similar to the one that later appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    According to her, she learned that her mother had died while watching this film, and, probably, what she saw sunk into her subconscious.

    Author of the photo, Getty Images

    Caption to the photo,

    “The whole series about Potter is in many ways about the loss” – admitted J.K. Rowling

    The BBC documentary program “Harry Potter and the History of Magic” came out on the 20th anniversary of Since the release of Rowling’s first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the author talks about the inspiration for the book and its characters.

    In particular, she recalls how late one night she began to sketch scenes with the herbalist Pomona Stalk, while watching the 1975 film “The Man Who Wanted to Be King” (directed by John Huston) starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine …

    “In this movie, [the Masonic symbol] is very important,” explains Rowling.

    But where did she get so much confidence that this particular movie influenced the symbolism of her next novel?

    “Why I am absolutely sure when exactly I drew this picture [with Professor Stable] is because at some point, when I drew it and watched the movie, my mother died,” the writer said.

    She also admitted that when she watched the film again a few years later, she “went cold”.

    “I looked at the Deathly Hallows sign and realized how similar they are,” Rowling said.

    Photo author, BBC Documentary Unit

    Photo caption,

    Masonic symbol that appears in the film “The Man Who Wanted to Be King”

    “I feel that at some deep subconscious level, they are connected,” the author believes …

    The Deathly Hallows consist of a magical Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone and Invisibility Cloak.According to the book, the one who possesses all three artifacts becomes the Master of Death.

    “The whole series about Potter is largely about loss,” the author admits. “If my mother had not died, then, I think, the plot could have been completely different, and not what it eventually became.”

    Simultaneously with the release of a documentary about Rowling’s creative process, an exhibition of the same name, “Harry Potter and the History of Magic”, opened at the British Library.

    It features drawings by J.K. Rowling herself and her drafts, as well as rare books, manuscripts and “witchcraft” from the British Library, revealing the long folk traditions of the use of witchcraft and magic that underlie the Harry Potter books.

    Your magic wand in the world of Harry Potter – Tricky – tests for girls

    Hello! Deep down, each of us dreams of getting to Hogwarts, sitting in the library with Hermione, making fun of classmates with the Weasley twins, having fun with Ron in the Sweet Kingdom and, of course, doing magic with Harry! In this test, you will see a description of your magic wand. If you are ready to plunge into the world of magic, then rather, start the test!

    Question 1.

    Hello! Let’s get started! First, tell me what is the best wood for a magic wand?

    Elder! I am powerful and strong! (Damn, rhyming again…)

    Yew! Yes, baby! Like Voldemort

    Holly! Like Harry ….

    Chestnut! (Here the author’s fantasy ended)
















    Dogwood (if there are too many options, just poke at random;))



    Question 2.

    September 1st is coming! But unlike Muggle students, you don’t go to a boring school with disgusting food in canteens, but go to Hogwarts! The dream of many has come true for you! You got on the Hogwarts Express. Who will you visit in the compartment?

    Golden Trio! After all, Harry is there, and he is so cute … I mean … he is a very good friend …

    Draco Malfoy! He’s so handsome …

    The Weasley twins! You can joke with them and laugh without embarrassment!

    Zhou Chang! She is smart and has something to talk about

    Susan Bones! She is so kind and sweet

    Question 3.

    Before you arrive, let’s discuss one more detail. Which magical animal will you choose?







    Nozzle tails! Nozzle tails! Nozzles! I mean … just forget about it …



    Question 4.

    Well, what about the insides?

    Phoenix feather

    Dragon Heart Vein

    Unicorn hair

    Hair festral

    Veela hair

    Rugaru wool

    Vampus hair

    Thunderbird feather

    Horn of the horned serpent

    Troll’s host

    Kelpie hair

    Question 5.

    Well? Welcome to Diagon Alley! Which store will you go to first?

    The Ollivander family – wand makers since 382 BC – can’t wait to conjure up

    “Dr. Fireworks’ shop – great fun!

    Everything for Quidditch

    Magic Menagerie

    Floriana Fortescue Ice Cream Shop

    Question 6.

    Well, we sorted it out. Now choose a number from 7 to 16











    90,000 Harry Potter’s Spells: A Grimoire for Aspiring Magicians | Worlds

    The basis of any fantasy world is magic.And what magic is without spells, spells, wands or witchcraft grimoires? So in the world of Harry Potter – the most famous (well, or at least the most commercially successful) magician in history – the attributes of witchcraft skills occupy the most important place. Why don’t we flip through the Harry Potter grimoire read to its holes?

    I believe in the magical power of love and in human imagination. I really would really like to believe in magic, but … I can’t!

    J.K. Rowling

    In the world of Harry Potter, the work of magic involves the use of spells – usually a few words of witchcraft need to be uttered while waving or pointing a magic wand at the target of the enchantment.However, the spell is not a mechanical act: the wizard must comprehend the essence of magical manipulations, know their small features, and master witchcraft techniques. For example, with non-verbal (silent) spells, magic words are necessarily pronounced to oneself – otherwise they simply will not work.

    Just think how cool this Prisoner of Azkaban episodic character must be. He uses magic without a wand, and even honors Hawking!

    The movements of the stick are at times more reminiscent of juggling on the verge of balancing act.Using a stick on business is not chopping wood for you! A dunno or an inept can wave a wand until he turns blue – nothing will happen or something completely unimaginable will happen, like “I wanted to make a thunderstorm, but I got a goat”. That is why magic has been studied for years in special educational institutions like Hogwarts, for there is no practice without theory. Moreover, most of the spells are based on dead languages ​​- Latin, Ancient Greek, Aramaic … Without knowledge and solid practice, it is possible to break the language here, not to mention other parts of the body.

    It is impossible to master all the spells the first time, but today we will get acquainted with the most widespread and powerful ones. Taking into account the different directions of the spells, let’s try to divide them into several conditional groups.

    Among the spells there are several neutral ones, used either in combination with others (to enhance them), or having a character common to all types of magic. For example, Finite Incantatem (Finite Incantatem) is a universal counter-spell that terminates all previously cast spells.Or Priori Incantatem , with which you can reproduce the last magical action performed by a magic wand. Using Priori, a powerful magician can “play” a series of spells – just like rewinding a film strip.

    Obviously, any first year at Hogwarts won’t use such spells, even if you’ve read or heard of them. In some magical systems, the power of a wizard is determined by the amount of mana accumulated by him or other witchcraft energy (from human sacrifices, for example).Rowling Reality is more like the Muggle world – strength depends on knowledge and experience (although innate talent certainly plays a role as well).

    Have you signed up for Hogwarts? Don’t hide your galleons in banks and corners! Bring it better to us!

    True, some hereditary wizards believe that the main advantage in mastering magic is the purity of blood. The blood theory sharply divided the witchcraft community, even leading to several wars. But this theory does not stand the test of practice – too often, among the half-breeds or even Muggle-borns, outstanding wizards appeared, while purebred sorcerers can easily turn out to be complete mediocrities.

    But the magical abilities that some magicians are endowed with are often innate, although some can be learned. These are animagus – the art of transformation into animals, metamorphmagic – the ability to change your facial features, serpentargo (Serpentomist) – the ability to speak a snake tongue, levitation (Flight) – the ability to fly without any magical devices, divination – the ability to predict the future, Legilimency – the ability to extract feelings and memories from another person, occlumency – protection from any mental influence from the outside, transgression (Apparating) – teleportation to an unlimited distance, Veila charm – female love enchantment.

    To use magical abilities, as a rule, you do not need wands or spells, only talent and the ability to concentrate. Although the Animagi, to save their strength, use the spell Imperius Totalus to transform into an animal. When Apparating, the Apparate spell (Apparate or Disapparate) is usually used for a more accurate transfer. Otherwise, you can get, for example, instead of Britain in Brittany.

    You can also surf the fireplace network with the help of special powder

    The block of creative spells includes magical manipulations of a peaceful (often domestic) nature.It is about the impact on the objects or phenomena surrounding the wizard. After all, wizards are people (as a rule) and live an ordinary life – they eat, wash the dishes, go to work. And magic is replacing the science and technology that Muggles use in the wizarding community. Transport and medical spells can also be classified as creative magic.

    Avis (Avis) – creates living creatures, usually feathered. Available only to experienced magicians, he is taught in the sixth year of his stay at Hogwarts.

    Aquamenti (Aguamenti) – creates clean drinking water. It can also be used for extinguishing fires, washing dishes, wet cleaning and other household purposes.

    Lumos (Lumos) – ignites an immaterial source of light at the end of the stick. It has several derivative forms: Lumos Maxima is used as a powerful lantern, Lumos Solem ignites a strong ray of sunlight. The effect of Lumos is terminated by the spell Nox (Nox).

    Using Lumos with attachments like “Maxima”, you can adjust the intensity of light

    Portus (Portus) – opening a portal for movement in space.In fact, this is a magical version of teleportation.

    Attention! To use the Portus spell, official permission from the Ministry of Magic is required.

    Reparo (Reparo) – restores broken items. Not suitable for repairing clothes and shoes, for repairing things that have long been damaged, you need a specifying name of the item, there are restrictions on the size of the repair object. When a magic wand is repaired, it restores only its physical structure, it does not affect the magic contents (although there are exceptions).

    Glasses, stoves will be fixed! Come on, don’t yawn! Reparo!

    Difficult Spell Accio (Accio) Summons things. The magician must name the summoned object or point at it with a wand. You can also summon an object that is out of sight of the wizard – but this can only be done by an experienced and strong sorcerer. Another difficult spell is Meteolojix Recanto, with which you can stop rain and some other precipitation.

    A very powerful spell Pyro (Pyro) kindles a fire, and so strong that the cancel spell does not work against it. Therefore, to kindle the fireplace, it is better to use the softer spell Insendio (Incendio), otherwise, using Pyro, you can burn the fireplace along with the house.

    Conjuration Sonorus (Sonorus) increases the volume of the voice and is used instead of a microphone or loudspeaker at meetings, rallies, parties, concerts.The spell Quietus cancels the effect of Sonorus.

    A whole complex of spells is used for various manipulations with objects. Mobiliarbus (Mobiliarbus) moves things, and Mobilicorpus (Mobilicorpus) – people who are not able to move independently. Wingardium Leviosa makes things float above the ground, and Up! (Up!) – Moves small items to the sorcerer’s hand.

    Feather, fly. Fly, to whom it is told! Wingardium Leviosa!

    Spell Engorgio (Engorgio) increases items, Reducio (Reducio) – reduces them, Geminio (Geminio) – duplicates. Tergeo (Tergeo) removes dust from the object, but Excuro (Excuro) is better suited for real cleaning.

    Magic is not a joke! Engorgio should be used for scientific purposes, not obscene ones!

    The spell Impervius (Impervius) makes the object waterproof, it can also be used to protect any thing from external (nonmagical) influences. The spell Pak (Pack) is indispensable for sluts or travelers: it allows you to quickly arrange things in places or pack your luggage.But tourism lovers cannot do without knowledge of the spell Erect (Erecto), which can be used to quickly set up a tent or tent. Where a clumsy Muggle needs a good hour of tedious fiddling, an erudite wizard can handle it in seconds!

    Among medical spells, the best known are Episkey, which stops bleeding and heals broken bones, Enervate (Enervate), which restores consciousness, and Ferula (Ferula), which applies splints and bandages.Spell Cheering (Cheering) helps a person to cheer up. A rather complex spell Vulnera Sanentur , designed for quick healing of wounds, is subject only to very strong and experienced sorcerers.

    There are also quite exotic spells, which, with some stretch, can also be classified as constructive. So, head bubble (Bubble-Head) surrounds the head of a wizard under water with an air bubble and allows breathing, and magic fire (Bluebell Flames) ignites a small flame of blue light under water.With the help of the spell Orchideus (Orchideous), the magician does not need to suffer on the day of March 8 – one word, and a bouquet of the most gorgeous flowers in his hands. The object of sighing will surely be in ecstasy!

    Would the pretty Fleur be able to keep her makeup underwater? Without a head bubble – hardly!

    Looking back at the history of Earth, it becomes clear that the Muggles’ favorite pastime is war. Reluctantly, we have to admit that the witchcraft community in this respect is no different from the Muggles – they are also people.Wizards are even worse.

    They have much more strength and capabilities, therefore the methods of destroying a neighbor among sorcerers are more varied and sophisticated. Probably, magic turns the brains inside out … Most combat spells are of the nature of curses (damage) and belong to the dark arts. Here are some of the most powerful and nefarious.

    Attention! Don’t try to use combat magic yourself! For unauthorized use of dark arts spells, the culprit can get a sentence in the witchcraft prison of Azkaban!

    Very powerful dark magic Adesco Fire (“Hellfire”) summons a sentient flame that purposefully pursues a specific target indicated by the caster.Moreover, it is almost impossible to stop the flame – it burns any obstacle. Even the one who applied the spell can suffer from it, because Adesco Fire is used extremely rarely – from despair or out of stupidity.

    Conjunctivitus is used to blind the enemy. Refers to irreversible damage, because it burns out the cornea of ​​the eye.

    Using the non-verbal spell Levicorpus (Levicorpus), you can hang the enemy in the air upside down. Most often, this spell is used in the form of a cruel prank, but it is also applicable in battle.Another kind of joke Rictusempra (Rictusempra, a tickling spell) makes the opponent laugh non-stop. It’s funny only at first glance – after all, you can die from tickling (try to laugh for 24 hours in a row).

    Legilimens (Legilimens) is indispensable for espionage and interrogation, for it allows you to delve into a person’s memory. Moreover, you can not only read other people’s thoughts, but also program the victim for certain actions against his will. Obliviate has a similar effect, which alters a person’s memory, erasing his memories or distorting them at the will of the caster.Previously, you can use Silencio (Silencio), which paralyzes the enemy’s throat, making it impossible for him to voice. It is also suitable for removing sentries, capturing the “tongue” or during torture (let him suffer, bastard, but silently!).

    Care must be taken when using Oblivite. And then Lokons just did not notice

    Relacio (Relashio) has several areas of application. In battle, allows you to scald the enemy with boiling water. With the help of Relacio, you can also scare off the water or just boil the water.

    Relaskio Throws objects back or pushes people away. It refers to combat magic very conditionally, rather it is a household spell (useful, for example, in the city of Muggles, at rush hour). More adapted to war is the stunning spell Stupefy , which knocks the victim down. If you put maximum zeal into the spell, you can turn off the enemy’s consciousness for a while.

    Effective spell Expelliarmus (Expelliarmus) is widely used by members of the magic community and does not belong to dark magic.With its help, the sorcerer disarms the enemy, as a rule, knocking out the magic wand during magical duels. The spell can also be used to intercept any small inanimate object in the wrong hands (very handy for thieves poking wallets in a crowd). If the spell hits a person, it produces a pushing effect.

    In a magic duel, you shouldn’t click your beak. Otherwise, at once you will be left without a stick, or even without a head

    Common Spell Switching Spell can also be used as an element of combat magic.It swaps objects in places – so, in a battle of an angry giant with a club, a sorcerer can replace a white fluffy rabbit. If he has time, of course, before he is smeared on the wall.

    There are a lot of fighting spells. Here Sectumsempra (Sectumsempra), causing the appearance of bleeding wounds on the enemy’s body, leading to almost certain death. Or Excoriarum , instantly scalping the victim (just an example of the good nature of wizards). Incarcerous creates a rope loop out of the air that strangles the enemy. Hurling Hex causes magical vehicles (brooms, flying carpets) to drop their riders.

    Sectumsempra: oh, what a blessing – to torture the poor Draco!

    Impedimenta stops or slows down the victim for a while. Similar in effect, only more effective and dangerous Locomotor Mortis , which braids the subject’s legs, preventing it from moving – at all. Petrificus Totalus (Petrificus Totalus) introduces a person into a state of complete petrification. Reducto (Reducto, scattering curse) demolishes walls or other massive obstacles. Serpensortia (Serpensortia) Summons a large poisonous snake from the tip of a magic wand, which attacks the enemy. Waddivazi (Waddiwasi) Throws various objects at the enemy.

    There are also some very exotic spells. So, Horn Tong (Horn Tongue) leads to the appearance in the language of the victim … a horn (I wonder what psychopath thought of this before?). Furunculus (Furunculus) blisters the victim all over the body. Tarantallegra (Tarantallegra) makes the opponent’s legs twitch wildly, as if the poor fellow is dancing a tarantella (an Italian dance reminiscent of St. Vitus’ dance).

    Some spells are more intended for mockery than for war. For example, Slagulus Eructo (“Eat slugs”), which forms giant slugs inside the enemy’s mouth. Or Horitus Iporio , which turns a person into a ferret, Pulluus – into a chicken, Verminculus – into a worm, Daklyfors – into a rubber duck.No, there are still a lot of wizards – full of perverts …

    Forbidden (Unforgivable) Spells

    There are many disgusting spells. But only three of them are considered Unforgivable and banned by the Ministry of Magic. Using them in relation to a person (it does not matter, a wizard or a Muggle) is punishable by life imprisonment in Azkaban.

    Avada Kedavra is a murderous curse. When cast, a green beam flies out of the caster’s wand, killing anyone it hits on the spot.Very few are capable of applying a murderous curse – this requires special witchcraft power and unbridled malice. There are no counter-spells against Avad Kedavr, only one case is known when a person survived after its use – when Lily Potter voluntarily sacrificed herself to protect her son Harry. In Aramaic, Avada means “I kill”, Kedavra means “as I said,” together: “I kill with a word.”

    Avada Kedavra: certain death gives greenery

    Cruciatus (Cruciatus) – torture curse.Requires not only considerable experience and witchcraft power, but also a special cast of mind. To use the Curse, you need to direct the wand at the victim and say an abbreviated version of the Crucio spell! (Crucio, Latin for “I torture”). In this case, the full effect is possible only if the caster sincerely gets high from the torment of the victim, who is experiencing unbearable pain.

    You need to get real pleasure from the Crucio, otherwise you shouldn’t start

    Imperius (Imperious) – the curse of subordination.Allows you to completely subjugate a person to your will, turning him into a weak-willed puppet. It is used by aiming the wand at the victim and uttering the command Imperio (Latin for “I rule”). The curse has a narcotic effect. With special training, partial resistance to the Imperius can be developed.

    If there is a sword, a shield will inevitably appear. So there is a counter-version for almost any aggressive spell. Moreover, many self-respecting sorcerers invent both spells at once – so to speak, poison and antidote in one bottle and at the same price.

    The most famous and widespread protective spell is Protego (Protego), which reflects the magic blow of the enemy. True, the action of Protego is limited – not all spells are subject to him. Protego creates an invisible shield – a weak spell from it can be thrown at the attacker. A strong sorcerer with the help of Protego is able to create a whole magic wall, impenetrable for material objects, in order to protect not only himself, his beloved, but also a whole group of people ( Protego Shield , Shield).

    There are also auxiliary spells: Protego Totalum . protects the area (sometimes quite a large space – depends on the strength of the caster), Protego Horribilis protects the area from the penetration of people (both Muggles and wizards). However, truly powerful magicians are able to overcome all varieties of Protego.

    Protego creates a shield. Will detain even a surface-to-air missile

    A very specific spell Expecto Patronum (Expecto Patronum) creates a ghostly creature – Patronus, which performs several functions at once.It is mainly directed against the life-sucking Dementors, and it can also be used as a means of communication and a guide. The challenge of the patronus is quite problematic and depends not so much on the spell as on the special psychological mood of the sorcerer, who needs to feel a surge of true happiness. On request, this does not come out for everyone.

    Extremely difficult spell Fidelius is used to protect an object, usually at home.Two or more wizards cast a spell, after which one of them becomes the keeper of the secret. Only he can reveal the secret to outsiders, the rest are bound by a vow of silence. Even just to see the object that fell under the influence of Fidelius can only participants in the ceremony, everyone else does not notice it and is in no way able to detect it.

    There are many simpler defensive charms. Red Sparks send a sheaf of red sparks as a call for help. Ascendio (Ascendio) pushes a person out of the water. Homenum Revelio detects the presence of an outsider. Duro (Duro) turns fabric into a stone wall. Vipera-Evanesco (Vipera-Evanesco) drives away snakes (for example, summoned by magic). Aresto momentum (Aresto momentum) helps to save a person from falling from a height. The spell Riddikulus is directed against the vile boggarts, and Homolupus (Homorphus) makes the werewolf take on human form.

    If it weren’t for Arresto, there would have been a wet place from Harry

    The magic in the world of Harry Potter is quite varied. In addition to spells, it has a solid number of magical items that are worth telling in more detail. And the magical abilities clearly deserve a separate story. Let’s leave them for the future.

    90,000 All kinds of chopsticks in harry potter. Harry potter wand

    Is the tool with which magic is performed. Anyone who has the ability to make objects levitate with the Wingardium Leviosa spell or open locks by saying Alohomora gets their own magic wand at the age of eleven.Some especially strong magicians in certain cases can do without this device.

    In Great Britain, only one master is engaged in the production of wands in the world of Harry Potter – Mr. Ollivander. American magicians can do without them at all, but in order to produce spectacular high-level spells, such a tool is still needed. In general, there are four stick makers in America.

    Wands of the Harry Potter universe

    The magic wands of all allow you to focus the wizard’s attention on an object and direct the effect of the spell on it.Hermione’s wand was made from a vine with a core of a dragon’s vein, and Ron used a magic wand that he inherited from his older brothers, it was an ash instrument with unicorn hair. Due to the fact that this wand did not choose the Weasleys, it did not have all possible strength and hardly obeyed him.

    Harry Potter’s wand was eleven inches long, made of holly. Inside it was a phoenix feather that belonged to the director of the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Albus Dumbledore.The twin of Harry’s wand was the tool used by the main villain – Voldemort or “The One Whose Name Can’t Be Named.” The only difference is that Tom Riddle’s wand was made (later he changed his name to a more sinister one) from yew.

    Wand makers

    The most famous (and only) wand maker in the Harry Potter world was Garik Ollivander. This old master owned a shop in Diagon Alley, where he sold his unusual product.It is known that his family was engaged in the manufacture of these magical items long before the advent of our era.

    At the beginning of the story, the owner of the shop is already very old, but his mind is still clear. It’s amazing, but Mr. Ollivander remembers absolutely all the sticks that he sold. He is a real specialist in his field, but Ollivander’s knowledge is rather narrow. This is confirmed by the fact that he knows everything or practically everything about the most powerful wand in the world, but has not heard anything about other Deathly Hallows.

    There are four stick makers in America. One of them is a native of the Choctaw Indian tribe, Shikobo Wolfe. He makes magic wands with a phoenix-like bird feather core. His tools are very powerful, but not all magicians can handle them. They are preferred by experts in transfiguration.

    Another master – Johannes Jonker. The wizard comes from a Muggle family. He makes sticks with a core made from the wool of the wild Wampus cat. His magic wands are expensive and of high quality, with mother-of-pearl inlay.

    The third master is called Chiago Kentana. In production, it uses the translucent ridge of the Arkansa river monster. His wands are very stylish and powerful. True, after the death of Chiago, the production of magic items stopped, since only he could lure the river monsters.

    A wand maker named Violetta Bouvet from New Orleans uses marsh hawthorn cores and Rugaru hair, a dog-headed monster that lives in the swamps of Louisiana.These magical items are often chosen by dark wizards, but many ordinary members of the American wizarding community own wands from Violetta Bouvet.

    The most famous magic wand

    The most famous magic wand in the world of Harry Potter – Elder – one of the Deathly Hallows. According to legend, it was presented by Death himself to one of the Peverell brothers. It could only be obtained by defeating the previous owner in battle. Often, new owners received a wand in very bloody and dirty ways: they killed in a dream, attacked an exhausted or sick enemy, and so on.

    According to the book, Professor Dumbledore became the owner of the Elder Wand after defeating the evil wizard Grindelwald. But its transition to the next owner is very interesting. As it turned out later, in order to become the legal owner of this, it is not at all necessary to kill the opponent, it is enough to disarm him. Albus Dumbledore was disarmed by Malfoy in the sixth part of Harry Potter, but then no one imagined that the wand passed to the new owner in this way.

    Elder Wand was later buried with Albus Dumbledore.The Dark Lord defiled the grave of the great sorcerer and took the tool. Further, circumstances added up so that Draco Malfoy (the true owner of the wand) lost to Harry Potter in battle. The wand itself remained with Voldemort, while its owners were now a boy who survived. In the decisive duel between them, she disobeyed the spell of the Dark Lord and went over to Harry, and the murderous spell ricocheted just towards Tom Riddle.

    DIY Harry Potter Magic Wand

    To get a magic wand, fans of the Harry Potter universe do not have to try to find Diagon Alley or defeat any wizard in an unequal battle.You can do it yourself. Wizards made these magic tools only on the growing moon, at midnight. According to the ancient books of the magical universe, it was necessary to go around the tree three times, which gave wood to a stick, thanks to it, praising its power and strength. Then you need to “give the tree” a scarlet ribbon by tying it, and next to it, pour red wine or water on the ground and bury bread or a precious stone.

    Preparation of materials and tools

    How to make a Harry Potter magic wand? First you need to prepare the necessary tools and materials.Mages make sticks from wood, and the core can be a dragon’s heart, hair from a unicorn’s tail, a phoenix feather, or anything else that carries a magical component. Unfortunately, the full method of making these magical items is available only to wizards, so you will have to abandon the core only if you do not decide to make a stick out of paper with your own hands.

    So, the material for manufacturing can be a tree (you need one branch of a suitable length and width, fairly even), Chinese chopsticks or a long roll of paper tightly twisted.You also need to prepare:

    1. Glue gun with stick.
    2. Several brushes.
    3. PVA glue (for paper crafts).
    4. Wood-like acrylic paints.
    5. Small beads or buttons for decoration (optional).
    6. Fixing emulsion for acrylics.

    In addition, you need to take care of the cleanliness of the workplace.

    Sanding and shaping

    If you decide to make a wooden stick, choose a branch 28-36 centimeters long.The long one will be inconvenient to use, the short ones are more suitable for children. As for the width, it is optimal to choose a branch no thicker than your finger. Of course, you should look for a stick that is fairly flat, without bends.

    One end of the workpiece must be sanded so that it becomes rounded. You can even try to shape the branch into a tapered shape so that it tapers a little towards the tip. It is better to start working with coarse-grained sandpaper, and apply the finishing touches with fine-grain sandpaper. All growths and sharp notches should be removed from the branch, the bark can be left if desired.

    Decorating and shaping the handle

    Some sticks (such as Hermione Granger’s) have a handle, but this is optional. If you decide to form a handle, then make it approximately equal to the length of your finger. You can make this element with a glue gun. Apply glue and let it cure, then apply two or three more coats later. Additionally, you can cut out some patterns.

    Alternatively, you can glue a bead or small button to the base of the stick.Some sticks have these elements. To prevent the decoration from being too massive, pick it up to the same width as the base of the stick. You can also use a glue gun to apply a spiral pattern to the rest of the magic tool. You can use polymer clay instead of a glue gun.

    Painting and fixing the result

    It is better to paint Harry Potter’s magic wand (its photo can be seen in the article) with acrylic paint. Most of these magic gizmos are in shades of brown, but you can make a black or white wand.To add depth to the color, it is worth applying several coats. You can, for example, use light and dark shades of brown plus black. If you dilute acrylic paint with water, the natural texture of the wood will be visible.

    To achieve the aging effect, you can fill in all cracks and chips with a darker shade, and emphasize the protruding areas with a lighter shade. A small, hard-bristled paintbrush works well for this jewelery job.

    After the paint has dried well, apply a fixing emulsion.A fixer is optional, but it will keep the paint from peeling off too quickly. You can choose a glossy or matte fixing agent, depending on the desired effect.

    Cored stick

    Cored stick can be made using paper as a base. Start rolling a sheet of paper of a suitable size into a tight roll, stop as soon as you reach the middle of the sheet. At this point, you can nest the core. Usually, wizards use a phoenix feather (you can take any bird’s feather), a dragon’s heart (red yarn) or unicorn hair (a silvery filament of a New Year’s garland).

    Glowing Magic Wand

    It’s a little more difficult to make Harry Potter’s glowing wand. This will require a small flashlight. You need to pull out the LED element and don’t forget about the battery. Then the glowing element must be glued to the tip of the magic wand blank. To make it convenient to pass the wires through the workpiece, it is better to make it out of paper. Then all that remains is to attach the switch to the handle of the magic instrument.

    Some warnings

    Since the work uses a hot glue gun and in the process it may be necessary to cut the wood with a knife, it is impossible for the child to be engaged in the manufacture of Harry Potter’s wand.The help of adults is imperative.

    Also, don’t trust children to cut wood. If the child wants to make a stick entirely with his own hands, it is better to choose the option with a paper base.

    Such a magic wand of Harry Potter, of course, will not perform spells, but it will be an excellent accessory to a brand new mantle.

    This is a 28 centimeters (11 inches) magic wand made of holly, with a core of a phoenix feather, made by Master Ollivander.Potter’s wand is unusual: it has a twin wand, the core of which also contains a feather from the tail of the same phoenix. Only the second stick is made of yew. More precisely, the second wand is Harry’s wand, and the first, the yew, chose Tom Marvolo Riddle as its owner 50 years earlier than the holly wand chose Potter. Tom Riddle, who later came to call himself Lord Voldemort, attacked Harry and his parents. The fact that the twin sticks chose the masters of two irreconcilable enemies played a big role in their further fate.

    The authors of the BI theory suggest that Harry’s wand was made by Ollivander on the advice of Albus Dumbledore. Just as an experiment: will the twin wand choose Potter or not? Therefore, when Harry tries on sticks in the store, Ollivander behaves somewhat unusual. The more sticks “do not recognize” the boy, the more and more the old master is satisfied. Apparently, he gradually narrowed the circle, getting closer to the holly wand.

    Both wizards lived without knowing the existence of the relationship of their wands, until June 24, 1995 Voldemort and Harry Potter met in a duel at the Little Hangleton cemetery.Usually, the sister-sticks do not fight each other, but if their owners force them to do this, the rarest phenomenon occurs: “Priori incantatem”. One wand (belonging to a spiritually more powerful wizard) causes the sister to cast spells in reverse order. In this duel the sticks “got acquainted” and remembered each other. Moreover, each remembered the owner of the opposing stick. When Voldemort attacked Harry again during Operation Seven Potters a few years later, the holly wand fired its own spell, unmistakably finding the twin wand’s owner in the battle.Even though the Dark Lord was armed with someone else’s wand that time. The wand served Harry faithfully. And when Hermione Granger accidentally broke her, Potter worried as if he had lost a friend. And even after becoming the sovereign master of the Elder Wand, the first thing he does is fix the old holly wand, and he is very glad that the repair was a success. He gives up possession of the omnipotent wand and returns to his trusted companion, a wand with a phoenix feather inside.

    During his first year at Hogwarts.Often, the mantle helped Harry, Ron and Hermione on their secret forays. Especially during Harry’s hikes to Hagrid at night.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Used to travel to Hagrid.

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry began using the mantle for sorties into Hogsmeade.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Harry, having gone to the headman’s bath in his invisibility cloak, learns that some magical objects allow you to see through the invisibility cloak.For example, Alastor Moody’s artificial eye has this property.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Previously, all three friends could easily fit under the mantle, but after the 5th year this was no longer the case, the guys grew very much, especially Ron.

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    A feature of the stick, in addition to its exceptional strength, is its legibility (based on logic) in the choice of the owner. Only in his hands does the wand show its exceptional properties, while remaining, nevertheless, a very strong wand in the hands of any qualified wizard.In order to become the master of the wand, the new master must defeat the former master in a duel. There is some contradiction in this, since the Elder Wand is considered invincible in fights. How exactly Dumbledore defeated Grindelwald is unknown, but further changes with the wand of the owner go like this: Draco Malfoy defeats the unresisting Dumbledore (finished off a moment later by Snape), and then Harry Potter defeats Draco Malfoy, while the wand itself in this fight does not participates, but, nevertheless, knows about this fact and takes it into account.This somewhat confused logic becomes the cause of the death of both Snape and Voldemort. Snape was killed by Voldemort, as Voldemort longed to be the new master, and considered Snape (wrongly) the previous master after he killed Dumbledore. Voldemort dies in a duel with Potter, as he mistakenly considers himself the master, while Potter is such after a duel with Malfoy (in which the wand did not participate in any way). Probably, the role was also played by the fact that Potter went to the last fight with the wand of the Malfoy he had defeated.
    The invincibility of the wand is also questioned by the draw between Dumbledore and Voldemort within the walls of the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

    Subsequently, Harry Potter managed to repair his broken wand with the help of the Elder Wand, and then returned the Elder Wand to Dumbledore’s tomb. The reason for this was the hope that Potter would die peacefully (and the wand would lose its power due to the death of the owner), thereby cutting off the bloody path of the wand, which had previously very often changed its owners through murder.

    In the Russian translation, the pun intended by the author has completely disappeared: Elder – in English it is both elder and elder. The wand is both an elder one – in terms of material, and an older one – in essence, age and capabilities. In the original, in one simple word, two different concepts are merged. This play on words is important, for example, the phrases “Dumbledore is the master of the elder wand” and “Dumbledore is the master of the elder wand” sound completely different. The translation of the word master is also a difficulty. , meaning the chosen one with a wand its true master – words master , owner , owner do not fully convey the values.

    Resurrection Stone

    The stone has the ability to resurrect the dead, but the resurrected can no longer return to normal life, but remain half-ghosts. They can only be seen by the one who summoned them, and they can also become a replacement for the Patronus. The Resurrection Stone was inherited from the descendants of the Peverells along the line of the middle brother, being inserted into the family ring. Voldemort, having obtained it from the Mraks, made a Horcrux out of stone. This same ring, or rather, the spell imposed on it, was the true cause of the death of Albus Dumbledore.The stone was given to Potter by Dumbledore as a bequest in an enchanted Snitch, and was later used by Potter for protection along the way when he went to certain death at Voldemort’s headquarters in the Forbidden Forest. Near the headquarters location, Potter dropped a stone. Subsequently, talking to the portrait of Dumbledore in the headmaster’s office, Harry said that he did not remember the place where he dropped the stone and was not going to look for it. Dumbledore approved of this decision.

    Invisibility Cloak

    This is an invisibility cloak of exceptional, unattainable quality – it reliably hides, does not wear out, the wearer cannot be detected by any spells.Received by Harry Potter as an inheritance from his father from Dumbledore. Appears in the very first book. The fact that this is the Gift of Death, which belonged to Ignotus Peverell, is revealed only in the seventh and last book.



    Magic Chess

    Throughout the following books, the sword appears as a detail of the interior of Professor Dumbledore’s study.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    In this book, the sword of Gryffindor becomes more important.In his will, Dumbledore left it to Harry, but Minister Rufus Scrimgeour refused to hand over the sword to Harry, as the sword was not Dumbledore’s. Previously, the sword came into contact with the poison of the basilisk – a substance that can destroy Horcruxes. Later, Harry finds the sword at the bottom of the icy lake, and Ron uses his sword to destroy one of the Horcruxes, the Slytherin medallion.

    In addition, the heroes learn that the Death Eaters keep a fake Gryffindor sword in the Gringotts bank, although the Death Eaters are sure that it is real.When Harry, Ron and Hermione are seized by the Fenrir werewolf gang and delivered to the Malfoy mansion, Bellatrix Lestrange is horrified to see their sword and tortures Hermione to find out where they got it, but the heroes manage to convince her that it is a fake.

    In exchange for a sword, the goblin Griphook agrees to help the heroes rob Gringotts. During the robbery, he grabs a sword and runs away.

    It turns out that it was with the sword of Gryffindor that Dumbledore destroyed another Horcrux, Marvolo’s ring.


    The main difference between the Einalezh mirror and ordinary mirrors is that the one who looks into it sees not his own appearance, but the desires of his heart and soul; the inscription on the frame of the mirror reads: “I am not showing your face, but your most ardent desire,” if you read it backwards letter by letter and ignore the spaces.Dumbledore says the mirror reveals “the deepest and most desperate desires of our hearts.”
    According to Dumbledore, many wizards, watching their reflection in the mirror of Enlightenment, lost touch with the real world and were forgotten in their dreams. This almost happened to Harry, but Dumbledore warned him in time.

    The Mirror of Eternity and the Heroes of the Harry Potter Books

    Harry saw his parents in the Mirror of Heaven

    In the Mirror of Enlightenment, Harry sees himself next to his parents and numerous relatives, whom he has never seen alive, and Ron sees himself as the captain of the Quidditch team, holding the winner’s cup and other school awards.Dumbledore claimed to have seen himself in the mirror holding a pair of socks. “There can never be enough socks,” says Dumbledore. Presumably, he saw himself with his family: his parents, brother Aberforth and sister Ariana, as in the last book he mentioned that in his youth he behaved unreasonably towards them and would like to correct his misdeeds, ask them for forgiveness.

    The role of the mirror in the book

    After explaining the harm of the mirror, Harry Dumbledore hid the Philosopher’s Stone in it, and the mirror was placed in a room “behind seven locks”.Voldemort planned to get the stone from the mirror, but the stone was given only to Harry (since he only wanted to get the stone, not use it. According to Dumbledore, this was one of his most brilliant ideas). Professor Quirrell was destroyed by Harry, and Lord Voldemort, who used his body, was again defeated and was forced to hide in the woods for 2 years.

    Mirror of Sirius

    Sirius Mirror (it is “ through mirror “) is a magical object consisting of two interconnected mirrors.Serves for auditory and visual contact at any distance. To do this, the owner of one mirror must clearly state the name of the owner of the other mirror. The property of the mirrors is retained even if the mirrors have been mechanically damaged.

    It is not known how the Through Mirror got to Sirius, but he used it while studying at Hogwarts: Sirius and James, who were serving their sentences in different rooms after lessons, talked with the help of the Mirror.

    Much later, Sirius gave one of the mirrors to Harry Potter, never having time (or not wanting in front of witnesses) to explain what it is and how to use it.If Harry had not shoved the incomprehensible package from his godfather deep into his suitcase, if he knew what it is and how to use it, the ending of the fifth book would have been completely different. Harry would be guaranteed to contact Sirius, make sure he was okay, didn’t get into the fireplace of Dolores Umbridge, wouldn’t be caught off guard, didn’t get rid of General Inspectress with Hermione’s help, wouldn’t drag his friends to the Ministry magic, would not get involved in a senseless shootout with the Death Eaters, would not lose Sirius … But on the other hand, I would not have learned (at least on this day) about the Prophecy and my destiny, would not have faced Voldemort again and, full of love for the lost godfather, would not show the Dark Lord how dangerous it is for him to climb into the body of Harry Potter …

    The potion is very complex in composition, and not every sophomore can handle it.The process of its preparation takes about a month. It contains dried lacewings, algae collected during the full moon, leeches, knotweed, and in addition – grated two-horned horn, boomslang skin and particles of the person they want to turn into (hair is most often used). Hermione stole a boomslang hide and a two-horned horn from Professor Snape’s personal supplies when Harry, at her request, made a stir at her potions class.

    During the wedding of Bill and Fleur, in order to avoid exposure, Harry drank the circulating potion of one of the Weasleys’ neighbors and identified himself as Barney Weasley, Ron’s cousin.Before the wedding, Hermione put in her purse a large amount of Polyjuice Potion, which she had borrowed from Dread-Eye, and after a hasty escape from the wedding, the trinity had a fair amount of it.

    Truth Serum

    • Truth Serum is a colorless, odorless drink that makes the drinker answer truthfully to all questions asked. Obviously, the drinker cannot even just keep silent about something. The preparation of this potion, apparently, is not too difficult, except that some of the ingredients are infused for a long time.However, for obvious reasons, the study of serum is not included in the school course. It is also not clear whether special permission is needed for the use of this drug: in the novel, it is used only by persons endowed with certain powers (Director Albus Dumbledore and Inspector General of Hogwarts Dolores Umbridge). Professor Snape’s threat to add serum to Harry Potter’s drink may have been a bluff.

    Magnifying Potion

    • Magnifying Potion – Makes living objects expand in volume.Only some parts of the body may be enlarged. So, an exploding cauldron with a ready-made magnifying potion splattered Harry Potter’s fellow students, and while Snape was returning the swollen noses, hands and lips of the students to their original form, Hermione stole some boomslang skins from Snape’s own stocks.

    Shrinking Potion

    • Reducing Potion – a potion that makes the drinker become smaller, or return to childhood. So, dropping the potion brewed by Neville Longbottom on his toad Trevor for testing, Severus Snape turned the toad into a tadpole for a few minutes.

    Soothing Balm

    • Soothing Balm – Calming potion, helps fight anxiety and fear.

    Felix Felicitis

    Felix Felicitis ( also called simply “Felix” or “Fortune Potion” ) is an extremely complex drink in terms of composition and preparation. Properly brewed, it brings good luck to the drunk in all endeavors. The dose is calculated depending on the weight of the drinker and on the time for which he wants to stock up on luck.The potion is prohibited from use during sports, exams and elections. The slightest deviation in a recipe or preparation can lead to very unpleasant consequences.

    Storage vessels

    Alastor Moody’s Chest

    Memory pool

    Dumbledore next to a pool of memory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    The Pool of Memory can store human thoughts and memories, and anyone can subsequently view the thoughts of the owner of the Pool.

    To get a thought or a memory, the wizard touches his temple with the tip of a magic wand, pulls out his thought, which looks like a silver thread, and transfers it to the Pool.

    There are two ways to view memories: either immerse your head in the Pool and see everything as if you were inside a memory, or observe it on the surface of the Pool and call images from it with the help of a magic wand.

    English name of the Pool of Memory – pensieve , composed of fr.- penser ( think ) and English. – sieve ( sieves ).

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Harry discovers the Pool of Memory in Dumbledore’s office, looks into it and sees the director’s memories of the stages of the Death Eaters trial.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Harry looks through various memories of Severus Snape, and as a result realizes that Snape remained loyal to Albus Dumbledore.

    Hermione’s Handbag

    Hermione’s Small Beaded Handbag

    Hermione used an Undetectable Expansion Spell on her purse, which contains almost everything they need when they transgendered from Bill and Fleur’s wedding reception.


    Flying brooms

    Flying broom



    Brooms are a massively used form of magical transport in the world of Harry Potter.A man sits on a broomstick, pushes off and takes off. Usually one person uses a broom, occasionally two people sit on the broom, and in very critical situations three can sit on the broom (it won’t lift it anymore). If necessary, a not too heavy load can be attached with special straps. It is never mentioned that any broom can fly. Obviously, there is a certain technology involved in making flying brooms. Broom makers are constantly improving their products. There are family class brooms, sport brooms, racing brooms and toy brooms.

    • Family brooms – convenience and safety come first.
    • Sports – agility and speed.
    • Toy – fly very low from the ground (up to a meter), develop a very low speed.

    Special spells are not required for flying on a broomstick. And the fact that even one-year-old kids can use toy brooms, suggests that the magic is contained in the broom itself (the first manifestations of magical abilities occur at the age of five or six).Brooms have their own models. Simple models are almost indistinguishable from ordinary tidying brooms. Better models have a nice and comfortable shaft, the rods are tied and form a single tail.

    Types of brooms

    • Dubruch-79 (1879) – a beautiful broom with a very thin oak handle. It is designed for long flights and can be used even in strong winds. Awkward for sharp turns at high speed, so it was not used for playing Quidditch. Creator: Elias Grimston .
    • Moon Scraper (1901) – broom with ash handle. The main advantage of this broom at that time over others was that it could climb to higher heights than it was possible before and remain controllable on them. Creator: Gladys Boozby .
    • Silver Arrow (1902) – The predecessor of the speed broom. Up to 70 mph with a tailwind, faster than Moon Scraper and Dubrucha . Creator: Leonard Jevkins .
    • Chistyulya-1 (1926) – A speed broom designed specifically for competition. It was released in huge numbers, which has not happened before. Could cut corners when cornering. Creators: Brothers Bob, Beal and Barnaby Allerton (Clean Company) .
    • Comet-140 (1929) – competitor to Chistyuli , has a braking spell. Creators: Randolph Keitch and Vasily Horton (Comet) .
    • Chistyulya-2 (1934)
    • Chistyulya-3 (1937)
    • Comet-180 (1938)
    • Gunpowder (1940) – very elastic broom, although it could not reach the speeds of Comets or Cleanliness . …
    • Bystrica (1952) – Faster broom than Gunpowder , but lost power when climbing. Creator: Ellerby & Spadmo Company .
    • Meteor (1965) – The cheapest speed broom at the time.After a while, it turned out that in the process of long-term operation, its speed and altitude characteristics deteriorate. Creator: Universal Brooms Company
    • Nimbus-100 (1967) – speed up to 100 miles per hour, knew how to turn 360 degrees at any point in space, combined the reliability of Dubrucha-79 and ease of control Comets and Cleanliness . Creator: Nimbus Speed ​​Brooms Company .
    • Nimbus-1001
    • Nimbus-1500
    • Nimbus-1700
    • Ost-Hvorer-90 (1990) – meticulously finished with a range of features such as built-in warning whistle, self-straightening bars.Deforms at high speeds. Created by Fleet and Barker .
    • Comet 260 is not a very fast broom, but it has some properties.
    • Nimbus-2000 (1991) – speed broom, the best at the time. Fast, agile.
    • Nimbus-2001 (1992) – black speed broom, similar to the Nimbus 2000, but faster.
    • Lightning (1993) – Professional grade broom, very fast, very sensitive, equipped with an auto-brake.
    • Blue fly – a broom for the whole family, safe, reliable, with built-in anti-theft alarm.

    Ford England

    Ford England

    Ford England car The was originally an ordinary Muggle car that was magically “improved” by Mr. Weasley. The car could now fly and become invisible. The use of such a car was illegal and Arthur promised Molly to dismantle the car. But with the fulfillment of the promise, he pulled everything …

    Ron and Harry were lucky enough to meet Fordik once again: he saved them from a flock of acromantula spiders living in the Forbidden Forest.

    Fly Powder

    How the Fly Powder works

    You need to take a pinch of flying powder, throw the gunpowder into the fire and step into the fireplace. The flame in the fireplace becomes emerald green and increases several times, it stops burning the skin and seems to the magician just a warm breeze. At this moment it is necessary to pronounce the name of the required place. You need to pronounce it clearly so as not to be mistaken in the address, because Harry Potter, traveling in this way for the first time, by mistake, instead of Diagon Alley, ended up in Lute Lane.After the wizard utters the name of the place, a fiery whirlwind begins to circle him and carries him up or down, depending on the destination (“There are many magical fireplaces above and below us – exits to the streets”). After that, the wizard can only follow the fireplace grates that appear in front of him and leave when he sees the one he needs.

    It is also possible to communicate by means of flying gunpowder without moving completely. To do this, throwing a pinch of gunpowder and giving the required address, you need to lower your head into the fireplace.Thus, the wizard himself will remain in the original place, and his head will appear in the desired fireplace.

    Fireplace network

    The fireplaces of most magical houses are connected to each other in a single network, which allows wizards to quickly travel across the territory of the country. This transport is publicly available, even children can use it.

    Almost any fireplace can be connected to or disconnected from the fireplace network. For example, Arthur Weasley, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, briefly connected the fireplace at the Dursleys’ house to take Harry to the Quidditch World Cup.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Sirius Black Motorcycle

    Sirius Black Motorcycle – Sirius had a flying motorcycle that he left to Hagrid, Hagrid takes Harry to Privet Drive after his parents died, and ferries Harry out of the Dursleys’ house.


    The Time-Turner cannot make drastic changes to the course of events. So, for example, a flywheel cannot restore life to a murdered person. But it can be used to make probable real.But be careful! If the person using the flywheel meets their prototype in the past, it will lead to unpredictable consequences.

    Vanishing Cabinet

    Harry Potter and Hermione using the flywheel

    Other properties


    Boiler is a magical vessel in which potions are brewed. They come in a variety of sizes and materials. Hogwarts students can buy boilers at a shop of the same name in Diagon Alley.

    Marauder’s Map

    Map of the Marauders in Spanish.

    Map of the Marauders in the movie “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”.

    Marauder’s Map is a special map that shows the locations of any visitor to Hogwarts. This map was created by Prong, Tramp, Sleepwalker and Wormtail while studying at Hogwarts. Harry Potter received the Marauder’s Map from Fred and George Weasley when he was unable to enter the wizarding village of Hogsmeade.The Weasley brothers themselves stole it from Filch when they got caught hooliganism. The map has become an indispensable assistant in Harry’s adventures.

    To see the map, you need to touch it with your magic wand and say: “I solemnly swear that I am plotting a prank, and only a prank”, and to turn the map into an ordinary piece of parchment, you need to touch it with a magic wand and say: “The prank was a success!” First, text appears on the map.

    Distribution Hat at Universal Studios Hollywood

    Magic Objects of the World of Harry Potter – Items used by characters in the Harry Potter series.

    Dark Things


    Deathly Hallows

    Names of three magical artifacts:

    • Elder Wand (the most powerful wand of all) belonged to: Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Gellert Grindelwald.
    • The Resurrection Stone (capable of returning the living spirits of the dead to the world) belonged to: the Mrax family, Voldemort, Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore.
    • The cloak of invisibility (capable of making the wearer invisible) was transferred in to the Potter family by inheritance.

    “A Tale of Three Brothers” tells about a legend that became part of the plot of the seventh novel by J.K. Rowling – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.

    Many wizards sought the Deathly Hallows, believing that, having mastered them, they would become the Lords of Death.


    One of the most frequently mentioned potions in the books is Polyjuice Potion (English Polyjuice potion ), allowing a person to take on the appearance of another person. It first appears in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Harry, Ron and Hermione assume the guise of Draco Malfoy’s friends in order to find out information about the Chamber of Secrets from him; at the same time, the method of its preparation is revealed.He is later used by: Barty Crouch Jr. to impersonate Alastor Moody; Mrs. Crouch to free her son from prison and take his place; Draco Malfoy to disguise his friends Crabbe and Goyle as freshmen; Alastor Moody to transform Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Fleur Delacour and Mundungus Fletcher into a copy of Harry Potter and allow him to leave the house on Privet Drive; Harry, Ron and Hermione to infiltrate the Ministry of Magic under the guise of three employees; and finally, Hermione Granger to disguise herself as Bellatrix Lestrange and infiltrate her family vault at Gringotts Bank.

    Some other potions featured in the Harry Potter books:


    Wizard’s Chess

    Wizard’s chess is played with pieces and a board identical to chess. The rules have not changed either. Figures magically animate and they violently attack each other when grappling, knocking out the grappled piece and pulling it off the board. Players order pieces to move using Algebraic Chess Notation (Eng. ) …

    Ron has a wizard chess set left for him by his grandfather, and Harry first plays with pieces borrowed from Seamus Finnigan, who kept shouting advice to him because they didn’t trust him. Harry later got his own in one of his Cracker Crackers during his first Christmas at Hogwarts.

    During the climax chapters of the Philosopher’s Stone Harry, Ron, and Hermione transform into human chess pieces in a Magic Size Chess game, which Harry wins thanks to Ron’s advice and the piece sacrifice.In the films, chess pieces are depicted using replicas of the Isle of Lewis chess.


    Mirror Einalezh

    In the mirror they see:

    Magic Wands

    Elder stick


    • LeFebvre, N., 2009. The Sorcerer’s Stone, Mirror of Erised, and Horcruxes: Choice, Individuality, and Authenticity in Harry Potter. The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children “s Literature, 13 (3).
    • Sehon, S.

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