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    25 Tricks To Creating A Real World Hogwarts Experience

    Welcome to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Recruiting! Personify, a Talent Management Agency in Raleigh, NC, transformed their office into Hogwarts for the day, including costumes and decorations. It was all made possible by 55 enthusiastic employees, a committed decorating team, and a little bit of magic. What you will need to make this happen:

    1. A fair warning to any "Muggles" that this is a castle, not an office building.

    2. The staple characters.

    Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

    3. As well as a strong showing from the "Others."

    Featuring: Aragog, Crookshanks, the Golden Snitch, Harry's Patronus, Hedwig, Fleur Delaceur, a Dementor, Viktor Crum, Lupin, the Fat Lady, Fawkes, Peter Pettigrew/Scabbers, Nagini, the Womping Willow, and Rita Skeeter.

    4. The Professors to keep things in order.

    The gang is all here: Professor McGonagall, Dolores Umbridge, Professor Quirrell, Severus Snape, Gilderoy Lockhart, Dumbledore, Professor Trelawney, Hagrid, and Mad Eye Moody.

    5. The Students to keep everyone young.

    A strong showing from Gryffindor with Ginny, Hermione, Harry, Neville, and Ron. Slytherin and Ravenclaw are represented with Draco, Cho, and Luna.

    6. You might not be able to keep the Dark Lord & his Death Eaters out.

    Nagini, Voldemort, Bellatrix, and the Malfoys.

    7. But make sure the Order of the Phoenix and Dumbledore's Army are there to defeat them.

    Including: Mr. and Mrs. Weasley, Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Dumbledore, Hermione Granger, Sirius Black, Harry Potter, Cho Chang, Luna Lovegood, Hagrid, Tonks, and Neville Longbottom.

    8. A reliable mail delivery system.

    Harry and Hedwig.

    9. Banners to show House pride (even though we all know Gryffindor is the best!)

    10. Rita Skeeter to document the occasion.

    11. Someone who is always serious.

    WATCH OUT: Sirius Black is lurking around Personify.

    12. The Mirror of Erised to show you what you truly desire.

    Harry sees his parents, but wonder what is in his pocket?

    13. A man who doesn't mind cross-dressing.

    The resemblance here is key.

    14. People who can work magic with make-up.

    Patronus and Dragon.

    15. And those who don't mind wigging out.

    Mr. and Mrs. Malfoy, Hagrid, Peter Pettigrew/Scabbers, and Snape!

    16. A slow-mo camera to capture all action shots.

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    Harry trying to catch the Snitch.

    17. Reminders for everyone to use their magic.

    18. Vintage clothing to make the costumes.

    Gilderoy Lockhart, Dolores Umbridge, and Bellatrix Lestrange.

    19. Moaning Myrtle to keep you company in the bathroom.

    20. The Great Hall.

    21. A potion for true love.

    Ron & Hermione forever.

    22. A trail of spider that leads to Aragog.

    23. A blast from the past.

    *Enemies of the heir beware* of Tom Riddle and his diary.

    24. Striking family resemblances.

    The Weasleys vs. The Malfoys

    25. Last, but not least, you will need everyone to embrace the magic within!