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27 Ways To Pretend You Attend Hogwarts Instead Of Muggle School

Time to harness your inner Hermione Granger. The products in this post were updated in January 2018.

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1. Upgrade your note-taking and copy down every tedious word of a Professor Binns-style lecture in a set of four House-themed notebooks.

Get a set of four college rule, spiral bound notebooks from ThinkGeek for $7.99 (originally $11.99). Also available in composition notebooks.

You can get a whole variety of Hogwarts-themed school supplies at ThinkGeek, including folders, binders, notepads, and more.


3. Stay on track with a faceted hourglass filled with colorful sand; you'll get things done twice as efficiently if you think you're losing House points or being timed by the giant hourglasses during O.W.L.s.

4. Decorate your locker with Harry Potter poetry magnets so you can spell out the Dumbledore-worthy wisdom you need.

I just hope his most iconic quote is in the pack: "Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!"

Get it from Amazon for $15.

6. Brew all sorts of delicious recipes in advance for a lunch that tastes as if it was cooked by the House Elves in the Hogwarts kitchens.

Get it from Amazon for $15.29.

Promising review: "Magically fun cookbook. My wife and I love Harry Potter stuff and got this for the holidays. The pages and design are really cool as it looks very authentic and with antiqued pages. Each recipe has a brief description of when, where, and who the dish took place in the stories. Though we haven't seen every recipe in the book, as there are quite a bit, the ingredients call for quality delicious ingredients from scratch." —RGG


10. Sip pumpkin juice (or let's be real, a pumpkin spice latte) out of a marauder's map-printed travel mug, because you really can't manage any mischief before the caffeine kicks in.

Get a 16-ounce size for $16.99 and a 24-ounce size for $19.99.

Promising review: "LOVE this cup! I've dropped it filled from the top of my car on to asphalt and it didn't break & wasn't even scratched! I can fill it with ice and water at night & still have ice in my cup in the morning! Mischief Managed! :)" —Amazon Customer

11. Or, if you're more of a tea drinker, brew up a cuppa Harry Potter-inspired blends like Butterbeer, Veritaserum, and Felix Felicis.

Get a sampler pack of six tea tins (Pumpkin Potion, Butterbeer, Polyjuice, Felix Felicis, Draught of Peace, and Veritaserum) from Adagio for $24.


13. Amaze your Muggle classmates by writing in a notebook that magically syncs with an app to immediately upload your notes. Just wipe the 36 pages clean with a cloth and reuse over and over and over again.

It'll send anything your write with the included pen straight to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack, iCloud or your email.

Get it from Amazon for $29.37 (available in two sizes).

Promising review: "OMG! This device is so cool. It works beautifully. The scanning as well as the syncing capabilities is awesome. I have it scanned and synced to my Microsoft Note account. Writing with the pen is smooth and the paper feels like paper. The use of the wet cloth to erase works exactly like they said it does. I wish I had this product while in college. It is worth every penny." —Tulla Bell

14. Ensure you never lose your place in your library book WITHOUT dog-earing the pages (Madam Pince would be enraged) with a set of seven Horcrux bookmarks.

15. Stock your locker or dormitory with an emergency kit to solve your latest crises — because only at Hogwarts is it actually possible that a unicorn ~actually~ ate your homework.

These are the kind of things that happen when you don't pay enough attention to your Care of Magical Creatures professor.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.99 (originally $22).

16. Cast an organization charm over your whole life by using a Divination Planner so you never miss a due date, class, Quidditch game, or Yule Ball.

Pick what month it starts so you don't have to wait alllll the way to September or January 1st! You can also customize it with either a vertical or horizontal layout so it works for you best.

Get it from Ruskerville on Etsy for $24. Check out the full selection of House and size options here.

Promising review: "Pictures really don't do it justice. Great quality and very FAST shipping. Will reorder next year! Thank You!" —Deena Young


20. If you can't quite handle a feather quill, dress up your desk by adding a stately-looking pen and stand set to honor your House.

They're charm-free, so they definitely won't make your misspell your name "Roonil Wazlib."

Get it from ThinkGeek for $14.99 (originally $29.99). Available in all four Houses.

21. Protect your Muggle textbooks with magical book covers that'll make your classmates say "Did you give your math textbook polyjuice potion?"

Titles include Advanced Potion Making, Flying with the Cannons, Magical Hyerogliphs & Logograms, and more.

Get a set of 10 book covers from Kiki Ilustrador on Etsy for $37.98.


22. If you have a free period or study time where you can listen to music, choose the epic sounds of John Williams' and Alexandre Desplat's incredible scores.,

Get them from Amazon: the soundtrack to Sorcerer's Stone for $11.99 and the soundtrack to Deathly Hallows Part 2 for $8.98.

Promising review: "Every time I listen to this soundtrack, I am transported back to watching the movie. I love listening to this when I am reading or trying to do work. Hedwig's theme always brings a smile to my face!!" —Amy North

23. Carry enough books for "a bit of light reading" in a DIY tote with a vinyl-covered back so you can mark the due date on each trip.

26. If you need to change for gym class, opt for a Quidditch uniform before anything else.,

Get the sports bra from Hot Topic for $19.90 (sizes S-XXL) and the Hufflepuff Quidditch tee from Amazon for $10.43 (sizes S-XXL).

27. And harness your inner perfectionist and finish every inch of parchment of McGonagall's latest essay with a pen shaped like the wand of Hermione Jean Granger herself.

Get the set (which includes the wand pen and a bookmark) from Amazon for $8.50.

Promising review: "This is great and is actually quite a nice pen to write with. I purchased it along with a Harry Potter journal for my sister who likes to write and she has enjoyed it very much. Hopefully the ink will last a long time!" —Carolyn M. Sikes

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.