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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.
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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.

2. Already have composition notebooks lying around? ~Transfigure~ them into your house colors with some simple cardstock.

Get the tutorial and free printables of the covers at Polkadot Chair.Get a plain composition notebook to DIY from Amazon for $3.99.
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Get the tutorial and free printables of the covers at Polkadot Chair.

Get a plain composition notebook to DIY from Amazon for $3.99.

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.

The sand runs out in 30 minutes!Get it from Amazon for $13.99. Available in black and green.
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The sand runs out in 30 minutes!

Get it from Amazon for $13.99. Available in black and green.

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $15.

5. Tote around mini notebooks that look like textbooks (but don't weigh nearly as much); they're perfect for scribbling your own spell inventions in the margins.

Get a set of three notebooks from My Sweet Paper Card on Etsy for $8.86+.
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Get a set of three notebooks from My Sweet Paper Card on Etsy for $8.86+.

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
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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

7. Stock your lunchbox with a sweet treat that occasionally tricks you: Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans.

"Alas! Earwax!"Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.
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"Alas! Earwax!"

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.

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8. Or simply attach paper wings to Ferrero Rocher chocolates for an afternoon dessert that'll really ~take off~.

Get all the info at Cooking Classy.Get a 48-pack of Ferrero Rocher from Amazon for $12.49.
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Get all the info at Cooking Classy.

Get a 48-pack of Ferrero Rocher from Amazon for $12.49.

9. Stow your favorite quills and extra rolls of parchment in a custom pouch that not even the craftiest Niffler can get into.

Check out the how-to (and templates) at Polkadot Chair.
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Check out the how-to (and templates) at Polkadot Chair.

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

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12. If you're thinking of going out for the school paper, jot down the latest scoops and interviews in a spiral-bound notebook.

Just don't pull a Rita Skeeter and cheat by using a Quick-Quotes Quill.Get it from Cultural Bindings on Etsy for $6.99+ (depending on size).
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Just don't pull a Rita Skeeter and cheat by using a Quick-Quotes Quill.

Get it from Cultural Bindings on Etsy for $6.99+ (depending on size).

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
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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.

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Get the set of seven bookmarks from ThinkGeek for $29.99 or Amazon for $29.50.

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.

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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).

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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.

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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

17. Make carrying your books all the way from Herbology to the Potions dungeon way easier with a padded backpack to show your House pride.

Get it from PB Teen for $55 (originally $79.50). Also available in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin versions.
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Get it from PB Teen for $55 (originally $79.50). Also available in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin versions.

18. Looking for an experiment for your next chemistry (er, potions) class? Try making a glittery slime that's basically magic.

Get the recipe at Little Bins for Little Hands.Make sure your potion ingredient cupboard is sticked with liquid starch, Elmer's glue (use clear OR white for different effects), food coloring, and glitter.
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Get the recipe at Little Bins for Little Hands.

Make sure your potion ingredient cupboard is sticked with liquid starch, Elmer's glue (use clear OR white for different effects), food coloring, and glitter.

19. Scribble letters to owl home to your family using your very own Phoenix ballpoint quill.

Get it from Liselle Made on Etsy for $18. Available in tooons of feather colors and patterns.
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Get it from Liselle Made on Etsy for $18. Available in tooons of feather colors and patterns.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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Check out the tutorial (plus free printables of the front and back of the bag) at Tried and True.

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24. Encourage ~Outstanding~ academic performance with a car window decal to make everyone jealous on your daily commute.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

25. Stay hydrated with a Hogwarts crest water bottle you can refill with a simple Aguamenti — no need to go all the way to the water fountain.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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

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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
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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.