This Harry Potter Mega-Fan Spent A Staggering £40,000 On Memorabilia

*Includes J.K. Rowling tattoo*

1. Meet 26-year-old Katie Aiani, the ultimate Harry Potter fan.

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2. The graphic designer first became obsessed with J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series after her sister recommended she read the books when she was 11 years old.

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3. And she’s been hooked ever since, spending an incredible £40,000 on memorabilia.

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The 26-year-old has spent thousands on trips to film premieres and theme parks.

4. Her room is piled high with Harry Potter items, including wands, broomsticks, and costumes.

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5. “I began collecting everything, and my friends and family have bought items for me every year for holidays and special occasions,” she said.

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6. Aiani even has a handwritten letter she received from Rowling tattooed on her arm.

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7. “My collection is priceless to me and will never be for sale,” she added.

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“While some girls out there buy shoes or expensive clothes and makeup, I am perfectly happy buying Harry Potter memorabilia instead.”

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Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
 
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