Out of all the magical items in Harry Potter’s Hogwarts suitcase, his invisibility cloak is potentially the most coveted.
Young readers and viewers alike have long been captivated by the thought of being able to tiptoe around solving mysteries while being completely invisible.
And now fans are a little closer to getting that ‘sneaking around Hogwarts at night’ feel, with an extremely clever cloak of invisibility looking set to make your paycheck disappear as if by magic.
— Mike Sorrentino (@MikeJSorrentino) February 16, 2019
So there’s a new #HarryPotter toy in town… And it’s an invisibility cloak!
Go have a play down at Platform 9 3/4 for the next two days. pic.twitter.com/dvRt0luRwL
— Hayley Hall (@HayleyHall_UK) June 19, 2019
The Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak will be available for pre-order from July 1. Not available at Diagon Alley, this cape can be ordered from Wow Stuff.
Working pretty much like a green screen, this cloak will allow you to take some seriously cool pictures, making it look like you are actually vanishing in pics.
Before you get too excited, remember this cloak is made by and for mere muggles and won’t actually make you disappear. However, it will make for some fun photo-shoot opportunities.
As reported by CNET, you will need to download an iOS or Android app through through which you can capture the illusion, filming or photographing yourself ‘disappearing’.
Introducing the Wow Stuff Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak!
Head down to King’s Cross Station before 5pm TODAY, to see the all-new Invisibility Cloak in action. pic.twitter.com/zLGpi7ijQl
— Warner Bros. UK (@WarnerBrosUK) June 21, 2019
The Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak from Wow! Stuff is available now in the UK, and coming to other countries very soon.
— Pottermore (@pottermore) June 20, 2019
There will reportedly two versions of this mystical cloak. You can buy the standard version for $70 (£55), which comes complete with a foldaway stand on which to position your phone.
There is also a deluxe version for $80 (£60), if you’re feeling like a rich Slytherin splashing your galleons while out on the town. According to CNET, this fancier cloak has a ‘serpent intertwined border in its pattern’ as well as a tabletop tripod.
Toy experts have reportedly been left wowed by this mystical item, which has previously bagged a Toy of the Year award at Sweden’s Toy Awards.
As reported by Mental Floss, creators at Wow Stuff examined the original cloak worn by Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Philosophers’s Stone movie – now kept at at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden – to make sure it was as close to the real deal as possible.
The perfect addition for any Potter-mad Instagrammer’s techy tool kit.
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