Good, Bad, and Weird: Handmade Harry Potter
Posted 06.21.11 by reelz
There's no doubt about it, J.K. Rowling has some pretty intense fans. They dress up to go to movies and book releases, they write essays that they post on fansites, they make mockumentaries based on her work, and some of them even write some pretty creepy erotic fan fiction. In addition to all that, there are apparently whole legions of Potter fanatics who create crafty Harry Potter-related items and put them for sale online.
Etsy features many buttons made by Potterphiles reading things like "got snape?"; "I (heart) Won Won"; "Muggles Have More Fun"; and of course "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." There are also countless wands, time-turners, red-and-gold scarves, and golden snitch-inspired jewelry. These are great, and many are quite handsomely made, but similar items can be found at the WB Store, Hot Topic, and even in the Sky Mall catalogue. We've sorted through Etsy, and have compiled a list of the 14 best — strange, kooky, funny, and kind of fabulous — fanmade Harry Potter items.
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