It’s been five years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, the last of the franchise’s films, wrapped up in theatres, leaving a Hagrid-sized hole in our hearts. Since then, life has felt so… Muggle-y.
But suddenly, things are looking lumos bright. Here, three exciting new spinoffs taking us back to the wizarding world.
Harry Potter–Inspired Makeup and Brushes
Sculpt those cheekbones with a flick of your magic wand, actually. This set of five synthetic-haired, metal-handled brushes is the first launch from Nebraska-based Storybook Cosmetics, created by triplets Erin, Mandy and Missy Maynard. After just two days of pre-orders, the site sold out completely, though the sisters are working with their manufacturer to potentially release more, with promises of eyeshadow and liquid lipstick in the near future too. Those who did manage to snag a set of the tools, designed to mimic the implements of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Hermione Granger and Lord Voldemort, can expect their order to be filled by December 10. Accio highlighter!
Sexy Harry Potter “Dudeoir” Photoshoot
If you’ve ever thought Slytherin sounded kinda sexual, you and Oklahoma-based photographer Sarah Hester might have something in common. Her latest boudoir shoot features model/a Daniel Radcliffe ringer Zachary Howell giving a 50 Shades–meets–Harry Potter vibes. Save the 11 fiery pics for your own Chamber of Secrets.
The New Movie Series
The prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gets its cinema adaptation on November 18. The original cast won’t be making an appearance in the film, which instead follows the story of Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, as he attempts to recapture magical creatures on the loose in 1926 New York City. Originally scheduled as a three-part series, J.K. Rowling just revealed plans for five, so we’re hoping there’s some magical way to get our favourite Hogwarts students into the plot at some point. There’s a spell for that, right?