These Are the “Harry Potter” Props That Were Stolen from the Movie Set
If you worked on the Harry Potter movies, why wouldn't you take a few collectibles home?
Oldrich/shutterstockIf you’re a Harry Potter fan, at some point you have imagined what it would be like to live in the Wizarding World—playing Quidditch, drinking Butterbeer with Harry and the gang, the possibilities are endless.
At the very least, you’ve wanted to bring some part of that magical universe into our world. Maybe a flying car when you’re running late or an invisibility cloak to hide from the coworker who hates you. Luckily for costume designer Jany Temime, she got to do just that.
Temime designed costumes for the third through eighth Harry Potter films, so she has the scoop on exactly what went down behind the scenes (including what the cast really thought of their costumes!). But during her time on set, she also scooped up a few, uh, one-of-a-kind souvenirs (read: stolen props) once filming wrapped.
Willi Schneider/REX/ShutterstockThe first thing she took was an invitation to the Yule Ball from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. These never made it into the film, but Temime says they looked “sort of an origami of a light blue flower” when they opened up. How could you say no to an invite like that?
Temime even stole some of her own work: ties from each of the four houses at Hogwarts (Gryffindor’s color was ruby, Slytherin emerald, Ravenclaw sapphire, and Hufflepuff gold) and, the pièce de résistance, Harry’s original scarf. Now, you’d think with an item of such cinematic and historical value would be kept on display in a pristine glass case in Temime’s home, right? Nope. She keeps it around her neck.
“I still wear the Potter scarf,” she says. “I think it’s a great scarf! … But the ties, I’m not wearing. I just kept them because they’re very beautiful. I still find them beautiful.”