The Harry Potter franchise and its spin-offs just won’t go away, and quite frankly a little bit of wizarding magic and fantasy never harmed anyone. More than two decades ago, a young Harry Potter was whisked onto Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station and from the 19th of June you can now add your very own Invisibility Cloak to your collection.
Created by Wow! Stuff in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products the Wizarding World inspired garment makes it look like anyone or anything disappears using only a smart device.
We ventured down to Platform 9¾ at the famous Kings Cross Station to try it out for ourselves. Not only did the cloak make us disappear in front of our own eyes, but it also transported us back to our youth, it may be aimed at the younger generation of wizards, witches and muggles but a few grown-ups who should know better might have a bit of fun with it too.
The magical illusion costume comes with a unique authentication code that allows users to unlock the Invisibility Cloak section within the free downloadable Wow! Stuff app for iOS and Android devices. While wearing the Invisibility Cloak illusion costume you can view, photograph or film yourself re-enacting iconic scenes from the Harry Potter films and then save to your camera roll. The Invisibility Cloak features authentic patterning as seen in the films and a green silk style interior.
Suitable for fans aged 8+. The Standard Version (RRP £59.99) includes detailed patterning and a foldaway stand to steady your smart device (not included) while in use. The Deluxe Version (RRP £69.99) features authentic patterning with serpent intertwined borders and includes a deluxe tabletop tripod to hold a smart device (not included).
It will be available in the UK to buy from Smyths from the 19th of June before it makes its way onto the shelves of Hamley’s and Platform 9¾, Kings Cross later in the year. It will also be available to buy in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, and has also recently been awarded Innovative Toy of the Year at Sweden’s Toy Awards, the first recognition of Wow! Stuff’s newest innovation.