Small Details Fans Noticed About Life In The Wizarding World
Harry Potter and the Wizarding World is nothing if not detailed. The story is full of vivid, magical elements that bring Hogwarts and the Wizarding World to life. Some details can actually be pretty hard to spot, though. The good news is, fans online have sifted through all of Harry and company's big-screen blockbusters and found some truly impressive examples.
Check out this list of small details fans spotted in the Harry Potter franchise, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!
- 1154 VOTES
The Store Sign Is Invisible To Muggles
From Redditor u/Cronomania:
In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the sign for The Leaky Cauldron is completely black but reveals itself when Harry and Hagrid approach (keeping it secret from Muggles)
- 2170 VOTES
Voldemort Literally Fades As Horcruxes Are Destroyed
From Redditor u/MrScottAnthony:
In the Harry Potter films, Voldemort’s robes faded in color every time a Horcrux was destroyed, to give the impression he was slowly fading away.
- 3124 VOTES
Hogwarts' Grand Staircase Features A Behind The Scenes PortraitPhoto: Warner Bros. Pictures
From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:
In Harry Potter, (2001-2011), one of the portraits in the Grand Staircase is based on Stuart Craig, the production designer. He worked on every movie.
- 4122 VOTES
Watch Out For Thestrels
From Redditor u/Haddrell:
In Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix (2007) the girl in white can be seen recoiling in the background; this is because she has bumped into a Thestrel connected to the carriage.
- 5127 VOTES
House Elves Had To Clean Up Owl PoopPhoto: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix/Warner Bros. Pictures / Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald/Warner Bros. Pictures
From Redditor u/JuniorPlastic:
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Mr Weasley tells Harry that before interdepartmental memos were introduced, they used owls in the Ministry. In the prequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), you can see owls (and house-elves cleaning their mess).
- 6141 VOTES
Hogwarts Is Visibly Smaller Once The Muggles Leave
From Redditor u/Benisnotcool:
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) you can see the decrease in size when they get rid of muggle-borns.