Harry Potter Wizarding Wands
If you think you can walk inside of Ollivander's shop and pick out the first pretty wand that you see, then you are sorely mistaken, my magical friend! Wandlore is a complex and mysterious branch of magic that we don't understand entirely. What we do know is that the wand does all the choosing—and not like the Sorting Hat and its what-do-you-think kind of decision-making, either! Be careful, because wands can also switch allegiances. If you're defeated in combat, that wand is going to look at the new wizard! The nice thing is that they can also be passed down to the next generation. They're such finicky magical instruments! A wandmaker uniquely crafts each and every wand by using these three distinguishing factors: the type of wood, its length, and the core material that runs through the wand. For example, one could have unicorn hair or a Phoenix feather running through their wand, but it's important to keep in mind that no two wands are exactly the same. It's no surprise that everyone here is obsessed with the wizarding community, so we designed an infographic that lists all of the wands belonging to the most iconic wizards. (Yes, even Mr. No-Nose, himself, Lord Voldemort, made the list!) Take a look at all the wand shapes, sizes, and colors. If you went to Hogwarts, what would your wand be made out of? Do you think your personal wand would resemble any of these?
Wizarding World Wands
Now that you've got a solid idea of what the rest of the Wizarding World has for their Wands, you have to wonder which one would choose you?! Fortunately, our selection of wizard accessories and wands aren't quite as picky as those at Ollivander's. We've even inherited some of those choice wands you just learned about. Maybe it is time for Luna to pass hers down to the next insightful Ravenclaw? Perhaps you're more interested in joining up with the likes of Newt Scamander or are filled with so much Gryffindor bravery that you can even risk a Weasley wand! Or, if you're really brave, we've heard a certain He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named doesn't need his wand anymore….