If you’re yet to make any plans for Halloween, have no fear, because we’ve got an event for any true Harry Potter fan.
From Sunday 1 October – Sunday 12 November, The Warner Bros Studio Tour is holding a Dark Arts and Halloween-themed event, hosting a ‘special feature dedicated to the darker side of the Harry Potter film series’.
According to the events page, Potterheads will be given the chance to ‘discover the secrets behind the enchanted floating pumpkins’ seen on screen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, as over 100 of them will fill the iconic Great Hall set.
Created by Pierre Boghanna, Head Propmaker on all the Harry Potter films, the pumpkins are modelled on those found in Hagrid’s pumpkin patch in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and are hand-carved so that no two are the same.
To add to the Halloween theme, The Great Hall tables will be laden with a Halloween feast of red apples, pumpkins and cauldrons of lollipops – and you won’t even have to trick-or-treat for them.
And you won’t just be eating and looking up at the floating pumpkins. To make the event even more exciting, guests will be learning wand combat moves in an interactive experience with Wand Choreographer Paul Harris.
Those who can conquer the spells of the dark arts will then be invited to take part in an ‘exciting live duel’ with Death Eaters in the Studio Tour’s back lot.
The event description reads: ‘Demonstrating how a crowd scene like the Battle of Hogwarts would have been created during filming, you will test out your newly learned wand techniques as you are directed through a battle with Death Eaters who are storming the Hogwarts Bridge.’
Exciting, we know. And it gets better.
As part of the feature, the original Death Eater costumes from the film series will be on display, and you’ll be given the chance to see up close the intricate details of the robes and painted masks.
Sure, it may not sound as amazing as the wand battle, but you’ll be seeing real-life, original costumes actually used in the film, people.
Obviously, this all sounds fantastic and we totally want to attend even if not for Halloween – we’re just hoping we get sorted into houses once in the Great Hall, because we wouldn’t want Gryffindors and Slytherins mixing together throughout the tour, now would we?
If you’re willing to risk the chance of possibly bumping shoulders with someone not in your house, you can buy tickets here.