Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak really exists

A British company has created Harry Potter's invisibility cloak: it takes advantage of augmented reality and the smartphone camera. It costs 60 euros

Well twenty-two years ago came out the first English-language volume of Harry Potter signed by J.K. Rowling. Spells and magic have made fans all over the world dream, not only the most avid ones, but one object in particular, among all those used by the young students of the school of magic, is undoubtedly the most famous and desired one: the invisibility cloak.

A desire that today, for the joy of all the fans and cosplayers of Harry Potter, becomes reality thanks to a collaboration between Warner Bros and the English company Wow!Stuff. The Wow!Stuff, specialized in the production of toys and gadgets, has produced and put on sale the famous Invisibility Cloack, the precious cloak donated by Dumbledore to Harry Potter that makes invisible everything it covers, both things and people.

The Invisibility Cloak: how it works

The exterior of the cloak is very similar to that seen in the Harry Potter movies, while the inside is covered with a green lining, the magical element so to speak. In fact, the Invisibility Cloak works like a green screen and takes advantage of the technique used for special effects during filming combined with augmented reality. Just wear the cloak with the green side facing out, take a picture or record a short video with the app Wow!Stuff and that's it: we disappear as if by magic.

The Invisibility Cloak: where to buy it

The cloak is about 140 cm long and is suitable for everyone, from six years of age, while the application of Wow!Stuff is free and runs on both iOS and Android. The Invisibility Cloak can be purchased online at The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4 and is currently available in a Deluxe version, which, in addition to including a special version of the cloak adorned with precious trim, also comes with a handy tripod to make the innovative gadget work at its best. The cost is 60 pounds, just over 66 euros.