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Harry Potter Decals on Etsy

Harry Potter Decals and Fun Decorations

I love adding Harry Potter decals to my car, my computer, my Kindle, just about everything. Merlin knows that there is a hippogriff-sized amount of Harry Potter merchandise available at HarryPottershop.com. But as an avid fan, I have been frustrated many times when I can’t find something Harry Potter-related for a device, or something that isn’t a t-shirt. That’s where Etsy comes in.

Etsy is an online marketplace where crafty or artistic types sell their wares. You can find just about anything in a vintage, retro, minimalist or other style of your liking. You can also find merchandise made by people who are clearly fans of a particular book, TV show or movie, like Harry Potter. (I’ve always wondered how people can get away making items that clearly infringe on a trademark. In 2010, CNET.com posted Etsy’s crafty balance: Fans vs. trademark holders that explains that a trademark owner must pursue someone who is illegally using their trademark, and that Etsy isn’t responsible for pursuing or defending Etsy store owners.)

Here’s my wish list for Harry Potter items on Etsy for electronics and accessories. Click on the links below each item for pricing and ordering. Be sure to browse around the seller’s store; you’ll see many more cool Harry Potter-inspired items.

Advanced Potion Making for iPhone

If you’re the Half Blood Prince you don’t need a lifeline in potions class. By TheGraphicStop

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Advanced Potion Making for iPhone

You’ve Got Mail

I used Hedwig’s hoot as my text tone because it makes me feel like I’m not so much Muggle. This decal would help, too. By Clankwerks

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You’ve Got Mail

This iPad is a Horcrux

Is there a ringing in your ears? You might not want to jam a Basilisk fang into this one. By PerfectlyAligned

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This iPad is a Horcrux

Portkey Decal

Here’s another great decal from PerfectlyAligned. Watch out for wizards trying to hang onto your car!

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Portkey Decal

Harry Face for iPhone

How cute is this? A tiny decal for your silver or white iPhone. By Stickrz

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Harry Face for iPhone

Harry Face for Apple

Here’s an even more elaborate decal to transform the Apple into Harry. However, this is pretty specific since, technically, that Elder Wand should be snapped in half. Harry would never use it! By SkinDR

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Harry Face for Apple

Sorting Hat Decal

Here’s another clever decal for your Apple logo. Will it be Slytherin or Gryffindor? By nextdoordecals

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Sorting Hat Decal

See also: Tomboy Togs for Custom Geek Gear

Marauder’s Map Wood Case

I’d be super careful because I’d be more worried about breaking the awesome case than the phone! By baby5studio

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Marauder’s Map Wood Case

My Other Ride is a Firebolt

If only. By StickerGurl

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My Other Ride is a Firebolt

Marauder’s Map Case

Wow. This is gorgeous, functional and clever. What a great way to carry around your Mac Book. By CaseLibrary

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Marauder’s Map Case

Nimbus 2000 Magnet for Car

Throw a quaffle and snitch in the air and let your car fly. By CleverCucumber

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Nimbus 2000 Magnet for Car

Hogwarts Alumni Decal for Mac

I can already imagine a lot of people asking me about my alma mater. How can they not know! By Tek200

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Hogwarts Alumni Decal for Mac

Hogwarts “Always”

Just seeing the word “always” and hearing Harry’s mum’s voice in my head is nearly bringing me to tears. Top it with the only home he’s ever known and… poor Harry! By ACVinyls

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Hogwarts “Always”

Luna’s Quibbler Glasses

You’ll not only see wrackspurts and nargles, but also get a clear vision for what you’re supposed to be working on. By VinylReflection

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Luna’s Quibbler Glasses

Dobby Decal

Keep Dobby’s spirit alive on your Mac or other laptop. He’ll clean it during the night. By JamieVanNuysDesigns

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Dobby Decal

Myrtle Was Here

If you hear sobbing, you’ll know where it’s coming from — the u bend. By StickerGurl

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Myrtle Was Here

Platform 9 3/4

Tired of all those stickers marathon runners slap on their car? Show the world you know a secret way to travel. By SkinDR

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Platform 9 3/4

Gryffindor Uniform

Your iPad Air never looked so good, or brave. By YouCustomized

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Gryffindor Uniform

Big Harry Face for Apple

Now your whole Mac top can be transformed into Harry. Maybe he’ll work his magic on your homework. By 2GETHERSTORE

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Big Harry Face for Apple

Gryffindor for Kindle

You could be reading Harry Potter from a Harry Potter-inspired Kindle cover. Genius! By joevleather

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Gryffindor for Kindle

Tom Riddle’s Diary Case

Not only does it protect your phone, it tells the world how you defeated Tom in the Chamber of Secrets. By TheGraphicStop

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Tom Riddle’s Diary Case

I Solemnly Swear Decal

Maybe not something you should advertise, but other Harry Potter fans will love it when they see it. By MarkedCo

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I Solemnly Swear Decal

Ministry of Magic Entrance

My all-time favorite Harry Potter decoration. Don’t try it at home! By YoonekGraphics

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Ministry of Magic Entrance

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Sneaky Geek T-shirts Are My Favorite

I have loved sneaky geek t-shirts since the late ’90s, when I bought a Sunnydale High t-shirt. If you know what Sunnydale High is, then you know of which fandom I speak. If, however, you’re mystified, then that sneaky geek t-shirt did its job.

(I’ll put you out of your misery. Sunnydale High was the high school that Buffy and her friends attended in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.)

Sneaky geek t-shirts are kind of the like the nod-and-wink of the pop culture world. For instance, your run-of-the-mill Harry Potter fan might sport a t-shirt that’s covered in tinted photos of the cast members, along with a movie logo. That is exactly the kind of fan t-shirt I can’t stand, the kind with real-life people on them. We are not worshiping the actors, people, we are worshiping the story! The characters! Not the same!

Harry Potter T-shirt

So, what kind of sneaky geek t-shirt do I love? The kind that takes a snippet of trivia, of which only a true fan would know, and displays it in a cheeky fashion on a t-shirt.  For instance, this is a fabulous Harry Potter t-shirt, available on Etsy.

Butterbeer T-shirt

The Three Broomsticks Butterbeer T-shirt on Etsy

If you aren’t a fan of Harry Potter, books or movies (but especially books!), then you might think the Three Broomsticks was a real-life establishment. Potter fans know, however, that it’s the cheerier pub in Hogsmeade, not the dodgy Hog’s Head.

Lord of the Rings T-shirt

Similarly, I love this Lord of the Rings t-shirt I found on Etsy.

Mordor Fun Run T-shirt

Mordor Fun Run T-shirt

There are a couple of jokes going on here. If you’re a fan of the Lord of the Rings movies, especially, you probably spotted them. First, we all know that the run — nay, the walk — to Mordor is anything but fun. Second, “one does not simply walk” was Sean Bean’s line in Fellowship of the Ring that launched a thousand memes. Civilians would know none of this.

Once Upon a Time T-shirt

Here’s another location-themed t-shirt available on Etsy.

Storybrooke T-shirt

Storybrooke T-shirt

Simple and to the point. And if you’re scratching your head, wondering what this t-shirt is talking about, again, mission accomplished! Storybrooke is a fictional town on Once Upon a Time. While this Once Upon a Time t-shirt isn’t flashy, by any stretch, it certainly conveys what a lot of us are feeling a lot of the time.

Game of Thrones T-shirt

Here’s a cheeky Game of Thrones t-shirt for male fans.

Night's Watch T-shirt

Night’s Watch T-shirt

While he might not really be in the Night’s Watch, this Etsy t-shirt at least gives prospective mates the idea that this Game of Thrones fan has a sense of humor, even if he is still single.

Outlander T-shirt

Now, here’s a t-shirt I’m lucky enough to own myself. My sweet husband knows how much I like these sneaky geek t-shirts on Etsy, so he’s gotten me several of them over the years.

Sassenach T-shirt

Sassenach T-shirt

Are you scratching your head? Sassenach refers to an “outlander,” or specifically, an Englishman or Englishwoman who finds themselves in the Highlands of Scotland. It’s generally a deragatory term. Outlander fans know, however, that it is Jamie’s pet name for Claire. Well, one of them. Men, get your woman a Sassenach t-shirt if you want to show her you really are behind this whole Outlander thing she’s into.

What makes you different? What kind of fan are you? Etsy is celebrating our “un-similarities” in their Difference Makes Us campaign. Share what makes you a different kind of fan in our comments below or on our Facebook page.




A collection of sneaky geek t-shirts

9 Must-Own Suicide Squad Pops

Funko’s Pop! Vinyl figures are absolutely adorable and totally collectible. The Suicide Squad Pops are no exception.

Pops (which are not bobbleheads, but based on the same design concept) have huge heads for their bodies, much like babies. Their heads are shaped like rounded blocks and take up about half of their full size. Their eyes are only black circles. Their costumes are minimalist, with just enough details to clue you into their identity. At $9.99 —  a nice price that’s mathematically simple to add — Pops are also easy to collect.

When cast members of Game of Thrones started posing with their Pop mini-selves, Funko was solidified as the cool, geek collectible to own. Instagram users saw their feeds flood with Game of Thrones actors posing with Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon Snow and many more.

Pop in a Box

Funko CEO Brian Mariotti created an irresistible design in 2010. He took four protoypes to the San Diego Comic-Con: Green Lantern, Batgirl and two different Batman Pops. According to Rolling Stone, he received some negative feedback. But he also got enough positive feedback to start producing a product. At the time, he had licenses for three major product lines — Marvel, DC and Star Wars. Now, Funko’s Pop! Vinyls include figures from hundreds of licenses.

Hundreds and hundreds of figures later, we have the Suicide Squad Pops. The Suicide Squad Pops are based on the look of the characters in the Suicide Squad movie. Each one stands 3 3/4 inches tall and comes packaged in a window display box.

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn is featured in her red and blue outfit complete with her bat and dyed pigtails.

The Harley Quinn Pop! Vinyl is decked out in her trademark red and blue. (Funny how those colors so closely match those of Captain America, a Marvel character.) Her t-shirt reads Daddy’s Lil Monster. Although, in her case, Daddy is the Joker and he made her go crazy.

Before she became Harley Quinn, she was psychiatrist Dr. Harleen Quinzel. She worked at Arkham Asylum, where the Joker was doing time. He drove her so crazy, he could control her. She fell in love with him and became a super-villain. She’s got a super bubbly personality that keeps her opponents off-guard. Psychotic Harley Quinn does it all for “her puddin’.”

The Joker

Joker is featured in his Arkham pants, purple gloved hand, and tattooed chest.

The Joker Pop! Vinyl represents a completely different Joker than we’ve seen before. This Joker shed his purple tux to show off his cut torso. He’s covered in tattoos, including “Damaged” on his forehead. He still bears his trademark colors, in his noxious green hair and his purple glove. You can tell he’s an escaped convict, thanks to his “Arkham” sweat pants.

The Joker is the most recognizable Gotham villain. (Do not mistake him for the Riddler. Different villain.) The Joker thrives on creating chaos. His tortured past has been hinted, and is manifested in his crazy schemes. In the comics, he killed Robin, crippled Batgirl, and tortured and killed lots of innocent Gotham residents. What’s that line? “Some men just want to watch the world burn.” Bingo!

Deadshot

Deadshot is featured unmasked and suited for battle.

This little Deadshot Pop! Vinyl is one of two that were created for the character. In this version — which resembles Will Smith, who plays Deadshot in Suicide Squad — Deadshotis wearing his trademark red and black suit. “I am the light — the way” is written on his favorite rifle, no doubt referring to the scripture in the Bible, John 14:6.

Deadshot isn’t the cut and dry villain that the Joker is. He’s a mercenary, an assassin. Before Batman helped lock him up, Deadshot took pride in killing his marks with the least amount of bullets and fuss as possible. He’s an uncanny marksman, thus earning him the nickname Deadshot. Not much is known about his past. He is the de facto leader of the Suicide Squad, probably because of his military training. The strangest aspect of his personality, other than his disregard for human life, is that he has a burning death wish to go out in a blaze of glory. (We saw Deadshot on Arrow.)

Diablo

El Diablo is featured with his iconic tattooed face and baseball jacket.
The Diablo Pop! Vinyl is wearing a shirt and jacket, so we can’t see his tatts. We can see, however, that he has tattooed his face to resemble a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) mask. (What do those hash marks mean? Uh oh.) His name is tattooed on his chin and embroidered on his jacket.

El Diablo was given pryotechnic powers. To seek revenge on his enemies, he burned down a building. When he realized that building had held innocent women and children, he went quietly to prison to pay for his sins.

Katana

Katana is masked and armed for battle.The Katana Pop! Vinyl is easily recognizable, thanks to her mask that looks like the flag of Japan. She’s holding her trademark sword — the Soultaker — and wears more weapons at her waist.

Katana, a.k.a. Tatsu Yamashiro is a vigilante. She’s a good guy. She’s there to keep the members of the Suicide Squad in check. She became Katana after the death of her husband, at the hands of the Yakuza. Her husband’s soul, and the souls of many more victims, are trapped in he sword, Soultaker. She continues to fight in hopes of freeing those souls, and her husband’s.

Boomerang


Captain Boomerang is featured battered, but ready for more in his blue 'Captain' jacket and his weapon of choice.
The Boomerang Pop! Vinyl is holding the weapon that earned him his moniker. His little blue hoodie says “Captain,” as in Captain Boomerang. His boots are held together with duct tape.

Boomerang is a jerk. He’s racist and nasty, causing all kind of friction within the Suicide Squad. He grew up in Australia. He was originally a performer, performing tricks with boomerangs. As he grew, he started using them as weapons. His boomerangs are much like the Green Arrows arrows. He makes boomerangs that explode, slice and dice. He usually clashes with The Flash, not Batman.

Rick Flag

Rick Flag is suited and armed to keep everyone in line.
The Rick Flag Pop! Vinyl is as clean cut as the character it represents. He’s dressed in camo green and sports a buzz cut.

Rick Flag is a highly trained army soldier. He resents having to babysit a bunch of criminals. (You can tell he’s angry by his furrowed eyebrows. Oh, wait. Those are pretty standard.)

Killer Croc

Killer Croc is armed at the teeth and ready for battle

The Killer Croc Pop! Vinyl isn’t as smooth as the other Suicide Squad Pops, thanks to his reptilian skin. He’s wearing a cool hoodie, emblazoned with a dragon.

Killer Croc was born with a rare genetic disorder that makes his skin look like a crocodile’s. His skin is nearly impenetrable. He also inherited some abilities with the disorder, like super strength and speed. His reflexes are dangerously fast.

Deadshot (Masked)

Deadshot is suited and armed in his iconic red and black outfit and silver face mask.

This Deadshot Pop! Vinyl shows the assassin wearing a mask that’s fitted with special device. The device helps him see his target at a distance or in the dark. This is the variant of the regular version of the Deadshot Pop! Vinyl.

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