Ariana Grande just showed off her Dumbledore jacket, and we're mega jealous
Harry Potter is a total pop culture phenomenon. The public’s love for the boy wizard is decades-long and doesn’t appear to be letting up anytime soon — just ask anybody who’s practically drooling with anticipation at the thought of the newest addition to the series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, releasing in book form at midnight on July 31st. In today’s “Celebs, they’re just like us muggles!” news, Ariana Grande just proved that she’s the biggest Potter fangirl of us all by showing off this AMAZING one-of-a-kind Dumbledore jacket.
Seriously, guys, LOOK at this jacket.
In a video shared on Ariana’s Instagram on July 26th, the 23-year-old pop star (rockin’ her adorable new bangs), shows off the custom-made jacket. It’s a simple oversized dark denim jacket, but it has an incredibly detailed portrait of everybody’s fave Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore on the back, with the word’s “Dumbledore’s Army” embroidered below.
In the photo’s caption, Ariana cleverly quips “Muggle in the streets wizard in da sheets” (LOL!) and thanks fashion designer/stylist Rio Warner and custom embroiderer Dirty Needle Embroidery for collaborating on the amazing jacket.
Here’s a closer look at the *stunning* embroidery, courtesy of Dirty Needle’s Instagram:
And another snap, showing the entire process from initial sketch to final product:
Seriously, how awesome is this design? Look at the detail on Dumbledore’s beard! In their caption, Dirty Needle Embroidery gives kudos to Ariana for the “serious challenge,” noting that Dumbledore’s portrait was “one of the hardest embroideries” to date, and thanks Rio Warner for the cool gig. According to the caption, the embroidered design was handmade, using a free motion embroidery technique. SO cool.
Ariana’s love of all things Harry Potter isn’t anything new. She named one of her dogs after Sirius Black (aka, the greatest Potter character of them all) and her friends, knowing how much she loves the series, made her an AMAZING Potter-themed music video for her birthday last month. Way back in 2011, baby Ariana even attended the NYC premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II!
High five on snagging an awesome jacket, fellow Slytherin!