Film & TV
Dumbledore's Robe: A Screen-Matched Marvel
This magical garment, never before offered at auction, is not merely a costume but a tangible connection to the beloved Headmaster of Hogwarts
January 10, 2024
As part of Julien’s upcoming "Robots, Wizards, Heroes & Aliens” auction (held online at Julienslive.com and in person on December 14-17) we are excited to offer fans a rare opportunity to own pieces of the magical legacy of Harry Potter. This includes a beloved relic in the franchise’s history -- the screen-matched special effects Robe worn by the late Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of the Hogwarts wizarding school, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
This magical garment, never before offered at auction, is not merely a costume but a tangible connection to the beloved character of the headmaster of Hogwarts. Inside of the robe, special effects wiring is present that was utilized during a scene of the film when Dumbledore arrives at the hospital wing with Professor McGonagall (Maggie Smith) when Colin Creevy (Hugh Mitchell) is petrified after indirectly seeing a creature known as a basilisk. When Dumbledore picks up Creevy's camera, it explodes -- a practical effect controlled by the wiring present in this robe.
The robe takes on an added layer of significance as it was on long-term loan and exhibition at the famous MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture) in Seattle, Washington – part of their "100 Years of Warner Bros." celebration in collaboration with Turner Classic Movies (TCM). But the magic doesn't end with Dumbledore's robe…
Additional facets of the iconic Headmaster's attire will also be available including an additional inner robe and a pair of “half-moon” gold-tone glasses. These lots, along with all Harry Potter items in the auction (including a collection of original wands) open a portal to the enchanting world of J.K. Rowling's creation, allowing fans and collectors to bring a touch of wizardry into their homes.
Dumbledore's robe, wands, and other Harry Potter treasures stand as a testament to the timeless allure of wizardry and the indelible mark left by the world's most beloved wizard and his extraordinary journey. Bid now on Julienslive.com, and become a part of the magic!