13 Iconic Accessories From Literature That You Can Actually Buy In Real Life
If you ask your friends and family what they want for the holidays, they'll probably demure and ask for something sensible. They'll need a new non-stick pan, or a nice sweater. They'll claim to be "happy with anything." But deep in their eyes, you can see that all they really, truly want out of this life and this world is a full-sized replica of Brienne of Tarth's sword, Oathkeeper, from A Song of Ice and Fire. Lucky for them (and for you), quite a few of the fantastical accessories of fiction are also available for purchase in the real world. Here are a few literary objects that you can buy, display, and wear in real life, because everyone deserves the occasional giant sword.
After all, part of the joy of reading fiction is imagining yourself in that fictional world. And since we haven't yet developed the technology to physically jump into our favorite book series, owning a small piece of the story will have to do for now. You can cast a spell with your very own wand, fight criminals with your own magic lasso, or solve crimes with your own deerstalker hat. Sure, most of these accessories won't work exactly like they do in the books (please don't actually stab anyone with your replica swords), but they will bring a lot of joy to you and your fellow book-lovers:
1. Wonder Woman's Bracelet, Lasso, and Tiara
For the true Amazon warrior in your life, consider this gorgeous replica of Wonder Woman's bracelets, tiara, and lasso of truth. Each piece is life-size, adjustable, and crafted out of high quality metal. The set comes with an intricately carved base, perfect for displaying on your bookshelf. Or you can wear your tiara and bracelets out on the town while you go about crushing the patriarchy.
2. Harry Potter's Wand
3. The One Ring
Sure, owning the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings will slowly eat away at your immortal soul until you become as sad and shriveled as Gollum... but it sure does look shiny. Own your very own precious Ring of Power with this beautiful, gold-plated replica.
4. Brienne of Tarth's Sword
5. Katniss Everdeen's Pin
When Katniss Everdeen leaves her district to take part in the Hunger Games, she takes this mockingjay pin as her tribute token. Of course, the mockingjay quickly goes from weird, genetically modified bird to a symbol of the revolution, so grab your own pin and take a stand against the Capitol.
6. A Cryptex from 'The DaVinci Code'
7. Daenerys Targaryen's Dragon Eggs
8. Sherlock Holmes' Hat
9. One of Voldemort's Horcruxes
Who wouldn't want to own a chunk of Voldemort's immortal soul? Ravenclaw's diadem, Hufflepuff's cup, Slytherin's locket, and Tom Riddle's diary are all available for your personal horcrux collection (you might have a harder time tracking down a giant snake and Harry Potter, though).
10. Gandalf's Staff
11. The Triwizard Cup
Finally, a Triwizard Cup that won't transport you and your friend to a horrifying graveyard full of Death Eaters! Instead, this functional Triwizard Cup lamp will light your way to victory during late night study sessions, or provide mood lighting as you re-read Goblet of Fire for the umpteenth time.
12. Claire's Cowl
You may not be surrounded by Scottish hunks like Claire from Outlander, but you can certainly keep your neck warm with this Outlander-inspired knitwear. Based on the clothing of 18th century Scotland, this cowl will protect you from chilly highland winds all winter long.
13. Luna Lovegood's Spectrespecs
Of course, what's a list of fictional accessories without Luna Lovegood's Spectrespecs? Described in the book as making the wearer look like a "demented, multicoloured owl," these glasses make a perfect stocking stuffer (or everyday fashion statement) for a true book nerd.