Want To Buy A Baby Harry Potter?

Baby Harry Potter (photo by Tracy Ann Lister)

JK Rowling is a very imaginative person, is she not? And yet I bet you five pounds (that’s about $8.15) that she never, in her most fevered imaginings, could have dreamed that one day, a British artist would make and sell replicas of her most popular characters, as they may have looked when they were babies.

And yet that is exactly what Tracy Ann Lister has done. Tracy makes a living creating bespoke baby replicas, each one given a name and offered up for ‘adoption’ from her website, Artful Babies. But she recently branched out into the Potterverse, making little Harry, Ron and Hermione…and Voldemort.

And just look at the babies in question. The Harry Potter one is probably fair enough (although let’s be honest, the closer to reality you get, the ickier the baby appears), but let’s just have a quick look at her reimagining of young Tom Riddle’s early days, shall we?

Baby Voldemort (photo by Tracy Ann Lister)

Yep, she gave him snake-eyes. *shudder*

Will you be buying a Potter baby? Tell us here.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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