The first-ever Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival is just around the corner! The countdown is officially on: less than three weeks to go!
Need help planning your trip? The Hub has you covered!
Quite a few WUtubers (including me!) will be at the Fan Festival on Saturday, all with early access tickets. Meet-up details coming soon!
If you’re anything like me, you’re already planning what to pack for the Fan Festival. Don’t worry, I’ve put together a handy checklist for you!
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What to Pack for the Wizards Unite Fan Festival
I’ve divided this packing checklist into categories. If Wizards Unite is your first foray into geo-location games, or if the Fan Festival will be your first day-long outdoor walking event, you might need to buy a few things in advance. Otherwise, you should have most of the things on this list already!
Three phone accessories are an absolute must:
- Power banks (external batteries)
- Charging cables
- Phone case
However, depending on your phone type and your game play preferences, you also might consider two optional phone accessories:
- Phone stylus
- Pop socket
If you need to buy any of these phone accessories before WizFest (are we going with that nickname?), check out these options.
- Play Wizards Unite with These Top-Rated Power Banks!
- Shop Hundreds of Harry Potter Phone Cases!
- Cast Masterful Spells with a Wand Stylus!
- Get Free Shipping on all domestic orders of $20+ at PopSockets.com
Even if you don’t get early access to WizFest, it’s going to be a long day. To get through the day safely and comfortably, you’ll at least need the following:
- sunscreen (not aerosol)
- supportive shoes
A regular backpack for the event is fine. It doesn’t need to be clear. However, a framed backpack is prohibited.
An empty reusable water bottle or water pack is fine. SEALED store-bought water bottles are also fine. Alcohol is prohibited, so these rules keep people from sneaking in alcohol. There will be places in the park to refill water bottles.
If you need a new water bottle, Zazzle has multiple creative Harry Potter designs, all officially-licensed. Get 20% off during the month of August with code WARNERBROS20
It should be hot and sunny in Indianapolis over Labor Day weekend. Keep your skin safe by wearing sunscreen and a hat.
WizFest will be a long day of walking and standing, so supportive footwear is a must. A good pair of walking shoes, possibly with a supportive gel insole, should suffice.
If you really want to support your feet and your entire body, I recommend Wiiv custom footwear. They sent me a pair of custom sandals to review, and I’m obsessed. I even purchased custom insoles for my husband and me–it’s like walking on a cloud!
In addition to these festival necessities, I also recommend bringing:
- bug spray (not aerosol)
- picnic blanket
There will be food available for sale at the event, but a few granola bars, some veggie sticks, and some trail mix will help you save money while eating healthily.
Bug spray is helpful if you tend to get eaten alive in outdoor areas.
A picnic blanket or a towel gives you the flexibility of sitting down and taking a break anywhere in the park. It also provides a clean surface for eating.
Go Shiny Hunter has three awesome beach towels for sale in his store, each featuring a different custom design inspired by the Wizards Unite professions.
Wizards Unite Clothing & Merch
While you’re probably not agonizing over which pink t-shirt to wear on Saturday, you might be wondering if it’s too late to find the perfect wizarding attire. As of now, there’s not any officially-licensed Wizards Unite clothing for sale.
However, there’s tons of officially-licensed clothing from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Plus several WUtubers have created their own merch lines inspired by the game (all carefully and beautifully done to avoid any trademark infringement).
Official Harry Potter Clothing
These recommendations will be a little US-centric, I’m afraid. As an American myself, I know American retailers better than international retailers.
If you want to shop at an actual physical store, Target, Wal-mart, Kohl’s, and Hot Topic (believe it or not) all carry a wide selection of official Harry Potter merchandise. They also have magical clothing and accessories from the Fantastic Beasts films.
For shopping online, Zazzle has a wide selection of official Harry Potter merchandise.
Go Shiny Hunter Designs
Go Shiny Hunter has three designs inspired by the three professions. These are available on a variety of apparel. He even created pink Professor t-shirts just for me to order! I’ll update this with a review once my shirt comes in.
Animagus Logo Tee
I’ve also ordered a pink t-shirt from Animagus, another of the WUtubers. This is a simple logo design, perfect for anyone who likes a subtle look.
Need a custom wand? Animagus also has an Etsy shop!
Snitches & Witches Designs
Snitches & Witches offers a variety of fun designs and merchandise options in her online shop. Join the WUTuberNati or wear a Snitches & Witches logo ensemble. Lots of options for any fan!
WizardPhD Professor Gear
I already received my pink Professor tee from WizardPhD! I’m wearing it in the video below. I ordered the Large Bolt Logo Standard Shirt in a Women’s Medium. Lynette is also wearing a Women’s Medium in the photo at the top of this article.
You can also get a PopSocket!
Wizard Tricks Logo Tee
Wizard Tricks wore this awesome t-shirt at the exclusive launch event in LA, and he looked sharp! Scroll to the top of this article to get a look! Get your own Wizard Tricks tee from his online store.
James and Sue of XpectoGO just launched their own merch! Grab a t-shirt, hoodie, or sticker with one of two designs.
Witches Unite Designs
Last, but not least, my own designs! I’ll be adding more options every week, just in case you want a Witches Unite t-shirt that’s NOT pink.
Note: Please check the shipping times on all of these stores. Some of these magical merch items are made-to-order, so they might take awhile to ship. If you’re looking for a new Harry Potter t-shirt that’s guaranteed to arrive before WizFest, you’re best off ordering from a large chain store or shopping at a store in person.
I hope this packing list helps you prepare for WizFest! What would you add to my list? Comment below!