The Ghosts of Oz
One of my favorite movies — aside from Harry Potter, of course — will always be The Wizard of Oz. As a little girl, I must have watched it a million times over and still couldn’t get enough of it. A week ago, I was watching the movie with my kids, and at the end, when the quartet obtained their deepest desires, I couldn’t help but notice that the things they wanted most were similar to the traits desired by each noble House of Hogwarts. The Cowardly Lion wanted courage, something admired by Gryffindor. The Scarecrow just wanted some brains, and we all know how highly Ravenclaw regards those who thirst for knowledge and seek wisdom.
My pondering resulted in a small collection of crossover fan art I call “The Ghosts of Oz.” It’s not a sorting of the four characters so much as a re-imagining of each of them as a Hogwarts House ghost.
Which other characters from Oz could you see floating around the corridors of Hogwarts? Tell us in the comments below!