Six Everyday Uses for an Invisibility Cloak
Yesterday, we got big news about one of the most iconic objects in the HP-verse. Researchers at the University of Rochester have taken us one step closer to an actual invisibility cloak! Screech! Squeal! Cheer! Which ultimately begs the question: What would you do if you had an invisibility cloak? MuggleNet has a few suggestions!
- Save money on admission costs.
Oh, don’t look at me like that. We’ve all felt the hard pinch when we go out. Entertainment can clear out your wallet fast! Forget shoving friends into the trunk at the drive-in. No more sneaking in snacks to avoid ridiculous popcorn prices! No wildly concocted stories of how your young daughter is all alone inside because you had to run to the car and find her insulin and happened to leave your ticket with her! Just throw the cloak on whatever, or whoever, you’re smuggling in and give your finances a breather!
2. Personal protection and security.
Sometimes the world can be a scary place. I know I’ve felt totally creeped out walking to my car in a dark garage at night. Wrap yourself in the warm and secure embrace of your very own cloak and walk through the darkened streets completely at ease. Should someone break into your house, just throw it on and stay out of their way, giving you time to call the police without threat of harm.
3. Avoid awkward social situations.
If you suffer from anxiety—most especially the social variety—then this is your one-way ticket to easy breathing. You, too, can enjoy your favorite band sing live without the bubble-intruding concertgoers sending you to the funny farm. Just don the invisibility cloak and stroll right up on stage. Best seat in the house! Woke up with a giant zit on a school day? The cloak can hide any unsightly blemish and let you save face in the hallways! Amazing!
4. Find out who your real friends are.
Hopefully your skin is thicker than the cloak because this one might be hard to swallow, but wouldn’t you rather know who’s on whose team? Listen in and find out what people really think about you. That girl you’ve been crushing on might actually think you’re cute! Or she could not even know you exist. Either way, getting the inside line would really up your game! For the younger crowd, you no longer have to sit in wonder when your parents kick you out of the room to talk in secret. Find out every plan and surprise they are concocting for you! Disclaimer: MuggleNet takes no responsibility for things heard, or seen, that you are not ready for and will not pay for your therapy.
5. Become the hide and seek master!
Wow your friends when you challenge them to the ultimate game of hide and seek! Perfect for babysitting jobs when you need to preoccupy the kidlets for a couple of hours but want to catch up on your favorite show or finish Goblet of Fire for the hundredth time! And talk about an epic Halloween costume! Bring some authenticity to your haunted house and spook the hordes of trick-or-treaters. You’ll be the talk of the town for years to come!
6. Hide your shame.
I don’t know about you, but company always seems to arrive when I am least prepared. With three kids under the age of 11, that basically means ALL THE TIME! Don’t let unexpected guests catch you with your pants down. Just throw the cloak over that mountain of three-day-old unfolded laundry, or last night’s pile of dinner dishes, and you’re ready to host just about anyone! Hey kids… don’t you hate it when your mom says you can’t play until your room is clean? Stitch together a bunch of them and throw it over your entire room. Tada! Xbox time! And for those of us not quite summer-body ready, you can still enjoy a leisurely day by the pool without the embarrassment!
MuggleNet wants to know: What would you do with the Invisibility Cloak? Tell us in the comments below!