Drabble Babble Challenge: Potions Edition

October 2015

Ashley Margaret

Here is a picture of a sign outside Knockturn Alley that I took at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this past year!

Dittany, a powerful healing herb used in potion-making, is very useful in many occasions throughout the Harry Potter series.

Joey Stark

The Half-Blood Prince dwarfed by his own legacy.

I liked the what the book represents about snape's life as a student, his intelligence and talent, determination, his intuition, his pain, his turning to darker forces. I also really wanted to photograph my pop figure of Snape because it's awesome and also strangely adorable.

My take on various potions ingredients. Featuring real shedded snake skins from my python and a molted exoskeleton from my tarantula (note: not a dead spider, as much as it looks like it!).

Kim Alting


I love making potions. I collect little bottles and turn them into real Harry Potter potions. This one is my favorite.

These are not potions, but potion ingredients. The flowers that are in there are real.

Lamia Brickley


Matilde Rayne

I always figured Potions was the wizarding equivalent of Chemistry, so making potions would have to be a lot like making things in lab. I wanted to show off some of the super cool things we do in lab, but unfortunately I've hit a bit of a dry spell, where I'm basically doing the most uninteresting microscale syntheses EVER. So here's a picture of one step in a "potions" synthesis, involving purifying and collecting a compound to either keep or use later.

I have no idea what's in Veritaserum, but I suppose my guess is as good as any. Veritaserum is a colorless, odorless liquid that looks a lot like water - and that's a dinner glass. Hopefully it won't make it to the dinner table itself. *coughs*

Polaris Black

These are the ingredients you need to make the DIY Stain Removing Potion. You probably have them on hand.

Diagon Alley is the place to go for magical potion ingredients. But you can always obtain non-magical potion ingredients in your local Muggle super market.