Get Equipped! Newt Scamander by Hot Topic

With the release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ (in theaters now) comes Hot Topic‘s Fantastic Beasts collection and we were lucky enough to get our hands on their Newt Scamander coat and shirt! To celebrate we did two photoshoots with Kevin Allen (Severus Snape and the Marauders and The New Adventures of Pinkgirl and The Scone) and Bryan Forrest (Video Game Highschool and Man at Arms) in two different looks using the coat and shirt. Also be sure to check out our video from Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con 2016 in which the coat’s features are highlighted (gold embroidered tentacle, monogram buttons, satin lining that matches Newt’s briefcase, and wand pocket).

Harry Potter fans will recognize Allen as Sirius Black from the fan film ‘Severus Snape and the Marauders’ (for those of you who haven’t see it, check it out here). We see Allen here in a bit of a more formal look that’s perfect for cold weather. Adding a matching vest and pants along with a chunky wool tie we create a look that can be best described as modern vintage. It really reminds me of the 60’s mod look with a touch of the 1920’s vibe from the movie. And if you need a bit more warmth might we suggest pairing your outfit with a Hufflepuff scarf?

Now with Forrest’s look we’re going more casual with the dark blue denim jeans and converses, but we still have that old world charm by utilizing braided suspenders and the patterned ascot (such a great fashion accessory that’s woefully underused these days). You can also rock this look instead with a tie, a scarf, or even forgo it all but we like the pop that the ascot gives to this outfit.

As you can see by pairing the coat and shirt with various elements you can achieve a look that works for a number of occasions, whether you have to dress up or down and show off your fandom. The Newt Scamander Overcoat by Hot Topic retails for $79.90 and the Newt Scamander Symbols Long Sleeve Shirt retails for $44.90, they are now currently available in stores or online. With four more movies planned, we can’t wait to see what more goodies will be released alongside them.

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Photography: Michael Pao of MPao Photography
Models: Kevin Allen and Bryan Forrest

Apparel Breakdown
Formal (Kevin Allen)
Newt Scamander Overcoat by Hot Topic
Newt Scamander Symbols Long Sleeve Shirt by Hot Topic
Matching Brown with Blue Pinstripe Vest & Pants
Brown Wool Tie by Paris
Dark Brown Leather Gloves
Brown PU Leather Belt
Dark Brown Wingtips by Michael Shannon
Newt Scamander Wand from the Noble Collection

Casual (Bryan Forrest)
Newt Scamander Overcoat by Hot Topic
Newt Scamander Symbols Long Sleeve Shirt by Hot Topic
Light Brown Leather Braided Suspenders
Blue Patterned Ascot
Dark Blue Denim Jeans by Forever 21
Light Brown Converse
Newt Scamander Wand from the Noble Collection

This article was written in collaboration with Hot Topic.

Written by: MPao

Editor-in-Chief of ‘Suit Up! Geek Out!’.

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