That hole in our hearts has finally been filled by “Taylor Swift & Harry Potter Parody Mashup,” a video posted on Youtube this month by user weasleysweaters. With melodies lifted from Taylor Swift’s mega-hits and lyrics that are filled with references to the Harry Potter series, the video has become a viral sensation. It has also become our new favorite thing on the Internet. Check it out:
The video is the creation of a Los Angeles-based “Harry Potter Superfan” named Kate Parkin. Parkin makes her living as an actress, and her showmanship is clear in the video. She comes armed with costumes, props, and an arsenal of Harry Potter references that fit seamlessly into Taylor Swift’s original melodies.
This isn’t the first time that Parkin has made a Harry Potter parody video. She’s produced several others, including “Do You Wanna Build a Horcrux?” (to the tune of “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman,” from Disney’s Frozen). You can check out all of Parkin’s Harry Potter mashups on her YouTube page.