Cosplay is nothing new in the realm of geekdom. For as long as fictional universes have existed, fans have loved to dress up as their favorite characters. We've seen all sorts of fantastic cosplay over the years, but every so often we find one that blows us away for how similar it looks when compared to the real thing. In fact, one Harry Potter fan recently posted her Hermione Granger cosplay online, and the resemblance between her and Emma Watson has the Internet reeling. Check out her cosplay picture below to see it for yourself.
No, that's not Emma Watson. That's actually just a girl dressed up as Hermione from the Harry Potter films -- although you would be forgiven for thinking this was a behind-the-scenes photo from one of the later movies. The resemblance between this young woman and Ms. Watson is so uncanny that it's enough to make you start believing in the multiverse. Think about it; if that's not evidence of a doppelgänger, then I don't know what is.
The similarity between this girl and Emma Watson is not just a fluke in that first picture. She has a series of pictures just like that, and they all prove that she's a dead ringer for everyone's favorite female wizard. Check out another example below.
Of course, seeing such a spot-on cosplay of Hermione Granger raises questions about whether or not we will see Emma Watson play the role again as well. While it's true that the proper Harry Potter franchise officially came to an end with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2, Warner Bros. is still in the business of Wizarding World movies. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 will inch closer to the Harry Potter continuity with the casting of a young Dumbledore (who will be played by Jude Law in this incarnation), so it's not entirely outlandish to think that the franchise may one day return to the ensemble that started it all. If they cannot get Emma Watson for Hermione, then we're sure that this particular cosplayer will be up to the challenge of taking her place.
It's always worth mentioning that cosplay doesn't have to be this accurate to work. While many fans often go to painstaking lengths in order to adequately capture every minute detail about a particular character or universe, other fans often attempt to take the exact opposite approach. Specifically, they will take the core DNA of a given property, but add their own creative twists to the idea. This often involves combining two different fictional properties together or fundamentally changing the gender of a character altogether. There are no wrong answers, but this particular girl definitely got it right.
CinemaBlend will bring you more information related to the future of the Wizarding World movies as new details become available to us. Fantastic Beasts 2 will debut in theaters next year on November 16, 2018.