Expelliarmus! Richard Sherman brought some magic to his weekly news conference on Wednesday, dressing up as Harry Potter.

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RENTON — Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has pulled some interesting stunts at his weekly press conferences, but he has never before played music on his phone.

Or worn a robe.

Or fake glasses.

Or waved a wand.

Sherman dressed up in a Harry Potter costume on Wednesday ahead of Halloween and played the Harry Potter intro music before he talked.

“You’ve got to bring your own music,” Sherman said. “This is a serious occasion. It’s Halloween. My son told me he wanted me to wear something so it’s happening.”

Sherman then answered a bunch of really serious questions.

Question: What’s harder, Quidditch or five quarters of football?

Sherman: “Five quarters of football is pretty tough, but Quidditch, the beaters, the chasers, trying to find the golden snitch, things like that, that’s tough. Five quarters of football, though, in the elements, I’d say that takes the cake.”

Question: You said that was your first and second choice for a costume. What was it about that costume?

Sherman: “When you’re a wizard, like we are out here, sometimes you have to show it to the muggles in the world. We’ve got a lot of wizards. My son’s a wizard. Earl Thomas does some magical things. Michael Bennett is Black Santa, but he’s also a wizard. You just have a good time. I just went to Harry Potter Land. That felt like home.”

Question: Do you have a favorite of the series?

Sherman: “Yes. Order of the Phoenix. I think that’s the best one.”

Question: How long after the Cardinals game did you start feeling human again? Or are you?

Sherman: “Um, well, I’m definitely a wizard. So if you’re asking if I feel like a muggle again, I don’t.”