Rita Skeeter was a writer for The Daily Prophet who wasn't against using questionable or unethical tactics for her articles. We saw her use such tactics when she ushered Harry Potter into a broom cupboard for an interview about his participation in the Triwizard Tournament. She knew she wasn't welcome and hid in the closet to avoid being seen, but she was discovered and Headmaster Dumbledore eventually banned her from Hogwarts.
This didn't deter Rita. She continued to visit the school, hidden by her Animagus form of a beetle. She was able to get a lot of juicy information this way, information that she twisted (with the help of her Quick-Quotes Quill) for her newspaper column. To her dismay, Hermione Granger discovered Rita's secret and used it against her by forcing Rita to properly interview Harry about Lord Voldemort's return and publishing the article in The Quibbler.
Interestingly, Rita is the first character I have come across who doesn't seem to have a wand. Although I'm sure she did have one, we never saw it and there are no details about her wand on Pottermore. I can't help but wonder if her wand was disguised as her quill...
Rita is a delightfully detestable character. She isn't evil like Dolores Umbridge, but it's a lot of fun to dislike her. From her hair, green dress, glasses, to her quill, notepad, and jewelry, here is everything you need for a Rita Skeeter costume!
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