"Just put them on, Archie, there's a good chap.
You can't walk around like that, the Muggle at the
gate's already getting suspicious..."
-- unnamed Ministry wizard telling Archie NOT to wear a flowered
"Fine. Go naked. And, Harry, make sure you get a picture of him.
Goodness knows I could do with a laugh."
-- Molly Weasley, when Ron refused to wear his second-hand dress robes
Traditional wizard clothing consists of robes, cloaks, boots,
and possibly a hat of some kind. The colors are bright and
and the style somewhat extravagant.
(Lockhart (see) is a noteworthy
example of this.)
Dumbledore, when he arrived in
Privet Drive, was wearing long robes, a purple cloak that swept the ground,
and high-heeled, buckled boots
"people in cloaks" that
Vernon spotted on
his way to work: emerald green, violet
robes have pockets, inside and out
Cornelius Fudge wears a pinstriped cloak,
a violet top hat, emerald green trousers, etc.
Ear muffs are worn (Dumbledore
remarked that he had blushed when
Madam Pomfrey had complimented him
on his pair (PS1)), and not
always in winter: Sprout provided them
for her second-years to protect their ears from the cry of the
Mandrake. These must have
been enchanted, since normal earmuffs don't block sound entirely
Rita Skeeter wears acid green robes,
against which her
wears a long green dress with a fox-fur scarf, a tall hat with a
stuffed vulture on it, and a big, red, handbag
Young wizards and witches may affect dragon hide accessories to look
cool, while the rest of their clothing may be somewhat similar to that
of Muggles of the same age.
Bill Weasley wears dragon hide boots, and
the rest of his clothing "would not have looked out of place at
a rock concert"
(GF5). After the twins
left Hogwarts, they bought themselves dragon hide jackets, apparently
Common Welsh Green
since they were lurid green
Tonks when dressed as a Muggle to meet
King's Cross Station
wore clothes that could pass as Muggle clothes, but the T-shirt bore the name
of a wizarding musical group, so evidently young wizards and witches wear
that sort of thing among themselves
Hogwarts students are required to have three sets of plain black
work robes, a plain black pointed hat, a black winter cloak with
silver fastenings, and a pair of protective gloves (made of
dragon hide or similar material). All pupils' clothes should carry
name tags (PS5).
Students at Hogwarts wear black pointed hats to class
as well?" Ron whispered, his eyes
alight with interest as he
cushion with a sweep of his wand (it
soared into the air and knocked
Parvati's hat off)
The protective gloves may be worn as ordinary clothing on particularly
cold days, but are used mainly for their protective purpose
(e.g. in Care of Magical Creatures
when working with particularly dangerous animals or plants).
Students of fourth year and above are required to have
dress robes to wear to formal events.
Harry: much like his school robes, but
bottle green (bought for him by Molly
using his money)
Ron: (bought second-hand by
Molly, so she didn't have many choices;
frightfully out of style)
maroon with lace at the collar and cuffs,
which he tried to remove with a
(Harry thought they looked like moss-covered boulders)
Parvati Patil: shocking pink
Padma Patil: bright turquoise
Fleur Delacour - silver-gray satin
Draco Malfoy - black velvet with a
high collar, which in Harry's opinion
made him look like a vicar
Pansy Parkinson: very frilly robes of pale pink
floaty, periwinkle-blue material
red tartan and a rather ugly wreath of thistles around the brim of her hat
bright purple with large yellow stars
flowing gown of lavender silk
Percy Weasley: brand-new, navy-blue dress robes
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