"We lost Moody’s spare Invisibility Cloak when Sturgis was arrested...." (OP17)
"I’ve heard stuff about charms wearing off cloaks when they get old, or them being ripped apart by spells so they’ve got holes in...."
-- Ron Weasley (DH21)
An Invisibility Cloak is a magical cloak of silvery grey material that, when worn, makes the covered parts of the wearer invisible. Invisibility Cloaks are rare and valuable.
Invisibility Cloaks can be created in at least three different ways. Some are imbued with a Disillusionment Charm, some carry a Bedazzling Hex, and some are woven from Demiguise hair. Such cloaks fade over the years until they turn opaque (FB, DH21, TTB).
“True Invisibility Cloaks, though rare, exist in this world of ours; however, the story makes it clear that Death’s Cloak is of a uniquely durable nature….” (TTB).
Harry inherited one from his father James Potter, which was given to him anonymously by Albus Dumbledore at Christmas of 1991 (PS12). Harry’s Invisibility Cloak is actually a unique artefact, one of the Deathly Hallows (DH21). Once he receives it, Harry uses this cloak to hide himself and his friends several times over the next few years.
In the next generation, Harry’s son James Potter inherits the Invisibility Cloak (CC1). His younger brother Albus steals it from James when he needs to hide from bullies, or from Professor McGonagall (CC2).
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