Published on Nov 23rd 2020
It’s getting cold outside – and nobody knows how to rock something knitted and fuzzy like the wizarding community. Please join us in paying homage to these extremely cosy witches and wizards!

To see our first appreciation post of jumpers, sweater vests and beyond, join us in paying tribute to the Hogwarts students’ favourite winter woollies here. And now, here’s some more!

Hogwarts house scarves

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One of the snuggest ways of showcasing your house pride has surely got to be with a big woolly Hogwarts scarf. For this moment, we’re modelling the Gryffindor ones with Harry, Ron and Hermione, simply because they look quite cool and moody here, like they’re posing for a band album cover.

Xenophilius Lovegood’s... actually, we don’t know what this is

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We love Luna for her quirky fashion choices, and when we met Xenophilius, her dad, we discovered that the apple did not fall far from the tree in that department. Look at this strange thatched number we see him wearing here. What is it?! Another of the wizarding world’s greatest mysteries.

Hermione’s turtleneck of anxiety

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During Harry’s first task at the Triwizard Tournament, a worried Hermione sneaks into his tent to wish him good luck wearing a very cosy turtleneck. Because when you’re fretting if your best friend is about to be eaten by a dragon, it’s always important to be comfortable.

Just anything that anybody from Durmstrang wears

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You thought it was a bit chilly at Hogwarts? Step forward, the class of Durmstrang, who turned up for the Triwizard Tournament looking like immaculate models ready for a long walk in Antarctica. The coats! The hats! The boots! The browns and greys and creams! Now, this is how you keep toasty and still catwalk-ready. Super-serious, yet super-snuggly.

Madame Maxime’s statement coat

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From Durmstrang to Beauxbatons – and here is Madame Maxime in the most striking coat the world has ever seen. It’s always fun to get yourself a dressy coat for the winter months to feel both fluffy and fabulous - and especially fun if that coat could also double-up as a magic eye optical illusion.

Dual purpose earmuffs

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There’s nothing we hate more than red raw ears on a frosty day, so be sure to invest in a pair of earmuffs. In the wizarding world, fluffy earmuffs also double-up as a life-saving accessory that quietens the sound of screaming Mandrakes, who are known for their fatal cries. We love a piece of headwear with dual purpose!

Pink poncho of horrors

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Dolores Umbridge strikes again. If it wasn’t enough that the short-lived Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher caused general despair among the students of Hogwarts during her tenure, she also delighted in wearing an array of pastel pink atrocities to further upset us. We include this choice not to appreciate it, but just to simply observe that it somehow exists.

Professor McGonagall's facial expression perfectly represents how we feel too.

Neville: a wizard of many layers

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We all know Neville loves to layer up in the colder months (we have commented passionately on his choice of sweater vests before) and here he is employing his Gryffindor-esque bravery by wearing three different patterns at once.

The checkered inlay of the coat, the lovely stripey Hogwarts scarf, and a fleece with different stripes on underneath! A bold choice for a character that would one day take on Lord Voldemort in a lovely knitted cardie.

And, finally, a special shoutout to....

Professor Slughorn’s dressing gown-turned-couch

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You know on those lazy Sunday afternoons where you spend so long sitting on the armchair, you feel like you have become the armchair? Try telling that to Professor Slughorn, who quite literally turned into the piece of furniture to avoid talking to Albus Dumbledore one time. His pink, striped dressing gown even matched the armchair’s look.

Surely, when it comes to winter-time cosiness, nobody can defeat this incredibly dedicated attempt to achieve pure comfy zen.


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