The wand might make the wizard, but it’s the cloak that makes you cool.

Fashion doesn’t often take centre stage in the wizarding world. Just look at Dedalus Diggle’s top hats, or Ron’s fetching lace-cuffed dress robes. And in some cases, wizards just hate wearing trousers. Nonetheless, there are certain moments from the Harry Potter books that are quite fashionable actually, and there are a fair few items we would love to don. These are our top ranked.

Harry’s Invisibility Cloak

This left only one parcel. Harry picked it up and felt it. It was very light. He unwrapped it. Something fluid and silvery grey went slithering to the floor, where it lay in gleaming folds. Ron gasped. ‘I’ve heard of those,’ he said in a hushed voice, dropping the box of Every-Flavour Beans he’d got from Hermione. ‘If that’s what I think it is – they’re really rare, and really valuable.’
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Alright, so this is more of a practical choice than a fashion choice, seeing as you can’t actually, err, be seen wearing it, but if we’re raiding Harry Potter characters’ wardrobes, come on – this is obviously the top pick. Firstly, it’s one of the Deathly Hallows, so it’s extremely rare and valuable, and also it’s a beloved Potter family heirloom, passed on to Harry through generations. And beyond all of that, it makes you invisible. Don’t want to talk to someone? Invisibility cloak. Fancy knocking off work early? Invisibility cloak. Frankly, the cloak was chronically underused by Harry, and we feel strongly that we are the strongest candidates to inherit it and put it to better use.

Hermione's Yule Ball dress

No character managed a more impactful entrance at the Yule Ball than Hermione, being escorted into the Great Hall in front of all of her peers on the arm of Triwizard champion and Quidditch star Viktor Krum, all right in front of Ron. That showed you, Ron. Her dress robes might not have had magical powers, but her beautiful periwinkle blue number (in the films, Hermione does it in pink) certainly had bewitching properties, and we’d quite like to borrow it to wear for our slightly less impressive parties.

It was Hermione. But she didn’t look like Hermione at all. She had done something with her hair; it was no longer bushy, but sleek and shiny, and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head. She was wearing robes made of a floaty, periwinkle-blue material, and she was holding herself differently, somehow – or maybe it was merely the absence of the twenty or so books she usually had slung over her back.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
An illusration of Hermione in her Yule Ball dress

Molly's jumpers

Ron might’ve moaned about his mother’s jumpers, (‘...maroon again’) but we’re dying to get our hands on one. They were hand-knitted, thick and warm (perfect for Hogwarts weather) and emblazoned with the wearer’s initials for that personal touch. And what’s wrong with maroon, anyway?

So the Weasley jumpers might not have been as cool as Ron wished, but they represented important values that will always remind us of Molly: motherly love, warmth and the comforts of home.

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Dobby's sock of freedom!

Oh, Dobby's sock. It was ‘slimy’. It probably smelt. That, of course, was not really the fault of the sock, since it had the honour of enrobing both Dudley’s and Harry’s foot AND it spent a lot of time battling a Basilisk). (Harry was wearing the sock at the time. We’re not implying a sock took on the Basilisk.)

But despite a distinct lack of physical appeal, it represented an awful lot: freedom from persecution, friendship, the possibility of progress. And for that reason, we’d like to wear it. Privately, in our room, where no one could see (or smell) us.

The Sorting Hat

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It’s not that it was stylish. In fact, the Sorting Hat is known for being in a bit of a state, to be honest. No offence to the hat’s original owner, Godric Gryffindor. Naturally, we would want to wear the Sorting Hat for the very obvious reason to see what it thought of us – from the good, the bad and even the downright ugly.

Due to our Muggle statuses, it most likely wouldn’t be able to sort us into a Hogwarts house, but could we at the very least be told where we would be? From the horse’s mouth? Alright, hat’s mouth.

Luna’s Lion Hat

Luna wearing her Gryffindor roaring lion hat

Imagine the attention this little showstopper would bring to our life. And who doesn’t love lions? We rest our case.

Which item of wizards or witches clothing would you want for your wardrobe?

‘Hello,’ said a vague and dreamy voice from behind them. Harry looked up: Luna Lovegood had drifted over from the Ravenclaw table. Many people were staring at her and a few were openly laughing and pointing; she had managed to procure a hat shaped like a life-size lion’s head, which was perched precariously on her head. ‘I’m supporting Gryffindor,’ said Luna, pointing unnecessarily at her hat. ‘Look what it does ...’ She reached up and tapped the hat with her wand. It opened its mouth wide and gave an extremely realistic roar that made everyone in the vicinity jump.
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