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First-year students will require:
1. Three sets of plain work robes (black)
2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear
3. One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)
4. One winter cloak (black, silver fastenings)
Please note that all student's clothes should carry name tags at all times.
First-year Shopping List for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[src]

The Hogwarts uniform was the clothing that students attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry were required to wear.[1]

The uniform must be worn every day in every lesson, and kept on while in the Great Hall, Study Hall, Common Room or Library.[1] Students might wear casual clothing when they had the day, or the rest of the day, free.

The uniform was washed in the laundry, which was located somewhere in Hogwarts Castle and presumably operated by the house-elves enlisted by the school.[2]

Required uniform

The required uniform consisted of a plain work robes, which during the early 1900s was blue,[3] and in the later years was black, and a black pointed hat for the day.[1] Hogwarts required every pupil to buy at least three robes.[1]

Certain Herbology classes required a pair of protective gloves, such as those made from dragon hide or similar materials.[1]

Uniform accessories

For the cold winter months, students had a winter cloak with silver fastenings. Every piece of clothing was to carry name tags.[1]

Any pupil who held a position for which a badge was given, such as those for Prefects, displayed them on their uniform.[4][5]

The constituents of the Hogwarts uniform could be purchased in Diagon Alley, at Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions and other needed clothing articles,[1] but alternative options existed, such as Twilfitt and Tattings[6] or the Second-Hand Robes shop.[7]

See also

Behind the scenes

Harry Potter wearing Gryffindor colours

  • In every film, pupils wear Muggle clothing during their free time.
  • In every film, the uniform has colours and crests distinguishing each house, which is also a popular feature in every uniform available to buy. It is unknown what other clothing pupils wear in the books, but in the films, they have a white buttoned shirt, striped necktie in their house colours, black dress shoes, and grey v-neck jumpers with house colour stripes at the neck, waist and the ends of the sleeves. The boys wear trousers and breeches and the girls wear cardigans and skirts.
  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, before being sorted, the students uniforms did not have their house colours, and the necktie was black with the Hogwarts logo on it.

Film adaptations uniform

Late 1800s

In the late 1800s, students wore button down vests in the colours of each house, with scarlet for Gryffindor, green for Slytherin, blue for Ravenclaw, and black and yellow for Hufflepuff with an emblem of the house mascot on one side.

1908–1914, 1920s

In the late 1900s and early 1910s, as well as the 1920s, the uniform is navy blue, with the girls wearing tartan skirts.


In the late 1930s and early 1940s, the film replaced a robe with a grey blazer with the emblem of the house the pupil is in. They had a plain white shirt and a house themed tie, with a grey knitted v-neck jumper. The boys could wear grey trousers or breeches while the girls wore a gymslip with a pleated skirt. Tom Riddle and his gang can be seen wearing blazers in the sixth film.

In the second film, students wore a cloak as the outer of the blazer. It is indicated that cloak has already developed as one of the school official uniforms though it hasn't become the must-wear ones. Tom Riddle and Myrtle Warren were seen wearing this uniform.


In the 1970s, the uniform stayed relatively the same with slight changes. Pupils appeared to wear grey blazers under the robes. Sirius Black, James Potter, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Severus Snape and Lily Evans were seen wearing the uniform.


By the early 1990s, the uniform had changed quite a bit. Pupils no longer wore blazers. They were replaced by plain robes with a large emblem. They had to wear a plain white buttoned shirt with a house themed tie in thick stripes.

They could also wear a grey knitted v-neck jumper with the house colours on the neckline, plain black shoes, grey socks, and an open black buttoned robe with the student's house emblem on. They often wore a scarf which had thick blocks.


In the third film, the uniform would undergo a re-design. Although the colours remained the same, they were in another shade. The emblem is smaller on the robes, and the main house colour is seen on the collar (i.e. red for Gryffindor, green for Slytherin etc.).

The themed ties and scarves have thinner blocks. The jumpers had house themed lining. Many pupils could wear accessories. Draco Malfoy wore a snake badge on his tie and Luna Lovegood, wore various accessories, ranging from a butterbeer cork necklace to dirigible plum earrings.


By the time of the stage play of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the uniform has changed slightly. Perhaps the most important change is the robes, which have been completely redesigned.

Hogwarts students wear knitted v-neck jumper of the house colour instead of grey ones, with two stripes around the waist and the neck. The Gryffindor jumper is red with yellow stripes in the waist and the neck, the Slytherin jumper is green with grey stripes, the Ravenclaw jumper is dark blue with light blue stripes and the Hufflepuff jumper is light brown with dark brown stripes.



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