At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
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 uniform must be worn every day in every lesson, and kept on while in the Great Hall, Study Hall, Common Room or Library. Students may wear casual clothing when they have the day, or the rest of the day, free.
The required uniform consisted of a plain work robes, which during the early 1900s was blue, and in the later years was black, and a black pointed hat for the day. Hogwarts required every pupil to buy at least three robes.
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, but alternative options existed, such as Twilfitt and Tattings or the Second-Hand Robes shop.
Behind the scenes
- 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, house tie and grey v-neck jumpers. The boys wear trousers and breeches and the girls wear cardigans and skirts.
Film adaptations uniform
- The films changed the design of the uniform in the films once, with the one seen in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban replacing the one seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
- The only thing that stayed the same were the colours of each house, with scarlet and gold for Gryffindor, green and silver in Slytherin, Hufflepuff being yellow and black, and Ravenclaw being blue and silver.
- In the books, Ravenclaw is blue and bronze but that was changed to blue and silver in the films.
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.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Appears in photographs)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (play)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Wizarding World
- LEGO Creator: Harry Potter
- Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World
- LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- LEGO Dimensions
- LEGO Harry Potter
- Harry Potter: The Character Vault
- Harry Potter: The Creature Vault
- Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
- Harry Potter for Kinect
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
- Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
- Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells
- Hogwarts Legacy
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 12 (The Polyjuice Potion)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 5 (The Dementor)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 9 (The Woes of Mrs Weasley)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 4 (At Flourish and Blotts)