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- "If that's what I think it is — they're really rare, and really valuable."
- —Ron Weasley, commenting on Harry's Christmas present[src]
Invisibility cloaks may be woven from the hair of a Demiguise, a magical creature whose coat allows it to become invisible. Invisibility cloaks can also be produced by enchanting an ordinary travelling cloak with an exceptionally strong Disillusionment Charm or Bedazzling Hex.
- "It's never occurred to me before, but 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. Harry's was owned by his dad, so it's not exactly new, is it, but it's just... perfect!"
- —Ron Weasley on the Cloak of Invisibility[src]
The Tale of the Three Brothers, a wizarding legend, speaks of a Cloak of Invisibility which Xenophilius Lovegood characterised as one which "endures eternally, giving constant and impenetrable concealment, no matter what spells are cast at it." According to the legend, Ignotus Peverell was given the cloak by Death in the 13th century as a reward for having bested him. Whether the legend is true or not, the cloak became a family heirloom and was inherited by Ignotus' descendents, including James Potter and eventually his son, Harry Potter who given it as a gift on Christmas day 1991.
Ron Weasley was the first to speculate that Harry's cloak was one of the Deathly Hallows, since it was at least two generations old. Other invisibility cloaks wear out after similar durations of time, or at the very least become less effective, yet Harry's remained as good as new. Ordinary cloaks would have, over time, become visible, ripped, had their enchantments worn off, or had been countered with other spells.
Invisibility cloaks have existed since the 13th century, with typical invisibility cloaks having been available since at least the 20th century. Alastor Moody owned two invisibility cloaks, lending ones to Mundungus Fletcher and Sturgis Podmore. Barty Crouch Snr owned a cloak as well, hiding Barty Crouch Jr under one when helping him escape Azkaban. He was then forced to wear the cloak in the house when he was controlled by Barty Crouch Snr under the Imperius Curse. Barty Jr would make use of this cloak when he returned to Lord Voldemort's services, keeping himself hidden to intercept and assassinate his father. It is also known that Arthur Weasley hid under one while on guard duty at the Ministry of Magic.
|Ignotus Peverell||used the Cloak of Invisibility to hide from Death.|
|Ignotus Peverell's son||was given the Cloak of Invisibility by Ignotus Peverell.|
|James Potter||eventually inherited Ignotus's cloak (actually one of the fabled Deathly Hallows) that he and his friends often used during their days at Hogwarts to assist them in their mischief. Albus Dumbledore had James's cloak at the time of the latter's death, having wished to inspect it further. He kept the cloak in his possession until Harry began school at Hogwarts in 1991.|
|Harry Potter||used his father's cloak many times throughout his years at Hogwarts. He received it from Albus Dumbledore anonymously in 1991 as a Christmas present.|
|Hermione Granger||also used Harry Potter's invisibility cloak.|
|Barty Crouch, Jr,||having escaped from Azkaban prison, was kept hidden by his father under an invisibility cloak at their home. He also watched the Quidditch World Cup in 1994 while under an invisibility cloak.|
|Mundungus Fletcher||was loaned an invisibility cloak by Mad-Eye Moody for Order of the Phoenix business. It is likely that Mundungus used the cloak for other, less reputable purposes.|
|Alistair Fidgen||owned an invisibility cloak.|
|Jacob's sibling||got possession of Alistair's cloak by trading a Love Potion for it.|
|Alastor Moody||lent Sturgis Podmore his best invisibility cloak in 1995 to assist in guarding the Prophecy in the Department of Mysteries. He mentioned that Podmore had not had the manners to return it in a timely fashion and forced Moody to use his second best cloak. This was because Podmore had been placed under the Imperius Curse by Death Eaters.|
|Arthur Weasley||was wearing an invisibility cloak while on guard duty at the Ministry of Magic; he fell asleep at his post and it fell off before he was attacked by Nagini on Voldemort's orders.|
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Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 12 (The Mirror of Erised)
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Chapter 9
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 21 (The Tale of the Three Brothers)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 17 (Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 9 (The Woes of Mrs Weasley)
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 35 (Veritaserum)
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 21 (The Eye of the Snake)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
- ↑ Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 10 (Cloaks and Conflicts)
- ↑ Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 12 (Now You See Me)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 26 (Seen and Unforeseen)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 TV spot #5