Wearing Wizardry

Wearing Wizardry

From the novels in the bookstore to the sets in the movies, our way of perceiving fashion is contrastingly diverse. This is all the more apt in a genre like fantasy which takes us through a wagon of imaginations.  

With the drift in styles from the first two parts of the infamous series of Harry Potter, The Prisoner of Azkaban had something eccentric to offer. As the wizarding world of Harry Potter welcomed Janny Temime as their new costume designer, the wardrobe took a transformation not just aesthetically but functionally too. From uniforms to hooded robes to the silk ties, the magical closet had a distinctive perspective of looking at the teenage world, and the audience loved it! The legendary designer popular for building the historical characters of “Dumbledore” and “He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named” also contributed in the making of Harry Potter themed parks which are equipped with an array of facilities and options. The park offers its visitors to choose the type of clothing and their preferred school colours when they visit. With the fact that the potterheads can add a woolen Weasley sweater to their closets and that too in a real Hogsmeade shop defines the timeless craze through surpassing generations. If you sneak into a standard wizard’s wardrobe, you’ll find a deluge of plain robes, a traditional pointed hat and this typical outfit will extend from wedding to funerals.   

Be it the world of muggles or the school of wizards, the most preferred colour has been black. No, the preference has not been due to its association with magic but the colour also beholds sophistication and mystery, the two peak emotions that run through each part of the chronicles. 

It has been more than 20 years and even after bidding farewell to our teenage years, the obsession is endless.

Story By: Anshika Seth, an Intern at FHM India Magazine 

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