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Fashion Inspired by the Hogwarts Houses – Gryffindor

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Gryffindor

JK Rowling changed the world when she wrote the Harry Potter series. Not only did she write seven amazing novels, but she created a new and exciting world for her readers to lose themselves in. And after the responses to our recent posts on Hermione Granger’s style, and Fashion Inspired by Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part I, we know you guys love these books as much as we do!

If you don’t already know the story of Harry Potter, there’s too much to summarize here, so we recommend picking up the books already (you’ll thank us!) or checking out the HP Wikipedia Page for a detailed summary. Suffice to say the books revolve around Harry, an orphan boy who, on his 11th birthday, finds out he is a famous wizard, and is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Hogwarts is separated into four houses, each named after one of the founders of the school: Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Gryffindor. Once students arrive at Hogwarts for their first year, the magical Sorting Hat is placed upon their head to choose which house they belong in according to their personality.

Each Hogwarts house has a distinct set of characteristics that it values, along with an interesting historical background. This series of articles features fashion inspired by each of the four Hogwarts houses. After the great response to the HufflepuffSlytherin and Ravenclaw articles, I’m finishing the series with the ever-popular Gryffindor House.

Gryffindor History and Facts

Gryffindor Sorting Hat

  • Founder - Godric Gryffindor, a red-haired, green-eyed wizard known as the best duelist of his time. He left two relics: the Sorting Hat and the Sword of Gryffindor. The Sorting Hat is a hat that he enchanted to sort students into the Hogwarts Houses after the founders passed away. His goblin-made, ruby-encrusted sword was extremely helpful for Harry and his friends when fighting Voldemort.
  • Animal Mascot - Lion
  • Colors - Scarlet and Gold
  • Head of House - Minerva McGonagall, the Transfiguration Professor.

Gryffindor common room Harry Hermione

  • Common Room – The Gryffindor Common Room is located on the 7th floor of one of Hogwarts’ towers. After giving the correct password to the portrait of the “Fat Lady”, you enter through a circular hole in the wall. There are big, comfy scarlet chairs, and a large fireplace is the focal point.  There are often celebrations in the Gryffindor Common Room, for example, after the team wins a Quidditch match.

Do you have what it takes to be a Gryffindor?

Gryffindor crest

Godric Gryffindor, like Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin, had a strict set of values that he felt were important for students in his house to possess.  True Gryffindors are brave, courageous, daring and chivalrous.

Gryffindors have nerve, but are sometimes reckless. Those who don’t like the house (mostly Slytherins) think that Gryffindors are arrogant, but this isn’t always true. Because of their traits, most members of Dumbledore’s Army and the Order of the Phoenix belonged to Gryffindor.

Famous Gryffindors

Harry Potter characters - Ron, Hermione, and Harry Potter

  • Albus Dumbledore - one of the greatest Headmasters in Hogwarts’ history, and the only man that Voldemort ever feared
  • Minerva McGonagall - the strict but lovable Transfiguration professor, who is also an Animagus who can turn into a cat
  • Rubeus Hagrid - before he was expelled for a crime he didn’t commit in his 3rd year, the gamekeeper belonged to Gryffindor
  • The Trio – Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger - the main characters of the series
  • Lily and James Potter - Harry’s parents
  • Molly and Arthur Weasley - Ron’s parents
  • Sirius Black – Harry’s Godfather and best friend of James Potter
  • Remus Lupin – the werewolf friend of James Potter, who was also a Defense Against the Dark Arts professor in Harry’s 3rd year
  • Peter Pettigrew – friend of Harry’s parents who betrayed them to Voldemort
  • Neville Longbottom – a very good friend of Harry, Ron and Hermione
  • Ginny Weasley - Ron’s little sister and Harry’s love interest
  • Fred and George Weasley - Ron’s older twin brothers who bring humor to any situation
  • Angelina Johnson, Lee Jordan, Katie Bell, Dean Thomas, Lavender Brown, Parvati Patil, Seamus Finnigan, Colin Creevey, Dennis Creevey, and Nigel Wespurt - Members of Dumbledore’s Army

Quidditch Match Spectator

Gryffindors have a lot of pride in their Quidditch team, so chances are you’ll want to support your team by going to all of their matches. This outfit would be great for that because it has comfortable and flattering high-waisted shorts, a warm turtleneck, and a comfy cardigan in Gryffindor colors. I included a hat as well, since Godric Gryffindor left a hat as his relic.

Quidditch Match Outfit
Tights- Topshop, Top- Hessnatur, Shorts- Topshop, Shoes- Lori’s Shoes, Hat- Amazon.com, Cardigan- Urban Outfitters

Mrs. Weasley’s Sweaters

It might be just me, but ever since I started reading the Harry Potter books, I’ve longed for one of Mrs. Weasley’s handmade sweaters. Even though it’s impossible for me to get one, the sweater I chose for this outfit is similar enough to feed my craving. The relaxed fit and unique stripes make it stand out from your typical sweater, and if paired with skinny jeans and a large gold lion necklace, you’re sure to look like a true Gryffindor.

Mrs. Weasley's Sweater Outfit
Necklace- Modcloth, Sweater- Modcloth, Shoes- Forever 21, Jeans- Piperlime

Gryffindor Formal

For an occasion that requires a more elegant outfit, I used a gorgeous scarlet dress with a subtle sheen and floral print. Since the Sword of Gryffindor was encrusted with rubies, I made sure to include a ring with a large red gemstone to pay tribute to the important relic.

Gryffindor formal outfit
Headband- Forever 21, Shoes- Steve Madden, Dress- Modcloth, Clutch- Endless, Ring- Lucky Brand

What do you think?

Are you inspired by Gryffindor and the other Hogwarts houses? Which house do you think you would belong to if you lived in Harry Potter’s world? We want to know what you think, so be sure to leave a comment!

Posted on on January 12, 2011 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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68 Responses to “Fashion Inspired by the Hogwarts Houses – Gryffindor”

  1. 1
    January 12th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I love this series sooo much! Great job. Really loving that last outfit! :)

  2. 2
    January 12th, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I love this! Not only do the colors relate, but the outfits have a London sort of gothic feel as well! Great work

  3. 3
    January 12th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    The colors here are the most spot on, esp. the first cardigan. It looks just like the scarf the kids wore in the movie. =D I’m ordering it now haha ~

  4. 4
    January 12th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I thought hagrid was hufflepuff for some reason hhaah love the series!!

  5. 5
    January 12th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    i love it! but I have to confess,I found the slytherin style the most inspirating, because I just love their colours – green and silver (grey). I have to say, I don´t really like gold and red together,that is just too much. but I do like this article, the gryffindor style has some touch of Oxford here. very british.thank you!

  6. 6
    January 12th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Finally, the Gryffindor House!
    The last oufit is BEAUTIFUL and I love all of the accesories you used to relate to the house (and the Weasleys)
    Great outfits as always :) I loved this series

  7. 7
    January 12th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Love the formal! Love the series even more! And if readers haven’t read it, the LAST thing they should do is read a summary! Read the books! They are fantastic!

  8. 8
    January 12th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    These outfits are great! My school’s colors are garnet & gold (FSU!) so every time I go to a football game I feel like I’m at Gryffindor haha. I definitely want that striped sweater to wear to a game!

  9. 9
    January 12th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I absolutely love the cardigan in the first outfit. And the boots from the second outfit. But I think your Ravenclaw post was by far the best. But I could be biased since I would be in Ravenclaw.

  10. 10
    January 12th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I loved this series! The sweater looks so comfortable. Also, the last outfit’s shoes are SO fierce.

    I hope you do more popular books/movies fashion blogs.

  11. 11
    January 12th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I really like the Mrs Weasley’s Sweater look (specially the sweater!) and the Steve Madden shoes!

  12. 12
    January 12th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    <3

  13. 13
    January 12th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Love the second outfit. Just perfect to hang out in the Common Room as a true Gryffindor.

  14. 14
    January 12th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    i personally dont watch or read harry potter but i love this series!! all the outfits are so cute and wearable(:

  15. 15
    January 12th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    so fantastic! you captured the essence of all of the houses so well!

  16. 16
    January 12th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    havent read or watched but gr8 outfits

  17. 17
    January 12th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    All of the outfits are super cute. This is my favorite post in this series.

  18. 18
    January 12th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Finally! I have been waiting so long for you to do Gryffindor! I love the outfits you’ve created and could definitely see myself in all of them, especially because my school colors are garnet & gold(FSU!).
    Thanks so much for this series. I’m such a Potter fanatic!

  19. 19
    January 12th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Hargrid wasn’t in Griffindor… In the fifth book when Ron actually played a good game and Hagrid came to get Harry and Hermione he asked who scored and then he said good when Harry replied that it was Ravenclaw. Oh dear, I just realised I have no life -.-

  20. 20
    January 12th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Love the post, it really got the feel of Gryffindor! I really want to order the dress from the last outfit!! Great job!

    And @Rhea in Interviews Rowling has said that Hagrid was in Gryffindor

  21. 21
    January 12th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    WOWWWW all of these are amazing but the gryffindor formal has now a special place in my heart! feels magical !

  22. 22
    January 12th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Hagrid was in Hufflepuff. Look it up.

  23. 23
    January 12th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I love this!!! Ugh, so great.

  24. 24
    January 12th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    @KD Wikipedia states: Rowling has stated in an interview that Hagrid was in Gryffindor house during his time as a student.
    Here’s the link to it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubeus_Hagrid.

  25. 25
    January 12th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    that’s not fair, these Gryffindor outfits look too awesome…lol I almost wanna transfer to Gryffindor now xD

  26. 26
    January 12th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I’ve loved this series, so, freat job. However, I feel this post is lacking some Gryffindor boldness. Red and gold are good, but I felt there were so many elements you could have worked with to make it more interesting. However Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff were spot on. They totally captured the essence of those houses.

  27. 27
    January 12th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Favorite of the series. Good job :)

  28. 28
    January 12th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I agree with TM, these looks are a little too refined for Gryffindor. Gryffindor should have more boldness, and maybe even sex appeal… I like them, I think you just ned more of the vibe and less of just the colors to make a true lion outfit.

  29. 29
    January 12th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Godric Gryffindor’s relic was a sword…

  30. 30
    January 12th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Looking at this post, I can actually for the first time say that I wish I was in Gryffindor (and I am usually a staunch Ravenclaw). All these pieces were so good. I can’t help but feel that Ravenclaws got ripped off… but great job! :-)

  31. 31
    January 12th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I loved all ur posts so far!
    Please please do vampire diaries next!

  32. 32
    January 12th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    @Rhea, Hagrid was not saying “good” in reference to Ron not scoring. He said “good” as a general, reply to Harry and Hermione because he was thinking about Grawp in the forest. He wasn’t paying attention to what they were saying. I also have no life, by the way!! :]

  33. 33
    January 13th, 2011 at 12:24 am

    the second outfit is definitely my favorite, very cute and laid back!

  34. 34
    January 13th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    been waiting for gryffindor for weeks, and i’m not disappointed! thank you!

  35. 35
    January 13th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    LOVE these outfits!! So great. Gyffindor FTW.

  36. 36
    January 13th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I love the second outfit! I’ve always wanted a homemade sweater too haha

  37. 37
    January 14th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    What Madison said! Haha, I have no life either. And…. wasn’t the sword of Gryffindor the relic, not the Sorting hat? Yeah. Nerds for the win.

  38. 38
    January 14th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I loved this series of articles. As for Gryffindor, I do like that ‘Oxford’ look which had been mentioned by the comments above. I adore the last set – the formal look.
    I thought Hufflepuff had the most adorable outfits and Slytherin was daring and pretty cool. As for Ravenclaw, it was… okay.
    I’d probably be in Ravenclaw or Slytherin based on my traits.

  39. 39
    January 14th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    As a die-hard Harry Potter fan I have to say I *love* this series! I’ll be honest, I’ve always wished I could slip into the HP world and these posts have allowed me to just that :)
    My favorite would have to be Gryffindor (and not just because I consider myself a Gryffindor). I love the ‘Mrs. Weasley’s Sweaters’ outfit. Just looking at it makes me want to relax in the common room or eat up at the burrow (LOL, I have natural red hair too which just makes it all the better.)
    My second favorite house outfits in this series would have to be Slytherin- I love the edgier/grunge feel. (My favorite Slytherin outfit would have to be the second outfit- the business one.)
    Order of Favoritism: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, then Ravenclaw.
    I keep looking back at these outfits for inspiration and I love each and every one of them.
    I’m kind of sad the HP house series has to end . . . but thank you so much for this amazing and inspiring series- my favorite so far! Keep up the good work <3

  40. 40
    January 15th, 2011 at 3:37 am

    LOVE the formal outfit ( the rest are nice too!)

  41. 41
    January 16th, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Guys, i loveddd your “oufits inspired by… ” i think you should do a Beattles one! you can make one for each album, as each of them are so different and have so many good ideas…

  42. 42
    January 16th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I love ModCloth. That dress is delicious.

  43. 43
    January 20th, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Beautiful and very interesting! This is so unique that you decided to do this. I’m a true Slytherin but like the Gryffindor collection the best. I love your blog, keep up the good work!

  44. 44
    January 23rd, 2011 at 1:08 am

    To those saying that Gryffindor’s relic was the sword – While he did leave the sword, he also left the Sorting Hat. The hat said it in one of his songs, that Gryffindor took the hat off of his head for them to use as a way of sorting students. And College Fashion did say that he left TWO relics, the sword and the hat

    LOVE this post, LOVE this series! You should do a Narnia one next :)

  45. 45
    March 20th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Frikken awesome!!!
    I LOVE IT!!!

  46. 46
    April 18th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    This series of articles is amazing! My roomate and I are a bit…obsessed with the Harry Potter novels. We are constantly trying to throw our love of the books into our oufits but somehow the crest t-shirts from Hot Topic just didn’t do the trick. We have both tried several inspirations of these outfits (especially Slytherin!) and love it! Thank you for my favorite fashion articles ever written!

  47. 47
    April 18th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Oh, and I wanted to add that I actually adored the Ravenclaw looks! They are so beautiful and would look good on anyone sincenavy and bronze are great nuetrals that still feel strong.

  48. 48
    June 25th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    ok, I really, really, love the second outfit.

  49. 49
    June 26th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Isnt hagrid in slytherian? When Harry had the flash back in book 2 voldemort was his head boy. I love the outfits though. Great post!

  50. 50
    June 29th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Jane – Each house has 2 Prefects, but there is only one Head Boy and one Head Girl, who can be from any house and the two of them are in charge of all the house’s Prefects. :)

  51. 51
    June 30th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Thanks Kenzie, I was really wanting someone to clear that up for me, but I still don’t remember them mentioning his house. Do you remember what book it was in?

  52. 52
    June 30th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I’m not sure what book (or if it was even in the books) but according to the Harry Potter Lexicon: http://www.hp-lexicon.org/wizards/hagrid.html It says that he was in Gryffindor. :)

  53. 53
    July 2nd, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks Kenzie! Your awesome!

  54. 54
    July 27th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Where can i find the Mrs. Weasley sweater? I checked Modcloth but i can’t find it. Awesome outfits! Thanks :)

  55. 55
    August 4th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    allll of them i loved them all and i did imagined them on the movie

  56. 56
    August 21st, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Every quiz I’ve ever taken says I’m a Gryffindor, and I LOVE all of these outfits — it’s so perfect!

  57. 57
    March 30th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    All three of these outfits fit Gryffindor so much! I adore the second one.

  58. 58
    June 19th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! i`m totally obsessed with harry potter and it`s great too see that i`m not the only one ;)

  59. 59
    February 19th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Calli can you please do a maxium ride inspired outfit or 6?

  60. 60
    March 7th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I love all of the styles! Proud to be a gryffindor (:

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