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Fashion Inspired by the Hogwarts Houses – Hufflepuff



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 all of 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. First up is Hufflepuff.

Hufflepuff History and Facts

Hufflepuff Sorting Hat

  • Founder: Hufflepuff was founded by Helga Hufflepuff, a sweet and talented witch who was exceptionally skilled in food-related charms. Many of her recipes are still used in the Hogwarts kitchens.
  • Animal Mascot: Badger
  • House Colors: Yellow and Black
  • Head of House: Professor Sprout, the Herbology teacher
  • Common Room: located underneath Hogwarts. To enter, students pass through a painting near the kitchens. It is quite cozy, despite being underground, and there are tunnels that lead from the common room to the round, barrel top-shaped doors of the dormitories. The Hufflepuff common room is the only one that Harry and his friends do not visit in the books or movies, so it isn’t described in great detail.

Do you have what it takes to be a Hufflepuff?

Hufflepuff Traits

Helga Hufflepuff valued a number of traits when choosing students to be in her house.  To be a Hufflepuff, you need to be compassionate, hardworking, friendly, loyal, just, and non-judgmental.

Being known as a kind witch, Helga Hufflepuff was accepting of everyone, so if they didn’t particularly fit into any of the other houses, they were welcomed into Hufflepuff. Because of this, the people in Hufflepuff are often stereotyped as not being particularly exceptional. This is definitely not true, because there are a number of Hufflepuff students recognized in the books for their extraordinary feats.

Famous Hufflepuffs

Famous Hufflepuffs

  • Nymphadora Tonks – the intelligent Auror and member of the Order of the Phoenix with the ever-changing hair color.
  • Cedric Diggory – chosen as the Hogwarts competitor in the Triwizard Tournament in the Goblet of Fire
  • Zacharius Smith - member of Dumbledore’s Army, the secret group of students who gather together and learn spells to defend themselves from Dark Magic.
  • Justin Finch-Fletchy, Ernie MacMillan, Hannah Abbott, and Susan Bones – members of Dumbledore’s Army.

Hufflepuff Outfit Inspiration – Date Night

Whether you’re going on a date to Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, or just strolling around Hogsmeade with your friends, this is the perfect outfit.

To start, I used an adorable blouse paired with a skirt, both in the Hufflepuff colors. The bracelet has barrel wood beads, like the doors to the Hufflepuff dormitories, and I also included an adorable cup for your tea because Helga Hufflepuff left behind a relic of an enchanted cup. I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll just say that the relic is extremely significant in the 7th book.

Hufflepuff Date
Cup- Ikea, Shoes- Peacocks,  Top- Topshop, Skirt- Old Navy,  Bracelet- Tarina Tarantino, Necklace- Avalaya, Socks- Fred Flare

Hanging Around the Common Room

When you’re just hanging out, and you want to be comfortable but still look cute, you can wear an outfit like this. Sticking with the Hufflepuff color palette, I used yellow corduroy pants and black accessories. Finally, I chose a striped sweater, reminiscent of the stripes on Hufflepuff’s animal, the badger.

Hufflepuff Casual
Hair Bow- Tilt, Bag- Forever 21, Pants- Alloy, Sweater- Modcloth, Shoes- Journey’s

Formal Hufflepuff Outfit

The last outfit would be perfect to wear somewhere special that requires a formal outfit (perhaps something like the Yule Ball). When I think of a Hufflepuff girl, I picture one of those bubbly, sweet girls that everyone loves. With that in mind, I chose this pleasant little yellow dress, adorable patterned tights and heels adorned with bows. I also used a ring made from a recycled spoon, since Helga Hufflepuff was talented with food.

Hufflepuff Formal
Tights- Miss Selfridge, Dress- Forever 21, Ring- Amazon, Shoes- Charlotte Russe

What do you think?

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

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86 Responses to “Fashion Inspired by the Hogwarts Houses – Hufflepuff”

  1. 1
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:18 am

    this is so awesome you have no idea, once you do ravenclaw i don’t think i will ever stop wearing blue.
    by the way “hufflepuffs are particularly good finders”

  2. 2
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Can’t wait for the Slytherin-guide :D

  3. 3
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:39 am

    AHH! SO excited that you did this…HP is my life. BTW, What the hell is a Hufflepuff? (lol VPM). I’m a Gryffindor, so can’t wait for that one!

  4. 4
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I love this! This just literally made my day. So creative and fun. Thanks for sharing and can’t wait to see the rest.


  5. 5
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Holy crap I love this post! Please do the rest of the houses it would make my life!! Hp forever!

  6. 6
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:54 am

    AHH! This is SO awesome! I cannot wait for the rest of the houses and any other HP related outfit inspirations! P.S I never knew Tonks was a Hufflepuff that makes them so much cooler.

  7. 7
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I’m so excited for the rest of these posts! I absolutely LOVE Harry Potter.(: While I probably wouldn’t wear the first two just because yellow tends to clash with my skin tone, the last one is absolutely wonderful!(:

  8. 8
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I love love love love this post! Very creative. : )

  9. 9
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:14 am

    OHMYGOD!!! O.O I just love it!!!!! :D

  10. 10
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:21 am

    These articles are great Calli! I just adore Harry Potter, and being able to translate that for my love of fashion is just amazing! I’d be in Ravenclaw for sure, but I think I’m most excited for the Gryffindor post!

  11. 11
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Totally awesome!!!!! Can’t wait for the rest of the houses…love this post!! <3

  12. 12
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Love love love love this. Can’t wait for the rest!!!

  13. 13
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I’m really excited about this! I can’t wait for Ravenclaw :)

  14. 14
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:55 am

    AHHH YAY! I dont know if you did this because of my suggestion but I LOVE YOU for doing this!!!

    I always thought Hufflepuff would be my house, but thinking about it, I can be pretty judgemental (not that I try to be, I just am) and not very hardworking. I mean I’m definitely a friendly person but I think I’m more of a Ravenclaw.

    At any rate….I LOVE THIS POST!!! :D

  15. 15
    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:05 am

    This is the most epic collegefashion post I have ever read!! Please please please continue with all the houses!

  16. 16
    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Those outfits are cute! :)

  17. 17
    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:19 am

    i believe i’d fit in at hufflepuff.

  18. 18
    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Love this! Harry Potter fashion <3

    Also, loving all the VPM references in the comments, guys.

  19. 19
    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:34 am

    love it because I am a hufflepuff!!

  20. 20
    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Can’t wait for Gryffindor!!

  21. 21
    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:57 am

    This totally made my day! =] love this

  22. 22
    December 22nd, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I love this! Can’t wait to see what you do for the other houses <3

  23. 23
    December 22nd, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Can’t wait for the Slytherin-guide :D [2]

  24. 24
    December 22nd, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I’m so excited to see this post! I’d definitely be a Hufflepuff. Plus, these outfits are great because yellow and black are my school colors too!

  25. 25
    December 22nd, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    This dress reminds me of this post! Can’t wait for the rest :)

  26. 26
    December 22nd, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    OMG! I love it! All of the outfits are stunning and I cannot wait to order some socks like the ones from outfit #1! Cannot wait for the rest of the houses!!

  27. 27
    December 22nd, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    This is lovely honestly you guys should dedicate a site towards Harry Potter fashion!!! XP lol I personally can’t wait to see RAVENCLAW!!! Oh, yeah you should touch on make up (ravenclaw = natural and pretty – gryffindor = bold lips and long eyelashes – slytherin = dark eyeliner and plum lips ect. whatever lol). Also could you guys do another Hermione one about past movies or possibly DH pt. 2

  28. 28
    December 22nd, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Awesome! :D I’m a Hufflepuff so this is awesome (:
    The Hufflepuff common room is decsribed in an interview with JK…

  29. 29
    December 22nd, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Omg! I love all these Harry Potter inspired looks posts! They’re super original and really fun. Can’t wait for Ravenclaw (my house ;)).

  30. 30
    December 22nd, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I can’t wait for Slytherin but I love the way you did Hufflepuff.

  31. 31
    December 22nd, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    This is great!! I can’t wait for the others! Don’t make us wait too long… ;)

  32. 32
    December 22nd, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Can I just say how much I love you? Honestly. I mean, I already love this site, but all this Harry Potter stuff just makes it 100000x more awesome because I’m the biggest Harry Potter nerd out there (: Thanks so much for these awesome posts!

  33. 33
    December 22nd, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I’m super excited for Slytherin and Ravenclaw! I would probably be in one of those houses, and you can do SO MUCH with Slytherin colors! :D I love these outfits in a series! They give me grerat ideas for everyday clothing. :)

  34. 34
    December 22nd, 2010 at 5:41 pm


  35. 35
    December 22nd, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    These look great! I would definitely be a Hufflepuff and I love Harry Potter so I love this all around. You have to be careful with yellow and black because you don’t want to look like a bumblebee, but I think you pulled it off well. Can’t wait to see more!

    The dress in the third outfit is especially adorable.

  36. 36
    December 22nd, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    loved this! great job on the outfits! can’t wait to see the other house looks!!!

  37. 37
    December 22nd, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    This is actually just made my day. This post is so fabulous, I can’t even describe it. CF always comes up with the most creative ideas! I’m eagerly awaiting the rest of the posts!

  38. 38
    December 22nd, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Love this! :) Harry Potter and fashion mixed together is amazing! Can’t wait to see your posts on Ravenclaw perhaps? :)

  39. 39
    December 22nd, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I took a facebook quiz about the Hogwarts Houses, and I got Ravenclaw. Can’t wait!

  40. 40
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    OMG amazing idea, I love it! I can’t wait for the rest of the houses :D

  41. 41
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    YES!! i love harry potter and you just made my mediocre day great! plus the first comment has an AVPM reference!!! woohoo!

  42. 42
    December 22nd, 2010 at 9:23 pm


  43. 43
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    the second outfit is really cute (: I can’t wait for the rest!!

  44. 44
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Oh my goodness! This was a great post. Please do Ravenclaw next. I feel if it were real, that’d be my house. Gryffindor’s overrated. :-p

  45. 45
    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    You have no idea how much I adore this. No idea.

    I’m a Ravenclaw, y’all! Can’t wait! :D

  46. 46
    December 22nd, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    “Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders!”
    I love this, thank so much : )

  47. 47
    December 23rd, 2010 at 12:00 am

    BEST. POST. EVER. I cannot wait for Slytherin.

  48. 48
    December 23rd, 2010 at 12:06 am

    loooooove this post!! can’t wait for the rest of the houses!

  49. 49
    December 23rd, 2010 at 12:19 am

    This is a great idea. While I love the hufflepuff outfits I can’t wait for ravenclaw!

  50. 50
    December 23rd, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Absolutely loveeeeee this post! Funny enough….I took a quiz and it said I would “belong” in the hufflepuff house…good to know it comes with cute style!! Cant wait for the others!!

  51. 51
    December 23rd, 2010 at 1:13 am

    MORE HOGWARTS STUFF!!!! <33333

    btw, love the comments about avpm :D what the hell is a hufflepuff?

  52. 52
    December 23rd, 2010 at 2:40 am

    This is Amazing!! i love HP!! i can’t wait to see the awesome ideas for the rest of the houses!!

  53. 53
    December 23rd, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Howwwwww did I NOT hear about this until just NOW?? This is pretty freakin’ amazing, I can’t lie. My geektastic self is spazzing out and is loving how you combined fashion and Harry Potter like this. Yes, this is a really fun idea. I wholeheartedly love it, if it wasn’t already evident. :D I like the first outfit the most, probably because not only did you work in the color scheme, it looks like it’s in the fairly modest yet spunky style of a Hufflepuff. I hope you’re going to keep in tune with other house’s “styles” too– I can’t wait!

  54. 54
    December 23rd, 2010 at 4:41 am

    You know, I’ve been reading CF for nearly a year now and although I love this website, I’ve never really commented. This post just changed that. I LOVED your outfit ideas and this was just incredibly creative. Please let me profess my undying love for CF. :-D Btw, can’t wait for Ravenclaw!

  55. 55
    December 23rd, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Wow, this is my first comment, too! Totally heart the Hufflepuff outfit ideas, and canNOT wait for GRYFFINDOR! Erm… sorry for the shouting; I love HP :)

  56. 56
    December 23rd, 2010 at 6:26 am

    AWESOME!!! Can’t wait for more, esp. Ravenclaw!

  57. 57
    December 23rd, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I bet Slytherin’s outfits are really really cool :) And green..I love green :)

  58. 58
    December 23rd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders (yay AVPM), so finding outfits like these at affordable prices would be no problem! They’re all so cute. I would wear them more if I looked good in yellow.

  59. 59
    December 23rd, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Can’t wait for the rest!

  60. 60
    December 24th, 2010 at 12:55 am

    LOVE THIS POST! I hope you do the other houses!

  61. 61
    December 25th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I love it! For Spirit week this year, each year is a Hogwarts House! Make sure Gryffindor is next for us sophomores. ;) I love it!

    Hufflepuff: FINDERS!

  62. 62
    December 26th, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Very interesting idea; I’ll be waiting for the Ravenclaws! And best of all shout out from one LSU Tiger to another!! :)

  63. 63
    December 26th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    so i don’t read or watch harry potter but the outfits were really cuteee!!! please do more inspiration posts!!!

  64. 64
    December 26th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Love it!! These Harry Potter posts are some of my favorite on here! I can’t wait to see the others, I’m really looking forward to Gryffindor!!

  65. 65
    December 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I love these articles/columns! I can’t wait to see the other houses (particularly Ravenclaw and Slytherin) I wonder what Fashion Inspiration will be next… possibly Narnia? or Maybe Black Swan?

  66. 66
    December 27th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Ravenclaw next?

  67. 67
    December 28th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Awesome! Can’t wait for Gryffindor, being bold and red and gold is just my thing!

  68. 68
    December 28th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    First Mario and now HP? Love the geek chic up in CF!

  69. 69
    January 3rd, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    i actually got one…expect my sweater had black and yellow 4-boxed pattern, with flowers.

  70. 70
    January 26th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    although I personally <3 Ravenclaw the best (I'd totally be in it, of course!) I do love the Hufflepuff clothes as my school colors are black and gold, so I can make it work for Muggle school spirit, too :D

  71. 71
    January 29th, 2011 at 5:12 am

    zomgg…. this is so awesome!! i’m in love with EVERYSINGLE outfit. i live and breathe HP. seriously i love it that much. anyway, your outfits are awesome, my favourites are the Griffindor and the Ravenclaw outfits… i think i have to go shopping now. thanks for being so EPIICCC!!!! :D

  72. 72
    March 10th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I’m so glad I *found* this article!

  73. 73
    May 22nd, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    This is just not right…….I’m a Slytherin Slytherins don’t get jealous of other houses style. ?Yay Slytherin?no one else can beat us!!!!!

  74. 74
    August 10th, 2011 at 3:29 am

    I was just wondering if you guys would consider doing the same thing with the Harry Potter inspired clothes, but for guys?

  75. 75
    August 14th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I love My House: Hufflepuff
    i miss myo bhrother Cedric!!=(

  76. 76
    January 5th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    What the hell is a hufflepuff ?

  77. 77
    June 2nd, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    As a Hufflepuff, I FIND this amazing! Love this site!

  78. 78
    June 7th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    omg this one’s the cutest out of the four! *¬* So much love.

    And this comes from a proud Ravenclaw ;D lol

  79. 79
    June 26th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Wow! That was absolutelly incredible, I prefered the second and the third ones, but anyway Hufflepuff is AWESOME! But from all my favorite one was Gryffindor the collection was absolutelly brilliant!! Wish I could find it easier online! I didn’t find anywhere! But I will continue looking for it! =D

  80. 80
    December 15th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    ^-^ hufflepuff for life~~~~` LOVE THIS!!

  81. 81
    July 28th, 2014 at 2:52 am

    This is AMAZING! I love it and I’m not even into fashion and pretty clothes! Hufflepuff rules! PUFF PRIDE!

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