Fashion Inspired by the Hogwarts Houses – Hufflepuff

You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal.

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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 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. (If you’re not a Hufflepuff, see our articles on Gryffindor fashion, Ravenclaw fashion, and Slytherin fashion.)

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

Hufflepuff outfit with yellow lace collar blouse, honeybadger ring, sloth coffee cup, polka dot socks, black mini skirt, oxfords, and a black string bracelet

Products: Top – ModCloth, Skirt – H&M, Bracelet – Etsy, Ring – Etsy, Mug – Etsy, Socks – Kate Spade, Shoes – DSW

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, and a honey badger ring. The bracelet has barrel wood beads, like the doors to the Hufflepuff dormitories, and I also included an adorable mug for your coffee 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.

Hanging Around the Common Room

Hufflepuff outfit with yellow pants, tan and black striped sweater, hair bow, black tote bag, and black scalloped flats

Products: Sweater – LOFT, Pants – Old Navy, Tote – Old Navy, Bow – Etsy, Flats – DSW

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 pants and black accessories. Finally, I chose a striped sweater, reminiscent of the stripes on Hufflepuff’s animal, the badger.

Formal Hufflepuff Outfit

Formal hufflepuff outfit with yellow lace dress, heart print tights, heels with bows and a spoon ring

Products: Dress – Dillards, Ring – Etsy, Tights – ASOS, Shoes – ASOS

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.

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!

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2010; it was completely updated and revamped in 2018 (by Sharon) with new photos, outfit sets, and information.

74 thoughts on “Fashion Inspired by the Hogwarts Houses – Hufflepuff”

  1. 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!!

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

  3. 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!!! 😀

  4. 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!!

  5. 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. 😀 Btw, can’t wait for Ravenclaw!

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



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