When I was still going to the Barnes & Noble midnight releases of each new Harry Potter book the only kind of merch I could buy, especially clothing-wise, wasn’t the best for every day. Most of the time it was a tie I couldn’t use with anything a big robe that really doesn’t work for Texas weather or just a graphic t-shirt with a very large house seal on it. Now, thankfully, there is a wealth of Harry Potter clothing from Hot Topic that ranges from wearing your House pride on your sleeve (you’ll see mine below) to low-key fandom chic. There is a little bit of the Harry Potter world for everyone. These picks are based on traditionally feminine clothes that I would wear, that said, you can check out the menswear line here. All product descriptions are taken directly from hottopic.com.
Pay homage to everyone’s favorite Ravenclaw, Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter, with these cute printed overalls. Some of the icons featured are her famous spectrespecs, unicorns, and radishes. Featuring 5 pockets, adjustable straps, 6 side buttons, and belt loops.
Be comfy in the common room with this hooded sweater from Harry Potter! Made in the Slytherin house colors of green and black, it features an embroidered Slytherin house crest on the chest, intarsia “Slytherin” on the back, drawstring hood and side vents. Perfect for those chilly nights with lots of potions homework! (Variants of other Houses available)
Is Care of Magical Creatures your favorite subject at Hogwarts? Same here! Some of those creatures can be pretty fast too, so this cropped hoodie from Harry Potter will let you chase them down and love them more easily than your robes! Featuring an allover print of magical creatures and the Monster Book of Monsters, a drawstring hood and teal color-blocked shoulders and cuffs.
Show your love for Harry Potter all-summer long with this cute dress. Printed all over with white icons from the movies such as his broom, the Snitch, his glasses and the lightning bolt. Featuring a front button closure, hip pockets, and adjustable shoulder straps.
Authentic and fashionable! We’ve taken the traditional Quidditch sweater from Harry Potter and cut the bottom off, making it more fashionable for today! This green and grey striped sweater has a slightly oversized fit and features an embroidered Slytherin crest on the left chest. (Variants of other Houses available)
Peer through the veiled mysteries of Harry Potter with this Divination-inspired top. The oversized sheer top is printed all over with white teacups, wands, crystal balls, and stars. Featuring a full-button closure, button cuffs and a hi-low hem. Layer over your outfit for an otherworldly look even Trelawney couldn’t foresee.
Cover yourself with your favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry with this Harry Potter sweatshirt. Printed with a burgundy sketch-style print of Hogwarts and the hem features an adjustable and elasticated waistband.
Now I have to say, these are just my picks from Hot Topic’s Harry Potter line and with so much more out there, it’s worth browsing the section to see if something else catches your eye. For me, I’m adding to my cart right now.
Kate is co-founder, EIC, and CCO of BWT. She’s also a Certified Rotten Tomatoes Critic, host, and creator of our flagship podcast, But Why Tho? and Did You Have To?. She also manages all PR relationships for comics, manga, film, TV, and anime. She has an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies focusing on how pop culture impacts society.