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An '''Invisibility Cloak''' is a [[magic]]al garment which renders whatever it covers unseeable. They may be made from hair of [[Demiguise]], a magical creature that possesses the power to become invisible. This property is used to make the wearer of the [[cloak]] invisible. However, as [[Xenophilius Lovegood]] tells [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], such a cloak will gradually lose its effectiveness as the hair becomes more and more opaque. The cloak can also be formed from an ordinary travelling cloak, enchanted with an exceptionally strong disillusionment charm or a [[bedazzling hex]]. The cloak is also mentioned by being one of the entities in the Deathly Hallows. In the story the third brother asked for a way to hide from Death so Death himself gave the brother the cloak of invisibility.
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An '''invisibility cloak''' is a [[magic]]al garment which renders whatever it covers unseeable. They may be made from hair of [[Demiguise]], a magical creature that possesses the power to become invisible. This property is used to make the wearer of the [[cloak]] invisible. However, as [[Xenophilius Lovegood]] tells [[Harry Potter|Harry]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], such a cloak will gradually lose its effectiveness as the hair becomes more and more opaque. The cloak can also be formed from an ordinary travelling cloak, enchanted with an exceptionally strong disillusionment charm or a [[bedazzling hex]]. The cloak is also mentioned by being one of the entities in the Deathly Hallows. In the story the third brother asked for a way to hide from Death so Death himself gave the brother the cloak of invisibility.
   
 
There are ways of making one's self invisible by using magic other than invisibility cloaks. An example is the [[Disillusionment]] charm. [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] once remarked to Harry that he didn't need a cloak to become invisible.
 
There are ways of making one's self invisible by using magic other than invisibility cloaks. An example is the [[Disillusionment]] charm. [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] once remarked to Harry that he didn't need a cloak to become invisible.
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*[[Ignotus Peverell]] used the [[Cloak of Invisibility]] to hide from [[Death]].
 
*[[Ignotus Peverell]] used the [[Cloak of Invisibility]] to hide from [[Death]].
 
*[[Ignotus Peverell's son]] was given the [[Cloak of Invisibility]] by [[Ignotus Peverell]].
 
*[[Ignotus Peverell's son]] was given the [[Cloak of Invisibility]] by [[Ignotus Peverell]].
*[[James Potter I|James Potter]] owned an Invisibility Cloak (actually one of the fabled [[Deathly Hallows]]) that he and his friends often used during their days at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] to assist them in their mischief. [[Albus Dumbledore]] had James's cloak at the time of the latter's death, having wished to inspect it further. He kept the cloak in his possession until [[Harry Potter|Harry]] began school at Hogwarts in 1991.
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*[[James Potter I|James Potter]] owned an invisibility cloak (actually one of the fabled [[Deathly Hallows]]) that he and his friends often used during their days at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] to assist them in their mischief. [[Albus Dumbledore]] had James's cloak at the time of the latter's death, having wished to inspect it further. He kept the cloak in his possession until [[Harry Potter|Harry]] began school at Hogwarts in 1991.
 
*[[Harry Potter]] used his father's cloak many times throughout his years at Hogwarts. He received it from [[Albus Dumbledore]] anonymously in [[1991]] as a [[Christmas]] present.
 
*[[Harry Potter]] used his father's cloak many times throughout his years at Hogwarts. He received it from [[Albus Dumbledore]] anonymously in [[1991]] as a [[Christmas]] present.
*[[Hermione Granger]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Severus Snape]] and [[Luna Lovegood]] also used Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak.
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*[[Hermione Granger]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], [[Severus Snape]] and [[Luna Lovegood]] also used Harry Potter's invisibility cloak.
*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch, Jr.]], having escaped from [[Azkaban]] prison, was kept hidden by [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|his father]] under an Invisibility Cloak at their home. He also watched the [[Quidditch World Cup]] in [[1994]] while under an Invisibility Cloak.
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*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch, Jr.]], having escaped from [[Azkaban]] prison, was kept hidden by [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|his father]] under an invisibility cloak at their home. He also watched the [[Quidditch World Cup]] in [[1994]] while under an invisibility cloak.
*[[Mundungus Fletcher]] was loaned an Invisibility Cloak by [[Alastor Moody|Mad-Eye Moody]] for [[Order of the Phoenix]] business. It is likely that Mundungus used the cloak for other, less reputable purposes.
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*[[Mundungus Fletcher]] was loaned an invisibility cloak by [[Alastor Moody|Mad-Eye Moody]] for [[Order of the Phoenix]] business. It is likely that Mundungus used the cloak for other, less reputable purposes.
*[[Alastor Moody|Mad-Eye Moody]] lent [[Sturgis Podmore]] his best Invisibility Cloak in [[1995]] to assist in guarding [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|the Prophecy]] in the [[Department of Mysteries]]. He mentioned that Podmore had not had the manners to return it in a timely fashion and forced Moody to use his second best cloak. This was because Podmore had been placed under the [[Imperius Curse]] by [[Death Eaters]].
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*[[Alastor Moody|Mad-Eye Moody]] lent [[Sturgis Podmore]] his best invisibility cloak in [[1995]] to assist in guarding [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|the Prophecy]] in the [[Department of Mysteries]]. He mentioned that Podmore had not had the manners to return it in a timely fashion and forced Moody to use his second best cloak. This was because Podmore had been placed under the [[Imperius Curse]] by [[Death Eaters]].
   
==The Invisibility Cloak of legend==
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==The invisibility cloak of legend==
 
[[File:Invisiblebody.JPG|250px|left|thumb|Harry Potter's head appears from under Peverell's legendary cloak]]
 
[[File:Invisiblebody.JPG|250px|left|thumb|Harry Potter's head appears from under Peverell's legendary cloak]]
 
[[The Tale of the Three Brothers]], a wizarding legend, speaks of a [[Cloak of Invisibility]] which (shortly after Christmas [[1997]]) Xenophilius characterises as one which "endures eternally, giving constant and impenetrable concealment, no matter what spells are cast at it." This cloak of legend is actually the one that James Potter had owned, and was later given to Harry Potter, because the Potters are in fact descendants of the youngest Peverell Brother, [[Ignotus Peverell]].
 
[[The Tale of the Three Brothers]], a wizarding legend, speaks of a [[Cloak of Invisibility]] which (shortly after Christmas [[1997]]) Xenophilius characterises as one which "endures eternally, giving constant and impenetrable concealment, no matter what spells are cast at it." This cloak of legend is actually the one that James Potter had owned, and was later given to Harry Potter, because the Potters are in fact descendants of the youngest Peverell Brother, [[Ignotus Peverell]].
   
[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] was the first to speculate that Harry's cloak is indeed among the famed [[Deathly Hallows]], since it was at least two generations old ([[James Potter I|James Potter]] and then Harry), and most invisibility cloaks wear out after that time, or at least lose ''some'' effectiveness, yet Harry's was as good as new, which raised suspicion. Invisibility Cloaks often become opaque with age, rip, have the charms placed upon them wear off, or have them countered with charms of revealment.
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[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] was the first to speculate that Harry's cloak is indeed among the famed [[Deathly Hallows]], since it was at least two generations old ([[James Potter I|James Potter]] and then Harry), and most invisibility cloaks wear out after that time, or at least lose ''some'' effectiveness, yet Harry's was as good as new, which raised suspicion. Invisibility cloaks often become opaque with age, rip, have the charms placed upon them wear off, or have them countered with charms of revealment.
   
 
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Invisibility cloak
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Medieval era

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To make a wizard or witch invisible

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An invisibility cloak is a magical garment which renders whatever it covers unseeable. They may be made from hair of Demiguise, a magical creature that possesses the power to become invisible. This property is used to make the wearer of the cloak invisible. However, as Xenophilius Lovegood tells Harry, Ron, and Hermione, such a cloak will gradually lose its effectiveness as the hair becomes more and more opaque. The cloak can also be formed from an ordinary travelling cloak, enchanted with an exceptionally strong disillusionment charm or a bedazzling hex. The cloak is also mentioned by being one of the entities in the Deathly Hallows. In the story the third brother asked for a way to hide from Death so Death himself gave the brother the cloak of invisibility.

There are ways of making one's self invisible by using magic other than invisibility cloaks. An example is the Disillusionment charm. Dumbledore once remarked to Harry that he didn't need a cloak to become invisible.

People who have used invisibility cloaks

The invisibility cloak of legend

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Harry Potter's head appears from under Peverell's legendary cloak
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The Tale of the Three Brothers, a wizarding legend, speaks of a Cloak of Invisibility which (shortly after Christmas 1997) Xenophilius characterises as one which "endures eternally, giving constant and impenetrable concealment, no matter what spells are cast at it." This cloak of legend is actually the one that James Potter had owned, and was later given to Harry Potter, because the Potters are in fact descendants of the youngest Peverell Brother, Ignotus Peverell.

Ron Weasley was the first to speculate that Harry's cloak is indeed among the famed Deathly Hallows, since it was at least two generations old (James Potter and then Harry), and most invisibility cloaks wear out after that time, or at least lose some effectiveness, yet Harry's was as good as new, which raised suspicion. Invisibility cloaks often become opaque with age, rip, have the charms placed upon them wear off, or have them countered with charms of revealment.

Appearances

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The Cloak of Invisibility owned by Harry is one of the Deathly Hallows, denoted by the triangle.
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