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Quidditch uniform
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Quidditch players

The Quidditch uniform is a specialised type of wizarding clothing that must be worn by all players in an official Quidditch match.

Essential uniform and special gear

During official Quidditch matches, the players must wear standard equipment and the uniform, consisting of a cape, fingerless gloves, shin and arm guards, and goggles when the game is played under rainy conditions.* Players in different positions may have different equipment; for example, Beaters carry bats, and Keepers wear protective headgear.

  • Though for reasons unknown games in the actual Harry Potter books have been played without goggles during rainy conditions.

Differences Between Uniforms

Professional Quidditch teams

Each team's robes have different colours and logos or insignias. For example, the Wimbourne Wasps' robes are yellow and black, while the Quiberon Quafflepunchers' are pink. The colours and insignia usually have a special meaning to the team and their fans.

Hogwarts Quidditch teams

At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Quidditch players' uniforms differ from house team to house team. The colours are based on the colours of the respective house. The Gryffindor Quidditch team's are red and gold, Slytherin Quidditch team's are green and silver, Hufflepuff Quidditch team's are yellow and black, and Ravenclaw Quidditch team's are blue and bronze.

Ron in Quidditch

Hogwarts quidditch uniforms in Harry's 6th year, during the try-outs

The Quidditch uniforms at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have changed their appearance several times. From 1991 to 1993, the robes were like that of the black school robes, just with shorter sleeves and tie fastenings on the front (and in the colour of the House of the team, of course) and the trousers were white. In the 1993-1994 school year, the robes for the Gryffindor team were a darker shade of red than they had been before, and the robes for all of the teams now had jersey numbers, with the players' last name on the back. The trousers remained white. In the 1996-1997 school year, during the try-outs, the robes look completely different. The robes consisted of a jersey (in the colour of the house the team represented, in this case red for Gryffindor) with the player's number on the front and back (the player's last name was not present). The back of the jersey went all the way down to the players ankles, and the front stopped at the players waist, making it look like there was a cape attached to the back of the jersey that started at the waist. These robes may have just been worn just for the try-outs (which could explain the absence of the players' last names). During the Quidditch match in that year, the robes looked just like they had in the 1993-1994 school year (a normal robe with shorter sleeves and with fastenings on the chest and the players number and last name on the back). The only difference was the shade of red for the Gryffindor team was brighter than it had been before. Also, that year introduced a piece of armour that the Keeper wore that protected his or her chest and back, and also a helmet. In all of these different versions of the robes, the armour was still worn (gloves, arm guards, knee and shin guards).

The jersey numbers do not seem to represent a certain position on the team, as several characters wore different numbers in the try-outs than they did in the match (Ginny Weasley for example). Also, a student was wearing a try-out jersey with the number seven, Harry's number. If the number seven represented the Seeker position, the student wouldn't have worn that number, because Harry was already Seeker. Harry wore the jersey number seven in his third and sixth years, but it is unknown if it was his choice for a jersey number or an assigned number for the position of Seeker. However, in the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, Viktor Krum wore the jersey number seven, and he was a Seeker as well.

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