History Main / RobeandWizardHat

8th Nov '17 11:37:03 AM Theriocephalus
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* [[PlagueDoctor During times of plague in the medieval era, doctors "treating" plague victims really, seriously did wear big robes and hats]], presumably to keep skin-to-skin contact to a minimum. They also wore creepy-looking masks with pointy faces stuffed with aromatics to filter the air they breathed cut down on the smell; many had little glass lenses to see out of. They even used staffs to point at people and direct them, since their voices were muffled. The combined effect was like something out of ''Franchise/SilentHill'' -- especially when they were surrounded by all the rotting corpses. The only real difference in attire were the hats, while large and broad-brimmed, usually wasn't pointed. Mostly it was a flat and flappy hat that was a kind of a badge of profession for the medieval medics, and which looked rougly like a top hat that someone has sat on.

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* [[PlagueDoctor During times of plague in the medieval era, doctors "treating" plague victims really, seriously did wear big robes and hats]], presumably to keep skin-to-skin contact to a minimum. They also wore creepy-looking masks with pointy faces stuffed with aromatics to filter the air they breathed (to ensure they didn't catch the plague themselves) and also cut down on the smell; many had little glass lenses to see out of. They even used staffs to point at people and direct them, since their voices were muffled. The combined effect was like something out of ''Franchise/SilentHill'' -- especially when they were surrounded by all the rotting corpses. The only real difference in attire were the hats, while large and broad-brimmed, usually wasn't pointed. Mostly it was a flat and flappy hat that was a kind of a badge of profession for the medieval medics, and which looked rougly like a top hat that someone has sat on.
3rd Nov '17 11:52:29 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'': Donatello wears these as part of his videogame sorcerer persona in the episode "[=SuperQuest=]".
* [[IneptMage Inept mages]] Tyrone and Pablo of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' both wear one in "A Giant Problem".

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'': Donatello wears these as part of his videogame sorcerer persona in the episode "[=SuperQuest=]".
* [[IneptMage Inept mages]] %%* The {{inept mage}}s Tyrone and Pablo of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' both wear one in "A Giant Problem".



** The Great and Powerful Trixie wears this getup while putting on her magic show.
** Twilight Sparkle wears a similar ensemble as a [[HalloweenEpisode Nightmare Night]] costume complete with a fake beard.[[note]]The iconic apparel of [[AwesomeMcCoolname Starswirl the Bearded]], an academic predecessor of hers who is essentially the Merlin of the [=FiM=] world. [[/note]]
** Sunburst, Starlight Glimmer's childhood friend, wears this as an adult.

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** The Great and Powerful Trixie wears this getup while putting Trixie, a stage magician who likes to put on her magic show.
** Twilight Sparkle
airs of being a powerful wizard, wears a similar ensemble as purple cape and a [[HalloweenEpisode Nightmare Night]] costume complete floppy broad-brimmed wizard's hat, both decorated with a fake beard.[[note]]The iconic apparel of [[AwesomeMcCoolname blue and yellow stars.
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Starswirl the Bearded]], an academic predecessor of hers who is Bearded, the most powerful unicorn wizard in history and essentially the Merlin of the [=FiM=] world. [[/note]]
''[=FiM=]'' world, habitually wore a deep blue cape and wizard hat decorated with yellow stars and moons. These were additionally decorated with small golden bells adorning the hem of his cap and the tip and brim of his hat. Twilight wore a similar ensemble on Nightmare Night[[note]]Halloween, essentially[[/note]] to emulate him, and [[spoiler:Starswirl himself was wearing the full getup when he appeared in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E25ShadowPlayPart1 Shadow Play]]"]].
** Sunburst, Starlight Glimmer's childhood friend, wears this a blue cape dotted with light blue stars as an adult.adult. Played with, in that he's not actually a wizard and can't use magic very well, but he remains a very knowledgeable scholar of magic lore.



* Many of the higher clergy in the Catholic Church, most notably the Pope. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Leo_XIII.jpg You can't tell us this doesn't get "Flowing Robe and Pointy Hat" points.]] Their original purpose was to be identified in a crowd easily. Now they are to symbolize their office rather than to cast [[BoltOfDivineRetribution level 1,000,000 lightning]].

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* Many of the higher clergy in the Catholic Church, most notably the Pope. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Leo_XIII.jpg You can't tell us this doesn't get "Flowing Robe and Pointy Hat" points.]] points]]. Their original purpose was to be identified in a crowd easily. Now they are easily and to symbolize their office rather than to cast [[BoltOfDivineRetribution level 1,000,000 lightning]].office.



* Academia generates a lot of fuss about ceremonial garb. There are no pointy hats, but there are hats you're only allowed to wear if you have a Ph D, and the shape and color of graduates' hoods has a long and very specific history that varies depending on the institution. And, of course, they're accompanied by robes.
* [[PlagueDoctor During times of plague in the medieval era, doctors "treating" plague victims really, seriously did wear big robes and hats]], presumably to keep skin-to-skin contact to a minimum. They also wore creepy-looking masks with pointy faces stuffed with aromatics to cut down on the smell; many had little glass lenses to see out of. They even used staffs to point at people and direct them, since their voices were muffled. The combined effect was like something out of ''Franchise/SilentHill'' -- especially when they were surrounded by all the rotting corpses. The only real difference in attire were the hats, while large and broad-brimmed, usually wasn't pointed. Mostly it was a flat and flappy hat that was a kind of a badge of profession for the medieval medics, and which looked rougly like a top hat that someone has sat on.

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* Academia generates a lot of fuss about ceremonial garb. There are no pointy hats, but there are hats you're only allowed to wear if you have a Ph D, Ph.D., and the shape and color of graduates' hoods has have a long and very specific history that varies depending on the institution. And, of course, they're accompanied by robes.
* [[PlagueDoctor During times of plague in the medieval era, doctors "treating" plague victims really, seriously did wear big robes and hats]], presumably to keep skin-to-skin contact to a minimum. They also wore creepy-looking masks with pointy faces stuffed with aromatics to filter the air they breathed cut down on the smell; many had little glass lenses to see out of. They even used staffs to point at people and direct them, since their voices were muffled. The combined effect was like something out of ''Franchise/SilentHill'' -- especially when they were surrounded by all the rotting corpses. The only real difference in attire were the hats, while large and broad-brimmed, usually wasn't pointed. Mostly it was a flat and flappy hat that was a kind of a badge of profession for the medieval medics, and which looked rougly like a top hat that someone has sat on.
31st Oct '17 7:39:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-->''"[All right], I put on my robe and wizard hat."''

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-->''"[All ->''"[All right], I put on my robe and wizard hat."''
24th Sep '17 11:42:10 AM nombretomado
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* Belgarath the Sorcerer of David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'' notably avoids such things whenever possible, choosing instead to wear comfortable clothes that allow him to blend in. However, in those rare instances where he had to make a public appearance as 'The Almighty, Immortal Sorcerer, Belgarath!', he dons a white robe and staff to make sure everybody knows he's a wizard. (Keep in mind, the only people who've ever managed to get him to actually do that, is his busybody daughter, Polgara - and the combined might of roughly a dozen reigning monarchs.)

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* Belgarath the Sorcerer of David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' notably avoids such things whenever possible, choosing instead to wear comfortable clothes that allow him to blend in. However, in those rare instances where he had to make a public appearance as 'The Almighty, Immortal Sorcerer, Belgarath!', he dons a white robe and staff to make sure everybody knows he's a wizard. (Keep in mind, the only people who've ever managed to get him to actually do that, is his busybody daughter, Polgara - and the combined might of roughly a dozen reigning monarchs.)
8th Sep '17 9:33:08 AM Leporidae
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* As far back as the 1300's, alewives (women who brewed and sold beer out of their homes) wore tall, wide-brimmed hats to denote their profession and make themselves more visible in marketplaces. Combine that with a bubbling cauldrons [of beer] and broomsticks (which were placed outside of homes to signal that ale was ready for sale/ consumption), and you get the stereotypical image of a witch.
4th Jun '17 2:18:19 PM HarpieSiren
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* Donald Duck tends to wear one when he's at Disney Castle, and not out adventuring with Sora in the ''[[{{Franchise/KingdomHearts}} Kingdom Hearts]]'' series.

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* Donald Duck tends to wear one when he's at Disney Castle, and not out adventuring with Sora in the ''[[{{Franchise/KingdomHearts}} Kingdom Hearts]]'' series. For good measure, ''his basic staff'' incorporates a robe and wizard hat into its design.
3rd Jun '17 12:33:43 PM ectostar
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--> '''Merlin''': He thinks he is so sharp. Even when I told him I was a wizard, he still couldn't see it.
--> '''Gaius''': Sometimes it's pretty hard to spot.
--> '''Merlin''': Maybe I should go around wearing a pointy hat?
--> '''Gaius''': I don't think you'll find one big enough.

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--> '''Merlin''': -->'''Merlin''': He thinks he is so sharp. Even when I told him I was a wizard, he still couldn't see it.
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'''Gaius''': Sometimes it's pretty hard to spot.
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'''Merlin''': Maybe I should go around wearing a pointy hat?
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'''Gaius''': I don't think you'll find one big enough.



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--->White Mage: "Pardon me, clown?"
--->Black Mage: "Oh, this guy is ''not'' talking to ''me''."
--->White Mage: "You there, in the doofy hat and parachute pants."

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Mage: "You there, in the doofy hat and parachute pants."



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17th May '17 7:55:33 PM nombretomado
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* Tsubame, from ''UruseiYatsura'', always wears a traditional "magician's cape", though without the pointy hat. Given his other favored attire is a tuxedo, and his comments about having gone to "the West" to study his magic, it's clear he's supposed to be a parody of/reference to the stage magician, instead of the actual HermeticMagic-using SquishyWizard associated with Western magic users.

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* Tsubame, from ''UruseiYatsura'', ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', always wears a traditional "magician's cape", though without the pointy hat. Given his other favored attire is a tuxedo, and his comments about having gone to "the West" to study his magic, it's clear he's supposed to be a parody of/reference to the stage magician, instead of the actual HermeticMagic-using SquishyWizard associated with Western magic users.
14th May '17 10:20:24 PM Gamermaster
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* [[ChildMage Shouta]] from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is shown wearing a wizard hat and a cape in the opening for the anime. He only wears regular clothing during the series proper.
* From [[Creator/CoolKyouShinsha the same author]], Ronya in the one-shot ''Frau Rabbit'' wears a black cloak and hat. They're apparently standard witch attire since everyone identifies her as one on sight, but no other witches are seen in the story.
9th Apr '17 10:03:18 AM MetaFour
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* Music/Guided by Voices' album "Bee Thousand" features a wizard in the classic attire on the cover.

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* Music/Guided by Voices' Music/GuidedByVoices' album "Bee Thousand" features a wizard in the classic attire on the cover.
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