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The lesson you should be taking from all of this, of course, is that if you see someone wearing a pointy hat, then they will also be wearing a robe. This trope is a subtrope of NiceHat and BadassLongRobe, naturally. If the hat itself ends up being magical than it may be a HatOfPower. Very often this trope is accompanied by a MagicStaff. Sub-trope of StockCostumeTraits. See also WizardClassic and WitchClassic for character types who are especially prone to wearing this outfit.

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The lesson you should be taking from all of this, of course, is that if you see someone wearing a pointy hat, then they will also be wearing a robe. This trope is a subtrope of NiceHat and BadassLongRobe, naturally. If the hat itself ends up being magical than it may be a HatOfPower. Very often this trope is accompanied by a MagicStaff. Sub-trope of StockCostumeTraits. See also WizardClassic and WitchClassic for character types who are especially prone to wearing this outfit.
outfit. Members of the TrenchcoatBrigade are usually going for a contemporary, UrbanFantasy relative of this trope.


* Howland Owl from ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' wore a wizard hat all the time, despite not being a wizard of any kind. As for why, perhaps Albert put it best: "He's got a point, but his hat hides it."
* The Wizard in ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}'' wears robes and a wizard hat, but he's a ''computer'' wizard, not a magic user.



* OlderThanPrint: The original MagicKnight, [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse god]] Odin, was known for traveling around wearing... yes, a cloak and big hat. Probably the TropeMaker, as he was a major influence on the appearance of [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf]]. Also a justified case; Odin sold one of his eyes to drink from the Fountain of Wisdom and wore the hat low to hide his missing eye.

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* OlderThanPrint: The original MagicKnight, [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse god]] Odin, was known for traveling around wearing... yes, a cloak and big hat. Probably the TropeMaker, as he was a major influence on the appearance of [[Literature/LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]]. Also a justified case; Odin sold one of his eyes to drink from the Fountain of Wisdom and wore the hat low to hide his missing eye.



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* Howland Owl from ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' wore a wizard hat all the time, despite not being a wizard of any kind. As for why, perhaps Albert put it best: "He's got a point, but his hat hides it."
* The Wizard in ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}'' wears robes and a wizard hat, but he's a ''computer'' wizard, not a magic user.
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* Baby Chris wore a cute little wizard robe for Halloween in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.

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* Baby Chris wore a cute little wizard robe for Halloween in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}''.

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* Yoriko Yasuzumi from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart''series is an occultist who wears a wizard hat and a large cape. The hat and cape are created by Mike when he transforms between his cat form and demon staff form, and the cape has arms which he can use.

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** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' has the [[https://darksouls2.wiki.fextralife.com/Black+Witch+Set Black Witch set]] and the [[https://darksouls2.wiki.fextralife.com/Astrologist%27s+Set Astrologist's set]] for those who like a bit more bling in their outfits. Averted with other spellcasting outfits, however; the [[https://darksouls2.wiki.fextralife.com/Leydia+Black+Set Leydia Black set]] looks like someone put a bomb in the end of a pointy hat and exploded it, the black and white Hollow Mage sets wear fancy hoods, and the Lion Mage and Desert Sorceress sets [[BareYourMidriff don't have enough clothing to qualify as robes]]; the Desert Sorceress top in particular barely has enough clothing to qualify as clothing.

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* Played straight in ''Webcomic/IngressAdventuringCompany'' when Toivo wears the classic wizard outfit while going on quests - wizard staff included.


** There is the [[KillerRabbit extremely cute-but deadly]] Majik Lapin in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', complete with it's own top and cape. Not only just a powerful magician rabbit, it can also cast spells with each of it's '''ears'''!

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** There is the [[KillerRabbit extremely cute-but deadly]] Majik Lapin in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', complete with it's its own top and cape. Not only just a powerful magician rabbit, it can also cast spells with each of it's its '''ears'''!


* Though the cape of ''Anime/YuGiOh'''s Dark Magician leaves much to be desired, he has a truly ''epic'' pointy hat.

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Though the cape of ''Anime/YuGiOh'''s Dark Magician leaves much to be desired, he has a truly ''epic'' pointy hat.



* In ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', the robe-and-pointy-hat attire worn by Necross the - Ha Ha - Mad prior to his becoming the giant stone Thrunk.
* ''ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit'' has Homnibus the enchanter, who also sports the requisite WizardBeard.
* In a ''Superman Family'' issue, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} takes down "Lemon-Lips" Romero, a wannabe sorcerer who wore indigo robes and a starry, blue pointy hat for no other reason than because he thought those clothes are proper wizard wardrobe.
* In ''ComicBook/MickeyMouseAndTheSwordOfIce'', Yor wears red robes and the stereotypical (red) pointy hat.



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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'', sorcerer Artax wears a robe and the classic green wizard hat.
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* Averted in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', where every person in Baravada, wizards and otherwise, wears the same kind of outfit: silky shirt and trousers. Except Bayanis, who does wear robes, but she's crazy.
** Well, crazier than all the other wizards, anyway.

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* Averted in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', where every person in Baravada, wizards and otherwise, wears the same kind of outfit: silky shirt and trousers. Except Bayanis, who does wear robes, but she's crazy.
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crazy. Well, crazier than all the other wizards, anyway.



--> standard blue robes and pointy hat of an academy-trained professional magician.

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--> standard -->Standard blue robes and pointy hat of an academy-trained professional magician.



* ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' contains this in places. Gandalf is a particularly well-known example, and may have revitalized the concept into the modern era.

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* ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' contains this in places. Gandalf is a particularly well-known example, and may have revitalized the concept into the modern era.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheWitchsThrone'', the Witch gains these after her TransformationSequence.


* 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.

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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. Research has shown that accusations of witchcraft were most often made against independent women (while alewives stood out as maybe the clearest example) so the image probably comes from that.


* In the ''[[Literature/{{Magic20}} Magic 2.0]]'' series, wizards in Medieval England wear these partly due to expectations and party due to it being a requirement for the [[RealityWarper Shell]] to recognize them as a user, thus allowing them to execute macros/spells with gestures and/or words. There are even specific requirements for the measurements. Another requirement is a MagicStaff or a MagicWand. In the third novel, it's revealed that some of these restrictions have been removed.



* In the ''[[Literature/{{Magic20}} Magic 2.0]]'' series, wizards in Medieval England wear these partly due to expectations and party due to it being a requirement for the [[RealityWarper Shell]] to recognize them as a user, thus allowing them to execute macros/spells with gestures and/or words. There are even specific requirements for the measurements. Another requirement is a MagicStaff or a MagicWand. In the third novel, it's revealed that some of these restrictions have been removed.


** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', a Wizard's idea of going incognito (so people don't recognize that he is a wizard) is to wear a darker, less fancy pointy hat. And of course, the Dean, who gets... very gung-ho about whatever new idea has caught the wizards' fancy this time, has occasionally been spotted with pointy '' hair''.

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** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', a Wizard's idea of going incognito (so people don't recognize that he is a wizard) is to wear a darker, less fancy pointy hat. And of course, the Dean, who gets... very gung-ho about whatever new idea has caught the wizards' fancy this time, has occasionally been spotted with pointy '' hair''. The pointy bath-cap mentioned in Live Action Film above is taken directly from the book as well, although considering the Archchancellor was trying out a bathroom designed and installed by [[BunglingInventor "Bloody Stupid" Johnson]] he might have been better off with a pointy crash helmet.


Magic users, especially in medieval fantasy, will almost always wear robes of one sort or another. The particular type of robe varies, and even those mages who eschew the robe tend to wear cloaks, capes, or (for more modern characters) trenchcoats. At least in part, this seems to be because the loose, billowy clothes look that much more impressive during a magic-induced ChunkyUpdraft or DramaticWind. Even the {{Stripperiffic}} costumes worn by VainSorceress tend to have a few loose scraps of cloth fluttering about. On the more practical side, robes' light weight rarely [[ArmorAndMagicDontMix hinders any necessary magic gestures like heavy armor would.]]

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Magic users, especially in medieval fantasy, will almost always wear robes of one sort or another. The particular type of robe varies, and even those mages who eschew the robe tend to wear cloaks, capes, or (for more modern characters) trenchcoats. At least in part, this seems to be because the loose, billowy clothes look that much more impressive during a magic-induced ChunkyUpdraft or DramaticWind. Even the {{Stripperiffic}} costumes worn by the VainSorceress tend to have a few loose scraps of cloth fluttering about. On the more practical side, robes' light weight rarely [[ArmorAndMagicDontMix hinders any necessary magic gestures like heavy armor would.]]


Magic users, especially in medieval fantasy, will almost always wear robes of one sort or another. The particular type of robe varies, and even those mages who eschew the robe tend to wear cloaks, capes, or (for more modern characters) trenchcoats. At least in part, this seems to be because the loose, billowy clothes look that much more impressive during a magic-induced ChunkyUpdraft or DramaticWind. Even the {{Stripperiffic}} costumes worn by [[VainSorceress nymphet sorceresses]] tend to have a few loose scraps of cloth fluttering about. On the more practical side, robes' light weight rarely [[ArmorAndMagicDontMix hinders any necessary magic gestures like heavy armor would.]]

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Magic users, especially in medieval fantasy, will almost always wear robes of one sort or another. The particular type of robe varies, and even those mages who eschew the robe tend to wear cloaks, capes, or (for more modern characters) trenchcoats. At least in part, this seems to be because the loose, billowy clothes look that much more impressive during a magic-induced ChunkyUpdraft or DramaticWind. Even the {{Stripperiffic}} costumes worn by [[VainSorceress nymphet sorceresses]] VainSorceress tend to have a few loose scraps of cloth fluttering about. On the more practical side, robes' light weight rarely [[ArmorAndMagicDontMix hinders any necessary magic gestures like heavy armor would.]]


* Justified and enforced in ''TheDarkEye'', where the body of laws for wizards, the Codex Albyricus, demands this type of clothing (several sets for different circumstances and incantations) to make users of magic instantly recognizable to honest people, so "their righteous mistrust shall be awakened". Most civilized wizards will follow it to the letter as a matter of class conciousness.

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* Justified and enforced in ''TheDarkEye'', ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'', where the body of laws for wizards, the Codex Albyricus, demands this type of clothing (several sets for different circumstances and incantations) to make users of magic instantly recognizable to honest people, so "their righteous mistrust shall be awakened". Most civilized wizards will follow it to the letter as a matter of class conciousness.

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