Questions tagged [invisibility-cloak]

For questions about invisibility cloaks in the Harry Potter series. They are magical garments that renders whatever it covers imperceptible to sight. Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag.

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Did Dumbledore lie to Harry about how long he had James Potter's invisibility cloak when he was examining it? If so, why?

Sorry if this is too long! I think it's different to previous questions... In 'King's Cross', Dumbledore claims that James had showed him the cloak "just a few days previously" to the attack on ...
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Does Voldemort know about the Invisibility Cloak?

Voldemort is keen to get his hands on the Elder Wand over the course of HP and the Deathly Hallows, but never seems to show any interest in either of the other Hallows. I can't see him caring about ...
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James Potter and the Cloak of Invisibility - Why didn't he use it to hide the family from Voldemort?

To begin, I am aware that at some point in time Dumbledore borrowed the cloak from James Potter. If James Potter either had possession of the cloak at the time, or knew that he could get it back from ...
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Why did Malfoy's Petrificus Totalus work on Harry while he was wearing the Invisibility Cloak?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, after Harry eavesdropped on Malfoy on the Hogwarts Express, Malfoy cast Petrificus Totalus on Harry while Harry was wearing his Invisibility Cloak. How did ...
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Why could Mad-Eye Moody see through the Invisibility Cloak using his Magical Eye?

In the film and book series, Year 4 (Goblet of Fire), how is it Mad-Eye Moody/Barty Crouch could see Harry through his Magical Eye even when he was under the Invisibility Cloak? As the cloak is a ...
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Why didn't they use the invisibility cloak while on time travel?

In The Prisoner of Azkaban movie Harry and Hermione used Time-Turner to save Sirius. After advising them to use Time-Turner Dumbledore remind them "you must not be seen". If it was a vital law to use ...
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Why didn't Malfoy take the cloak after performing Petrificus Totalus

In Half-Blood Prince, on the train, after performing Petrificus Totalus, Harry couldn't move anymore. Malfoy hides Harry using his invisibility cloak. Wouldn't a more clever move have been to take ...
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Why did Dumbledore choose to stay anonymous?

In book 1 Dumbledore gives Harry the invisibility cloak of his father as a Christmas present, explaining what it is and giving advice on an anonymous note. (It is also emphasized in the book that the ...
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When and why had Dumbledore taken James’s Invisibility Cloak?

Dumbledore said that James had left the cloak in his possession, but nowhere in the series is it explained why he had left it. In the letter from Lily to Sirius, she said that James couldn't have ...
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Where did Harry Potter learn that the invisibility cloak was his father's?

In the Harry Potter film #2 ( The Chamber of Secrets ), there is a moment where Harry says : " I think it's time to use my dad's old cloak again. " ( Sorry if I misquoted by a word or two ) We ...
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How could Dumbledore see Harry under the Invisibility cloak? [duplicate]

I've had a look, and while there are many similar questions, they ask about the Marauder's Map or Nagini or some other such magically enhanced object/creature. My question is specifically about ...
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How can invisibility cloaks be seen?

When Harry receives the Invisibility Cloak for Christmas, it is described as fluid, shining and silvery gray (emphasis mine): This only left one parcel. Harry picked it up and felt it. It was ...
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Seeing from behind a person with the face revealed under an invisibily cloak

Imagine if someone in front of you is wearing an invisibility cloak like Frodo is wearing his: What would you see if you see that person from behind? Would you see the “inside” of that person's face? ...
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How was the Cloak of Invisibility Created?

I know the tale of the three brothers but does anyone know any convincing theories on how Ignotus Peverell created it?
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Where was Harry's cloak while he was at Malfoy Manor?

When Harry, Hermione and Ron got captured and taken to Malfoy Manor, leaving all their belongings behind in their tent, where was his invisibility cloak? Why didn't they use it as part of their plan ...
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How can Dumbledore cast a spell on Harry while Harry was under the invisibility cloak? Is this a plot mistake of JKR? [duplicate]

It was clearly mentioned in Deathly Hallows that you can't curse someone under the Invisibility cloak, since it is one of the Deathly Hallows and Death has given immunity. Even if Dumbledore was the ...
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How can Moody see through the Invisibility Cloak? [duplicate]

How can Mad-eEye Moody perceive Harry Potter through the Cloak of Invisibility when Xenophilius Lovegood says "endures eternally, giving constant and impenetrable concealment, no matter what ...
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Why wasn't Harry made to use invisibility cloak instead of sending him in the battle of seven potters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When leaving Privet Drive, why did there need to be seven Potters? Even after using polyjuice potion, there was a chance that original Harry got killed by Death Eaters (Later, ...
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Why didn't Harry leave the Dursleys' house under the Invisibility Cloak instead of having the Seven Potters plan? [duplicate]

In order to get Harry out of the Dursleys' house, the aurors decided to come up with a plan to use polyjuice potion to create seven Harry Potters, providing confusion over who the Death Eaters should ...
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Do invisibility cloaks work underwater?

As far as I recalled, there isn't even a part that proves these invisibility cloaks work underwater. I researched my question and tried to browse the sites given to me but the answers aren't there. ...
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Is there more than one invisibility cloak? [duplicate]

In HP and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry gets an invisibility cloak as a Christmas present from Dumbledore. (His father had owned it before.) As soon as Ron saw it, he recognised it to be as an ...