Extracted from Harry Potter: The Character Vault by Jody Revenson
Herbology Professor Pomona Sprout’s wardrobe for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is as organic as her subject matter. Dressed in a palette of earth tones, leafy shapes are used as accents on her robes: greenery seems to grow from her cuffs and cape-like collar. The witch’s hat she wears in the greenhouse is constructed in a burlap-style material, and ‘sprouts’ leaves from the tip.
As she works with plants such as Mandrakes and Venomous Tentacula leaves, she wears a pair of thick, beat-up gloves, bolstered with twine, and, of course, sports a large pair of ear muffs. Sprout’s outfit appeared more utilitarian in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. She wears a pair of thick blue overalls and a checkered shirt beneath her robe, which resembles a late eighteenth-century smock-coat. Smock-coats, featuring the characteristic pleats called ‘tubes’, were used primarily by agricultural workers, as they provided both warmth and elasticity.