One of the things we love most about the Harry Potter franchise is the fantastic costumes. From Dumbledore’s silk robes to Dolores Umbridge’s pink ensembles, each outfit parallels with the numerous personalities of the beloved movies…but did you know Severus Snape wore the same black outfit throughout all of the movies?
This recently boomed on Twitter, after someone realized that the terrifying professor never changed his iconic black robe…and now we’re kind of stuck on it…
Now don’t me wrong, the outfit perfectly matches his personality, but why is he the ONLY character to never change costumes? Costume designer, Jany Temine, even confirmed that she ‘never changed Professor Snape’.
Unlike everyone else on Twitter I've never met Bill Nighy, but when they were filming Harry Potter in Oxford I once saw Alan Rickman in his full Snape costume, walking from the old History Faculty to the Bodleian Library.
— Beau Ho Ho (@DrBeauBeaumont) May 14, 2020
She explained, ‘I used the Professor Snape costume and I remade it. I made another cape. I always kept Professor Snape [as he was] because I thought it was a great costume.’
They said that Alan Rickman would eat lunch with the crew but he would be in full Snape costume and therefore would stay in character during lunch and tell the crew off like they were Hogwarts students 😂
— Leana🌹🧡#マリD (@Leana1994) June 17, 2019
Whilst she did indeed make some adjustments to some other of the other costumes, after joining in on the franchise by the third movie, she elaborated, ‘It was perfect…When something is perfect you cannot change it…And he never changes, Professor Snape. He’s the sort of guy who goes to bed in his costume. Bless him, Alan Rickman.’