Wizarding Wear

Art, Pop Culture

Lately, I have been getting back into fashion-drawing. Something that inspired me to do so was reading “The Character Vault” by Jody Revenson. This book accompanies two other books (“The Creature Vault” and “Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and Beyond”) that were published examining and explaining production of the Harry Potter films.

This last installment is intriguing because it examines the costumes of all of the different characters, as well as their wands, makeup applications and costuming tactics. A few of the photographs in this book stood out in particular, and inspired me to recreate some of the wizarding wear in pen, ink and colored pencil.

The first is the outfit worn by the Beauxbaton girls, specifically Fleur Delacour, when they make their entrance into Hogwarts during Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  I love the powder blue.

The second is one of Minerva McGonagall’s. Professor McGonagall has always been one of my favorite characters and I love the Scottish influence seen in her robes and hats.

While “The Creature Vault” still remains my favorite of the series, all three of these production-focused books are excellent and I would recommend them to any Harry Potter fan. I would especially recommend “The Character Vault” to those who, like me, possess an interest in fashion and costuming.

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