Magical Mystery Tour Continued
Jany Temime designed a vast majority of the costumes including over 300 for the Yule Ball alone! A huge band of seamstresses, textile artists, wardrobe staff and make-up artists were employed to bring the characters to life.
Making the Props
An army of craftspeople under the very hands-on Head Prop Maker, Pierre Bohanna, rose to the challenge of creating everything from wands to hippogriffs! The level of detail is stunning – even the Gringotts Bank ledgers have entries in them!
Some of the props required a little more engineering! And some required just a sprinkling of Special Effects. But, again, expert teams of creatives were on hand and the exhibition offers a peak at the secrets of how this magic was made.
The work benches in the prosthetics and animatronics department reveal that a little Winsor & Newton Artist Oil and a bit of Liquitex Acrylic are used in the making of a goblin!
The exhibition also features the intricate and beautifully-crafted models produced in the Art Department. Anything from scale models of buildings and interiors to full size statues and even much of the food in the Great Hall were created by the model-makers.
From the technical drawings that were produced based on the concept art, the model-makers built scale models in white card of buildings and interiors to establish the look and practicality of the designs. Aesthetics are important but so is whether a camera can get round it before time and money are spent on the real thing.
And the most impressive model is that of Hogwarts itself which involved over 80 artists and crew.
If you appreciate art, design and craftsmanship, this exhibition has all the disciplines covered and there is a great deal to admire in the creativity on show.