2852.tifStarting Friday the 21st of July, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making Of Harry Potter will be bringing you  a special six-week feature dedicated to the costumes, hair and make-up effects that brought the wizarding world to life on-screen.

During the ten years of filming, more than 25,000 unique items of clothing were created for the Harry Potter film series. Over 600 Hogwarts school robes, including those worn by a young Daniel Radcliffe were designed for Hogwarts’ students and developedinto sophisticated character costumes such as Hermione’s stunning Yule Ball Gown, Gilderoy Lockhart’s flamboyant teaching attire and Professor Slughorn’s lavish lilac pyjamas.

We can’t wait to see the costumes that helped bring transform our favourite actors into our favour characters.These costumes are being displayed for the first time only and this special feature will take visitors on a journey through the behind-the-scenes process that brought our favourite characters to life.

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From the glamourous Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter’s 1940’s inspired Hollywood gossip columnists costumes to that of Hogwarts professors Lupin, Umbridge and Lockhart. You’ll  get to see hundreds of intricate and unique wizard hats were created for Harry’s first trip to Diagon Alley and the iconic Beauxbatons hats which were carefully designed, moulded and finished by the renowned milliner, Philip Treacy.

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It sounds like this new tour will be very hands on as guests are invited to step into the role of a Costume Designer and try their hand at the art of costume distressing, discovering how new clothes were made to look centuries old or battle-torn with the help of paint, mud and wire brushes.

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Visitors will also get to step inside Professor Slughorn’s armchair suit in an all-new demonstration of the unforgettable scene which saw Jim Broadbent as Professor Slughorn disguise himself to evade capture by Death Eaters in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

We’re pretty excited as we thought we’d seen everything Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making Of Harry Potter had to offer. But the magic of Harry Potter still lives on!

The Wizarding Wardrobes  Exhibition runs from Friday 21st of July 2017 until Monday 4th September of 2017. To book tickets visit: https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

Reporter: Tegan LeBon

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