Harry Potter

Harry Potter

The Character Vault

Book - 2015
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A comprehensive, full-color compendium of the key characters in all eight of the Harry Potter films, filled with never-before-seen photographs and illustrations, covering the costumes, makeup, weaponry, and behind-the-scenes story that brought each personality memorably to life on the big screen.

Harry Potter: The Character Vault offers fans a deeper look at the creative development of the characters introduced in the books and brought to life in the theatrical series. Jody Revenson brings you closer to Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the students and faculty at Hogwarts, the bureaucrats at the Ministry of Magic, the Triwizard Tournament competitors, the wizarding world families, and the dark forces against them.

Each profile in the book includes design sketches and unit photography showcasing the costumes of each character, along with an image of his or her wand, and other iconic props specific to the characters--brooms, Harry's invisibility cloak, Mad-Eye Moody's eye and prosthetic leg, and more. Discover how Quidditch gear and Hogwarts' robes subtly changed as the characters grew up, discover the fashion and artistry behind the Weasley style, the Yule Ball dresses and robes, Slug Club party wear, and Death Eater masks and costumes.

Interweaving interviews with the special effects experts, costume designers, makeup artists and the cast, Jody Revenson shows fans how the magic happens, revealing the unique filming techniques used to change particular characters' sizes, such as a giant Hagrid and Madame Maxime, as well as special makeup processes that created the look of Harry's Stinging Hex and Peter Pettigrew's rat-like visage. Featured throughout are intriguing profiles of the special makeup effects artists who share the most memorable effects they've used to transform ordinary actors into their extraordinary fictional counterparts.

Harry Potter: The Character Vault is your exclusive all-access pass into the creative process of the largest film franchise of all time, and comes complete with two exclusive removable features.

Publisher: New York : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780062407443
Characteristics: 223 pages :,colour illustrations ;,22 cm.


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Sep 24, 2019

This book was very fun to look through!
(I've memorized all the actors names)

Apr 23, 2018

really good book. love the details :)

Feb 13, 2018

Dear DANOMCD: ONLY "real die-hard fans of Harry Potter"? YA MEAN THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO AIN`T????!!!!

Jan 21, 2018

A beautiful, oversized book filled with lovely photographs and information on creating the universe of Harry Potter. For the Potterphiles (like me) who can never get enough. Bringing the stories to life was a huge undertaking and I think the myriad people who helped in the artistic concepts and designing of the costumes and sets really did an amazing job. We all had our preconceived notions of what it should look like and I was quite happy with their results.

Nov 25, 2016

Interesting book. It really is a focus on each character's costume and what inspired it with some quotes from the actors about how great each outfit was. I would probably only recommend this read to the REALLY die hard fans of Harry Potter

Sep 12, 2016


Aug 18, 2016

i'm number 37 in line!!! are you kidding me???

Jan 27, 2016

Whoever has the book can you return it so others can look at the book?

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Nov 04, 2017

blue_dolphin_10122 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 03, 2016

71Edgebrook thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 17


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May 20, 2016

A book about the many different characters in J.K Rowling's World of Harry Potter.


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