Monday, August 25, 2014

Professor Gilderoy Lockhart and Professor Sprout costumes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets...

In addition to housing original costumes and props used in all seven Batman movies to date, the Warner Bros. Studios VIP Tour Museum also has an extensive exhibition of screen-used Harry Potter movie artifacts on display upstairs from all eight magical feature films.

Original movie costumes and props from 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on display
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie costumes props
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Baby Mandrake prop
Professor Sprout costume Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Two of my favourite discoveries on July 29, 2014 were the costumes worn by Kenneth Branagh as the dashing Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, 'Professor Gilderoy Lockhart', and Miriam Margolyes as Hogwarts Herbology teacher, 'Professor Sprout', in the second cinematic installment from 2002, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Also included with this display was a selection of props appropriate to each Hogwarts teacher, the books written by Gilderoy Lockhart and even a Baby Mandrake prop from when Professor Sprout was teaching the second year students how to re-pot the plant creatures.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie poster
Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets movie poster
The costumes in this Harry Potter movie were designed by Lindy Hemming, whose work can also be seen in the costumes from The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Original costume worn by Miriam Margolyes as Professor Sprout 
in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Miriam Margolyes Professor Sprout costume Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
Professor Sprout film costume Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
Professor Sprout costume back Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
The earthy outfit worn by Miriam Margolyes also comes complete with ear-muffs to protect her from the cries of the Mandrakes.

By contrast to Professor Sprout's practical gardening attire, Professor Gilderoy Lockhart's wardrobe is far more extravagant, with cape, crest and detailed embroidery, befitting his flamboyant and vain personality.

Original costume worn by Kenneth Branagh 
as Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Kenneth Branagh Professor Gilderoy Lockhart costume Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
Professor Gilderoy Lockhart costume Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
Gilderoy Lockhart glove costume detail Harry Potter
Gilderoy Lockhart film costume Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
Gilderoy Lockhart cape costume detail Harry Potter
Gilderoy Lockhart may have been Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts but his wizarding accomplishments were mainly lies, and the fraudster eventually got his comeuppance when his memory-erasing charm backfired on himself when he tried to use it on Harry and Ron.

If you like Lockhart's elaborate style, you may also like this Prince Charming costume from TV's Once Upon a Time.

Plus if you're a fan of J. K. Rowling's magical world, be sure to stay tuned for more original Harry Potter costumes, models and props in the weeks to come.

Buy the movie: Harry Potter Double Feature: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [Blu-ray]

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