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« on: April 09, 2013 11:01:25 AM »

I've always loved silly photo booth props like mustaches on sticks or funny glasses because they get people to relax and have fun when you're snapping a picture of them. For the recent One Awesome Harry Potter Thing swap I created a Harry Potter inspired photo kit for my partner, snagged from Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, naturally.

Everything was created from scratch, from the box that held the items to each individual piece. I hand painted every item, with the exception of the Snitch which was made using scrapbook paper. The labels for the box, bags & drawers were created in Photoshop. This is the most involved project I've ever worked on. Surprisingly, it was the box to hold the props that took the longest and gave me the most trouble. The props themselves were fairly easy Smiley

Box top: Weasley's Fabulous Box of Magical Photo Fun for Muggles

The Drawers inside the box: Things on Sticks, Things on Clips, Things without Sticks or Clips, Tattoos, Buttons

Things on Sticks: House pennants, Hedwig, Trevor, the Sorting Hat, Death Eater Mask, Mad-Eye Moody's Eye, Dumbledore's beard & hat, Harry's glasses, Luna's Spectrespecs.

Each of these items has velcro on the back so it can be attached to a stick and easily held.

Things on Clips: House ties, a pink Pygmy Puff

Each of these items has a small alligator clip attached to the back.

Things Without Sticks or Clips (flat props to hold): Rita Skeeter's acid green quill pen, Sirius Black's Azkaban prison sign, love potion, a Howler, bottle of Butterbeer, Remembrall, Snitch, Harry's wand

Temporary Tattoos: Dark Marks, Harry's scar, Azkaban prison tattoos, the Deathly Hallows symbol

Badges/Pin-back Buttons: Head Boy, Head Girl, Inquisitorial Squad, Weasley Is Our King, Quidditch Captain badges for each house, Prefect badges for each house

Some action shots:

You can see a ton more pics here, including my daughter modeling every prop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tapestrymlp/sets/72157633205808296/

And in case you're not tired from all the pics, some making of shots:

Altogether I used one roll of Duct tape, six huge sections of bristol board, four pieces of card/poster board, 3/4 of a bottle of Modge Podge, four dowel rods, and dismantled three large packing boxes. My house looked like a tornado hit it for about a week while I was making the box & drawers to hold all the props. Plus I mis-measured for the final box so there was some recutting and cursing involved. Heh.

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013 11:53:03 AM »

Fabulous! So fun. And the models are fab, too!

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013 12:39:18 PM »

it's official (in my mind anyway) this project ROCKS!

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013 02:52:55 PM »

Such a brilliant idea! I love all the detail and effort you put into this, and your models are great!

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013 03:41:37 PM »

It turned out so great!! Love all the little props - I think my favorite might be the dumbledor hat and beard. Your kiddo looks so silly wearing it  Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013 07:53:52 PM »

That's a really cool idea!
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013 08:09:34 PM »

This is so fun!! I love what you created and you definitely managed to find some wonderful models Smiley.

« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013 09:09:37 PM »

Thanks for the lovely compliments!

The guy in my pics is a friend from my HP group. If you go to the photo set for the kit his wife, Courtney, posed for pics as well. I love those two because they're always such a blast - the perfect models for anything silly. And my daughter is normally a bit difficult about pictures, but leapt at the chance to pose for these Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013 08:44:48 PM »

This is so fantastic and a brilliant idea. I love it!

« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013 11:41:22 AM »

I am the proud owner of this kit and i absolutly love it all! The details are amazing.

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