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Behind the Scenes: A Look at Creative Packaging for Weasley Wheezes in Half-Blood Prince

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Posted by: sue
August 12, 2009, 03:56 PM

There are new looks online today at some of the packaging for products found in Weasley Wheezes joke shop, as seen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Creative Review has this look (and here in our galleries) at some of the packaging for humorous products such as "Magical Mustache Miracle Stubble Grow" and "Anti Gravity Hats" and more, with the designer Nicholas Saunders saying:

"I was briefed to work on the Weasleys Wizarding Wheezes originally," Saunders continues. "I was also asked to come up with a number of names for more  products (such as Anti Gravity Hats) to adorn the shelves. Then after the product names were approved and cleared I used the names as a base to start the designs. When the boxes were ready they were printed on mass up to 400 then they were placed on boxes of all different shapes and sizes. Then after this stage the set dressers took them to fill three storeys [sic] of shop shelves in the shop on the Diagon Alley set."

On his personal website, the designer also says he is at work again on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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1925 Points

so cool!!!! i hope in harry potter land they will have a joke shop that would epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on August 13, 2009, 05:31 PM report to moderator
111 Points

I wish I could actually go on the set and explore

Posted by shelbypotter [wbm] on August 13, 2009, 05:39 PM report to moderator
13651 Points


Posted by hp931 on August 13, 2009, 08:18 PM report to moderator
30068 Points

Very Cool!

Posted by ♥Andera {Longbottom}♥ on August 13, 2009, 11:04 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

Wow cool!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on August 14, 2009, 05:05 AM report to moderator
354 Points

So awesome!

Posted by Hermionerules!1844 on August 14, 2009, 06:07 AM report to moderator
246 Points

Anti gravity hats!!!!!!! omg id lovve one of those!!!!!!!!

Posted by Loveforluna on August 14, 2009, 11:32 AM report to moderator
345 Points

I would love to have one of those original props he designed…I wonder what they will do with them once the films are complete? I hope they don’t just destroy them!

Posted by Mika Maxwell on August 14, 2009, 04:29 PM report to moderator
40 Points

They need to turn the DA set into a museum of some sort once the movies are all done.

Posted by Oddape on August 14, 2009, 05:25 PM report to moderator
4024 Points

This is interesting. The packaging doesn’t really look like I imagined however, it is still very cool and I love the detail of everything. This is what helps bring the Potter’ universe to life. Excellent!! :D

4452 Points

AWESUM!!!!!! u can imagine fred and george designing them :P

128 Points

Thx for this! It was cool!

Posted by Liara on August 15, 2009, 08:37 AM report to moderator
103 Points

i love behind the scenes

Posted by yr.yasindu"ROAR" on August 15, 2009, 09:54 AM report to moderator
3560 Points

I loved the style for the store.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on August 15, 2009, 06:11 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

the detail for WWW was so great, it’s too bad it wasn’t in the movie much

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on August 15, 2009, 08:49 PM report to moderator
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