Absit Omen is getting ready for the TetraWizard Tournament, which for our role-playing site is going to be a massive, probably years-long site-wide plot. It’s probably the biggest project we’ve taken on and one of the things we wanted to sort out as a community were some of the fun, arty details behind the scenes. We held three design contests, each one to decide what the school uniforms for Durmstrang Institute, Beauxbatons Academy and Salem Witches Institute would be. (Links lead out to our wiki where you can see the local canon we’ve built up around those school which are quite fuzzy areas of official Harry Potter canon. The winning uniforms are there was well.)
People were allowed to submit their designs in whatever way they wanted – Polyvore, drawings, written descriptions. I drew with pencil and then colored in Photoshop.
Salem was such a wildcard since we didn’t have any suggested canon for it, like Durmstrang and Beauxbatons which were even featured in the movies. But if there’s one thing that US schools and businesses love it’s khakis. :P The challenge I set for myself on all three was to make a believable, wearable school uniform, but to have something about it that was unmistakably wizardly.Tagged with: Absit Omen • my art • Role-playing