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Take a magical look at some of the wands and costumes from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Sep 24, 2018

It's only a matter of time before we all get to return to the cinematic section of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. The second installment in the new prequel series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwaldwill be here in November. For fans that always wondered what really went down between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald, well, your time has come. 

Thankfully Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob from the first Fantastic Beasts movie will be along for the ride. Since this gaggle of wizards (both familiar and new) will be hitting the screen, that means that they'll have their wands out and ready for action. So what wondrous new designs can we expect to see? 

Pottermore recently got a look at eight of the film's wands, as designed by Pierre Bohanna, which they shared via Twitter

The Elder Wand is probably the most noticeable one in the group, because we're used to seeing Dumbledore wield it in the Harry Potter films. This wasn't necessarily the intention, as Bohanna mentions in another tweet: "When designing Dumbledore’s wand for the Harry Potter films, we didn’t know it was going to be revealed as the Elder Wand," he says, while showing off the wand that Dumbledore uses in the time period of this film. "This is the one he had before - it’s a very practical design."

In Fantastic Beasts, the very finicky Elder Wand is wielded by Grindelwald. Dumbledore's "practical" wand can be seen in more detail in another tweet

Aside from the wand that is actually a Deathly Hallow, the wand that sticks out the most is the one that will be used by Nicholas Flamel — he's Dumbledore's old friend, the creator of the Philosopher's Stone, and revealed to be very, very old in the second trailer. In the tweet below, Flamel's wand is the one on the left. If it's as old as Flamel himself is, then this design is probably fairly old too. 

You get a sense of the full spread in the final tweet, which is a video look across the group of wands. From left to right, they are used by Dumbledore, Leta Lestrange, Tina, Flamel, Newt, Grindelwald, Theseus Scamander, Queenie, and Vinda Rosier. Bohanna mentions the design of Queenie's wand, saying, “It’s really interesting designing wands for different time periods. For Queenie’s, we included nods to 1920s Art Deco design.” 

That's not all! It's not like Newt and company are going to be running around the wizarding world with their wands all naked and such. Some of costume designer Colleen Atwood's creations were shown off as well. The first tweeted image is of a design for Queenie, and the thinking is that the moth pin seen on the costume will mean big changes for the character. 

We also get a tweeted look at Grindelwald's outfit, described by Atwood as being "kind of rockstar." 

If these designs don't have you excited, perhaps a new trailer will. An owl just arrived, bearing a message to possibly be on the lookout for it tomorrow. Until then, wands at the ready everyone. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will apparate into cinemas on Nov. 16, 2018. 

(Via Pottermore)


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