I was once again able to attend *ahem* "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Presents the 84th Academy Awards Oscar-Nominated Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium." Nominated this year is Albert Nobbs, The Iron Lady, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
I snapped a few pictures on my cell phone that seemed worth sharing.
Here you see one of the nose appliances in place on a vacuum formed lifecast of Meryl and, to the left, the positive and negative mold for the piece.
The silicone noses to make actress Alexandra Roach look like a young Meryl Streep.
An unused old age neck appliance for The Iron Lady. Silicone.
The piece had great detail. If you've seen the movie, you know how well it moves, too.
Dumbledore's wig and beard. All the beards are yak hair, and all the wigs are human hair on very, very fine lace. You couldn't even see the lace up close. Yes, I did touch them.
Those are the templates for painting on the lightning bolt scar. They're the only ones in existence, so naturally they've been DNA tagged. No, really.
Unfortunately, Warner Bros didn't send the crate of all the Harry Potter prosthetics that Nick Dudman created. Such a shame.
Oh, one more thing. We got a surprise visit from Meryl Streep at the Iron Lady panel!
You can watch recordings of the panel discussions at the Academy website here.