Harry Potter’s Slughorn Revealed in Purple Pajamas

I have never heard the expression “pajamas make the man” but it certainly applies to Professor Horace Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Earlier today the LA Times exclusively revealed the first image from the upcoming Half-Blood Prince film featuring Jim Broadbent as Slughorn in those infamous purple pajamas. They actually angle closer towards a pink, but there’s no mistaking the attire.

Designing Slughorn’s attire was a challenge for costume designer Jany Temime as the actor’s stature did not fit the book’s description of a man resembling a cross between an armchair and a walrus. Rather than rely on visual effects to shrink and contort Broadbent, the look of Slughorn is passed through his wardrobe.

You can read all about Slughorn’s outfits as seen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as see two new pictures, over at the LA Times. Look for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in theaters and IMAX beginning July 15.

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