Of course a busy summer with my household did not prevent me from doing a little miniature shopping!
These two wonderful characters were made for me by the oh so talented Jain Squires and they are for my Diagon Alley, Leaky Cauldron.
I had asked Jain to make me a couple of auror wizards who would look like they had been part of the battle against the Dark Lord and his Death Eaters.
I wanted them to look like they had had a few adventures and may be escaped from some tight corners.
I also wanted them to be slightly younger looking than the usual wizard charcters.
I thought it would be quite funky to add a few steam punk touches, especially to the younger character, to make them seem a little more off the wall.
As you can see Jain has created two marvellous wizard Aururs who seem to ooze adventure and mystery.
Jain's attention to detail is amazing, right down to the cuffs and boots.
This second auror has a more cheeky look. Like he has seen a little bit more of life than his younger companion and is not quite so intense.
I just adore his trousers!
Jain always gives a lot of attention to the overall effect of her character's clothing. I love all the different layers that make up the whole.
A little steampunk rosette going on here.
Both aurors have great boots and hats.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting Miniatura this weekend go and see Jain's work. I am so disappointed I won't be able to see her new dolls.....