Wigging Out: Mike Potter & Arianne Phillips Get Hedwig Ready for Her Closeup

Mike Potter & Arianne Phillips Get Hedwig Ready for Her Closeup

by John Calhoun

In trying to define the classic Hedwig look—the arched, pencil-thin eyebrows, the red glittered lips, the blond wig with extravagant front flips—Mike Potter fishes around in his memory and plucks out remnant concepts. "John definitely wanted a tragic element to her, and so her eyebrows are painted tragically," says the wig and makeup designer, referring to Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell.

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