Costuming Spotlight: Professor Minerva McGonagall
"The design for McGonagall was definitely based on the Maggie Smith character and we wanted to keep that spirit alive while making her younger. We opted for the green and black profile as a nod to her wardrobe from the series. I selected a green chenille for the main robe fabric and black cotton velvet for the accents. The jewel-tone swirl provides a peek of additional color and depth especially in the collar to bring out actresses Donna Sorbello’s face.
The silhouette of the robe was designed to create a tailored look in the front but allow for sweeping movement via the Watteau back. The sleeves, with the flare and split at the elbow, pay homage to the fuller sleeves that the character wears in the features but are more casual and younger in style.
-Sean Patton, Asst. Costume Designer for The Gathering Storm: A Marauders Fan Film