Weta Workshop was asked to help design the Na'vi culture and cultural artifacts like costume and weapons. It was an interesting process, as approved designs are usually designed and made at the workshop and then eventually end up on set. This time round designs were still created but only to be used as a reference at Weta Digital. (Some were used on the motion capture stage as well). Because of the digital process the design process continued and evolved well into post-production.
|Neytiri costume design. This had the dubious honour of being Weta's first piece of design on the film. James actually quite liked this and I think parts of it (the yellow halter) made it into the film.|
|Keeping it in the family, this was a costume design for Eytukan, Neytiri's father. The big shoulders were not a 80's throw back but rather an attempt to make him imposing and the basic design was used in parts.|