Costumes, props, locations - all of these are huge parts of the world of Once Upon a Time. The scenes set in the fairy tale realm have their own looks and designs, and characters have to be balanced between there and Storybrooke. It adds a fascinating layer to costuming, and I loved seeing the sketches and learning how they put outfits together. Same with the props! It was a blast to see the mundane items some of the props come from and equally neat to see how many artisans they involve to create perfect on screen prop. I'd actually enjoy a whole book just discussing those aspects.
There's a chunk about the VFX, too, and it's interesting to see what they do with green screens and digital creations. Unforunately, if you've watched the series, you know the green screen backgrounds are mostly ineffective.
Finally, the book has a run down of synopses for all the episodes in seasons one and two. As a reviewer, that's helpful for me to refresh my memory about key plot points.
Overall, this is a fun book that any fan of Once Upon a Time will enjoy flipping through. It's filled with beautiful, glossy photos and just the right amount of insider info - you need to maintain some magic after all.
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Note: This book was provided to me free of charge for review purposes.