fantasy series “The Magicians
,” about a group of college students who travel through time and worlds to battle wildly imaginative creatures, draws to a close April 1 after five seasons, having taken viewers on a Harry Potter
-meets-video-game thrill ride. Knowing that this is the end of the run gives MastersFX
founder and president Todd Masters
and his team one last chance to showcase the program’s most popular characters — using their own magic to deliver the makeup effects.
Series creators Sera Gamble
and John McNamara
had specific ideas about what they wanted in the show’s seven so-called questing creatures, which, when discovered, must grant the magician a wish that helps fulfill a quest. For instance, Sir Effingham (played by Sean Maguire
) is half man, half pig, and he looks a bit like Benjamin Franklin.
Whether working on characters like Lord Fresh
), Napster (Lynn Andrews
) or Sir Effingham,