Film fancy dress fans will get the opportunity to check out the costumes used in a number of Warner Brothers movies when a new tourist attraction opens in 2012.

The production company will have a permanent UK base soon after it announced plans to develop its existing facilities in Hertfordshire.

Props, costumes and various other items from silver screen hits will be housed in the £100 million facility, with visitors getting the opportunity to learn about how they went from ideas on a script to their full cinematic glory.

Batman fancy dress from the Dark Knight and the outfits from the Harry Potter films will be among the key attractions, with prosthetics and animatronics sure to pull in big crowds.

Barry Meyer from Warner Bros said the new studio "demonstrates our long-term commitment to, and confidence in, the skills and creativity of the UK film industry".

The UK facility will be a partner to the existing Warner Bros studios in Burbank, Los Angeles.