Cruella De Vil is evil, but one thing is for sure – the Disney heroine has style. If you’ve seen the animated cartoon or Glenn Close’s picture from 1996, you know it. The Cruella De Vil costume has specific features that you should stick to so that your disguise is recognizable at the carnival party. The Disney heroine wears a very chic dress, which consists of an elegant dress, a soft coat, elegant long gloves and high heels. She also wears a retro cigarette holder and has an eccentric black and white hairstyle. In addition, Cruella de Vil has very pale skin, which is easily achievable with the right make-up. Actually, such a carnival costume gives you the opportunity to dress up pretty without taking on the evil side of Cruella. And how can you make the costume yourself, learn below.
Cruella De Vil Costume: What are the typical characteristics of the famous Disney heroine?
The eccentric look of Cruella De Vil is easy to imitate – just look in your own wardrobe! Characteristic of the heroine is the elegant, floor-length black dress, which you can also replace with a black skirt and top. Or just put on the little black dress every woman has in her wardrobe. Cruella wears a white fur coat over it. If you do not own such a garment, you can look for it in the thrift store or ask friends or relatives. A great alternative to the coat are the scarves or ponchos – best of faux fur, which you can wear over your shoulders as a cape. The accessories also need to be matched with the clothes – the Disney heroine wears red, elegant-looking pointed shoes (whether you choose high or low), as well as long retro gloves in red that reach to the elbows. If you can not find the right gloves, opt for ordinary “short” gloves in red (preferably silk) that are hidden under the coat. And last but not least, you need a retro cigarette holder that was particularly popular in the 1920s. This can easily be crafted from a wide drinking straw or wooden stick.
Cruella De Vil Costume – Tips for make-up and hairstyle
The complete Cruella De Vil costume also includes the matching hairstyle and make-up. For the typical black and white hairstyle, you can either opt for a wig, or dye your own hair – it’s easy with a white hair spray (or a black – for blond hair). Before spraying your hair, make a center parting to separate the two parts of the hair, and rub a little in the heel. And when it comes to make-up, make-up your face pale – either with make-up, or with a foundation lighter than your natural skin color, and put a strong red lipstick on your lips. For the eyes use kohl, eyeliner and mascara. A good choice is the dark green eyeshadow – take a look at our photos to see for yourself. To complete your look, highlight the cheekbones with some powder, as well as the eyebrows with a black pencil to create a “nasty look”.