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Snow White and the Huntsman Costumes
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Transform Yourself into Snow White or Queen Ravenna
Snow White and the Huntsman is the epic retelling of the fairytale first made famous by Disney in 1937. The film, starring Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, became one of 2012's biggest summer blockbusters, which guarantees that its classic characters and dramatic costumes will be hugely popular for many Halloweens to come.
Here you'll find a detailed breakdown of Snow White and the Huntsman's Snow White and Queen Ravenna costumes, as well as tips for recreating these looks with inexpensive clothing, pre-made costumes and accessories.
How to Dress Like Snow White
Kristen Stewart's peasant dress is a simple, feminine costume for Snow White and the Huntsman fans. When searching for the right medieval gown, stick to natural colors (green, brown, etc.) and fabrics (faux leather, cotton, etc.). Puffy round shoulders and a laced bodice will also help bring your Snow White dress to life.
While there are plenty of medieval maiden costumes available in stores and online, sewing your own gives you the freedom to customize your look. Many craft store dress patterns are perfect for creating a unique medieval gown that flatters your shape while staying true to the film.
Whether you purchase a pre-made costume or create your own, don't forget that Kristen Stewart's Snow White was locked away for the majority of her young life. Give your Snow White costume the trapped-in-a-tower treatment with some sandpaper and coffee, which will make your dress appear aged.
After escaping into the Dark Forest, the Huntsman tears off the bottom portion of Snow White's peasant dress to reveal a pair of brown leggings. These practical pants allow our fugitive princess to more easily protect herself while on the run. For an authentic Snow White and the Huntsman costume, choose brown or dark green faux leather leggings.
KNEE-HIGH BROWN BOOTS
Throughout Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart dons a pair of knee-high brown boots. Choose boots with a little slouch to recreate Snow White's stunning medieval style.
For Snow Whites who feel nauseous at the mere mention of a DIY project, this film-inspired costume has you covered from head to toe.
These brown faux leather leggings are incredibly similar to what Kristen Stewart wears in Snow White and the Huntsman.
Every Snow White needs a poisoned apple to complete her costume. Kristen Stewart is shown lying unconscious in the snow next to an apple in the Snow White and the Huntsman trailer.
The big question is whether you will purchase a piece of real or fake fruit. While a real apple is cheap and nutritious, a fake apple is lightweight and reusable. Choose the option that best suits your costume needs!
Bring Out Your Inner Heroine as Battle-Ready Snow White
Plastic children's armor is the way to go when putting together an inexpensive medieval battle costume. Be sure to purchase an armor set that includes the most important parts of Snow White's outfit: a breastplate, shield and sword. Or you can DIY your own armor using cardboard boxes and patterns from the Armour Archive.
DIY Tip: Recreate the shine of Kristen Stewart's Snow White and the Huntsman armor with a can of metallic silver or dark gray spray paint. Two even coats of metallic spray paint will transform your plastic or cardboard costume from cheap to chic.
This officially licensed suit of armor is a great non-DIY alternative for your battle-ready Snow White costume. Complete the look with a sword and shield.
Snow White Makeup Tutorial
Snow White's Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyle
In Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart dons an easy-to-recreate half-up half-down braided hairstyle. To get the look, simply braid one small section of hair on each side of your face. Pull the braided pieces to the back of your head and secure with either bobby pins or a small elastic. Voila!
For non-brunettes or short-haired gals looking for a temporary change, this long brown wig comes pre-braided with Snow White's exact style.
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How to Dress Like Queen Ravenna
Like Snow White, the Evil Queen is a feminine-yet-threatening costume for fans of the newly re-envisioned fairy tale. Start your costume with a light-colored medieval gown. Look for lace trim, unique stitching patterns and draped sleeves. The more extravagant the better!
If you can't find what you're looking for in stores or online, design your own ideal gown with the help of one of the many Renaissance-inspired sewing patterns available online and in craft stores.
Charlize Theron's Evil Queen is all about capturing youth and beauty so don't forget to add glamour to your costume with sparkly rings, jeweled necklaces and glittery eye shadow.
Black Feather Gown
Women looking for a dark, dramatic costume will love the Evil Queen's magnificent high-collared black gown. With so many extravagant details, this costume is challenging to recreate but incredibly rewarding.
For a pre-made costume, click the Gothic dress pictured above. If you're planning to DIY this menacing look, start with a tight, floor-length black gown. Charlize Theron's dress features shiny black pyramid gemstones, which can be purchased online or in a craft store like Michael's or A.C. Moore.
The quintessential element of this Snow White and the Huntsman costume is the Queen's high collar. Electrique Boutique sells a variety of black high-collared shrugs on Amazon. These unique shrugs come in a huge range of sizes and styles. If you purchase a plain high-collared shrug, add some flair with black and silver feathers or sequins.
Queen Ravenna Makeup Tutorial
Spiked Black Steel Crown
Top off your Snow White and the Huntsman costume with a silver-black crown fit for the Evil Queen. The crown worn by Charlize Theron in the film is incredibly unique so if you're a stickler for authenticity, building your own out of cardboard may be the best option. If not, any black tiara will help accessorize your look.
In the film, the Evil Queen wears a unique silver ring spike on each of her index fingers. Luckily for you, there is a huge variety of ring spikes available for purchase on Amazon. With common designs ranging from scorpions and spiders to wolves and dragons, a pair of ring spikes will add incredible detail to your costume.
Queen Ravenna's Braided Updo
According to the work of many medieval artists, interwoven braids were the updo of choice for stylish maidens. The Evil Queen herself dons a complicated braided 'do in Snow White and the Huntsman.
To simplify her style, divide your hair into four sections (front-right, front-left, back-right, back-left). Braid each section and secure with a small elastic. Wrap the four braids around your head and attach with bobby pins. Be sure to keep in mind the placement of your crown when pinning your braids!
For non-blondes or short-haired girls hoping to go lighter or longer for Halloween, this synthetic Snow White and the Huntsman wig comes braided.
Cream Body Paint
Have a tight, toned figure you're just dying to show off this Halloween? Then dare to wear the Evil Queen's "rejuvenation" costume.
For the ultra brave, don a pair of pasties and a nude thong under a few layers of opaque white body paint. If you'd rather not bare all on a cold October night, paint only your hands and face and let a white long-sleeved shirt and tights cover the rest.
This opaque body paint is safe for all skin types, long-lasting and flexible enough that it won't crack or crumble when you move.