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Maleficent Movie Costume Ideas
Dress Like Maleficent Disney's Fairy Queen
With the release of the Maleficent movie, people young and old will be dressing in the re-imagined elegant and evil style of this fairy queen.
Maleficent has been a popular Halloween costume since Disney's 1959 cartoon version of Sleeping Beauty with her iconic villain evil queen look.
In Maleficent the movie Disney has re-imagined the evil fairy queen from Sleeping Beauty. Costume designer Anna Biedrzycka-Sheppard and her amazing design staff have also created not one, but at least eight different costumes for this iconic Disney villain (who is just a misunderstood fairy).
This is a work in progress as I get a chance to see the costumes watching the movie. Come back to see how it develops.
Maleficent with Wings from Disney's Maleficent on Facebook
There is Evil in this World. Hatred. Revenge.
Elements of Maleficent's Costume
For Maleficent's costume there are several different elements. Her staff, raven and makeup do not change much in the movie. Her robe or gown and headdress change with the development of her character and also with the seasons.
I remember her being barefoot as the Queen of the Moors, but her shoes didn't seem to make much of an appearance (or impression), since they were under her long flowing gowns most of the time.
From top to bottom:
- Headdress or Headpiece
- Gown, Robe or Cloak
- Staff or Walking Stick
- Wings (Not always)
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Black Cloak on Amazon
A black cloak will help you recreate the new Maleficent look.
Embellish the cloak with fur edging or black feathers to come even closer to two of her costumes.
Wings or No Wings
Poll on Maleficent's Costume
Wings or No Wings for the costume?
Black Feather Wings on Amazon
My favorite part of her costume (after the headdress) is her massive set of wings.
These black feather wings measure 43 by 27 inches, large, but not so large that you can't walk around.
Maleficent's Basic Costume
Maleficent Staff on Amazon
A commercial reproduction of the walking staff or stick used in the movie.
In some places her staff is brown, in other's darker even black.
Depending on your desired costume look you may want to paint this one a darker brown or black.
Walking Staff on eBay
The reproduction of the walking staff from the movie. Check the prices, since they are being offered at different prices from different sellers.
Disney Licensed Maleficent Wings on Amazon
These Maleficent wings are the second officially Disney licensed wings to be released for the movie.
The feathers for these wings are created out of 100% Polyester fabric.
The horns and black bustier are available separately.
Black Raven on Amazon
Remember to bring your trusty Raven companion, Diaval.
Add this artificial raven to complete the costume look.
Measures 9 by 12 inches
Get your raven to talk by using this Raven Puppet.
Measures 20 by 16 by 8 inches
Maleficent Makeup - Video Tutorials
Two tutorials for getting that Angelia Jolie-inspired evil fairy look from some of the best YouTube make up artists from Kandee Johnson and Promise Phan.
Kandee Johnson's make-up tutorial, inspired by the new movie.
Promise Phan's quick makeup tutorial.
Maleficent MAC Makeup on Amazon
Promise Phan uses several of the MAC Maleficent makeup line to create her version of the evil fairy's makeup.
Use the sculpting powder to create the contours and the definition of high cheekbones.
Use these four eyeshadow colors to create an eye look enhanced with the gold shimmer color.
MAC's lipstick color True Love's Kiss was released for the Maleficent movie.
The very popular color is a red that will "shame the red, red rose."
True Love's Kiss MAC Lipstick on eBay
The deep red lipstick inspired by the film from MAC. Available for a limited time.
Maleficent's Different Costume Looks
The Many Looks of Maleficent
Four of the Different Costumes for the Evil Fairy Queen from Disney's Maleficent on Facebook
Paper Maleficent Dolls by Cory
One of the best places that I've seen that has drawings of the collection of Maleficent's costumes are Paper Dolls by Cory. As he did with Elsa and Anna of Frozen, he has recreated six of the magnificent costumes along with a paper evil fairy doll.
Take a look in the photo stream to see all of his amazing drawings.
Costume Designer Anna Biedrzycka-Sheppard - Video
Listen to Anna Biedrzycka-Sheppard, Costume Designer for Maleficent, discuss the design process and all that was involved in the making and production of the costumes for this film.
More on the Making of the Costumes from the Movie
It took a village to create the more than 700 magnificent costumes assembled for the Maleficent movie.
- Magnificent Maleficent: High fashion costume design for Angelina Jolie in Disney's dark new film | N
In Maleficent, Oscar-nominated costume designer Anna Sheppard (Schindler’s List, The Pianist) and her team at Pinewood Studios created more than 700 costumes, all built from scratch.
- How Angelina Jolie Became Maleficent | Refinery 29
Becoming Maleficent was a process involving all sorts of costume designers, makeup artists, and even a milliner. In other words, it literally took a village.
- Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' Costumes | Hollywood Reporter
Using animal skins, bones and even teeth, three London designers, handpicked by Angelina Jolie, turned Disney's villain into a vision of vileness.
- Stingray Skin, Bird Skulls, and Other Secrets Behind the Maleficent Costume
Before Angelina Jolie could embody the mistress of mayhem in the fairy-tale retelling Maleficent, she had to look the part -- a task that required several elaborate get-ups, from feathery capelets to an array of exotic leathers.
- Maleficent Costume Designer | Harper's BAZAAR Magazine
The costume designer from Maleficent, Oliver Garcia, talks about designing for the movies and Angelina Jolie.
View Pictures of the Costumes from Maleficent
These pages have images of the actual costumes used in the filming of the movie if you want to get an up close look for recreating your own versions.
- Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning Maleficent movie costumes on display | Hollywood Movie Costumes and
To help promote the movie in advance of its cinema release the ArcLight Sherman Oaks theatre had these magical costumes, worn by Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning on display in its lobby on May 27, 2014.
- Maleficent: The art of styling evil | Digital Spy
A look at how to make Angelina Jolie scary, through costumes.
- D23.com | Maleficent Casts a Spell at D23 Member Event | D23, Event Recaps
Nearly 200 D23 Members in Portland, Oregon, were treated to a special sneak peek of the Maleficent trailer for the film, before adjourning to a dessert reception where props and costumes from the movie were on display.
- [PHOTOS] Angelina Jolie Maleficent Costumes | Hollywood Reporter
Animal skins, bones and teeth were used to create these new costumes for the evil fairy.
Maleficent Christening Premade Costume
Maleficent Christening Costume on Amazon
The Christening Costume is one of the iconic looks that has been recreated from the original 1959 Sleeping Beauty.
This version here has a shorter dress, for easier walking at Halloween. The pre-made version is one of the faster ways to pull a costume together.
Add boots, a walking stick and a raven to complete the look.
Maleficent Costumes on eBay
Both types of costumes and accessories can be found on eBay, the older 1959 and the newer 2014.
Make Your Own Maleficent Costume
Evil Queen Pattern on Amazon
These two patterns are good places to start if you want to recreate the look of the evil fairy queen.
The evil queen pattern (from Once Upon a Time) has the best pattern to use if you want to make your own.
This Simplicity pattern has another (more traditional) version of an evil fairy or as they call it an evil witch.
It is the one in red in the insert.
Evil Queen Sewing Patterns on eBay
You can often find some of great sewing patterns like McCalls 6818 and Simplicity 9828 on eBay.
More on Making a Traditional Maleficent Costume
- Homemade Maleficent Costume
A traditional handmade Maleficent costume made for a 3 yr old girl.
Would you dress up like Maleficent?