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Maleficent Movie Costume Ideas

Updated on August 21, 2014

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:

  1. Headdress or Headpiece
  2. Gown, Robe or Cloak
  3. Staff or Walking Stick
  4. Wings (Not always)
  5. Raven
  6. Make-up
  7. Nails
  8. Shoes

Black Cloak on Amazon

Lined Black Velvet Cloak – Medieval Renaissance Costume by Artemisia Designs
Lined Black Velvet Cloak – Medieval Renaissance Costume by Artemisia Designs

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

From Disney Maleficent
From Disney Maleficent

Poll on Maleficent's Costume

Wings or No Wings for the costume?

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Black Feather Wings on Amazon

My favorite part of her costume (after the headdress) is her massive set of wings.

Touch of Nature 11018 Adult Angel Wing in Black with Elastic Straps, 43 by 27-Inch
Touch of Nature 11018 Adult Angel Wing in Black with Elastic Straps, 43 by 27-Inch

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

Disney Maleficent Movie Costume Staff, Multi, Adult
Disney Maleficent Movie Costume Staff, Multi, Adult

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

Disguise Women's Disney Maleficent Movie Maleficent Adult Wings Costume Accessory, Black, One Size
Disguise Women's Disney Maleficent Movie Maleficent Adult Wings Costume Accessory, Black, One Size

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.

Artificial Feathered Flying Raven Bird for Displays, Crafting and More
Artificial Feathered Flying Raven Bird for Displays, Crafting and More

Add this artificial raven to complete the costume look.

Measures 9 by 12 inches

 
Folkmanis Raven Hand Puppet
Folkmanis Raven Hand Puppet

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.

MAC Disney Maleficent Sculpting Powder SCULPT
MAC Disney Maleficent Sculpting Powder SCULPT

Use the sculpting powder to create the contours and the definition of high cheekbones.

 
MAC Maleficent: Eye Shadow x4
MAC Maleficent: Eye Shadow x4

Use these four eyeshadow colors to create an eye look enhanced with the gold shimmer color.

 
DISNEY MALEFICENT MAC AMPLIFIELD CREME LIPSTICK - TRUE LOVE'S KISS
DISNEY MALEFICENT MAC AMPLIFIELD CREME LIPSTICK - TRUE LOVE'S KISS

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

From Disney's Maleficent
From Disney's 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.

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.

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.

McCall's Costumes Pattern MP311 Misses' Coats, Capelet, Necklace, Cape and Dickey, Size AX5 (4-6-8-10-12)
McCall's Costumes Pattern MP311 Misses' Coats, Capelet, Necklace, Cape and Dickey, Size AX5 (4-6-8-10-12)

The evil queen pattern (from Once Upon a Time) has the best pattern to use if you want to make your own.

 
Simplicity Sewing Pattern, 9828, Misses Costume, Size HH(14,16,18,20)
Simplicity Sewing Pattern, 9828, Misses Costume, Size HH(14,16,18,20)

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.

Would you dress up like Maleficent?

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