Welcome to another installment of my Disney Villains makeup series. Each month, I choose a Disney Villain and create a look inspired by them. I’m sharing monthly pictures of the different looks I’ve created, as well as video tutorials to show you how to get the look for yourself. This month, I’m drawing my inspiration from Disney’s most notorious fashion victim: Cruella De Vil.
I chose to do a Cruella-inspired look this month because Cruella De Vil was the Disney villain that scared me the most when I was a little girl. When I was small, I had a cocker spaniel named Sasha who had a beautiful golden coat, and I was terrified that Cruella would steal her and then turn her into a coat. I had a very active imagination as a child.
When I was planning this look, I knew that I wanted to focus heavily on shades of black and white, to mirror Cruella’s two-toned hair. After a little research, I discovered that 101 Dalmatians was released in 1961, which gave me the idea to do a 60’s inspired eye. I love the look of a graphic cut-crease eyeshadow, and this was the perfect look to experiment with that.
I also figured that the look should feature a red lip, because that’s one of the signature elements of Cruella’s look.
Although I was frightened of the animated Cruella, I wasn’t as scared of her 1996 incarnation. When Glenn Close revived the character in the 1996 live-action film, I was mesmerised by her costumes. I love the angular lines and monochromatic elements in Cruella’s look.
My mother actually took me to the cinema to see 101 Dalmations when I was 10 years old. It was the middle of summer, and the air-con was cranking in the theatre. I remember looking over at my mother at one point during the film and bursting out laughing when I saw that she had hoiked up her long skirt and wrapped it around her arms to keep her warm.
As always, I’ve made a video tutorial to show you how I created the look. You can watch it right here.
As always, if you’d like to request a villain for me to do next time, please feel free to get in touch!