'Snow White''s 'Badass' Fashion Up Close
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
May 25, 2012
Just from the look of the trailer, it's clear that Snow White and the Huntsman is going for an edgier, tougher take on the classic fairy tale -- and the concept works, with the film becoming one of the most highly anticipated of the summer.
A large part of the film's deliciously dark vibe is of course the costumes -- mainly Kristen Stewart's suit of armor and Charlize's scarily intricate Evil Queen garb -- and now three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood is dishing on how she brought these looks to life.
"We didn't want her to be a sort of puffball Snow White, we wanted her to be sort of a badass Snow White, like someone who was tough, who'd had a journey already at a very young age," Atwood explains of Stewart's Snow White. "We wanted to have a sort of fairy tale quality to it, without it being fairy-like."
But Charlize Theron's Ravenna is clearly the most striking, and Atwood explains that her particular costume elements are meant to "reflect death."
"There's a collar made of stag beetle horns, there's actually a dress made out of beetle wings in her wardrobe, there's a wedding dress for her which is at the beginning of the movie that has a huge collar made out of really fine, almost skeletal-type bones … so all in all she's the haute couture sort of queen but with a sort of aged, kind of rotting edge to her," she dishes.
Check out the video to see these incredible pieces up close, as well as some footage from the film to see the end results of Atwood's work!