Sunday Best: Angelina’s dark turn in ‘Maleficent’
Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent is a chilly customer in her macabre, pastoral regalia.
Seattle Times arts writer
What does a well-dressed witch wear? If she’s Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, the title role in the live-action Disney movie that opened Friday, May 30, she’s swathed in heavy, dark robes with high collars, topped with a pair of malevolently twisted horns. The look, by costume designer Anna B. Sheppard (“Schindler’s List”), took its inspiration from the 1959 animated film “Sleeping Beauty”; the horns were crafted by legendary makeup effects designer Rick Baker, out of lightweight resin. (Baker actually created a skullcap with just the base of the horns attached; the main horns stick on with magnets.) As for accessories, Maleficent wears “things she could find in the forest,” said Jolie in an interview — animal skins, snakeskins, feathers, skulls, bones. Not exactly Glinda the Good Witch and her pink tutu, in other words. Brrr.
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