In the movie, one of the dresses that Charlize's Evil Queen wears was made by a team of 50 people and created with hundreds of hand-cut rooster feathers and thousands of iridescent dung beetle shells from Thailand.
According to costume designer Colleen Atwood, the shells were brittle, but actually, quite dangerous! She explains:
"They’re incredibly sharp, so I had to be careful about how I used them. If you hit them, you can hurt yourself. They’re quite treacherous, which really suited the character."
A character, in which Charlize describes as a bit of a masochist. She says:
"Every costume had a feeling of not quite what it seems. In a way, these dresses were like torture devices for Ravenna. I love that because I feel like Ravenna was, in a way, more torturous toward herself than to the people she was killing."
And now, many of the costumes from the film, including the infamous beetle dress (above), can be viewed in a new pop-up gallery in L.A.
Should be an interesting display of fashion!
[Image via AP Images.]