How To Do Cruella de Vil’s Signature Look

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Cruella de Vil is one of my favorite villains from the movie 101 Dalmatians. She’s a fashion icon, has a great sense of style and her fur coat collection is to die for. The perfect costume for this Halloween!

I was lucky enough to be able to team up with to create a Cruella de Vil lookbook and show you how to do Cruella’s signature look. I hope you enjoy this post and are inspired to do the Cruella de Vil look for yourself!

Cruella de Vil is known for her strong fashion statement and a key piece in creating this look is the coat. I personally chose not to go with faux fur because it would be too warm, but you can absolutely use faux fur if you have an aversion to animal products or if it simply works better in your location.

The coat is important because it sets the tone of the rest of your outfit, whether you choose to pair it with neutral colors or black and white, as I did here.

The white dress with black polka dots that I’m wearing here can be found online at ASOS (see below) and the black

Cruella de Vil is one of my favorite villains from the movie 101 Dalmatians. Therefore, it was a no-brainer when I decided to create a Cruella de Vil costume for Halloween this year.

Cruella has a well-known look: big black and white hair, red lips, and fur. I wanted to focus on her hair, especially since I already had quite a bit of fur in my closet. Rather than spend hundreds of dollars on an expensive wig, I decided to purchase some hair extensions that I could style myself. The extensions were white and gray–perfect colors for Cruella!

I curled the extensions so they looked like the big hair on top of Cruella’s head. They were long enough that I could actually pin them up and make them look like a beehive. Once I added the fur stole (which was dyed to match the colors of Cruella’s coat) that I found at Goodwill, my Cruella de Vil costume was complete!

Cruella de Vil is one of the most iconic Disney villains of all time. You are probably familiar with her as the lady in black and white who wanted to kill dalmatian puppies and turn them into a fur coat. Cruella is actually much more than that. She is a complex character who has a lot of depth and personality. In honor of her, I have decided to do a costume tutorial blog post on her signature look!

Things you will need:

-Black pants

-White button up shirt

-Black vest (optional)

-Black heels (make sure they are comfortable)

-Red lipstick

-White makeup/foundation

-Black wig (optional but recommended)

-Lots of patience! (it takes awhile to do this look but it’s worth it!)

I wish I had someone to help me with my makeup. I’m no professional, but I’ve done a lot of experimentation with makeup and have become pretty good at doing my own face. But since I’m still a novice, it would be nice to have someone who is good at makeup show me how to do elaborate looks on my face. That’s why I love this video from the YouTube channel Promise Phan. She shows us how to create Cruella de Vil’s signature look from 101 Dalmatians.

Cruella has a classic villain look: eyeshadow that extends from her hairline down to her brow bone, white highlighter on the inner corners of her eyes and under her brows, and glossy red lips. This look is perfect for everyday as well as for cosplay or, in my case, dressing up on Halloween.

I would love to try out this look one day, but right now I don’t have all the supplies she used in the video. What really gets me is that she uses a MAC foundation and eye shadow palette in the tutorial; those are some pretty expensive products! Some of those items are on my list of things to buy if I ever make enough money doing makeup artistry (which isn’t likely).

Cruella de Vil is one of the most iconic Disney villains and achieving her look is not as daunting as it seems! This makeup tutorial will help you get Cruella’s signature look.

Want to become a Dalmatian hater like Cruella de Vil this Halloween? Don’t be intimidated by Cruella, anyone can pull off the look with a little bit of patience and practice. Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial to achieve Cruella de Vil’s signature look.

First off, you will need to create a base for your makeup with white, black and red face paints. If you don’t have any face paints available, try using eyeshadows or lipsticks instead. Remember that if you use eyeshadow as face paint, you will need to use an eyeshadow primer first or the shadows won’t stick very well. If you’re using lipsticks, try mixing them with a little bit of lotion or Vaseline so they blend more easily on your skin.

In order to achieve Cruella’s porcelain skin, apply white makeup all over your face and neck (including your eye area). Once the base layer is completely dry, apply black makeup to the areas where there are natural shadows on

For a long time now I have wanted to do a Cruella de Vil Costume. Her over the top personality and her skin that is two-toned black and white is what originally drew me in. Plus, who didn’t want those black and white Dalmatian furs when they were young?

This was also an opportunity to do something different with my husband’s costume as well. We both had this idea of me wearing a white dress with black spots (the reverse of Cruella) and him wearing all black with white spots. It would be like we were one instead of two!

We both love Halloween because it is our chance to be creative, be someone else, and have fun with it! While we didn’t win any contest (we don’t even know if there was one at the party we went to), this was still one of our favorites!

Cruella de Vil has become a classic Disney villain, but she wasn’t always a baddie. Her character first appeared in Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. In the book, Cruella is De Vil’s first name and her married name. She is actually an old school friend of the protagonist Pongo’s owner, Mr. Dearly, who calls her by her nickname “Cruella”.

She first appears as just a wealthy woman throwing a big Christmas party. Cruella eventually reappears to steal the Dearlys’ Dalmatian puppies after they have 15 puppies. Cruella has some character development over the course of the story and ends up joining forces with Pongo and Perdita to rescue their puppies from being made into coats.

The animated film based on the book was released in 1961 and features a more caricatured version of Cruella de Vil than the novel did. The movie also takes place in a completely different setting than the original book, which takes place in London, England. In the movie, Cruella is portrayed as an upper-class fashion designer with no real occupation. She lives in a mansion with three dalmatian dogs that she mistreats as servants

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