I'm one of those people who sit through the credits when the movie is over -- scanning the list for familiar names as I polish off my popcorn. So I was pretty excited when I found myself at a table with THE Colleen Atwood (Oscar-winning costume designer for "Alice in Wonderland," "Chicago," and "Memoirs of a Geisha"), surrounded by some of her stunning designs for "Snow White and the Huntsman."
Even though the movie centers on two main characters, more than 2,000 costumes were made for the film. But with their details and textures, Queen Ravenna's (played by Charlize Theron) costumes are easily the most amazing -- although not the most comfortable looking.
This black gown was for action scenes, so three versions were made and it also had to come apart easily. Atwood says the shoulder pieces and heavy skirt could be taken off between takes.
While she may be the fairest in the land, Snow White's (played by Kristen Stewart) main costume was designed to look similar to the servant-wear in the castle. Atwood made about 20 copies of this costume, using suede so it would hold up better throughout Snow White's journey and adding stretch panels in the seams for flexibility. Atwood says, "I wanted it to be something that made sense as her character evolved. That it didn't suddenly start looking like, 'Why is she wearing this frou-frou dress when she's doing all this action-y stuff?'"
Now tell me: Are you going to see "Snow White and the Huntsman"? Whose costume do you like best: Queen Ravenna's floor-length gown or Snow White's servant style outfit?
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