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Last Updated on November 6, 2023 by Canny Costumes
Looking for an iconic, fun and easy to create costume for Halloween or a costume part that turns you into the villainous star of the night? Our pick of the season is the ever classic, fashionable but scary, character icon Cruella de Vil!
Set in the 70s, Disney Movie’s Cruella tells the story of how London-based fashion designer Estella de Vil, with her rule-shattering attitude, became Disney’s most notorious villain, Cruella. Costumes are inspired by the classic cartoon original or the 2021 live action remake. Get her rebellious clothing & accessories to create your perfect rebel inspired party costume!
We love that there are multiple ways to approach the look from full on movie character with a standout high-maintenance fashion statement complete with black and with wigs, spotted coats and and bold red lipstick to a more rebellious out-of-the-bag ready to wear costume.
Once you’ve decided to dress as Cruella de Vil, it’s time to plan your outfit. There are a handful of ways to go about it, so you can really personalize the look. Here are a few of our favorite approaches:
1. The Cosplay True Fan
If you want to fully commit to the look, go with the Cruella de Vil cosplay costume. We love the detailed, artistic options on Etsy. The true Disney fan and rebel fashion fan we recommend sporting the Cruella inspired fashion line from Disney including everyday wear punk inspired tees, jackets, skirts, handbags and and more!
2. The Fashionista
For the fashionista the boa are the must have pieces for dressing up! Cruella isn’t Cruella without her coat and spotted boa. Grab these two pieces and you’ll efficiently nail the look!
3. The Last Minute DIY
Last minute party invite and need to throw together a costume? Start with the basics add some key accessories and voila costume accomplished! To start grab your favorite black dress, a white coat or spotted stole, and red shoes (black works too), blood red lipstick and you have the base of the look. Top it off with a Cruella de Vil wig, feather boa, red gloves, and maybe throw in an inflatable Dalmatian puppy.
No matter how you look at it, dressing up as Cruella de Vil when it’s time for a costume is the best choice. It’s original, yet dynamic, while remaining simple and accessible. There are endless ways to execute your Cruella costume, and we can’t wait to see how you do it!