Last year, I focused on Disney Princesses (see them all here). This year, I gave Disney Villains the spotlight they deserve. They’re all pretty complicated, aren’t they? And they make the movies so much more interesting. So, while I fancy myself a real life Snow White (in my dreams), I also love, love, love the villains. I highlighted four of my favorites: The Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, Ursula, and Maleficent.
The first villain I shot in the series was the Evil Queen from Snow White, and I knew I wanted to incorporate last year’s Snow White costume into it in some way. I shot this one much earlier than the others, and it’s the only one that was shot in New York. I packed up and shot the rest in my sister’s living room, which required Bobby holding a chandelier out of the way. It was interesting.
Though I did Cruella De Vil a few years ago, I couldn’t do a Disney Villains portrait series without her. Truthfully, I don’t think I can top my original version, in part because Miku stole the show. It was extremely difficult to do it without her.
Will (Kim’s talented husband) added in the tentacles, since I didn’t have as much time to make my costumes. Otherwise, you know I would’ve made a tentacle dress! I went with portraits because of the time crunch–I hope everyone understands that I didn’t do as much this Halloween because I’ve been so heartbroken.
Ursula was a little trickier because I do not know how to style wigs, and this one came pretty much flat and smushed in a bag. It took a lot of finessing to get it to look decent, but I did learn a great trick for getting the purple face and body paint to go on super smoothly. Instead of using the face paint straight from the cake pan, I mixed a larger amount with just enough water to make it creamy and then added it to Kat Von D’s white foundation on a plate. Mix today, apply just like foundation. Otherwise, the face paint can be a little tricky to go on perfectly even. Any pigment (make sure it’s face safe) can be mixed in to create the color you need. Definitely the way I’ll go from now on! I contoured with the same face paint, only in powder form.
Don’t forget you can see all of my Halloween content under the Halloween tab, and check it all out on instagram under #keikoheartshalloween.