Real Life Disney: Cruella de Vil

Cruella de Vil 101 Dalmations

I just had to make a few changes to this version of Cruella for my next addition to the Real Life Disney series. Apart from the fact that nothing is going to give me the kind of cheekbones Cruella sports in the cartoon, except for Malificent style prosthetics, I personally imagined Cruella with a little more of a 1920’s look.

And yes, that is a makeup brush in my hand. I had to improvise

I wanted to mix the films and the book up a little by doing the pictures so that they could have been of a socialite (the book) or fashion editor (the film). Originally I had planned to go completely black and white for the photography, since the look I’m going for is a little 1920’s. But I also wanted people to see the trademark red lipstick so, in the end not all of them were black and white, or at least not completely.

Cruella de Vil Magazine Cover Cruella de Vil Vouge Cruella de Vil Smoke

The lips aren’t strictly speaking very 1920’s, if they were they would have been more rounded and less arched. But I wanted to get across that harsh look, and outline the lips with a colour which was waaay to light and blatantly fake.  She’s a villain, so I didn’t want to the makeup to be too perfect, and she’s a little crazy, so all the more reason to do a makeup faux pas.

Which villain would you like to see next?

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  1. says

    Brilliant! I love how much detail you put into the story behind each look. I would love to see your take on Lady Tremaine from Cinderella.

  2. Cathy says

    Hi =) amazing work!
    Can’t say more about it ^^
    I really love your Blog and allways looking forward to the next!

  3. Krista says

    your take on cuzco and yzma from the emperor’s new groove would be really cool. Love the cruella de vil tutorial. :)

  4. Juliette Miksis says

    Love the tutorial! Please do Captain Hook or Jafar… they have to be the best villains and the funniest. Plus the way you do beards are super cool.

  5. Jelly says

    Amazing tutorial! I absolutely love it!
    I want to see your take of the Queen of Hearts from alice in wonderland as I don’t think they did her character justice :)
    Keep making amazing and beautiful tutorials!

  6. says

    Hi Klaire, I was scrolling through old posts and I was wondering if you were still doing the chess series? because that sounded very fun and interesting!:)

  7. Diane Scire says

    Thanks so much! You look positively evil! I am Cosplaying her in April. This will help a lot!

  8. sara says

    Hey Klaire

    It would be great if you did Scar from the Lion King and see how it turns out. Best wishes, Sara