Dress Up Like Cruella de Vil from Cruella

If you are looking for a good Cruella de Vil costume for Halloween or a big cosplay event, here’s the winning formula for creating the most exciting outfit of the party! Let’s see how to dress up as Cruella de Vil from Cruella.


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Cruella de Vil from Cruella Costume Guide

Cruella DeVil, one of the most illustrious villain characters, has inspired thousands of homemade and DIY costumes on Halloween. Whether you’re interested in Disney’s original, animated, 101 Dalmatians (1961) film or the newest live-action prequel featuring Emma Stone as this glorious malicious woman, your costume would be a classy one.

Cruella De Vil’s Red Dress Outfit

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Cruella De Vil – Cruella- Punk, military, grunge princess, and evening elegance. Source: Screenrant

The newest Cruella film has brought into play even more experimental fashion looks and costumes all designed by Oscar and Bafta-winning costume designer, Jenny Beavan, thereby diverting from the classic looks of the original character and transforming into a modern-world persona. Cruella is a character that stands out in any crowd. Her ambition for fashion along with her madness have been her tools to fame and success. Cruella (2021) finds a neoteric identity in her chaos through the structuring and symmetry of her clothes. Cruella starts off as this striving and promising designer who gambles her way into haute couture where she discovers her impervious individuality through fearless design. This means that your Cruella costume should set its framework on form, color and attitude. These are your utensils to a flawless Cruella costume!

Cruella’s costume designs always circle around her three primary colors; black, white and red. Her signature feature is the half-black, half-white hair.

To achieve her signature look, the first item you want is a black and white wig, signifying her birthmark. Her makeup should be edgy and dark, contrasting a very pale skin and deep red lips. Don’t forget the dark eyebrows adding to the wicked stare.

Cruella’s clothing is edgy and stands by her three primary colors. Your costume palette should be black white and red as well. Some of Cruella’s (2021) costumes can be bought at the fancy store or online, paired with her long, red satin gloves, a long cigarette holder and a pair of heels to match the opulence of the dress. In the case that your budget for this costume is higher, a simple black walking stick would enhance the look even more.

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If you are going for a more classic Cruella (1961) look, try to focus on her curved, thin eyebrows, green eyeshadow, thin red lips and prominent cheekbones.


A DIY option would be a red maxi evening dress or even a black cocktail dress, paired with black and white feathers, red evening gloves, a pair of fishnet tights and edgy heels. If you want to go over the top, you could pair the outfit with an avant-garde hat or even a masquerade mask, resembling her appearance in the red dress. The focus should be set on the edginess and shape of the dress. Don’t forget to bring your attitude; rude, a little mean but also dazzling.

If you loved Emma Stone’s performance as Cruella de Vil in Cruella, you might also enjoy our other article about how to dress up as Olive from Easy A. The talented actress played both the rebellious fashionista in Cruella and the clever high schooler in Easy A. Learn how to imitate her simple but iconic look with a red A letter, a corset, and a pair of sunglasses

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