Cruella: Cruella de Vil

Cruella de Vil is one of my foundational fashion idols. Once you know that about my personal style though, you’ll never not see it again. The color palette of black, white, and red might be the best one of all, but I often replace red with purple or teal. I’m also a huge fan of most animal prints and frequently can be found in both fur (inherited, gifted, or secondhand) and faux fur items.

While old-school Cruella is a smoker with a long cigarette holder, the updated Cruella movie is intentionally missing that prop. As I previously mentioned in the Estella Miller post, I do like the direction they took with Cruella’s backstory. However, this might be the first entry where at the end instead of telling you the story, I’m only going to put my favorite Cruella quotes in the captions. They are also not all from the Cruella (2021) movie. Since she’s such an iconic character, I think you’ll still enjoy it.

A gray leopard dress with large pearl necklace on a dress form. In front, on the ground, are one black boot and one white boot in a matching style.

Outfit: Gray Leopard Print INC International Concepts Collared Button-Up Dress (This is one of my all-time favorite dresses, but it fit better when I was carrying a bit more weight.)

Opaque Red Pantyhose Stockings

Shoes: One Black and One White DAMNED-318 Demonia Vegan Leather Knee-High Buckle Boots (Once I got a pair of black boots and a pair of white boots in the same style, I knew I wanted to mismatch them for Cruella!)

A person dressed as Cruella de Vil in a gray leopard print dress with black faux snake skin jacket, bright red tights, silver gloves, one black boot, one white boot, and they are using a trash picker in place of a cane.

Outfit: Black Structured Faux Snake Skin Worthington Jacket

A person dressed as Cruella de Vil in a black faux fur coat, red tights, and one black boot and one white boot.

Outfit: Black Vintage Borgazia Career Originals Deep Pile Fabric Faux Fur Coat

This was one of my old friend’s grandmother’s coats that my friend gave to me. I wear it all the time. I wore one that was my grandmother’s and looked similar with brown trim in high school and until I outgrew it. I will lovingly accept any and all fur or faux fur items from anyone. 😘

A person dressed up as Cruella de Vil facing away from the camera. The emphasis is on the long black and white wig.

Hair: Long Wavy Black and White Wig

When you saw this in the GraveRobber from Repo! The Genetic Opera post, did you already know Cruella was inevitable? I didn’t want to buy a shorter black & white wig because I wanted one that I could use to pull off more looks than just Cruella. I settled on this one because I like how it flips the colors on the bottom with the length it is.

A selfie of a person dressed up as Cruella de Vil with a black and white wig, heavy eye makeup, red lipstick, and faux pearl jewelry.

Makeup:

Face: Since I used the same wig for Cruella and GraveRobber, I didn’t want to do a full white face like I did with GraveRobber. I ended up combining one pump of Dreamtone Manic Panic Flawless Foundation and Color Corrector with one pump of my usual Porcelain e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation to lighten it. In photos, my face might finally be matching the tone of my body skin, and I’m still processing what that means beyond the fact I’m pale af. lol

Eyes: Blackest Black Glimmerstick from Avon (on waterlines and also used on eyebrows)

Carbon Black NYX Super Fat Eye Marker

Black Perfect Wings Eyeliner Stamp

Goth White™️ Manic Panic Cream/Powder Foundation as Eyeshadow

Very Black Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

Lips: Kitten Heels Bright Red NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

A gray leopard dress with black corset belt and large pearl necklace on a dress form. In front, on the ground, are one black boot and one white boot in a matching style.

Accessories: Black Game of Life Oversized Akira Corset Belt

A close-up of a pair of silver costume gloves in their original packaging. The price tag says $2.99.

Accessories: Silver Costume Gloves that I got at my one Thrift Store Shopping Trip in 2021 for $2.99. Even at that price, I’m a little sad that they didn’t go up to my elbows like I had hoped and that one of them had a hole in the seam immediately upon being opened.

A selfie of a person dressed up as Cruella de Vil with a black and white wig, heavy eye makeup, red lipstick, and faux pearl jewelry. They are wearing a black faux fur coat too.

Accessories: Faux Pearl Necklace with Black Ribbon Tie

Faux Pearl Earrings that used to be clip-on that I altered to be pierced and a Faux Pearl Ring (seen in the below pic) that I inherited from my partner’s grandmother.

A selfie of a person dressed up as Cruella de Vil with a black and white wig, heavy eye makeup, red lipstick, and faux pearl jewelry. They are holding their hand up to show a faux pearl ring and bright red fingernails.

Nails: Artificial Nails trimmed to Square Tips painted in Gia by Zoya

A person dressed as Cruella de Vil in a gray leopard print dress with black corset belt, bright red tights, silver gloves, pearl jewelry, one black boot, one white boot, and they are using a trash picker in place of a cane.

Prop: After realizing I wasn’t going to use a long cigarette holder, I cursed myself for not splurging on the cane I saw with a concealed knife inside! (#Goals) I don’t have any other canes, but I decided to use my Trash Picker to give the same vibe.

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed as Cruella de Vil in a gray leopard print dress with black corset belt, bright red tights, silver gloves, one black boot, one white boot, and they are using a trash picker in place of a cane. They are next to Emma Stone dressed as Cruella de Vil in Cruella. Words say Cruella and Cruella de Vil.

A person dressed as Cruella de Vil in a gray leopard print dress with black corset belt, bright red tights, silver gloves, pearl jewelry, one black boot, one white boot, and they are holding their left hand up with the metal horns sign. The background is repeating images in black, white, and red related to Cruella and her new punk rock fashion persona.
Don’t worry, we’re just getting started. There’s lots more bad things coming, I promise. 

A person dressed as Cruella de Vil in a black faux fur coat, red tights, and one black boot and one white boot. The background is a repeated image of OG Cruella in her fur coat in various poses.
I live for fur, I worship fur. After all, is there a woman in all this wretched world who doesn’t?

A person dressed as Cruella de Vil in a gray leopard print dress with black corset belt, bright red tights, silver gloves, one black boot, one white boot, and they are using a trash picker in place of a cane behind their head. The background is a repeating image of OG Cruella blowing cigarette smoke in the shape of the number 101.
There are 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I’ll add one more: REVENGE.

A person dressed as Cruella de Vil in a gray leopard print dress with black faux snake skin jacket, bright red tights, silver gloves, one black boot, one white boot, and they are using a trash picker in place of a cane. The background is a recurring pattern of black, white, and red Cruella related words and images.
More good women have been lost to marriage than to war, famine, disease, and disaster. You have talent, darling. Don’t squander it.

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed up as Cruella de Vil with a black and white wig, heavy eye makeup, red lipstick, and faux pearl jewelry. They are in a black faux fur coat and next to an image of Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil from Cruella. Words say Cruella and Cruella de Vil.

A side-by-side comparison of A person dressed as Cruella de Vil in a faux fur black coat and silver gloves and they are using a trash picker in place of a cane behind their head. They are next to a picture of Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in Cruella with her cane behind her head. Both of them are screaming with their mouth open. Words say Cruella and Cruella de Vil.

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed as Cruella de Vil in a gray leopard print dress with black faux snake skin jacket, bright red tights, silver gloves, one black boot, one white boot, and they are using a trash picker in place of a cane. They are next to Emma Stone dressed as Cruella de Vil from Cruella. Words say Cruella and Cruella de Vil.

Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.

In the meantime, check out the Cruella Vibes board on Pinterest.

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