Oscar-nominated actress goes full drag with her homespun take on the iconic Disney villain.
101 Dalmations
Glenn Close wants to return as Cruella de Vil in a '101 Dalmatians' sequel.
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Woof, woof! Cue maniacal laughter, because Glenn Close has won Halloween.

Ahead of attending Bette Midler's annual Hulaween costume charity event in full Disney drag, the Oscar-nominated actress revived an iconic look from her portrayal of legendary villain Cruella de Vil in the studio's 1996 live-action remake of the classic animated film 101 Dalmatians.

Close gave her campy portrayal of the nefarious high-fashion designer (who seeks to skin the titular pups to make a fabulous fur coat) a homemade spin for Midler's virtual costume gala, and detailed how she put the whole thing together in a lengthy Instagram post.

According to the actress, de Vil's cigarette holder is a chopstick Close painted red, while she cleverly purchased her wig "online." She also used "silk long Johns" for her leopard-print scarf, visited a local Halloween store to purchase Dalmatian puppy ears, and reused a coat from her Oscar-nominated turn in the 2018 film The Wife as de Vil's jacket.

"[I] didn't have a really pale base, so I tried baby powder," Close wrote of her makeup. "Looks weird on the side of my face. Not a rousing success. Also needed a liquid eyeliner... next time."

Midler's fundraising event — benefitting the New York Restoration Project — will kick off this year's online-only edition with a magical reunion with the performer's Hocus Pocus costars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. Virtual tickets to the Oct. 30 event are available now.

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