Glenn Close wins Halloween with homemade Cruella de Vil costume
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.