8 Fairy-tale characters that are dressed the best — and worst
1. The Evil Queen
Oscar-winning costume designer Eiko Ishioka went big — we mean really big — for Snow White’s latest outing in “Mirror Mirror.” Her costumes for Julia Roberts’ Evil Queen steal the show with their couture-like proportions, measuring more than 6 feet in circumference and using a whopping 25 to 35 yards of fabric.
2. Queen Ravenna
Because 2012 is the year of Snow White, this list is not complete without Charlize Theron’s Queen Ravenna. Her villain in “Snow White and the Huntsman” — out later this summer and also starring Kristen Stewart — stays immaculately turned out in all manner of intimidatingly grand gowns and chunky statement jewels.
3. Snow White, version one
Jet-black hair, china doll features, rouge lips and puff ball sleeves — Disney’s original 1937 princess became the stuff of little girls’ obsessions and timeless Halloween costumes. Not to mention the lemon-colored bottom half to her iconic dress is so on trend right now.
Blame her for the modern-day obsession with makeovers. In an instant, the girl goes from house slave to flaxen-haired babe in a powder-blue ball gown. But it’s the shoes that have landed Cinderella on this list — because before Christian Louboutin went transparent and sparkly, Cinderella did it first.
5. The Mad Hatter
Johnny Depp’s take on the character in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”
looked like an eccentric uncle on magic mushrooms with his floppy bow tie, disheveled
Savile Row tailoring and slightly crazy look in the eyes. Either that, or a model straight out of a Vivienne Westwood show.
Fezzik: Who can forget Andre the Giant’s lovable character in “The Princess Bride,” with those mutton chops and that frizzy fro? The man’s a giant cliche in his raggedy shirt, baggy pants, broad belt and boots — but would you like him as much if he were a fashion plate?
Aurora: In part, you can blame the woman best known as “Sleeping Beauty” for the fact that manufacturers always use that same shade of cotton candy pink for girls’ toys. If Paris Hilton stepped back in time a good 50 years, she might be dressed like this — with a slightly shorter hemline.
Shrek: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But there’s no getting around that belt, stretched to its bursting point, and the muffin top bubbling above it. He’d probably be less cranky if he’d just bought better-fitting pants.