Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fairytale costumes from Once Upon a Time on display...

In October 2011 American viewers were re-introduced to some of their favourite fairytale characters, but this time on the small screen in the new ABC series Once Upon a Time. Once again good did battle against evil, but this time there was a twist, evil had already won and cast a spell so that the heroes and their friends no longer remembered who they were or where they were from. These cursed characters lived in a small town in our world devoid of magic called 'Storybrooke', and over time we discovered their histories from the 'Enchanted Forest' and learned more about their false new lives.

Original costumes featured in TV's Once Upon a Time
on display at the Disney D23 Expo 2013
Original Once Upon a Time costumes
Once Upon a Time hero costumes
Once Upon a Time TV costumes
Once Upon a Time TV costumes
Once Upon a Time costumes
Once Upon a Time costumes
With the third season of the show returning to U.S. screens at the end of September, this wonderful collection of costumes from the series were exhibited at Disney's third D23 Fan Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9, 2013.

Once Upon a Time season one TV poster
Once Upon a Time season 1 TV poster
If you were looking for some fresh inspiration this Halloween from the world of fables, folklore and fairytales, then look no further than these fantastic costumes designed by series costumer Eduardo Castro, who has reinvented the looks of many of your favourite classic characters like Snow White, Red Riding Hood, Prince Charming and The Mad Hatter.

Original costume worn by Meghan Ory as
Red Riding Hood in Once Upon a Time
Red Riding Hood Once Upon a Time costume
Red Riding Hood Once Upon a Time costume
Red Riding Hood Prince Charming Once Upon Time costumes
In the real world of Storybrooke she's diner waitress named 'Ruby', but in the magical Enchanted Forest, 'Red' (played by Meghan Ory) wears this peasant girl outfit complete with red cloak as her 'Little Red Riding Hood' namesake. In this telling of the infamous fairytale, Red is actually a werewolf (she's The Big Bad Wolf) and the magical red cloak helps prevent her lycanthropic transformation.

Prince Charming wedding costume worn by Josh Dallas 
in Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time Prince Charming wedding costume
Once Upon a Time Prince Charming costume
Once Upon a Time Prince Charming = Snow White Wedding costumes
Meanwhile I believe this regal looking silver grey outfit is worn by Josh Dallas as 'Prince Charming' for his wedding to Snow White. When we first meet him in the real world his alter-ego 'David Nolan' is in a coma and when he awakens with amnesia, but over time through flashback we learn his rich and complicated history with his true love, 'Snow'.

Once Upon a Time TV poster
Once Upon a Time Snow White poster
I'm sure a lot of visitors to the Once Upon a Time costume exhibit loved seeing Snow White's wedding dress on display, even though the beautiful white feathered gown was hard to photograph under the dim lighting used to protect the original garments.

Snow White wedding dress worn by Ginnifer Goodwin
in Once Upon a Time
Ginnifer Goodwin Snow White wedding gown Once Upon a Time
Snow White wedding dress Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time Snow White feathered wedding dress
Once Upon a Time Snow White wedding dress
Snow White feathered wedding dress Once Upon a Time
In the world of Storybrooke her alter-ego is a timid school teacher named 'Mary Margaret Blanchard', but in the Enchanted Forest she's a much more feisty 'Snow White', and she's equally at home in fighting garb as well a beautiful fairytale gown.

Huntsman costume worn by Jamie Dornan in Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time Huntsman TV costume
Once Upon a Time Huntsman costume
Next on display is the Enchanted Forest's 'Huntsman' costume worn by male model and actor Jamie Dornan (whose counterpart is Storybrooke's initial Sheriff, 'Graham'). Just like in fairytale legend this forest hunter was tasked by the 'Evil Queen' to kill 'Snow White'.

For another take on the story, be sure to check out these original costumes and props from 2012's Snow White and The Huntsman movie.

Mad Hatter costume worn by Sebastian Stan in Once Upon a Time
Mad Hatter costume Once Upon a Time
Mad Hatter costume Once Upon a Time
Mad Hatter costume Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time also dabbled in the world of Alice in Wonderland and introduced viewers to their own version of 'The Mad Hatter' (aka 'Jefferson'), played by Sebastian Stan ('Bucky' in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger movie and soon to return in the sequel as 'The Winter Soldier').

If you like this eccentric outfit, you'll also want to compare it to Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter movie costumes from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

Queen of Hearts costume worn by Barbara Hershey 
in Once Upon a Time
Cora Queen of Hearts costume Once Upon a Time
Queen of Hearts Wonderland costume Once Upon a Time
Queen of Hearts costume Once Upon a Time
Queen of Hearts Wonderland costume Once Upon a Time
Queen of Hearts mask and shoes Once Upon a Time
Queen of Hearts mask Once Upon a Time
Queen of Hearts Cora Once Upon a Time costume
Queen of Hearts Once Upon a Time costume
Queen of Hearts Once Upon a Time glove
Once Upon a Time Queen of Hearts Cora costume
And finally keeping some of the best until last, another highlight of the costume exhibit was this rich and opulent costume worn by Barbara Hershey as the Evil Queen's exiled mother 'Cora' in her Wonderland 'Queen of Hearts' persona.

As you can see these fairytale-themed costumes were pretty magical, and if you're a fan of the show, be sure to also check these screen-used props from Once Upon a Time.

Once Upon a Time TV poster
Once Upon a Time Prince Charming poster
Buy the series: Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]

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