Academy favourite Meryl Streep received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal as the 'Witch' in Rob Marshall's big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods musical, and here's a closer look at one of the fantastic costumes she wore on display at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on January 6, 2015.
After watching the costume on screen I personally thought it had great movement with the cape, especially in the wind-machine special effects scenes. I also love the blue colour, voluminous shoulder design and fringe like sleeves of this outfit, which is quite unlike any other Witch costume I've see in a movie, good or bad.
For more familiar dark witch costumes, you can also enjoy these costumes from Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters from 2013, these fun witch costumes from 1993's Hocus Pocus (always a fan favourite at Halloween) and of course this Wicked Witch of the West costume worn by Mila Kunis in The Wizard of Oz movie prequel.
Costume Designer extraordinaire Colleen Atwood is also nominated for an Oscar for this Disney live-action feature film, so let's wait and see if her Into the Woods movie costume designs help her secure her fourth Academy Award win this February.