Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Helena Bonham Carter's Fairy Godmother costume from Cinderella on display...

If you're looking for a unique performance, you can always depend on Helena Bonham Carter to deliver her own brand of mischief to a role, and she plays the part of Cinderella's 'Fairy Godmother' in Disney's live-action fairytale with her usual eccentric twinkle in her eye, wearing this magical costume to bring the beloved character to life.

Original Fairy Godmother film costume from Cinderella
Fairy Godmother Cinderella movie costume
Helena Bonham Carter Fairy Godmother Cinderella movie costume
Original Cinderella 2015 movie costumes
Original Fairy Godmother film costume Cinderella
This fun white gown was designed by three-time Academy Award winner Sandy Powell and worn by Helena Bonham Carter in the fantasy rags-to-riches story was photographed on display at the infamous El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on March 17, 2015.

If you like this flamboyant outfit, be sure to also check out Cinderella's ball gown worn by Lily James and if you're a fan of the Costume Designer you can also enjoy these Oscar-nominated movie costumes from Hugo and film costumes from The Tempest.

Cinderella movie poster
Cinderella movie poster
Helena Bonham Carter's exquisite fairytale gown was encrusted with 126,000 crystals and star-pendants to evoke a dream-like illumination to the Fairy Godmother's enchanting dress.

Fairy Godmother movie costume 
worn by Helena Bonham Carter in Cinderella
Disney Cinderella Fairy Godmother movie costume
Fairy Godmother Cinderella costume detail
Fairy Godmother Cinderella gown detail
Fairy Godmother bodice detail Cinderella
Cinderella Fairy Godmother dress detail
Fairy Godmother Cinderella film costume
Fairy Godmother Cinderella movie costume detail
Fairy Godmother Cinderella dress detail
Disney Cinderella Fairy Godmother gown
Helena Bonham Carter Cinderella Fairy Godmother costume
Seeing this voluminous costume up close you could almost argue it looks a tad plasticky under this lighting, but on the big screen it really works, as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother works her magic and turns a pumpkin into an ornate golden carriage and mice into horses, lizards into footmen and a goose into a driver, not to mention transforming Cinderella into a vision fit for a Royal ball.

If you're a fan of the actress, be sure to also check out her Western saloon costume from Disney's The Lone Ranger and her Royal costume from The King's Speech.

If you like this costume, stick around in the coming days for more fantastic costumes from Disney's 2015 live-action adaptation of the Cinderella fairytale.

Go further behind-the-scenes with these books: Cinderella: A Night at the Ball
A Wish Your Heart Makes: From the Grimm Brothers' Aschenputtel to Disney's Cinderella (Disney Editions Deluxe (Film))


  1. What materials were used to make the Fairy Godmothers Dress? What is under the dress that made it puff out? What was the length of what ever is under the dress to make it puff out? email

  2. I'm sorry, I'm not a technical expert, just an enthusiastic admirer. You may find some answers/help at the Costumer's Guide Facebook page, they're a pretty knowledgable crowd:


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