We need to talk about Angelina Jolie’s bird-skull covered ‘Maleficent’ costume

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This week, we got our first teaser trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the sequel to the very popular Maleficent, which came out in 2014. I truly don’t know if Disney always intended to make a sequel if the first film was successful, but I tend to think they were just happy to leave the door open and hope for the best. As it turned out, Angelina had a ball doing the first one, and she seemed happy to come back to the character. The teaser gave us as glimpse of the plot – obviously, Maleficent isn’t happy with Michelle Pfeiffer’s Queen Ingrith. Apparently, Ed Skrein is the big villain though.

Anyway, since I’m ride-or-die for my witchy goth queen, I absolutely loved these character posters Disney released for the Mistress of Evil. Angelina’s one-sheet brings up something I meant to ask in the trailer post – they’ve significantly changed up her costume, right? The film obviously takes place several years after the first one left off, and Aurora (Elle Fanning) and Maleficent are completely aligned. But along the way, Maleficent added a BIRD SKULL to her horn-headdress, and she made a cloak/dress which is appliqued with BIRD SKULLS. The detailing there is amazing and gothic and incredibly weird.

I saw some people question whether these films were too scary for kids – I’d say the first one is probably too scary for, like, 4-year-olds. But six, seven year olds and up? Have at it, it’s not that bad at all, and Angelina’s performance is so campy and fun. Elle Fanning plays Aurora with just the right amount of sweetness too. I can’t wait to see how their relationship develops, and if they explain what’s up with the bird skulls.

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Posters courtesy of Disney.

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  1. AryasMum says:

    I know Angelina’s horns are actually paper mache (or something similar) and digitally changed, but I can’t help but think it causes excruciating headaches. Perhaps I’m projecting.

  2. minx says:

    All the ladies look fabulous!

  3. Toniko says:

    That exchange is so nicely done.
    – Well do you?
    – Do i what?
    – Know better?

  4. Eve says:

    They all look gorgeous but where is my character poster for Ed Skrein, my one and only Daario Naharis?

    When GoT replace him with that Michiel Huisman I was “WTF?” Skrein was perfect for the role. Huisman just looked goofy.

  5. Jrock says:

    Wow, getting major Kirsten Dunst vibes from Michelle Pfeiffer. Have they played mother/daughter before, because they should! Can we get a “Mom”-like tv show for them? I’d watch it!

  6. Ladyjax says:

    The directing on Malificent was horrid. That said, Angie and the other actors did well and the costumes were great. I hope this one is better directed.

  7. Caitlyn says:

    Angelina had a raven side kick in the first movie… perhaps there’s a connection? And this is neither here nor there…. but Kirsten Dunst had her first kiss ever with Brad Pitt in “Interview With A Vampire.” All those years ago… 6 degrees of separation I guess!