Elphaba > Elphaba Defying Gravity Dress Breakdown and Analysis
Elphaba Defying Gravity Dress Breakdown and Analysis
Below is a detailed breakdown and
analysis of Elphaba's Defying Gravity dress. I break the outfit down from head to
toe, starting from the top! See Elphaba's
Defying Gravity Dress Page for full pictures of the outfit.
The hat is a pointy
witches hat that is a little lop-sided with the brim on the left side
turned up slightly. The point of the hat is not a symmetrical
cone, it is a little crooked
and squiggly. The hat is not plain black. The fabric
used is black with a dark blue or grey, I am going to "small
splatters" or almost scale looking spots, covering the hat.
The brim of the hat also has, I guess you could call, binding, on it.
grey colored spots
She still has her long brown hair here
but it is down with soft waves to it. She wears her hat in these
scenes so I can't tell if it is pulled back slightly like she has it
with the white jacket. It probably is the same wig to aid in
This dress is a simple black dress with a
waste line. The top portion of the dress has a collar and buttons
running down the front to the waist line which has a "V"
shape. It looks like there are about 15 buttons starting on the
collar going to the waist. The sleeves start out with a puff and
change to a plain straight sleeve. The skirt is a strait A line
skirt that goes to mid-calf length. The skirt isn't super
full. Also note that the fabric has a really nice crepe type
texture to it.
waistline, and note the buttons going all the way down
the collars are V shaped on the bottom
crepe type texture to the fabric
skirt is not super full, just enough to give it movement and
length is to mid-calf
The cape! The cape is fastened
under the chin with a plastic buckle. It is made of a thin woven
material of varying textures. It is not long in length, maybe a
little past the hips.
under the chin with plastic buckle
texture to fabric
thing the cape is when held up to light
Her shoes are still a chunky boot in
black or brown.