The most clothed animated film-Frozen – Costume Design|ANNA and ELSA
Posted on May 3, 2014
Cinderella had her peasant dress and her magical ball gown.
Alice has her iconic blue dress.
Well, no such beast was Frozen. While we definitely identified “Princess” costumes for our lead characters, the narrative required many, many more costume changes than what is typical for an animated film. Between the sheer number of costumes and the complexity of them (we’re talking layers of petticoats, pantaloons, tights, gloves, hats, etc) Frozen is probably the most clothed animated film of all time.
Anna begins with a bright yellow palette, and she stays in the warm greens throughout the entire time she is growing up. When you meet her as an adult for the first time, she is back in that yellow – the same tenacious girl you met as a five year old.
Elsa, changes rather drastically. You meet her in her pale blue nightgown, and her palette gradually gets deeper and darker as she grows up and closes herself off from the world. Her sleeves get longer and she puts on gloves so that her skin is no longer exposed at all.
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