Charlize Theron Wears Jewel-beetle Wings Gown in Snow White and the Huntsman

For the fans of Snow White and the Huntsman, there is an  extra suspense awaiting you in the film. It is a turquoise gown that Charlize Theron wears in the film.

The interesting part of  the gown is that it has been  trimmed with thousands of discarded jewel-beetle wings from Thailand.

Of course, the dress completely suits the character of Charlize Theron in her role as a wicked queen.

The dress was created by three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood. No doubt, it is the most provocative and intriguing creations from the designer.

The jagged-shouldered, gold and turquoise chiffon gown, looks like bits of moss around the neck and decorated with the brilliantly bright and shiny turquoise shells of dung beetles.

In Thailand, the insects are eaten as a protein source. The designer found their beautiful discarded shells in a Thai flea market, where she was searching for unique materials for her Snow White costumes. The designer was told to create a progressively rotting, decaying look to Ravena’s gowns that would telegraph her character’s physical and psychic decay. Thus, Atwood decided to create the dress with these shells.

The gorgeous shells were so razor sharp that they were difficult to handle, and sewers had to drill holes in the shells to sew them on the gown and some had to wear gloves to protect their fingers.

No wonder, the dress completely suits  Charlize Theron’s character in the film. But unfortunately, the dress makes only a brief appearance in the film.

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