Movie Cosplay: Snow White’s Evil Queen Maleficent Comes to Life!

evil-queen-cosplay-1Photography by Duo Maxwell

The Evil Queen is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the first Disney animated features canon villain. Determined to remain the fairest of all, the Queen becomes insanely jealous of Snow White, the only one whose beauty surpasses her own. She eventually uses dark magic to transform herself into the Witch, in a final attempt to do away with her only, unknowing rival. Depicted in early designs as a fat character, her appearance eventually evolved into a much more sinister, stately beauty. She is generally one of Disney’s most iconic and menacing first villains, once being voted the 10th greatest movie villain of all time.


Her name was given as Queen Grimhilde in previous publicity material and comics, but the Disney company does not seem to acknowledge it as canon anymore. She is often referred to as the Wicked Queen, while theme parks sometimes refer to her as the Snow Queen. The Witch is sometimes referred to as the Old Hag.

evil-queen-cosplay-3Photography by Jose Manchado

When I see this cosplay of the Evil Queen by extremely talented Russian cosplayer, Reki-Konrana, my jaw drops in awe of the marvelous work on her cosplays. Her Evil Queen cosplay has all the details of the Disney antagonist down to a T and to top it off, she’s teamed up some amazing photographers to do a few Disney inspired shoots– even one at the beautiful Segovia Castle that Disney used in the cartoon!