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Daisy Fuller from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Benjamin ages backwards, while Cate Blanchett’s Daisy Fuller ages forwards, like any normal person would. After observing each other’s lives go by in their respective directions for years, the day their ages finally become compatible arrives, and they meet for dinner as peers. Love blossoms for as long as it can without seeming terribly weird, and that’s all that can be said without spoiling the entire film for you.

Galadriel

Galadriel is a character inĀ The Lord of the Rings. Possessing exceptional beauty and wisdom, she is one of the greatest elves of Middle Earth. She is also extremely powerful. In fact, her magical abilities are akin to that of Gandalf. This is in part to her possession of one of the Great Rings, Nenya, or the Ring of Adamant. She is admired by everyone, especially Gimli, who is in awe of her magnificent presence. Her mirror allows seekers to see possible events of the future. Galadriel gives each member of the Fellowship an Elven cloak as well as a gift. She gifts Frodo with a phial that shines bright in the dark. You can use a crystal rose quartz as her phial. In the film adaptation, Cate Blanchett plays this role.

Katherine Hepburn

The Aviator chronicles the career and downfall of Howard Hughes. For a brief period, he was dating Hollywood Starlet Katherine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett), who managed to ease the symptoms of his worsening obsessive-compulsive disorder. Still regarded as an important cultural icon and the epitome of the “modern woman” in the 20th century, Katherine Hepburn deviated from traditional gender roles by shunning marriage, dating younger men, playing sports, and wearing trousers before it was fashionable or acceptable to do so. The film takes place between the 1920’s and the 1940’s, but her fashion is comprised of over-sized menswear in bold colors and patterns.

Marvel's Hela

Hela from Thor: Ragnarok

Not to be confused for the Norse Hel, Marvel’s Hela is a woman all her own. Played by Cate Blanchett she is the goddess of death, Odin’s former executioner and the oldest child he kept secret from both Thor and Loki. His death released her from her exile and triggered Ragnarok, the destruction of Asgard. Her arrival costs Thor his hammer, the Asgardians their home, and Hela her own life. Despite her end, she is still considered one of Marvel’s most dynamic villains.

The focal point of Hela’s look is the bodysuit and cape. It’s iconic and hard to recreate, which makes it lucky that there is a premade version on Amazon. Black boots and a black wig finish the core of the costume. Black nail polish, black eye shadow, and her iconic swords are the final touches you’ll need before you’re ready to rock a world of your own.

April 2021 Update: A big thank you to the commenters for their discussion that led to a costume update.

Granmamare

Granmamare (voiced by Yuki Amami in Japan, and Cate Blanchett in the American release) is not only the Goddess of Mercy and the Queen of the Ocean, but she is also the mother of Ponyo in the 2008 Studio Ghibli film “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.” She can change size at will, often enormous but occasionally the size of a human in order to interact with other beings. Her blousy blue dress is reminiscent of the sea.

Irina Spalko

Colonel Dr. Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) is a Soviet agent in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull who plots to create psychic warfare for the Russians. She does this by stealing a psychic crystal skull and it’s up Indiana Jones and Mutt Williams to stop her.