I remember first watching Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd with my Wifey on DVD, who's a fan of Tim Burton, and since then it's become one of my favourite films. Stephen Sondheim's soundtrack is spine-tingling, the story is dark and harsh and tragic, and the costumes are quiet masterpieces. And then there's the sullen and angular Mrs. Lovett...
Mrs. Lovett is a grimy crow, subtle, moody, and gothic, and this is delightfully brought out by her beautifully detailed collection of dresses. Even as her financial situation improves, they remain low-key and controlled, but with a delightful touch of life in Burton's signature murky world. Atwood says,
"I thought she'd be attracted to a bit of obvious glitter. Underneath she had
fantastic underwear you never see — great bloomers and corsets."
Don't you Lovett?