Vanessa Hudgens celebrates Halloween early by dressing up as the spooky Black Widow for a photoshoot
She marked the start of October by dressing up in a copy of Michelle Pfeiffer’s iconic Catwoman costume.
And Vanessa Hudgens upped her game on Friday when she posted her newest Halloween photoset as a new character, The Black Widow.
The 31-year-old Spring Breakers star shared the results of her photoshoot, along with a behind-the-scenes video showing how she achieved the creepy look.
Vanessa’s first photo showed her dressed as a black-clad siren with her lustrous raven locks piled sky high.
She wore a black dress highlighting her cleavage and featuring an unnaturally thin waist.
The High School Musical star bared her teeth and opened her eyes wide for an eerily threatening expression.
She seemed to be channeling some of the classic villainesses of Hollywood, including Vampira from the cult film Plan 9 From Outer Space and Cassandra Peterson’s iconic Elvira character.
Her horror-themed look could easily have graced a B-movie poster or a dime store paperback thriller.
Spooky! Vanessa Hudgens, 31, transformed into The Black Widow for a horror-themed photoshoot posted to Instagram on Friday. Her look seemed to channel Vampira from the cult film Plan 9 From Outer Space
Inspirational: Vanessa all-black look also owed a debt to Cassandra Peterson’s iconic horror character Elvira; pictured in 2017 in Buena Park, California
‘THE BLACK WIDOW,’ Vanessa called the character in her caption. ‘made some Halloween magic by the insanely talented @franzszony, @michellehebertofficial on the gorgeous gown, mua @shablamgela, and coiffure @hisvintagetouch. What. A. Damn. Vibe.
‘Also have something fun coming for y’all….’ she teased.
Later, Vanessa gave her 39.2 million Instagram followers a clearer look at her with a closeup in profile showing off her impeccable makeup and her blood red lips.
‘Searching for her vamp daddy,’ she wrote in the caption.
The actress didn’t explain what her project was for, but she did post a video featuring behind the scenes footage of her getting made-up and styled for the photoshoot.
BTS: The actress didn’t explain what her photoshoot was for, but she did post a video featuring behind the scenes footage of her getting made-up and styled for the photoshoot
The behind-the-scenes footage revealed that her first photo was partially illustrated, as she posed without the extra spiderwebs, and her waist had been artificially shrunk later on.
Although the video appeared to simply document a fun photoshoot, it also suggested she might have been filming some kind of music video, as multiple men were shown practicing dance moves in another room.
The video noted at the conclusion of the end credits that all participants had been tested for COVID-19 before coming to the set, though no one on screen wore a mask.
Time consuming: The behind-the-scenes footage showed her lengthy process of getting made up and into her costume
Touched up: The clip also revealed that the final image was completed in post-production, as her costume didn’t have the elaborate spider webs and had an obvious false waist
More to come? It also hinted at a music video, as multiple dancers were seen practicing in other rooms