The original Disney Villain finally speaks up! The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs may have been a little too jealous of Snow White’s beauty, but Costume Discounters wants you to hear her side of the story. If Disney’s first wicked woman were to sit down to discuss her mirror, addiction to dark magic and her real name, this is how we imagine it would go.
First off, let’s talk about your magic mirror. Do you just have to say, “Mirror, mirror on the wall…” and then he’ll respond to you?
Silence! That line is often misquoted! It’s actually “Magic mirror on the wall.” It gets me so angry when people get that wrong. That Disney Channel movie, Descendants, even gets it wrong in one of the songs. And that song is being sung by my alleged daughter, Evie. If that was really my daughter, don’t you think I would teach her to quote her mother correctly?
My apologies, but more about your mirror. When you speak to it, you say, “Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space, through wind and darkness I summon thee. Speak. Let me see thy face.”
So, you can get that quote right, but not the “magic mirror on the wall” thing?
Okay. Let’s move on to another topic. To make your peddler’s disguise, you needed mummy dust. It makes sense how you were able to obtain that but what about ingredients such as the “black of night” or an “old hag’s cackle?” Is that something you can just buy? Did you order them online?
That’s the problem with these modernized Disney villains. Does everything have to make sense? I’m the “Evil” Queen not the “Answer To All Of Your Questions” Queen! I find ways to get the job done.
That actually brings me to my next question. Do you actually have a real name or are the words “Evil” and “Queen” on your birth certificate? Is it Queen-comma-Evil?
Some people like to think that they know my real name because of some obscure version of my story. Look at Once Upon A Time where my name is suddenly “Regina.” I like to just use the term “Evil Queen” to identify myself. It gets to the point quicker. Names like “Maleficent” are too hard to pronounce, and it takes away from the time I could be using to instill fear.
When Snow White told the seven dwarfs about you, she received quite a response from Grumpy. He said, “She knows everything. She’s full of black magic. She can even make herself invisible.”
Once again, you get another quote correct but you can’t tell the difference between “magic” and “mirror.”
Can you actually make yourself invisible?
If I can turn into an old woman and poison an apple, it’s likely that I can also turn invisible. But since I was the first Disney villain, it would probably have been too much, too soon for my good friend, Walt. Allowing me to have one more power may have been the straw to break the camel’s back.
Do you think you started a trend for Disney villains?
Of course I did! How do you think Maleficent got the idea for a sleeping curse? Where did Ursula get her spell book? None of them would even exist if it wasn’t for me! I’m the original Disney villainess.
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