In an effort to deliver the character of Buddy to life, costume designer, Laura Jean Shannon (who has accomplished costumes for all the pieces from “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” to the Amazon Prime Video show, “The Boys”), needed to take lots of issues under consideration. The film stars Will Ferrell because the man-turned-elf, and it is no secret that Ferrell is a really tall man (a fast Google search will inform you that he’s, in truth, 6′ 3″). And with regards to costuming very tall males as big elves (they usually aren’t of the Legolas variety), issues can get fairly tough fairly quick. There’s a advantageous line between lovely and unbecoming, and Buddy’s costume introduced Shannon with lots of alternatives to by chance create the latter.
In an interview with Feel Christmassy, Shannon addressed the challenges that got here with creating the now-iconic Buddy the Elf costume. She says, “It was much less a problem dressing Will as a result of his dimension and extra a problem to ensure nothing appeared off-putting or in unhealthy style.” She goes on to say, “In any case, I needed to costume a grown man in tights and a cutaway coat.” And it’s true that Buddy’s outfit may simply have gone the best way of “oh expensive God what have been they considering!” particularly when tights are concerned. Shannon explains, “For sure, we did have a good quantity of fittings to make certain we struck the precise stability between absurd and lovely.” Fortunately, in Shannon’s succesful arms, Buddy changed into some of the endearingly lovely elves to ever grace the silver display (sorry, Hermey!).