Costume designer Judianna Makovsky weighs in on Elizabeth Olsen’s character look.
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According to costume designer Judianna Makovsky, Joe and Anthony Russo didn’t want Wanda Maximoff to be fully decked out in a superhero suit because she still hasn’t become a full-fledged Avenger yet.
“I think she is not really a superhero yet in the minds of the Russo brothers, the directors,” Makovsky told IGN of Elizabeth Olsen’s character. “She’s just a young girl who doesn’t know what she is yet.”
That’s why Maximoff’s outfits still feel relatively casual, like they did when audiences first met her character in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The big change between her outfits in the two film was her transition from a dress to more practical trousers in Civil War — though both outfits stick to her black-and-red color scheme.
“We decided it needed to be more clothes-based than superhero-based for this script,” explained Makovsky. “Just, practically speaking, having trousers was better for everybody. Lizzie has amazing legs, she’s a dancer, so why not have trousers? At this point in the script — it was more appropriate for her character.”
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War arrives on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on September 2nd, and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and on-demand on September 13th.