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Helena Handbasket: There's a definite upside to Helena Bonham Carter's singular fashion sense, which she shows off in all its wacky splendor at the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince": She never has to worry that someone will turn up on the red carpet kitted out in the very same getup. See, non-kooky people wouldn't have the first clue where to acquire an outfit like this. Our best guess is that in some remote, oddball corner of the world, there's a store that stocks only clothes and accessories inspired by movies featuring the sublimely eccentric actress. Take Helena's corset jacket and ruffled black skirt, which are versatile enough to go from a furtive make-out session with Julian Sands in "A Room With a View" to baking people-packed pies with Johnny Depp in "Sweeney Todd." Meanwhile, you can almost smell the musty odor of the "Corpse Bride" coming off her white crinoline petticoat. As for her polka-dot tights, twee gold shoes and glittery, glorious castle purse, those apparently came straight through the rabbit hole of the forthcoming "Alice in Wonderland," where Helena's hair appears to have been clawed (repeatedly) by the Cheshire Cat.
From Crowd Ignite