When a brand new character is being created for a TV show or movie, a lot of thought goes into what they're going to look like. That means that there's a lot of costume designing and experimenting with style that goes on behind the scenes before we ever even get to meet our favorite fictional friends!
Well, Dove Cameron just shocked us beyond belief by revealing some old throwback pics and videos that show what an original version of her character Mal was supposed to look like in the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants! We know Mal as a purple-haired villain with a bob haircut and slightly-curled style, but an early 2013 prototype of her costume had her with short and choppy black hair.
"tb to 2013 fun fact: this is almost what Mal looked like 😈," Dove captioned an Instagram video where she's getting done up with her daring style.
"What Mal almost looked like during wig tests in 2013 🐯 yes this is a wig y'all," the actress captioned another selfie documenting the look.
Knowing what we know about the film now, it would be hard to picture Mal with a look like this. But Dove clearly loves the style – and has expressed interest in cutting her hair shorter – so we wonder if she would ever try a brunette pixie cut out in real life!
What do you think of Dove's dramatic hair reveals? Let us know if you're glad the team decided on a purple-haired Mal, or if you would have preferred this look by commenting below.