Sarah Burton designed Maleficent's horns

Special-effects make-up artist Rick Baker has revealed that Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton designed the horns worn by Angelina Jolie in Maleficent.

Speaking to Allure about Jolie's transformation into the character Baker said, "It was a skullcap that she could slip on. The horns were wrapped in leather and were made by Sarah in Alexander McQueen. But that's a different story."

Burton famously designed the wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton as she married Prince William.

Baker added that he worked with Jolie when developing Maleficent's cheek-bones, "I would have loved to do a copy of the Disney cartoon, because I thought it was great, but because it was Angie and she's so spectacular looking, I thought it should be her own face.

"I drew up an idea on Photoshop with the horns and pointy ears, showed it to Angie and she said she wanted more – 'I'm playing a creature', she said, 'and it should be a creature'."

He continued, "I thought it didn't make sense for her to have bones like that, but she really liked the idea of something under her skin showing a ridge. So I moved them to her cheekbones, where I thought it would create a more elegant line. If you look closely, they actually follow the like of Maleficent's cowel in the Disney cartoon."