What’s Really Under the Redhead’s Dress?
“Audio-Animatroncs performers pose a unique set of problems for a costume designer. The costumes have to look like they are covering a normal human body, but the forms beneath the fabric are often anything but natural. The Redhead in the auction scene, for example, does not even nearly posses the shapely figure one might expect from the waist down.
“'The Redhead was a real problem because from right below her bust to her hips there was nothing but a two-inch tube,’ [Pirates costume designer] Alice Davis recalled. ‘So I had to sew a complete corset that would fit with grippers on the butyrate underneath the bust and at the top of the hips. She’s all hollow inside!’”
– An excerpt from Jason Surrell’s info-packed paperback, Pirates of the Caribbean : From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies