Universal makeup artist Jack Pierce paid special attention to the Monster’s appearance in this film. He altered his 1931 design to display the after-effects of the mill fire, adding scars and shortening the Monster’s hair. Over the course of filming, Pierce modified the Monster’s makeup to indicate that the Monster’s injuries were healing as the film progressed. Pierce co-created the Bride’s makeup with strong input from Whale. Lanchester disliked working with Pierce, who she said “really did feel that he made these people, like he was a god … in the morning he’d be dressed in white as if he were in hospital to perform an operation.” To play Mary Shelley, Lanchester wore a white net dress embroidered with sequins of butterflies, stars, and moons, which the actress had heard required 17 women 12 weeks to make.