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Early Victorian Elsa by suburbanbeatnik Early Victorian Elsa by suburbanbeatnik
It's been a little over a year since my last Disney girl, but finally, here's a new entry in my long-running Historically Accurate Disney Heroine series!  Meet Queen Elsa from FROZEN.

The original study for this painting is here. Like Hans, I depicted her in late 1830s clothes: I modeled a lot of her style on Maria II of Portugal, one of the cooler queen regnants of the 19th century. (I debated using Victoria, but I nixed that for being too obvious.)  Basically, I chose the late 1830s for the setting since the women's styles in the movie were solidly 1840s to early 1850s in their silhouette, but Hans's hair and costumes floated somewhere Napoleonic and early Victorian, and the young princesses wore Empire style children's frocks. (Also, concept art of the Arendelle royal family place the girls' childhood in the 1810s-1820s, so an 1838 date seemed reasonable.)

This wedding dress and this painting of Clara Novello also inspired the gown design.
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potoperson Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
I know I've already raved about your costume adjustments but I had to comment again just to praise the sleeves on this outfit... and the outfit's brilliance in general. (I'm sorry for my general strangeness it is after midnight) 
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ksj7700 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my word, this is GORGEOUS! 
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FireSprinklez Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bootiful
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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queenoftheseas Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Anna?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm?
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queenoftheseas Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
meaning?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You said "Anna," and I wasn't sure what you meant.
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queenoftheseas Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
oh am sorry i meant if you are going to do anna
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not planning on it, but I always take commissions.
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