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What Disney princess would you like to see in a historically accurate costume? 

29%
47 deviants said Belle (in a rococo ball gown)
19%
31 deviants said Pocahontas (in a Jacobean court dress)
13%
21 deviants said Aurora (from Sleeping Beauty)
12%
19 deviants said Megara (from Hercules)
8%
13 deviants said Rapunzel (from Tangled)
6%
9 deviants said Ariel
6%
9 deviants said Tiana (from Princess and the Frog)
4%
7 deviants said Snow White
2%
3 deviants said Other (please write in the comments)
1%
2 deviants said Cinderella

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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for pointing that out to me-- I never really thought about it before. But yes, Snow White does have a bit of baby fat in her face, while Aurora has an hourglass 1950s figure. :)
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KissMeImDanish Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Snow White would be wonderful, since i always hated the costume in the movie. I mean it's quite sweet but kinda .. blah! Have you ever heard of Margeret von Waldeck? She live din Germany from 1533-1554. She was a very attractive young woman, like Snowwhite but unfotunately she also had a priblematic relationship with her stepmother! She grew up in Waldeck, a city in Germany, that is famous for it's mines where small children(actually known as 'dwarfs') worked. When she was 17 she moved to Brussels where she attracted many noblemen including Phillip II of Spain! He actually hoped of marrying her but she died as a result of poisoning at the age of 21. I could not have been her stepmother, though since she was already dead at the time. But perhaps this tale of a stunning beauty whom suffered dead fromn poisoning created this folktale? Perhaps an Anne of Cleves styled gown would be fitting? :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks for telling me about this girl-- that was very cool. I think I remember reading about Margarethe in Jean Plaidy's "The Spanish Bridegroom," which is about Philip II. Have you ever read that book? It's really quite interesting.

I've given a lot of thought to how I would portray Snow White, and I think I am going to go for a 1570s French/English style. I think a continental late 16th century style would suit the basic look of Snow White's character design (the puffed sleeves, the slashes, the small standing collar, the modest neckline)-- plus I could work in her colors without it looking too unlikely or garish.
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist
What time period would Snow White belong to? Or Rapunzel, for that matter?

I'm trying to think of other princesses. I know other people have already suggested Mulan, so... Esmeralda in an authentic gypsy costume could be cool. Or the little jungle siren girl from the Jungle Book, in a sari and all. :D Her white-girl pigtails always bugged me.
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Rapunzel is easy-- mid 16th century Venetian costume. [link] As for Snow White... erm... German Renaissance? I'm not sure...

Esmeralda would be cool, but she and Shanti aren't really princesses, though. :P
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Well, Mulan's not technically a princess either, right? I mean, she was a noblewoman, but she wasn't, like, the Emperor's daughter or anything...
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, but Mulan is part of the official Disney Princess merchandise line, and Esmeralda and Shanti are not. ;P
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist
XD

Well... they should be. =P
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Joceweir Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Danish Ariel? plz? :heart:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
What would a Danish Ariel look like? Would she still have the red hair and the 1980s bangs?
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Joceweir Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
That's up to you ;) I just want to see a mashup between the original story and the disney princess.
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok, noted. Thanks for the suggestion! :)
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Joceweir Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
hehe~ just cuz I adore your work ;)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Dersa-Flutterbye Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see all of them~! :D
But Pocahontas is my vote~
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
She's in second place! So maybe later, after I finish Belle. :)
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Dersa-Flutterbye Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay~! :D
Both will be really cool.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional
how about Mulan?? In armor!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooh, that would be cool... but maybe later, when I have the time to properly research it. :)
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
there are so many of these I would love to see you do, but I have to stay loyal to Sleeping Beauty as my fave disney film of all time.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Um, I meant 1490s... :blushes: You knew that, right?
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
haha, you know I didn't even notice it until you pointed it out. I think I automatically switched it in my head since I knew what you were talking about.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That would be interesting. Do you think Aurora should be in a 14th or 15th century dress? The really low, tight waist and structured bodice on Aurora's dress is only seen in the late 1590s... but on the other hand, the movie is set (sort of) in the 14th century. What would you go for?
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist
"Father, you're living in the past. This is the 14th century!"
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, yes. But I think I'll go with Janey-Jane's 1470s Burgundian gown suggestion. :)
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist
:iconimhappyplz:
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL haha that is one goofy emoticon! ;P
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist
It is very versatile. :D
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed! :)
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
I've thought about this a lot more than I probably should have. And I think I've always pictured her in something along the lines of a Burgundian style gown. So not *really* gothic, but those northern European areas sort of held on to the aesthetic a little longer than most. A Burgundian gown of the 1460s-1480s still allows for fitted sleeves and a relatively fitted bodice (though not with the dropped waist, as you mention) but the Burgundian 'collar' sort of looks like the collar/wings on Aurora's fancy dress. Plus the 'extras' in background wear stuff that is in line with the same style/era (the gowns, hennins, veiling, etc.). Phillip's basic silhouette is also nearer the late 15th century than anything before (although his dad is SUCH a tudor knockoff - gosh Disney, stop mixing your eras!)

ANYway...yeah.
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks for the suggestions! That totally makes sense. I'd probably go for something like this-- [link] -- the off the shoulder collar/bertha, with the really tight mid-waisted bodice. You know your medieval fashions!

Did unmarried women of this period wear their hair loose and down? I know they did earlier, but I'm not sure if they did in the late 1400s.

(Also, Aurora, the way she's drawn, looks like she's wearing a conical bra and a girdle.)
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
that was exactly what I was thinking.

As to the headcovering issue, like you, I knew that young unmarried woman across europe are sometime depicted wearing their hair down and without any kind of veiling or headress. However, I looked at a lot of art/carvings/illuminations and I think I saw one woman with uncovered hair and she was tiny and in the background and it was one of those quasi-historic paintings (and of course I can't find it now that I'm actually looking for it).

I don't know what I'd do in this case - when does historical accuracy bow before artistic licence?
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the suggestions. Was the sketch I did along the lines of what you were imagining? (I found a picture of young Queen Isabella of Castile with her hair down and a smaller crown on the back of her head, which is what I loosely modelled Aurora's hair on.)
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acceber98 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Artist
All of them! I am obsessed with Disney Princesses!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Lucrecia-89 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Pocahontas !!!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
She's in second place, so maybe I can do her next after Belle. :)
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
personally I'd love to see each of them :D but voted for Megara :)
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
She'd be fun to do. I love her character design!
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:iconjo3s5i:
jo3s5i Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Lady Marion? =)
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
A historically accurate anthro fox lady? :)
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Maybe she... was wearing a fox mask? Like it was a masquerade party or... um. SHUT UP DON'T JUDGE ME. DX
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL ha ha yes!
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:iconjo3s5i:
jo3s5i Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
humanize her =)
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Myrth1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Mulan... I guess?
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Mulan's costumes are actually pretty cool, but I didn't include her because I won't have time to do the research before my move next month. Maybe someday...
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:iconhaius:
haius Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist
I agree! Mulan forever!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I would like to do her eventually, but she'll probably come in at the end of the series, depending how far I get.
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Myrth1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
But you still gave the "Other" option. As would Col. Ives put that - "That was reaaally sneaky" =P
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