Disney Princesses in Accurate Fashion
Belle’s dress is based on 1770′s French court fashion
Claire Hummel was born and raised in the quiet hamlet of Los Angeles, California. She is currently working as an artist for Microsoft Game Studios Publishing.
Claire gravitates naturally towards anything having to do with her childhood haunts of Disneyland, Myst, national parks, museums, and Hawai’i, thus ensuring a lifetime interest in nostalgic escapism. She also has an extensive, practical knowledge of period costuming and snakes, in case you’re into that sort of thing.
Most of the world seems familiar with the famous Disney princesses, from Snow White to Pocahontas their likenesses are burned into our memory, fan or not. What makes them so iconic? Many would argue it was their lavish and flowing costumes, based on historical fashion. But just how correct are those period fashionable dresses? Claire Hummel, an illustrator with a passion for historically accurate costuming recently reworked many of the famous ladies, giving them new garb fitting a stylish member of their periods society. Many of the original Disney costumes weren’t far off, while a few are vastly different.
Ariel’s dress is based on 1890′s evening gown fashion
Cinderella’s dress is based in the mid-1860′s
Jasmine is based on rare drawings of pre-Islamic Middle Eastern fashion (Persian empire)
Pocahontas based on 17th century Powhatan costume (Virginia, USA)
Sleeping Beauty based on the 14th Century in France
Snow White on 16th century German clothing
Princess Tiana living in New Orleans during the 1920s
Mulan in ancient Han Dinasty (China 386-589)