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Art Nouveau Costume Designs V by Hannah-Alexander Art Nouveau Costume Designs V by Hannah-Alexander
I'm undertaking a large commission from a nice lady who wants to feature my art at her wedding, and she plans to use the costume designs as table pieces  - however, she has more tables than I have designs, so I've had to add a few more! 

Construction Notes:

Megara: Meg's design has actually become my favourite, despite its comparative simplicity. I wanted a mix of simple Greek drapery but with an armoured flare, because Meg is badass. Personally, I'd go for painted Worbla foam for the armoured pieces, then simple dyed cotton for her dress. I'm pretty sure you can pick up custom lengths of chain from any large hardware store.

Jamine: Possibly one of the hardest to design from a cultural perspective, because Disney were very elusive about specifying her exact ethnicity, so I had to entwine a few Middle Eastern themes, with emphasis on Saudi Arabian. My specific inspiration was the Saudi Arabian Princess Ameerah. The cloths are all quite sheer but heavily embroidered so nothing is seen underneath. Just generally a lot of embroidery going on here! I wanted it to be luxurious. Lots of rubies and gold. And the flowers in her hair are, predictably, jasmine. I incorporated a bit of pink/red because I actually preferred her 'Jafar' colours better in the movie - she looked so sassy in red ;)

Aurora: Now I know people are gonna complain about the colour of her dress one way or another, but I retreated to the middle ground of mixing pink and blue together anyway. I actually really like the final colour; it looks like a sunrise :3 Rather than give it the stiff structure of the original design, I've reflected it through beading and embroidery instead. There aren't any sleeves on the cloak; it's actually three strips of fabric attached to shoulder panels below the hood, to give it more of soft, draping feel. 


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jackenchill Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019
Amazing choice of colors!
rosewitchcat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
DefLeppardGirl1983 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So nicely done
Vinessa-Asterisk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
Quietstream17 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱🤫I love the dresses*whispered in your ear* so good
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018
Meg resembles a goddess. :)

Jasmine looks like a bride. :D

And Aurora? I have no words, I'm just that blown away!
Lovely-Bacar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love details!
PhoenixInferno18 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
This is so pretty, amazing job!
shanylatroubadoure Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
Nice I love
trawlhisdrawings Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
W😱W, nice I've wondered what it be like if you did super heroines or Disney males.
Bet it would be really good👌,especially the heroines.
AkhillesY Featured By Owner Edited Mar 25, 2018
Very gorgeous
SugarspoonIntox Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
Woah. I can only imagine how much zoom you had to use to work on this.
madwriter Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
Oh, all three of these are so gorgeous. I especially like the detailing on Meg's dress and how Aurora's dress is a blend of the iconic pink vs blue debacle. XD
MrFlameboy15 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
These are amazing!!
PrincessPook16 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Student General Artist
I love this
Bertille-art Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
Wanino Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017
This is really beautiful, full of colors, classy and it has a kind of "unique" style, and it is awesome!
blueabsinth Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The first one reminds me Alfons Mucha arts, beautiful!
karmae17 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
A beautiful take on the classics and keeping true to them is a difficult feat but you pulled it off splendidly. Well done :)
GabrielSimoes Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I love the colors. This is absurdly beautiful. Congratulations!
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
ヾ(o´ェ`o)ノGOOD JOB!!
ThatGirlMyra Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Student Filmographer
This is so fantastic! I love how your giving your own flare to the costumes, while still keeping them relatively similar.
Swaroopashok Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
Really nice piece. Keep up the creativity. Also, take a look at my art and lemme know ur take on it. Would love to get your view.
UbePie Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Student General Artist
Love the art nouveau style. Very beautiful.
13devilgirl13 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
+favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove +favlove 
TwirlandDancer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you do this? It is awesome!
Isabe11a Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yo, this is a visual feast for me lol! so much texture and love the details, looks time consuming but sooo worth it haha :D
Kaguranokaze Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you draw so beautiful dresses.. are you from this earth?
mm1776 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
I've always loved Art Nouveau, and these are just gorgeous.
ThirteenBats Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're all so damn gorgeous. I swear I have Jasmine's exact earrings and a chunni or two like hers. Heart 
ctestana Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
I love your Disney series of the Art Nouveau Costume Designs :) I love Art Nouveau
chrism2386 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
I love the fine detail, the proportions, the style, the colours & the subject matter. They're are beautiful and fit into my favourite genre Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Lord-Azeran Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what? As one of those people who typically loathes Aurora's pink motif, I actually really love what you did with her colors here! As you said, it emulates a sunrise, but there's just enough blend of blue and pink to make it feel....lush. It's also simple, with the flowing fabric and gradient of hues acting as the richness, rather than excessive beading or jewels. Though the latter certainly works well in Jasmine's design, because of who she is, and her background. :nod: I'm also inclined to agree with you; Meg's is a favorite. 
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I'm team blue as well, but thought I better blend 'em to pacify the mob ;)
xXLionqueenXx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
These are absolutely perfect, and Aurora's is incredible, especially since it absolutely suits her name! I always preferred drawings of her dress in mixed colours! Also I'd also like it to be green... would have been the perfect ending, if Fauna had interviened!
tizzyartyt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Loving your art style.
citybuilder Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Clivia-nobilis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Marvelous!! Love it...(*^Д^)ノ。・:*゜★,。・゜☆
AgentDD2950 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks very very beautiful. The texture works very well with it. c:
Disneylyric Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Gorgeous outfits! I like that you made Aurora's dress look like a sunrise, as she was "named after the dawn."
Cabbage-Arts Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful designs!
JustAWeirdoThatDraws Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Very beautiful vibrant colors
Kodak-Black Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
Jasmine my baby
belyreyes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I might sound a bit ignorant with my next question, but how you use those drawings on table pieces?
Petrartworks Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just dying I've never seen such beautiful drawings OMG *-*
Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very graceful. 
tassilofredegunde Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow breathtaking! I love the detail on their dresses!
animenotaizai Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!! :D
Pick-the-Pig Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They look so amazing! I need Jasmine's pants Heart Rage Heart 
PinkiePie382 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally in love with your art, you are great Love I am a dummy! 
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