I went with the mid 1860's for Cinderella's dress, the transitory period where the cage crinoline takes on a more elliptical shape and moves towards the back. Not that it accounts for Lady Tremaine's sweet 1890's getup, but it's also not unheard of to see it worn alongside Anastasia and Drizella's early bustle dresses. It's also worth noting that it was made by a fairy godmother, so it make sense that her tastes would be a little behind the times.
Not to mention background characters, who seem pretty firmly planted in the middle of the century: img.photobucket.com/albums/v30…
I couldn't settle on a visual motif for the details in this one- shoes, pumpkins, mice- so I just gave her some stripes and gothic lace to make up for it. OH ALSO I drew her losing her right shoe instead of her left and only recently realized it. Whoops.
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Daily DeviationGiven 2011-11-09
First, if you used a wide range of different decades for Snow White, why not Cinderella, to have the cap sleeves and bustle, but the same shape of the skirt?
Does the Cinderella in the film have a bustle? I believe I saw an official Disney color sheet that labeled the lighter-colored puffs on the sides of her waist a bustle (it was small and hard to read). If they aren't a bustle, then what would they be called in this 1860's design? Or they don't have a name, they are just some kind of decoration?
Also, I wanted to say I love everything about the picture except two things: the stripes and the hair. I feel like her hair would be nicer piled completely on her head, like in the movie. But maybe that's not historically accurate enough. Could you provide an example? Something to search for? Oh, actually, looking at the first hair you drew in the process video, I think that was almost perfect! As for the stripes, I LOVED the birds you drew in the process video, so I wish you had used them instead of the stripes! The birds are important as the helpers for Cinderella who never get turned into anything. But maybe what would have worked better would have been pumpkins with vines going everywhere. You could do a lot with the vines, and it would be very pretty, I think.
Anyway, as for the rest...I think it's gorgeous! It's really beautiful, and that's from a fan of the original! I think the original is the best and most beautiful, but really, it's not about doing better, but doing an alternate and perhaps equally beautiful gown, right?
The original dress was all floaty light blue/silver tones, and then you had that really black choker. It's got the same punch as a Degas ballerina. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Edg… But here, you have the dark lines running through all the dress, and a lower, fragmented choker. It's more unified but it also lacks that graphic power of the original Mary Blair colour blocking. Just my $.002
Although a friend of mine insists that the original dress is based on this Falero painting...seems unlikely but it's a nice more 1890s sort of look. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil…
Still love your rendition though, and hey, court dress tended to be behind the times anyway so that could be another explanation for an 1850s style mixed with later fashions!
I know you're not doing commissions, but are you still releasing prints of the historical Disney artwork? Thanks in advance.
Any how, great job, though I'm pretty sure the bustled crinoline didn't come into fashion until the late 60's, but hey - who care
2. this is meant to be silver, it just has a blue overlay on the final piece that casts it further in the blue direction.
3. this isn't a bustled crinoline- as it says in the description, it's an elliptical crinoline.
And on hindsight, I noticed that it couldn't possibly be a bustled crinoline, stupid me. So that's my bad. Sorry.
It must be annoying when people bring up something that's covered in the description.
I wanna see the glass shoe so bad!
Love this dress. Placed the time period right away.
My sister also wants this dress in white for her wedding.
Also, on the "historical accuracy loop-hole abuse," I personally love the fairy godmother excuse for Disney Princesses. Between Aurora being raised in the woods by three fairies who know next to nothing about human lives, and Cinderella having a very... er... absent-minded fairy godmother, you always get a little wiggle room. xD (Still think this was the best choice you could have made, though.)