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One grander by far
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Published: May 13, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 shoomlah
God I love dagged sleeves. Almost as much as I love slashed ones. I just want to dag and slash everything I can get my hands on.

I've wanted Maleficent to be the first villain in the series for a while now, ever since I made the mental leap between Maleficent's horns and 15th century horned hennins. The time period works out pretty well, actually, since I wanted her to look a little more dated than Aurora's 1480's getup- both houppelandes and horned hennins were all the rage during the early- to mid-1400's, and they make for pretty good analogues to her official costuming.  Sexy stuff.

This proves more than any of the previous pieces that these are adaptations, not improvements. I mean, look at the original Maleficent design- how does one improve on PERFECTION

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donovandelaney's avatar
It looks almost no different then the dress from the films.
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shoomlahProfessional Digital Artist
no
moonlitinuyasha1985's avatar
Eleanor Audley would be proud.
schlach-uffn-kopp's avatar
schlach-uffn-koppProfessional Digital Artist
I love the design so much! Your art in general is amazing.

Only thing that bugs me is that you discarded her crooked nose and lean face, because they're so gorgeous about her.
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ArtbroJohnProfessional Digital Artist
Great work!
Sigwynn13's avatar
this is perfect :) 
Muggle-Angel's avatar
The buttons.... Oh... My... God... The BUTTONS! :D :heart: :D I love them! Ever since I was maybe seven or eight years old I've wanted a wedding gown with long sleeves, the kind with lots of buttons and ending with a point on the back of your hand (just like what you've done in this picture). I have loved that style of sleeve on gowns most of my life and for just that one detail in this picture, I have completely fallen in love with it. The entire look is absolutely beautiful and I love all the detail you've put into every part of it... But I can't help being draw strait to her sleeve. You've totally got me hooked, I'm going to have to watch for more of your art from now on! :D
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varletlegionStudent General Artist
Have you done one of Merda yet? All that hair would be fun to work with ^^
shoomlah's avatar
shoomlahProfessional Digital Artist
Please read my FAQ!
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varletlegionStudent General Artist
Okay sorry for bothering you.
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Show-A-Bit-Of-TeethHobbyist General Artist
Sweet, really cool
kyrawriter's avatar
I disagree. I actually like this outfit on Maleficent so much more than her original outfit.
SHIELDAgent9's avatar
Good design work, though I agree the original design is better.
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RedAces93Student General Artist
these are all amazing!!
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thecaitasaurusHobbyist Artist
"how does one improve on PERFECTION"

..... i think you just did.
Margrethe1066's avatar
Sigh. I bought a print of this one through the TeeFury promotion some time back, only to have my cats destroy it.  I tried to use the link above to buy a new print, but the site appears to be down.  Any idea when they will be available again?
urzapw2000's avatar
Maleficent is magnificent...
of course...
WynnFire's avatar
WynnFireHobbyist General Artist
Maleficent is magnificent =O.O=
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lil-miss-chrisHobbyist General Artist
What I wouldn't give for you to put out the lines to these to allow us to color them.... I would cherish the opportunity to color this!
Bentham42's avatar
Hello! I just showed this collection to my friend who's a historical clothes buff, and she's generally impressed with your work. The only thing she pointed out was that in the period for this dress, the buttons on the sleeves would be running on the outside of the arm (from the outside of the wrist and over the elbow) instead of on the inside as seen here. I love this collection and will continue showing it off to my friends. Thanks!
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Really? I thought that the buttons on the outside thing came around in the 1500's because Queen Elizabeth was grossed out by the common practice of using the outside of a sleeve or cuff as a napkin at meals or as a hankie for a runny nose.  Or was that one of the Edwards?  Now I'm dying of curiosity, so if someone has a reference on that please share!
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VanessaSwann13Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool. Love Maleficent and this piece looks like the original pictures from the Brothers Grimm book.
ejcapulet's avatar
Oooooo... this is all kinds of awesome!  I especially love the details of her outer and under gowns - how they're clearly disparate pieces.  And the use of color is great; the green trim is my favorite!
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