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Just stepping in to give a quick DISCLAIMER - most of this art is five years old at this point and embarrassingly out-of-date!  I would love to redo these, armed with additional knowledge and wisdom, but my day job does't leave a ton of free time for personal projects.  Please take these with a grain of salt, and share accordingl; check out literally any of my more recent art if you're looking for more thoughtful historical fashion.  Thanks much!

First things first.
For those of you who swear by the pink dress, yes, there's a version for you as well:…

...Aaaaand moving on. So Prince Philip does specifically and emphatically say "this is the 14th century!" at some point during the film, but Philip's an idiot (a handsome, handsome idiot) and I, never afraid to ignore source material, ignored him.

Oddly enough Philip's clothing is a better point of reference than Aurora's (since the hourglass, off-the-shoulder cut of her dress is straight out of the 1950's), and there are far more examples of his get-up from the 1460's onward than in the 14th century. I went with my gut and ended up with something around 1485- a little later than one might expect, but it's such a (beautifully) stylized film that all bets are off.

-C, who really wants to own all the dresses in the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries
(Photoshop CS4/5)

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Rebelling-Lemming Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Great art!
kade32 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
Make it pink!
MidnightTheInsomniac Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of all the princess outfits you've done, this one is my favorite :iconinloveplz:
animatorgeek Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Is it still possible to get a print of this?
Unseen-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The pink link doesn't work ):
zelameh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just so you know, there is a version of this on ShutterStock with the exact same dress design and pose, but a black haired princess. The art thief is profiting off your design. 

It's Shutterstock Image #272720621
shoomlah Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
oh god, thanks for the heads up!
zelameh Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to, your art is inspired and thieves suck!
DarkPrincess116 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The dress and crown are really beautiful, I prefer these over the original ones :D
artchic99 Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the spindle detail on her dress
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
What about a green version, green for Fauna? 
ManeBionicleGali Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The whole point is that, in the film, the other two were fighting over the dress color pink v. blue. Fauna never argued about it and never really seemed to want the dress to be green.
Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
I know, but it was still worth asking. 
ilikepie874 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I love how gold and blue compliment each other, as well as the form fitting and elegant shape of the dress. It's beautiful!
KishiVonP Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, although I always preferred the pink version of her dress Wink/Razz 
BumbleCat1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
This is so awsome!! Great choice of colours
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe you would see any need to redo any of these amazing pieces. I suppose it would be interesting to see more versions, but please don't remove the ones you already have! Especially this one. It's hard to find Aurora in the proper color these days (and I personally have come to find her pink dress to be like nails on a chalkboard to my eyes.) 
caaatherrific Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clap Heart :happybounce: +fav 
Paige362 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
I don't know if you researched the countries but is this based on the German, Italian, or French tale? I keep getting so confused on which one Disney was trying hard to portray in the movies. The castle and most places are based on German architecture. Disney credited it to the French ballet. Then the names and the story originated in Italy. 
Show-A-Bit-Of-Teeth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that this is my favourite of your historically accurate disney princess collection, though honestly that might be arbitrary seeing as how they're all so gorgeous.
C-wonder1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
"make it pink"

"no no no make it blue"


CaptainMerrie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's my favorite princess, and you made her so beautiful and accurate! You're amazing
Uru1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loooove she's dress!!
LAdolphingirl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, this one's very pretty!
Xadren Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Senza dubbio è la mia preferita tra le tue interpretazioni delle principesse. Il vestito è splendido ed il velo sotto la corona risalta il volto e i capelli. Ottimo lavoro.
Cra-ZShaker Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love the sleeves. :)
Lareponseest42 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This one kinda catched my eye Oo
Shes gorgeous ! plus i prefer the blue version ;)
Your art captivates me *^*
Evil-is-Relative Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think this one is my favorite of the series. :) I really love the lines in the gown, her expression, and the embroidery details. In the alternate version, I really enjoyed the color palette you chose, rather than the sunset-bubblegum colors of the original. Normally, the blue version is always my favorite, but I had a difficult time choosing here. 
Manadrunk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
OMG I love all of them <3

Too much awesomeness to handle!!!

*runs in circles*
jellyjango Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Zambiino Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one is my favorite. I just love the details and research you've put into these characters, it feels like they could have really existed. :heart:
MoomyNoodles Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Aurora is my FAVORITE disney princess, but I was always bothered by her dress. Finally, someone who does her justice. This is just such a beautiful middle ages dress. I love the middle ages and this is just a glorious dress. I also love how your pink dress version is a dark pink, and not too ridiculously bright. :)
So great
Just gorgeous I just can't describe how beautiful this Is
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YaoiLoverSama Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detailing you did on the hem is just incredible...
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
MzelleBoulie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
I'am glad to back again on your deviantart! Some months ago I found it very beautiful, but I lost the page...
 I'm fond of historical costume, and your work really speaks to me!
Othlon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
squeeeeee drop spindle!
Bansche Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it Love 
Elzasugarpop5 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful. Thanx so much :)
imafoxylilringirl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :D. i was wondering if there was any possibility of getting a detail of the design at the bottom of the dress, i would really like this a lot because i am a seamstress and have promised a friend to try my best to make this dress for her.
ejcapulet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
If you don't mind some heavy-duty embroidery, try looking up the "Book of Kells".
imafoxylilringirl Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks <3
l-o-v-e-so-sweet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Blue would be periodically accurate for a girl. Blue is the color of emotion, and was used as the feminine color of childhood (not pink) until Hitler decided that pink was the color for homosexuals in the concentration camps. Pink was a lightened version of red, the masculine color.
So personally, I'd think she'd be wearing blue if they were going by "girl colors". 
shoomlah Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I see people repeating this factoid all the time- yes absolutely, the determination of "pink" as strictly a "girl colour" is a relatively modern conception, but the presumed dichotomy- as if all women wore blue and all men wore pink- is oversimplifying a much deeper and more nuanced approach to color throughout European history.  Especially since the red/pink vs. blue thing is about children, not adults. :)

I love the blue dress, but I don't love it because it's somehow more historically accurate- there's tons of evidence for pink dresses throughout history.
l-o-v-e-so-sweet Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I was just putting my two cents in. I'm a non-gender binary child and parent myself
carrot-field Featured By Owner Edited Nov 21, 2014
I really like that kind of cartoonish style,really good work. I have a question how did you get that clear sharp brush lines in photoshop?
KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Wheres her hair?
shoomlah Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
on top of her head, growing out of her scalp
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