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High res Apocalypse Princesses

By TessFowler
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NOT for resale. I am out of prints so I am releasing this for study, costuming and enjoyment. www.facebook.com/ApocalypsePri… is the link where the various ladies costuming as this art can be found. There are groups springing up here in the states and internationally too. A lot of cons in the next year have a group of girls planning to attend, here and abroad. Watch for them!

Love you!

Colors by Michelle Spalding
Image size
1560x2006px 1.18 MB
Date Taken
Oct 7, 2012, 5:31:35 PM
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Oh, so glad you shared this... There are a group of us in NZ doing these in the next few months...   :D
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Just when I thought I couldn't find another amazing take on these Princesses!

dat Tink tho
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Ninjagirl07021992Student Writer
Love It
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TatmioneProfessional General Artist
Alice looks like Avil Lavigne.
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Cortni-WhitneyProfessional Digital Artist
nice. my favorite is your mulan. they all look awesome. love the costume designs
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Yildun27Hobbyist General Artist
I love ^^ !
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ElantrisHobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting concept, but all I see is painful places to chafe and burn. 
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These were drawn as commentary, not to be work in real life. But weirdly, like a million women have decided to make the costumes. Haha. And they look AMAZING.
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ElantrisHobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose it doesn't help that I encountered this piece right after reading through The Hawkeye Initiative for the first time. It had me thinking about distorted representations of women, particularly in comics. Nor does it help I've recently watched Heroes of Cosplay, which stirred up a number of strong feelings about how women are represented in a lot of popular media. But you are a very talented artist.
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I know people on Heroes of Cosplay, and the weird, fun house mirror way that the show portrays them does weird me out. It's bizarre and off putting.

As for this piece, read through the description on the low res version of it in my gallery album. You might change your mind. I will say that the sexuality of it has more to do with my discomfort with the original princesses and their art than with anything else. Hence the teeny waists, the huge eyes and the cleavage. Fairy tales were always about sex, blood and fear for me. What would have happened if the sexy, doe eyed, barely restrained Disney females all lost everything? The dresses would be in tatters, and they would act and appear a lot different.
 I told people they wouldn't like my versions of the princesses. LOL
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This is a very creative spin on the Princesses. 
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MyFacebookCoversHobbyist Digital Artist
I love everything about this :omfg:  these are some princesses that I could look up to ;) .  Excellent job!
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UnderTheTableSketchStudent General Artist
This is so cool, love your style.
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love it! <3
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Standard-FiendStudent Digital Artist
I love seeing people's original takes on the princesses like this and I think this is one of my favorites. Very wel done! 
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i cant get over this it beautiful
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unicornsquestProfessional Traditional Artist
Love it!
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YamiNoIcexIcuoHobbyist General Artist
Pretty and bad ass, nice!
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VanHelsing019Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I can name them all but I'm not sure about the one in the bottom right corner , and is that Cinderella holding the umbrella?
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VanHelsing019Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never mind :D
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