A few years ago while searching for fan art of Princess Aurora, I stumbled upon Claire Hummel’s (shoomlah) digital art of Historical Princesses, in which she made the Disney heroines’ signature dresses more historically accurate.

As a way to calm myself down during my college application season (fall of 2015), I put her digital art next to paintings I found on Google Images from the time periods she got inspired from or from what other people online suggested (Aish’s Timeline and whittertwitter). Also, Buzzfeed’s video: Historically Accurate Disney Princesses. Also, I forgot what keywords I used to find the “real history” images, since I did this two years ago, sorry.

Megara: Ancient Greece, 1200s BCE

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Hua Mulan: China, 500s CE

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Aurora: France (but for some reason I also like to think Spain), 1300s

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Snow White: Germany, 1500s

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Pocahontas: USA, 1607

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Belle: France, 1770s. The painting on the left is an artist’s self-portrait from the time period.

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Rapunzel: Germany?, 1820s

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Elsa: Norway, 1820s

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Cinderella: France, 1860s

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Ariel: Denmark?, 1890s

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Tiana: USA, 1920s

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Jasmine: Middle East, sirwal pants (west: Harem pants) found in the BCEs and the CEs. There are fan theories that the movie, Aladdin, takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, so it can’t be pinned.

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Again, the historically accurate Disney princess dresses is from Claire Hummel‘s collection, Historical Princesses.


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