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Honestly? I just wanted to draw those damn slashed sleeves. I want them SO BAD.

Unlike the aforementioned Little Mermaid, Snow White's time period is pretty easy to pinpoint in 16th century Germany. Not that the film is accurate, but the clues are there- I took a wide swath from about 1500-1530 to come up with something that still maintained the spirit of the original design.


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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad that I found this!
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ejcapulet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New member
I just love those slashed and banded sleeves.  This is so much better than the Disney design; even when I was a little kid I thought Snow White's bare arms looked almost indecent and the whole dress was just too bland (gimme a break, I was a strange kid).
ArrestingAries Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  New member
This is wonderful!!!
Love your style:)
Elzasugarpop5 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I like this so much! I may follow your lead and modify Disney characters, just hoping that's okay?
WishIWould Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm making this for my first ever cosplay! (not first ever costume project, but first of this magnitude). I even actually ordered historically accurate velveteens and linens...yikes! I'm considering deviating from your design slightly to fit the cranach court gown style (…, with the guarding and laced front, but I do love the pointed bodice and embroidered blue pane here...torn! Let me know if you'd prefer I stick more closely to your design, but otherwise I'll just have fun with it and send you pictures when I'm finished! 
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the film took place in Germany but I always liked the idea of it being in the Netherlands
Andromedaminecraft Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Much better than her original dress! I'd like to see Snow White as Anne of Cleves. 
LionessJhr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Snow White is not one of my favourite Disney princesses, but this dress is so much more detailed than in the movie. Also, most people don't really know this but Snow White is supposed to be like 14 in her movie so the body shape is a little weird. But I'm sure you either didn't know that or just stylized her.
AerithReborn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*laughing so hard* Simplicity pattern 1728 totally referenced this.  Apple and all.  
shoomlah Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
they're actually referencing the movie Mirror Mirror- the apple pose existed long before I came around to it. :)
hufflepuffs Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
The hairnet is what kills me with this one, the sleeves holy cow omg ur a geniussss <3 
AzalieFinrandi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Now, Disney, that's how you draw a princess's dress. *adds to favorites*
TheNewDorothyGale Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
it's awesome how you manages to keep her trademark stretched-arm posing! Snow is the best princess ever (though I also adore Aurora and Cinderella) and I'm glad she got a dress worthy of her awesomeness.
MagicDusty Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I think in the film, she didn't have slashed sleeves, but red shapes stitched on to blue short puffy sleeves.
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are missing the point of this series I think
MagicDusty Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2014
Actually maybe they were slashed sleeves in the film, it's just the way they slashed them gave them the shape the red parts have in the film.
MagicDusty Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I was just letting you know I think they weren't originally slashed sleeves, but I really like your re-interpration of them as slashed sleeves. This is one of yours is a particularly beautiful design.
GeeNyx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Personally, i think the sleeves (and the whole dress) are much better and well-though out than the original ones.
marianaplp Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
wow, she looks way more real than the original one XD
craftykari Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love all of your historical princesses. I guess you have two more to draw now (Elsa and Anna). Can't wait to see them!
MrOneEars Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bravo! Beautiful work!
thestarvingartist1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I had this dress I would totally be wearing everywhere. Even to school and the grocery store.
carolnuts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
those sleeves girl... 
smushypumpkins Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty
ilseG Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Digital Artist
very lovely.
PepperJDarcy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
these are so gosh, darn beautiful. I know you probably receive a million and one of these photos a day… and I'm not trying to suck up your time unfairly. But these are just so absolutely gorgeous. All of them are. Sincerely!

you probably receive this question a gazillion times, idk, and there's no pressure. I'm merely curious. Are you going to add Merida, Elsa, and Anna? I'm just curious. No pressure :)
Nisha-Tsukino Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Hello, I'm going to cosplay this in the summer and I was wondering if you had any detail or close-up pictures of the embroidery on the skirt and bodice?

If not I'm still going to try to recreate it as best I can, I hope I can do you justice!
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm afraid a lot of it is loose scribbling, but let me know- I can send you a high res shot anyway just in case!
Nisha-Tsukino Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Also, what would be the best way to reach you, Skype?
Nisha-Tsukino Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
That would be lovely if you could. I'm trying to get it done by June and the embroidery will be one of the biggest tasks.
alexichabane Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
great design
CrystalSetsuna Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
this is probably the only dress that remains the closest to what disney did. except, you know...fancier. i cannot blame you on the sleeves, i reeeally want the sleeves myself! and the apple motif on the bodice is fabulous! same goes for the apple seed pattern throughout the dress, very clever. XD i like the hairnet, though i kind of think'd be a little fancier. i think if i ever cosplayed as one of your princesses, it'd be Snow White. i mean come on...velvets. gorgeous!

please do not kill me if i do cosplay as this and show you the pictures of me wearing the awesome sleeves. pwease.
iamnotastupidbird Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I'm so proud of myself. I made slashed sleeves for my Snow White cosplay, so I guess I did something right. :3

This is so beautiful gosh. O:
Lolitafreak88 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! That forest pattern on the bottom of her skirt is to die for XD! Her sleeves are quite elegant too.
Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
This dress is so much prettier than the one Snow White actually wears in the movie.
befferkins Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I loooooove historically accurate Snow Whites.  Other Snows, not so much.

Great job! I especially like the netting in her hair.
blackkiteekat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Adore your interpretation of the hair! Snow's cute bob always screamed 20th-century to me...
RukarioTrainer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Those sleaves are definitely very cool!
conartist89 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's ridiculous how much I want to own this exact dress.
ShadowsHeir500 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
*sorry to cut off the second sentence. Was just gonna say "Also love the sleeves you adore so much. =)"
ShadowsHeir500 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013

Love this design so much. Also love the sl


It's such a small thing, but the bobbed hair from the movie was SO inaccurate! (Just because it was the style for American women at the time--! :shakefist: ) I love how you were able to use the historical snood to make the LOOK of the bobbed hair remain, while still staying true to ye olde female hair length requirements.


(Though I don't know why it bothers me for Snow White when, say, Aurora's uncovered and untied hair in her Royal Coming Home party wasn't much better.)

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madmatt88 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Don't eat it... don't eat it!!!
SangreAngel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Lovely. Snow White was my favourite Disney film when I was a little'un.
BlueRoseSama Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Those sleeves Are Pretty Awesome. ^_^ I would love to make a dress like that someday.
hollandtayloegedney Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My personal favorite of this set.
leanzaofearth Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
I love this sooo much! I love the style of the dress and how you made it close to Disney's design, but waaaaay better! The little details are just beautiful. (*O*)
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