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It looks like I'm the queen (coronation gown) by shoomlah It looks like I'm the queen (coronation gown) by shoomlah

Oh, Elsa.  What are we going to do with you.

Frozen is purportedly set in the 1830's-40's, but I've been obsessed with finding a style that could marry her coronation gown with her ice gown more seamlessly; the open robes you see during the Regency era, including those being worn by Scandinavian royalty at the time, seemed a particularly apt analog for her... weird underarm-cape.  Thing.  You also see her mom wearing something very similar for something like ten years, so it's not a huge stretch to think it could be a popular look in Arendelle.  THAT'S MY EXCUSE.

I initially designed this for her coronation, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to explore how that same silhouette might work with her ice gown as well.  Someday, theoretically, I would love to do a more literally iced-up version of her gown, but I figured the alternate colour way would be a nice middle ground to strike.  You can see the other version HERE:

It looks like I'm the queen (ice gown) by shoomlah


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TheNewDorothyGale Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
these are so great... can't wait to see Anna's!
missZoid Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
She is so beautiful! you're an amazing artist! 
iaiusjello Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Cool! Been looking forward to this one for a while. My only regret is the combined dress thing -- I liked the slightly different theming in the film, with the coronation outfit and tiara following the Arendelle crocus flower theme and the ice dress using Elsa's snowflake, but it looks like here we've got the snowflake theme in both versions of the outfit. I guess that's just a cost of being able to have alternate versions.

Still like it a lot though. I generally prefer the coronation outfit just because it seems a wee bit more regal and I just like the color purple, but I definitely look forward to the ice dress if and/or when you decide to tackle it.

Specific comments about this one: love the poofy sleeve things here. Definitely feels regal, and is an improvement on the film version which made me vaguely think of a wetsuit. The tiara, bustline, and flarey shoulder thing remind me a lot of the Empire-style (and Josephine's coronation gown in particular). The more open dress is an interesting choice too, but apt: the covered to the neck version in the film struck me as vaguely Victorian and though some of the architecture is Victorian in the film, it's supposed to be 1840s as you indicate.

But yeah, aside from the lack of the crocus I think it's excellent, even if I lack the technical vocabulary to express quite which features I like about it. This may be my favorite one in the series (surpassing Belle and Rapunzel). Keep up the good work!
thepeonyinbloom Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This version is much cooler than the one in the movie, and less stuffy as well.  Could u do one 4 Anna as well?
Rosey-Mae Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I actually like this version better. :)
cnsgn2oblvn Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh I ADORE this <3
OrangeHotaru Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
I'm about a month late to the party, but seeing that you posted a new historical princess really brightened my day.  Thanks, shoomlah.  Excellent work.  One of these days I will cosplay something of yours.
Swiftstart Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the coronation gown of Empress Josephine :3

I love the lace!
FeistyEilonwy Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
SP85 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   Digital Artist
I flipping love everything about this :heart:
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