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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

-C

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:iconmageofthebooksolivia:
mageofthebooksolivia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Exquisite. I am in the vast minority in loving Elsa's coronation gown and only liking her ice gown. I love your series, they're all so inspired.
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Emmaethyst Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
I think the same thing, her Coronation gown looks more colorful and flattering to me then her ice gown. 
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:iconistriel:
Istriel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
This is just gorgeous !
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HelloDDgirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Anna please!
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Aakami Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This series of you is probably the best thing on the Deviantart. Just felt the need to point it out.
Also, I can't stop looking at those amazing soft lines with which you make these details. I mean, it's just beautiful.
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg.
I haven't checked your page in months, and come to find this.

This is my favorite. I love Elsa's coronation outfit something fierce, and this GORGEOUS. I love all your designs, but I would give a leg to cosplay this. It's just AMAZING and I'm ridiculously emotional.
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trinity-lea Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Finally, a coronation gown!! I love her coronation getup in the movie, and noone does anything with it! This is gorgeous, I love the patterns in the fabric!
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:iconlondonroze:
Londonroze Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist
This is fabulous I adore the little details on the fabric and  how the fabric drapes on her body.
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TheNewDorothyGale Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
these are so great... can't wait to see Anna's!
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:iconmisszoid:
missZoid Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
She is so beautiful! you're an amazing artist! 
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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!
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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?
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Rosey-Mae Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I actually like this version better. :)
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cnsgn2oblvn Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh I ADORE this <3
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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.
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Swiftstart Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of the coronation gown of Empress Josephine :3

I love the lace!
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:iconfeistyeilonwy:
FeistyEilonwy Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
SO BEAUTIFUL
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:iconsp85:
SP85 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   Digital Artist
I flipping love everything about this :heart:
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:iconarakunehime:
arakunehime Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
I love it!
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silver-elena Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
gorgeous! I love her hair.
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CelidahD Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The historical Disney princess gowns are back! YESSSSS! This series is one of my favorite things on dA, and I'm not just saying that because I like historical dress. As always, your work is fantastic!
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ThiagoOMC Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconbabbletrish:
babbletrish Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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JaniqueBelleFleur Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Sorry if you answered the question before, but from wich year exactly is this dress? I wonder 'cause this gorgeous drawing has really inspired me and I think I'm gonna use it as an inspiration for a fanfic.

(P.S.: Sorry for speling and grammar mistakes, I'm german)
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Regency era, 1815-ish.
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:iconqueenoftheseas:
queenoftheseas Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Anna?
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
FAQ?
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NeriSiren Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I love the colors in this version -- that combination of raspberry red, forest green, black, and dark gold is gorgeous!  It'd make a great summer gown, with the shoulder spikes now a more subtle/less intimidating reminder of her powers.
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NonConformistFlmingo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous as always. :heart:
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MadameLibra Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome, as always ;) 
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Lin1130 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Filmographer
hm i was hoping her dress would be the bunad like elsa's mother had worn but oh well.
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This series is meant to be historically accurate- Scandinavian royalty wasn't wearing bunad in the early 1800's!  Even her mother's "bunad" is dramatically stylized- it's more of a regency gown with hints of bunad styling.
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belarin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Just out of curiosity then, how would you interpret Anna's sort-of-a-bunad-but-not travelling outfit/cape? Would you dump the bunad attempt entirely and make it more a general historically accurate outfit, or make it a more accurate translation of a bunad?
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure, there isn't a ton of documentation about historical bunad- the traditional regional bunad as they currently stand are a much more modern interpretation, so I feel like I'd have to do a toooon more research before I could do something plausible.
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Visadharah Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is my favorite so far, OMG!
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bloodthirstypirate Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
wow, i cannot get over how beautiful this is! I've been staring at this for the past five minutes in awe! I love the ice details and how they stand out in this one...its amazing how the change of colors make the dresses look so different and unique! Another stunning piece!
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KnavesAndKnots Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Gorgeous dress design!
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:iconallatwan:
Allatwan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconuchuu-no-kokoro:
uchuu-no-kokoro Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I absolutely love this series. Another flawless addition!! Love this and you and Queen Elsa!! :)
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:iconblackcatcomic:
blackcatcomic Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
lovely!!!!!
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:iconlightxlove:
LightxLove Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally! I dress that I can actually picture in that time era! Your work is truly amazing, please stay well and keep doing this~ ^^
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:iconaedifico:
aedifico Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So lovely! The snowflake lace around the collar is a really nice touch. :)
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Moguryuu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I wish DA had a feature like Tumblr's photosets, because I'd love to see these side by side. Oh wait, you have a Tumblr don't you?
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I do indeed! :)
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bookgrl63 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Well if you consider Arendelle Norway, it has to be the 19th century, because that's when the ice trade between Norway and the US started. Also, up until the 19th century, Norway was controlled by Denmark. I think. I don't know Scandinavian history that well. There's a theory that Arendelle is Norway, the Southern isles are Denmark, and Weselton is Sweden.
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not exactly sure what you're saying here!  This drawing is of the 19th century.  1815.
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:iconbookgrl63:
bookgrl63 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I'm saying you're probably correct.
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Asterkill Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay ! Fianally a new one !
Great job, I really like it.


Frozen - Olaf's Joy Icon 
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pai-draws Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your work always blows me away but this is just stunning. The shaaapes and the flow and just... the weight of her head very much has that Queen-Nefertiti-Bust aesthetic going on. Super regal and purty. Ahh I just love this way too much ;u;
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