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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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Brooklyn-Wyvern Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
The entire series was just featured on
shoomlah Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the heads up! :)
Brooklyn-Wyvern Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
Here's the link:…

I take it back, the exposure may not be that great: It looks like all they did was plug your dA page, write a little half-paragraph blurb at the top and then embed-link your tumblr feed and rip quotes from dA and tumblr pages. :/  Lazy writing.
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Student General Artist
She looks like Rachel McAdams!
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
also neat...
Ingvild-S Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As this film is based, however loosely, on Norway, I would have loved to see you draw a traditional bunad version of this. Even as a native norwegian I do not know how the traditional dresses has evolved over the years, but a version of our traditional pattern and colors would have been great to see, as I think the dresses in the movie has the feel but not exactly correct pattern. Then again, norway was highly under danish control during the 1800s and we didnt abolish the law that a woman could be heir before a few years ago, but the movie is actually apretty neat! ^^
But I love your design, all of them, it was just a suggestion! ^^'
LoudestWhispers Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
I actually like this dress better. Lol
DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
ModernHermit Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
ToucheElfeAphrodite Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her coronation gown better, her blue one is too farty to me lol.
DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
belarin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
A while back I saw this discussion picture posted, where anonymous people criticized the Frozen colour design on the basis of values. Was that line of thought your reasoning in going with these colours instead of sampling the ones from the film design?
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.
ejcapulet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I have to agree with you; triadic color schemes are always more dimensional and way more visually interesting than monochromatic and black is richer and more dramatic than white.
Emmaethyst Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist
I think the same thing, her Coronation gown looks more colorful and flattering to me then her ice gown. 
Istriel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
This is just gorgeous !
HelloDDgirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Anna please!
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.
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
trinity-lea Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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!
Londonroze Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fabulous I adore the little details on the fabric and  how the fabric drapes on her body.
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:
arakunehime Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
I love it!
silver-elena Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
gorgeous! I love her hair.
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!
ThiagoOMC Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
babbletrish Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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)
shoomlah Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Regency era, 1815-ish.
queenoftheseas Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
shoomlah Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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.
NonConformistFlmingo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous as always. :heart:
MadameLibra Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome, as always ;) 
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.
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.
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?
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.
Visadharah Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this is my favorite so far, OMG!
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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