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Nothing to it, really by shoomlah Nothing to it, really by shoomlah
I went with the mid 1860's for Cinderella's dress, the transitory period where the cage crinoline takes on a more elliptical shape and moves towards the back. Not that it accounts for Lady Tremaine's sweet 1890's getup, but it's also not unheard of to see it worn alongside Anastasia and Drizella's early bustle dresses. It's also worth noting that it was made by a fairy godmother, so it make sense that her tastes would be a little behind the times.

Not to mention background characters, who seem pretty firmly planted in the middle of the century: [link]

I couldn't settle on a visual motif for the details in this one- shoes, pumpkins, mice- so I just gave her some stripes and gothic lace to make up for it. OH ALSO I drew her losing her right shoe instead of her left and only recently realized it. Whoops.

(Photoshop CS4)

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Nothing to it, really by *shoomlah. Just one part of a lavishly beautiful set of illustrations - the gorgeous (not to mention historically accurate) costume design, so well-researched and rendered with flawless linework and exquisite coloring - no wonder this series is so famous! Be sure to check out the other pieces in this artist's enchanting gallery! ( Featured by alicexz )
Shoujouhi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Revisiting this now that the live-action trailer for Cinderella is out. Loving what the costumes look like, though cannot help but wonder if they couldn't have tried a little harder to break away from basically copying the original cartoon styles... Maybe that was the idea, but I'd love to see a more traditional retelling of Cinderella with the three balls, and three dresses (sun, moon, and stars themed).

Still love your rendition though, and hey, court dress tended to be behind the times anyway so that could be another explanation for an 1850s style mixed with later fashions!
Kitty-Kat404 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
You know the disney cinderella 2015 one dress looks just like this and no joke just watch the trailer of cinderella disney 2015 and you can see it
deepgirl187 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

I know you're not doing commissions, but are you still releasing prints of the historical Disney artwork?  Thanks in advance.

LionessJhr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cinderella's dress in the movie is not my favourite, to me it always seemed so plain compared to the other character's clothes. I love how you fixed it up so the fabric looks more realistic and added the trim and stripes on the skirt.
I'm going to try and choke back my constant debacle with the world on the fact that, despite the fact the Cinderella's dress is blue in every piece of artwork or marketing ever, CINDERELLA'S DRESS WAS FRICKIN' WHITE IN THAT MOVIE!

Any how, great job, though I'm pretty sure the bustled crinoline didn't come into fashion until the late 60's, but hey - who care
shoomlah Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
1. everyone knows it's white in the movie and blue in marketing, though- you're hardly the first person to bring this up.
2. this is meant to be silver, it just has a blue overlay on the final piece that casts it further in the blue direction.
3. this isn't a bustled crinoline- as it says in the description, it's an elliptical crinoline.
KurotsutaMurasaki Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Oh! That's a great happy medium between marketing and original. Props.

And on hindsight, I noticed that it couldn't possibly be a bustled crinoline, stupid me. So that's my bad. Sorry.
It must be annoying when people bring up something that's covered in the description.
shoomlah Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no worries, happens all the time. :)
tomboysquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
way better than the original Cindy!
Andromedaminecraft Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Remembers me of Empress Sissi.Beautiful.
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