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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.

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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 )
MrOneEars Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bravo! Beautiful work!
thestarvingartist1 Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so pretty I'm gonna die!
artkid2012 Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
your work is beautiful
i love this dress. it makes me think of that story about the "Moon, Stars and Sun" dress to be honest! all the lacy edges, and that bodice is gorgeous!!<3 i love the v shaped decollege and the kind of puffy sleeves. the stripes do look a tad out of place, but only when you really think about it. maybe some kind of brocade would have worked better?...did they have brocade back then,or am i thinking too far back...? also, the flowers in the hair, gorgeous touch.^^ kinda wish they had done that in the disney movie!
We're talking Civil War Period, right? I've seen quite a few tintype photos of women wearing dresses from around this era with stripes on the gowns. I kind of love it because it makes it different from the others. Unless you mean out of place on an evening dress, then maybe a little. Brocade borders on the striped panels could work, too... :)
Lolitafreak88 Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Enchanting indeed ^_^. I love the Gothic details as well, very Lolita and I especially like how her hair is done and her gloves and necklace.
I've seen some people do Tudor clothing styles for Cinderella as opposed to the mid 19th century you chose. How do you feel about that and why do you think they may have chosen it?
shoomlah Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure what you mean by "how I feel about it," people are welcome to draw whatever they want!  Ther reason why mine is set when it is, is because the film is pretty undeniably 1850's-60s- you even see young Drucilla and Anastasia  wearing 1830's-40's garb as kids. :)
The colors in that are rather beautiful!
Can't you just flip the picture?
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