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God I love dagged sleeves. Almost as much as I love slashed ones. I just want to dag and slash everything I can get my hands on.

I've wanted Maleficent to be the first villain in the series for a while now, ever since I made the mental leap between Maleficent's horns and 15th century horned hennins. The time period works out pretty well, actually, since I wanted her to look a little more dated than Aurora's 1480's getup- both houppelandes and horned hennins were all the rage during the early- to mid-1400's, and they make for pretty good analogues to her official costuming.  Sexy stuff.

This proves more than any of the previous pieces that these are adaptations, not improvements. I mean, look at the original Maleficent design- how does one improve on PERFECTION

-C
(Photoshop CS5/6)

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WynnFire Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Maleficent is magnificent =O.O=
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lil-miss-chris Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What I wouldn't give for you to put out the lines to these to allow us to color them.... I would cherish the opportunity to color this!
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Bentham42 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Hello! I just showed this collection to my friend who's a historical clothes buff, and she's generally impressed with your work. The only thing she pointed out was that in the period for this dress, the buttons on the sleeves would be running on the outside of the arm (from the outside of the wrist and over the elbow) instead of on the inside as seen here. I love this collection and will continue showing it off to my friends. Thanks!
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ejcapulet Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  New Deviant
Really? I thought that the buttons on the outside thing came around in the 1500's because Queen Elizabeth was grossed out by the common practice of using the outside of a sleeve or cuff as a napkin at meals or as a hankie for a runny nose.  Or was that one of the Edwards?  Now I'm dying of curiosity, so if someone has a reference on that please share!
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VanessaSwann13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool. Love Maleficent and this piece looks like the original pictures from the Brothers Grimm book.
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ejcapulet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  New Deviant
Oooooo... this is all kinds of awesome!  I especially love the details of her outer and under gowns - how they're clearly disparate pieces.  And the use of color is great; the green trim is my favorite!
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ratt-face Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student
she looks like that aunt that comes to your house with her six poodles and drinks vodka conspicuously while flirting with your boyfriend/girlfriend
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:iconlynettedrac:
Lynettedrac Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I thought Maleficient could not be more charismatic... Sooooo mistaken °0°
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AzalieFinrandi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
She looks *terrifying*. No, really, I actually gasped out loud when I first saw her. She reminds me a bit of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula here... in a good way. I love the gown, especially the "flames" coming up her sleeves. Terrific job!
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Istriel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Oh my ! I just love it !
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:iconmitch-rideout:
mitch-rideout Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing, but just that look in her eyes is kinda creeping me out...
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Ixbran Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I apologize if this question breaks any rules, but I am curious, are you considering doing another version of Maleficent based on her appearance and personality from the live action film? It's been on my mind since i saw the movie about a week ago, and i'd really like to know.
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nope, sorry!
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:iconixbran:
Ixbran Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Alrighty, thank you for answering my question

: )
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xelianthought Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Great design! 
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Alita19 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
id love cosplay as this, to bad i don't know anything about making cloths ;A;
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Comicbookguy54321 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would of absolutely loved if they used this design for the new Maleficent movie, they definitely should of hired you!  
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Rosirika Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marvelous!
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princesswanderer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Writer
I like you.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
My compliments for making Maleficent look EVEN MORE like the Queen of Air and Darkness than her original designers did!

 (One can only wonder just how long it will take some bright spark on YouTube to pair scenes from the forthcoming Live Action movie featuring the Disney Villainess who set the Gold Standard with songs from 'Wicked' - I have never seen and will hopefully never be obliged to see that musical, so if I can come up with the idea then someone is clearly just counting down the days).
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Ginthebluepenguin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
I love all of your historical pieces but I think this is officially my favorite!
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MrOneEars Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bravo! Beautiful work!
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Thesupersim2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Are you working now in a new princess/villain/etc?
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
please read the FAQ that's linked on literally every page of this series!
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kaigal Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never could figure out Malificent's horns but this makes soooooo much more sense, thank you.
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LHakaLH Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Please do the queen from snow white
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Please read the FAQ
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blackkiteekat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I do so love the way those licking green flames are only really visible when the sleeves flare open. I think Maleficent makes enough dramatic gestures to show those off. <3
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Maaronn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
goodness, she's gorgeous < 3
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tr1st3r Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
She looks so ferocious. It's amazing. The little beads on her horned hennin are such a neat detail too.
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SaephireArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
She's perfect, i LOVE the way u draw her...

Another villain please !!! <3
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dieKriegshund Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I am getting a friend of mine to look at this picture - she is a fanatic Maleficent cosplayer and it will be a challenge for her to get the costume right!
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Citizen56 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student
Great series, but this is my favorite. Love the lines across your work, and the subtlety.  
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:iconsyncallio:
SynCallio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And here we have proof that historical accuracy is no obstacle whatsoever to making someone look terrifying. Even the veil is sinister!
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:iconkafine:
kafine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   General Artist
Shoomlah, you're my hero
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:iconmarasop:
marasop Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Just amazing!!!!
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BaroqueLover Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Oh, do Esmerelda! Or Kida!
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
please read the FAQ, thanks! :)
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Midnight-Ivy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Oh my god! This is truly beautiful! I'm going to save up money so I can cosplay this! <3 Quick question, what does the cape look like on the back? Does it have the same dragon designs as the dress? :F
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Sakara-Siluria Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
OOh this is perfect! I'd love to see your take on The Evil Queen from Snow White!
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GladElf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I thought dragons on a dress was perfection...
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Menolly07 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Hoooouuuppppppppppeeeeeelllllaaaaaaadddeeesssss for DAYS! On the subject of historical Disney princesses, have you ever thought Princess Leia (it counts! Disney bought it!) looks like an hommage to the crispinette and high necked, gathered sleeve bliaut?
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MadameMunchkin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just LOVE this take on Maleficent's horns.
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:iconkur58:
Kur58 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
this is glorious.
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Orionca Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This work is really great! I love this series, and how much research and effort you put into each work! You inspired me to do this orionca.deviantart.com/art/The… as a piece of tribute, to your art.
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh too cool!  Thanks for sending me a link, so absolutely flattered. :)
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Kennasnow Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that beautiful! I love your drawings .. I had a request, you can also Grimilde ,SnowWhite Queen, and The other villains?
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Please read the FAQ!
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Kennera Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is pretty :D she is my favorite villain 
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inkyandsmudge123 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeh the skin was blue but i think the green is more effective well done

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