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So familiar a gleam by shoomlah So familiar a gleam by shoomlah
First things first. For those of you who swear by the pink dress, yes, there's a version for you as well: [link]

...Aaaaand moving on. So Prince Philip does specifically and emphatically say "this is the 14th century!" at some point during the film, but Philip's an idiot (a handsome, handsome idiot) and I, never afraid to ignore source material, ignored him.

Oddly enough Philip's clothing is a better point of reference than Aurora's (since the hourglass, off-the-shoulder cut of her dress is straight out of the 1950's), and there are far more examples of his get-up from the 1460's onward than in the 14th century. I went with my gut and ended up with something around 1485- a little later than one might expect, but it's such a (beautifully) stylized film that all bets are off.

-C, who really wants to own all the dresses in the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries
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Hahahaha favoriting this for the beautiful art, but also you're fantastic description of Prince Philip :)
XYukiCrossX 1 day ago  Student General Artist
I always prefered the blue dress anyway ;) This is beautiful! As are all of your other pieces in this collection.
Speedygal 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
All of these designs are so cool, but this one is definitely my favorite!  Huzzah! :)
I hope you do her Brier Rose outfit :) 
dog-sausage Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
OH MY GOD. Is amazing! I love it <3 
meowlonde Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
What is sheholding in her hand?
Libra1010 Mar 17, 2014  New member
 Ms. Shoomlah, I would just like to say that with this image you have made it even MORE apparent where Prince Phillip found the courage to go head-to-head with Maleficent (a feat that, though aided and abetted by Good Flora, Fauna and Merryweather STILL leaves the average Disney Prince looking distinctly timorous by comparison - honourable exception goes to Prince Eric and … well, The Prince Formerly Known as The Beast); one can only admire his good taste, even if he remains a cheerfully-eccentric mad romantic of a medieval princeling (who has probably listened to the local troubadours a deal too often to boot!).
DreamyNightSky Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I was wondering if there re any specific books or websites (or museums!) that you use to research the accurate princess costumes? I don't trust to many websites because I'm not an expert so I would only be able to find untrue information unless it's really wrong.
shoomlah Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Check my recent deviations! I just posted a HUUUUGE nine page reference post. ;D
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