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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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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YaoiLoverSama Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detailing you did on the hem is just incredible...
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
MzelleBoulie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  New member
I'am glad to back again on your deviantart! Some months ago I found it very beautiful, but I lost the page...
 I'm fond of historical costume, and your work really speaks to me!
Othlon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
squeeeeee drop spindle!
Bansche Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it Love 
Elzasugarpop5 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
This is really beautiful. Thanx so much :)
imafoxylilringirl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Hello :D. i was wondering if there was any possibility of getting a detail of the design at the bottom of the dress, i would really like this a lot because i am a seamstress and have promised a friend to try my best to make this dress for her.
ejcapulet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  New member
If you don't mind some heavy-duty embroidery, try looking up the "Book of Kells".
l-o-v-e-so-sweet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Blue would be periodically accurate for a girl. Blue is the color of emotion, and was used as the feminine color of childhood (not pink) until Hitler decided that pink was the color for homosexuals in the concentration camps. Pink was a lightened version of red, the masculine color.
So personally, I'd think she'd be wearing blue if they were going by "girl colors". 
shoomlah Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I see people repeating this factoid all the time- yes absolutely, the determination of "pink" as strictly a "girl colour" is a relatively modern conception, but the presumed dichotomy- as if all women wore blue and all men wore pink- is oversimplifying a much deeper and more nuanced approach to color throughout European history.  Especially since the red/pink vs. blue thing is about children, not adults. :)

I love the blue dress, but I don't love it because it's somehow more historically accurate- there's tons of evidence for pink dresses throughout history.
l-o-v-e-so-sweet Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I was just putting my two cents in. I'm a non-gender binary child and parent myself
carrot-field Featured By Owner Edited Nov 21, 2014
I really like that kind of cartoonish style,really good work. I have a question how did you get that clear sharp brush lines in photoshop?
KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Wheres her hair?
shoomlah Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
on top of her head, growing out of her scalp
KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
What you mean?
KingGianny123 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Thank you!
Goldfirewolf Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2014  Student General Artist
The off-the-shoulder dress didn't come about until Edward III's reign from 1327-1377, and by the look of the surcote and fur collar she's wearing, you picked a good time period; definitely better than the 14th century interpretation, for sure. Though I'm wondering if they didn't number the centuries differently back then, and Phillip saying "14th century" actually meant 1400s in his mind. Interesting thought...
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and her hair in the film was SO 50s but I'm very upset at Disney modernizing their princesses' hairdos. they should have kept it classic!
IDunnoM8 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LionessJhr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail in this dress, clothing like this would have looked so nice in the film's style.
AzalieFinrandi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
So regal and classic, just like Aurora (I doubt she would have appreciated the fur touch, tho). I remember the Queen wearing a somehow similar (but not nearly as detailed) outfit...? Anyway, gorgeous work.
TheNewDorothyGale Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
AH, I never noticed the spindle and thread details on the dress! good work.
Charisu Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow I love all your drawings! the dresses are beautiful!! :D
DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really admire all the hard work u put into researching this, and it shows! :D
StarDragon77 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Okay, I'm so loving the look of this one. If I might ask, would you mind if someone were to use this design for a future version of this?
Dessi-Desu Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm seriously in love with this and how you retained a bit of the elegant silhouette that is so definitive for Aurora. I especially love the ermine stole and the spindle motifs. Very lovely <3
babbletrish Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
same-but-different Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I've only just now noticed the spindle patterns on the skirt. Good job on the subtle details! :D (Big Grin) 
myanko92 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
This is sooooo beautiful!!!  I like it even better than the movie's design!  And thank you for doing the blue dress.  I always liked it better.  :)
jesusismybestie Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Hahahaha favoriting this for the beautiful art, but also you're fantastic description of Prince Philip :)
XYukiCrossX Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I always prefered the blue dress anyway ;) This is beautiful! As are all of your other pieces in this collection.
Speedygal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
KumquatMascara Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
All of these designs are so cool, but this one is definitely my favorite!  Huzzah! :)
Radiozero Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I hope you do her Brier Rose outfit :) 
dog-sausage Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Digital Artist
OH MY GOD. Is amazing! I love it <3 
meowlonde Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
What is sheholding in her hand?
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Check my recent deviations! I just posted a HUUUUGE nine page reference post. ;D
SasusakuRose Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Beautiful Love 
AlicetheRed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I am currently taking an art history class, and this paper I have due at the end of the semester requires at least three images. I'm doing my essay on medieval fashion, and I was wondering if I may use this picture of Aurora here. If permitted, all credit are due to all parties. I have no intention of stealing it just for a history paper. Please contact me as soon as possible. This would make a great illustration for my paper. Please and thank you. 
Sincerely, Alice.
shoomlah Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you're more than welcome to, though I might suggest using examples of actual period fashion! :)
AlicetheRed Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to. I just thought that your picture would be just a nice addition to the illustrations I already have.
shadamy20 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I love the blue more
MrOneEars Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bravo! Beautiful work!
sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been looking at 1400s fashion for awhile and I see how on point it is ^^
FrostLover1204 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like the blue one better!
TheOnlyWarman Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love that you put both pink and blue versions out there :D
LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All of these are gorgeous. I've made Aurora my wallpaper for hte moment though, because it's by far my favorite. I love how you didn't copy Disney's style, and instead drew it in your own, which is far more expressive! The hair faces and details are so gorgesou!
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