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There's Something About Her by shoomlah There's Something About Her by shoomlah
Continuing my historically accurate Disney princesses! It makes me happy.

The Little Mermaid is hard to place from a time period standpoint- Grimsby's wearing a Georgian getup, Ariel's pink dress with the slashed sleeves subscribes to several eras from the Renaissance to the 1840's, Eric is... Eric.

I went with Ariel's wedding dress as a starting point since those gigantic leg-o-mutton sleeves (so embarrassingly popular in eighties wedding fashion) were a great starting point for an 1890's evening gown. It's also not unfeasible that Eric's cropped tailcoat could be from the same era, so I'm sticking with my choice. PLUS Ariel with Gibson girl hair? COME ON IT IS AWESOME.

I'm still not sure if I'd try to squeeze her pink dress in the same time period or if I'd just throw up my hands and draw it with a hoop skirt, but we'll see.

(Photoshop CS5)

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PintSizeArtist95 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the seaweed!
LionessJhr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never really liked her wedding dress from the movie, but this is gorgeous. I love all the details. Squee!  
Ineia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing, this whole collection is such a fascinating look into the past!
EnochianArtist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm seriously digging this collection. Fantastic job with the historical accuracy! This is hella rad.
idunais Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
THE CORSET. HTE CORSET. God bless you and your impeccable costume research. This is fabulous.
cantsingcantdance Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
She's fabulous! I love it! The fantastic hair, the seaweed bouquet, the tiny shell details on the dress, even the beautiful colour and the way she's positioned, all of it is just fab!
MrOneEars Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bravo! Beautiful work!
lilypadlake Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I just favorited half of this series. The art is vibrant and striking, and I love how you reinterpreted the costumes in a historical context. All around fabulous! 
MissOddballArtist Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wouldn't it be set s little earlier? I'm just assuming based off the architecture and the fact that Eric's ship is made out of wood.  And the pink dress is pretty hard to pin-point considering the fact that it was a tribute to the Aurora, Snow White, and Cinderella's dress.  Her sparkly blue dress at the end is no help at all, completely modern! All of her outfits are so stylized, so you still did a good job.

Other than that, astounding work and I hope you continue this series!
Cellobean Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Ariel is my FAVORITE princess. So thank you for this! :)
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