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i'm still in love with anything wedding related. 
and to satisfy this obsession, I had an idea to draw each of the 10 disney princesses in a wedding dress thats historically accurate (or culturally) fuzed with the official gown that Disney created for them. 

this was inspired by :iconshoomlah:'s historically accurate disney princess series shoomlah.deviantart.com/galler… and the official disney princess inspired wedding dresses by Alfred Angelo www.disneybridal.com/
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Rapunzel, my favorite Disney princess!
Her official wedding gown:
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Most of the historical aspects I got from Shoomlah. Rapunzel's time period was as much of a headache as Mulan's.
I think the best explanation for my design choices are represented here: findingcorona.tumblr.com/fashi…

Rapunzel's dress is more cultural than historical. Tangled is heavily influenced by Western European clothing from 1400s-1800s. There is no clear time period except for Mother Gothel belonging in Medieval times (it was done on purpose to show how much older she was compared to the rest of Corona). In the end, I decided to go with a fusion dress taking designs from the Renaissance and Germany Regency (cuz it was mentioned elsewhere Rapunzel's puffed sleeves were like Snow White's and that was Germany). And because I wanted to do a dress shape I haven't drawn yet.

Even though Rapunzel didn't have a clear time period, for sure her dress is not suppose to be white like in the Disney short. White wasn't a thing until Queen Victoria in the 1840s. So I continued with "best dress owned". I chose the color gold to fit within the story of Tangled. Rapunzel is a princess, of course she'd get a new dress but because her hair was no longer blonde, I let the gold represent her hair.
Details of her dress of course are found all over Tangled and Rapunzel's purple dress.

Celebratory process blog post: zhevickmeister.blogspot.com/20…

And that's it!!! I have finished the series!
Hope you all enjoyed it~

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Snow White - zhevickmeister.deviantart.com/…
Cinderella - zhevickmeister.deviantart.com/…
Aurora - zhevickmeister.deviantart.com/…
Ariel - zhevickmeister.deviantart.com/…
Belle - zhevickmeister.deviantart.com/…
Jasmine - zhevickmeister.deviantart.com/…
Pocahontas - zhevickmeister.deviantart.com/…
Mulan - zhevickmeister.deviantart.com/…
Tiana - zhevickmeister.deviantart.com/…
Rapunzel - (you are here)

(Official Disney Princess line-up only, pre-Brave, pre-Frozen)
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:iconmoonlitinuyasha1985:
moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018
Ooh~! Most excellent! :love:
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whiteirislady Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist
LOVE the dress!
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Ninja-Jedi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
So, you won't be doing Brave or Frozen?
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:iconzhevickmeister:
ZheVickmeister Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Student General Artist
Unfortunately no. When I finished the project, I didn't have time to continue on and I've become busy with other projects.
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Ninja-Jedi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
Hope you can find the time again
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af99-06 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
So pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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marasop Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
Really renaissance! I love it!!! :heart:
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Blue-marin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
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destinykitty Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty, I like the embroidery and big veil.
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Londonroze Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is insanely beautiful I love the golds  embroidery at the bottom of the skirt
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SJ3059 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I love the gold detail on her dress.  It's beautiful.
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imhilien Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :)
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
:)
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salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG, my new favourite! Amazing. Although I've read somewhere (although I don't know how true this information is) that Disney animators working on Tangled estabilished the action to take place in the XVth century in Germany. Well, if it's so, your vision still fits pretty damn well. Truth be told the regency took many inspirations from renessaince, especially with their more 'fancy' designs, so... yup, it fits. :)
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ZheVickmeister Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student General Artist
thank you!

i most definitely agree that Tangled could've taken place much earlier based on the clothing alone of the townspeople. From the Art of Tangled book, i saw they based a lot of architectural designs on what they built at Disneyland and Disney World but then again those designs are based off of Sleeping Beauty's castle (16th-17th cent. Germany) and Pinnochio (18th cent. Germany). And the Queen of Corona did have a similar skirt shape as the Regency except for the high waist.

Honestly the Finding Corona tumblr blog sums up my thoughts on the time period. It's a magic based tale set in a very generic European 1850s time period.
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salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that blog is awesome! Haha, no way, I'm Polish, and they actually went with Korona being near Poland/Lithuania and Gdańsk! Omg, and the Radziwiłłs?! Omg, is the person behind this blog Polish? It's so... weird, but cool. :D

But my personal for Tangled is still German renessaince! :)
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ZheVickmeister Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Ooo awesome! Sadly i'm not familiar with the Polish region so please excuse me when i say "i'm not sure what u are talking about" :D
But after looking up traditional Polish clothing, i do wish i went that route. They're so beautiful. Maybe i'll save that for another project.
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salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I'm happy you like traditional Polish clothing. But just a warning - traditional Polish clothing was for commoners. The queen or a princess wouldn't really take much from the folk clothing. I'm actually a costume historian, I research the XIXth century women dress, currently getting ready to start writing my doctoral thesis. So yeah, apart from some more eastern influences early Regency period in Poland looked very French for the higher classes of society, especially since we've had the Napoleonic cult thing going on. I spent some time researching this stuff for my master thesis some time ago. Unless you looked up so called 'traditional' or 'national' Polish costumes of nobility in the XVIth-XVIIIth century. If that's what you mean, well yeah, we've had this Polish nobility ("szlachta") and they've had pretty distinctive costumes. Those were actually Turkish and Tatar inspirations taken and sort of adapted by our nobles to evoke the 'Polishness'. There was a time in our history when there were two 'camps' - one with this 'national' clothing, very deeply rooted in traditions and very conservative, and the other, going after French, English and generally European fashion and they were far more open towards western Europe. With being so open and friendly to their subjects, well, I see kingdom of Corona as ruled by the 'European' fraction, rather than this conservative nobility, so I think it fits better you didn't give Rapunzel any national Polish thingy.
Omg, sorry, that's long, but history of fashion happens to be my biggest passion so I usually get carried away speaking of it. :P
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ZheVickmeister Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Ahhhh ok!
Whoa i didn't know there was that kind of division in fashion back then.
No worries! All good and inciteful information!
I wasn't really familiar with European historical fashion until i start this project and it's good to know i still have a lot to learn.
I usually deal with Asian historical clothing since I'm of Chinese decent and I like watching Asia historical movies and dramas so European things really don't come easy.
But really, it's great to know a thing or two. I will definitely keep it in mind for future projects.
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salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I can see, that's cool. I don't know that much about Asian history in turn. ;p But it's really cool we can exchange some information and experience. :)
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Whytegriffin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that her hair is in a net! I found on tumblr (can't find the link to save my life!) a tweet from Byron Howard saying that Tangled is supposed to take place in the fourteenth century - though he may have meant fourteen hundreds because people get that confused a lot!
Any way, I love the way that you did her dress and how you did not make it in white, and well - just all of it!!! Wonderful insight into the period and Tangled :) 
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ZheVickmeister Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes i do agree that Tangled could've been set in an earlier time but whenever i looked up information for 1300s and 1400s, the clothing looked too similar to Mother Gothel's and Gothel was suppose to be much much much older than everyone else.
From the Art of Tangled book, i saw they based a lot of architectural designs on what they built at Disneyland and Disney World but then again those designs are based off of Sleeping Beauty's castle (16th-17th cent.) and Pinnochio (18th cent. Germany). And the Queen of Corona did have a similar skirt shape as the Regency except for the high waist. To be honest, Rapunzel's final gown had that skirt shape as well. She didn't seem like a big poofy ballgown type of girl.

Honestly the Finding Corona tumblr blog sums up my thoughts on the time period. It's a magic based tale set in a very generic European pre-1850s time period.
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Whytegriffin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, Gothel's dress could date from as early as the 1100's. Medieval costume is kind of an obsession of mine ;) I have as many books about it as I can get my hands on :) The puffed sleeves (going through art references) started as a fashion thing in the fifteenth century. The dresses are kind of like Ever After - which Rapunzel's dress here also reminds me of :)

Either way, she is still just gorgeous! 
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ZheVickmeister Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student General Artist
aahh i see! thanks for the quick notes! European clothing isn't my specialty and i'll admit stuff like this tends to look the same after a while of browsing the internet, especially peasant clothing.
Now that u mention Ever After, i'm kinda relieved going the high waist route. I totally forgot about Shakespearean style clothing (Juliet's) and thats what it reminds me of.
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salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, that's the tweet I've been meaning in my comment below. However I'm 99% sure he said 1400s, which means the XVth century. ;)
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Whytegriffin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I probably mis remembered. Either way, medieval!! :)  

(but wouldn't it be fun if she was fourteenth century like Aurora? ;)
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salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I'd love her to be early regency actually! :D
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Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
That gold embroidery is beautiful. :-)  Thanks for sharing the historical notes. those are always fun to read. :-)
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Victor2K Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice
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