While I usually write about comic-book heroes, sometimes I'll see something that I just have to add to the mix. Like this incredible photoshoot of Disney Princesses as Indian brides!
Vancouver photographer AMRIT Photography took these photos for South Asian Bride Magazine, showing many of the best-loved princesses in finery from Well-Groomed. I absolutely love seeing the princesses in traditional costumes from different cultures, and the bright colors and jewels of the saris suit them perfectly. There is something very Disney about these gorgeous sweeping skirts, dripping jewels and uber-femininity. Of course, like any good Indian bride, there are none of the wide smiles that we usually see on these princesses (tradition dictates that a bride should appear shy), and it gives them a very elegant and demure look. I would love to see more in this style, whether as another photoshoot or in fan art.
I love the detail in these images - not just the colors and styles that match the original princesses, but the entire set is created to evoke each film. Check out the Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs Potts (and Chip, of course!) and the rose on the table here.
Ok, there may be one thing here that is less than perfect. The re-imagining of Aurora's dress is pink, and I've always been on team blue...ah well! She's still stunning.
Perhaps they wanted to keep the blue for Jasmine, although this incredible gown is a darker shade than her trademark harem pants and top. I love her headdress, and her hair looks absolutely perfect!
Again, just look at the thought that went into this shoot! Mushu is watching over the warrior princess as always.
Extra points for being one of the few artists to include Pocahontas in her work! Often left out of the official "princess" lists and fan art, it's lovely to see her included in this shoot.
I know it's not her real hair, but oh, I wish it could be! The way that the sweep of fabric falls with her long braid is beautiful.
Even Ariel has her sari draped around her to create the effect of a mermaid's tail.
Last but not least, the original princess - Snow White! This one may be my favorite...which is yours? Who else would you like to see re-imagined in this style? Comment and let me know!
If you loved these, have a look at another variant on the princesses costumes; this time, in a Korean style by artist Na Young Wu.