What Would Historically Accurate Disney Princesses Look Like?

One artist, Claire Hummel has taken it upon herself to answer this question. She shares her creations at her Tumblr blog and her DeviantArt page. Claire has been sharing these visions since March of this year and according to her FAQ, plans to continue giving more Disney characters a fashionistically (yes, I just made that word up) accurate twist. I encourage you to visit her blog and seek out each original posting, as she goes into detail about the process behind her decisions for each look as well as sharing some videos of the process. In the meantime, I thought I’d post all of the current princesses she has shared to date – EDITED to add – she has now added Mulan, Tiana, and Rapunzel, which I’ve updated below. Check out her links above for more info and to purchase prints! (click to enlarge)

Historically accurate Rapunzel


Historically accurate Tiana
Love this Tiana


Historically accurate Mulan


Historically Accurate Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty's Princess Aurora - my favorite


Historically Accurate Aurora pink
And the pink version. 😉


Historically Accurate Cinderella


Historically Accurate Pocahontas



Historically Accurate Jasmine
Jasmine - with a historically accurate Rajah too! 😉



Historically Accurate Snow White
Snow White - this is another of my favorites. Love this dress!



Historically Accurate Ariel
The Little Mermaid, Ariel - as a human of course



Historically Accurate Belle
Belle - this certainly gives a different first impression of Belle, no?



What are your thoughts? Which is your favorite? Which character would you like to see represented next?


  • Have to say as someone who is well versed in history Disney has never done terribly on the attire of their princesses.  Are they perfect, well no, but they are very close to accurate in my opinion.

  • Princess Aurora in Purple 🙂 But that wasn’t a hard choice 😉 

  • So cool! I love that Snow White!

    {ps. miss you.}

  • I like the Little Mermaid on. The green dress looks really cool.

  • Paige04

    I would like to see rupunzel

    • Check out the link again, Rapunzel has been added! 😀 

  • These are fab. I’d love to rock Cindy’s 🙂

  • Ploop

    I would love to see Rapunzel done. I have always loved the dress she wore in Tangled and I would like to see its historically accurate version.

    • Check out the update, Rapunzel is there now! 😀

  • Scott

    Yowza! These princesses are all quite gorgeous!

  • Rose

    Pocahontas is still pretty far off… I mean, STILL the belly shirt? Notwithstanding the fact that she was actually closer to 14 when the movie is set, and died around her 20th year. 

  • Anonymous

    I know they aren’t official princesses, but I’d love to see Esmerelda and Megara!

  • Sandra

    I would also love to see your design of Merida =)