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Art Nouveau Costume Designs II by Hannah-Alexander Art Nouveau Costume Designs II by Hannah-Alexander
Round 2 of nouveau designs, in a slightly cooler colour palette this time. Cinderella > Rapunzel > Elsa

Everyone is welcome to cosplay them, I would love to see them created IRL! 

I may do another one, probably Snow White, Esmeralda and maybe Jasmine or Merida.

Construction Details (sorta)

Cinderella: Made entirely from chiffon, quite a risque design, haha. There's ruffled chiffon 'flowers' at the shoulders with pearl strands draped across the chest, shoulders and back. Belt in embroidered with pearls and diamontes. Gloves and skirt are also embroidered in the same way. Her headdress made of silver filigree, thin silver chain and bead strands. You can buy similar headdresses here:… I was going for 'sparkly' with Cinderella.

Rapunzel: Again, all chiffon, ombre dye is slightly trickier this time as it goes from purple to goldish/pink. Bodice is loosely tied together at front with loops of thick cotton and decorative buttons. The sleeves are draped from the shoulders over the breasts and fixed at the waist; beneath that are slightly more structured panels, though the material is still heavily ruffled chiffon (ruffles should be tacked in place before sewing panels together). The seams are at the shoulders, waist and sides. Embroidery is distressed gold lace studded with gold beads, to represent the golden lights. Sleeves are made from thin, opaque material, probably chiffon as well, with buttons running up the inside of the wrist for a tighter fit. Headpiece is a lavish but earthy combination of flowers. Go wild!

Elsa: The design is meant to represent frost. I forgot to add the sparkles ;_; Sleeves are bishop sleeves made from thin chiffon and embroiders with hand dyed lace, sequins, beads and diamontes. There's flesh coloured netting that cuts just below the neckline, meaning you can sew the lace etc in a way that looks like its sitting naturally against her skin. There's beading on the bodice, and the tails at the back are dip dyed, ruffled lengths of thin material that have been embroidered at the bottom with lace, and then in more definitively snowflake patterns nearer the top using beads. Headpiece is mainly flowers and designed to be asymmetric. 

Art Nouveau Costume Designs I by Hannah-Alexander


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Mahoganis Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Stunningly well done! Nouveau is one of my favorite styles- you nailed it 100%! Cant wait to see more. ;)
MeggerzTouch Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful doesn't give these justice.
Simjim91 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
So much great art everywhere, so much, so little time. Always discovering new.
Decembra1998 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There just so beautiful, especially Rapunzel's, I love that one.
LauraNiko Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i'm going to sew this Elsa for Lucca Comics 2016 with other girls. We have just created a cosplay group for this nouveau disney princesses *^*
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! You should join the facebook Group Hannah Alexander Cosplayers - it's a really nice community and they can offer you lots of advice :)…
TheAwesomePrussia234 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You. Are. Amazing!
NightmareAtDawn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
beautiful art and designs!
I would really love to cosplay your Elsa design and I was wondering about a few things:
1: you said you forgot to add the sparkles, where would you add them?
2: where is the cape part attached? does it reach to her shoulders, or is it attached at her hips?
3: do you think the patterns on the 'cape' would look really nice with tiny rhinestones as well? c:
nellyhuber Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When you do the outlining do you just sketch the figure and draw the outline with brushes or do you use the pen tool? I have some problems with outlinings but yours look so great! ((:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Take a look at my YouTube channel! There's tutorials on how I do my lineart there :)
LDboy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Another lovely set of ladies.
Cinderellas is eye catching, exactly what would be needed to keep Prince Charmings eyes away from her stepsisters. The chiffon flowers make me think of her mothers dress so she has her mother with her.
Rapunzels shows just how sweet she is. The flowers, the sun at the chest and the draped shoulders they just scream innocent young woman.
Elsas screams ice queen, but in a good way. The sparkles really keep up the appearance that the dress is made of ice.
graffesarekawaii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
that is so beautiful I love your art 
GraceAnneDraws Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Beautiful! Please check out my art, it would mean a lot to me!
LordAkiyama Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Elsa design is very lovely. I also like Rapunzel's.
Sahori-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aasdasdasd I think this is my favourite <3
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
These are all so lovely. :D
Uru1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooh, Elsa is so beautiful....
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sigyn1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Hey! Im going to cosplay th3 cinderella version and i was wondering what kind of shoes would she wear?
sigyn1 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2015
Thank you for the help! :3 i find cinderella to be the most beautiful of all the designs! You are a great artist!

And thank you Crysa91! I will defenitly look for those kind of shoes!
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glass, of course ;) Hehe, just kidding. I don't know, it's up to you! Something sheer and sparkly, I suppose! Anything that resembles the glass slippers. 
Crysa91 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would recommend looking at proxies for that time period. The Art Nouveau movement would have been in vogue during the 1890's to 1910 approx. That said Victorian and Edwardian models should work.
MsShawnPhx Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Deviant Art posted these on their facebook page, with no captions.  I love them, especially that you included Kida.  I came here because I wasn't sure who Cinderella was.  Maybe a toe out with the glass slipper would be helpful.
MimiAlexis Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so freaking beautiful! oh my gosh i fell in love with your artworks!!
Dotterall Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015   General Artist
Rapunzel looks so pretty! I love how you've represented Cindy's pooofy dress bits while staying A.N. super cool
michelledesu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
may i have your permission to cosplay your kida and mulan drawings? c:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course :)
DiscordantPrincess Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Aww, love Rapunzel's headdress.
snivellus747 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Elsa's looks so regal...beautiful! 
Ali-chan2 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student
Love the details and the colors! :love:
Taiya001 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Disney should hire you
ImLovingDN Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Love it, love it, love it! (:
WinterGirl-2015 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
There all very beautiful I love it Clap 
Kitan777 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elsa's is gorgeous <3
Trek1912 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These are really well done with Elsa's dress being my favorite. Also you captured the look and feel of the art style perfectly. 
AbbyRoseJ Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i love how you have drawn these they areso beautiful i want elsas dress so much
gordhanx Featured By Owner Edited Apr 11, 2015
Beautiful work on the details, colouring, designs and angels. If I had to pick a favourite, it'd more than likely be Elsa.
evantulacmaster Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Artist
electra-gretchen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
cookieloveroverhere Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
THEY LOOK BEAUTIFULL !! Well done! they all look awesome realy i just can't Cannotevenplz 
the design you used on Rapunzels dress looks awesome! i love the flowers.
Cinderella also looks amazing!!!! i love the collor you used!
and Elsa also looks marvelous!
i love them all ! 
ChaiBamboo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Elsa's is beautiful! They should use the design for the next movie. ^_^
Unicornia93 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student General Artist
I love the design on their clothing :heart: 
Stevenbefr Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Hi Hannah,

we love the Disney princesses... And have a specific request. Is there any way to contact you regarding those?

Be-the-real-me Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Should Elsa really have flowers on her hair? I mean, she is the SNOW queen.
ThatGingahNinja Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't even choose! They all look fantastic.
ElsaAriel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the Elsa!
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Love them!! Hard for me to choose between Rapunzel and Elsa!
lttlelola Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
i have been amazed since i saw these. will say i have a few in progress of being done!!!!!!
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :) feel free to share progress pics with me! I'm on Instagram, Tumblr and facebook.
MoonPeachBlossom Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Love Rapunzel's dress.
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