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Art Nouveau Costume Designs IV by Hannah-Alexander Art Nouveau Costume Designs IV by Hannah-Alexander
As a result of the vote, Kida was added to the lineup (you can watch the whole process on my youtube channel!). I really enjoyed designing her outfit in the end :) Jane isn't one of my favourite heroines, but her dress design for this has ended up being one of my faves. Which one do you like? Pocahontas > Kida > Jane

I won't be doing anymore Disney Princesses (sorry!), but you can go vote on my page for which fandom you'd like me to tackle next :3


Construction notes

Pocahontas: It was important for me to include some (hopefully) authentic Native American aspects to her dress. I did some background research into traditional Native American wear, then tried to include some nouveau style pieces too, hopefully giving her a dress that's got the flare of a Native American princess. I envisioned crushed velvet material for the skirt because it drapes nicely but resembles tan hide. The feathers on her poncho are turkey feathers (fake of course ;) ), like some tribes used to wear in the cold winters, on top of fringed trimming (would recommend suede for this). All beading is done with opaque, natural beads/gemstones, including turquoise. Her headpiece is made of a mixture of flowers, leaves and beading.

Kida: I wanted Kida's dress to be reminiscent of water, flowing and translucent, both obscuring and revealing what's underneath. The gold parts in the centre of her bodice could be embellished leatherette. The skirt panels (4 panels; back, 2 sides and front) can be chiffon. The stripes can be overlayed gossamer or more chiffon, embellished with beads (I'd recommended buying them in strings for time's sake). The top and shorts are one piece, like a body suit.

Jane: Her dress has sheer puff sleeves that attach to the collar/neckpiece. Make sure that collar has a top button! The bustle at the waist can be attached to the belt. The skirt would look fine in silk or taffeta. The bodice would take a lot of work. Heavy embroidered lace over sheer fabric. You can check my tumblr for real life shots that inspired the Jane look. And finally, of course, a quirky somewhat Marie-Antoinette hat :) 


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AnimeKoneko242 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
People always forget about Kaykidagasha. Thanks for including her in your series. 
SirAshtonOfAquitiane Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Student Writer
These are freakin awesome!
LiesVEVO Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Kida is so pretty
themarvelgirl Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pocahontas's dress is a joke. And I say that as a native person. It is totally possible to incorporate a culture's actual historical designs with art nouveau style in a respectful way- if you actually make an effort. But this is not respectful.

If you're going to steal from these beautiful, distinct Indigenous cultures just to lump them all together in a hot mess, then just own it. Admit you didn't really try at all and don't know what you're doing. Don't BS about how you "did your research" for "authenticity", when any native person can clearly see that you didn't.
Benepearl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I don't think she meant to be disrespectful, although what you're saying should be very respected. I think you're targeting unnecessary overage to someone who is just making an exaggerated interpretation of a Disney concept that had a focus on a specific culture. Unless she was creating a "hot mess" the same way Halloween costumes make the sexy native American outfits, instead of an interpretation of an already created idea that's from something else.(disney) then I don't think you should vent out your anger so harshly. You can voice it. You have that right and it's well respected please don't vent out in over the top anger
themarvelgirl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tone policing is a transparent attempt at derailing.

How nice for you, that you have the privilege of being able to be so calm and reasonable. The people whose culture is being actively stolen and disrespected don't have that privelge.

And FYI- our totally warranted anger does not invalidate our message, and the oppressor's ability to stay calm is indicative of ignorance and disconnect, not subjectivity.

Way to try to silence actual native people talking about appropriation of OUR CULTURES.
Benepearl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sorry that I butted my nose in where it doesn't belong. It's just that as a Hispanic I see so many wrong things and there are those that try to voice out against it but with unmanaged anger it doesn't work out. This can't possibly be an excuse since you're pain is much greater than what I can imagine. And I have to also realize that what I'm saying can't just cancel out your anger overnight. So I do apologize for intervening. But please, at least watch where and how you vent out your anger I don't think it would be fair if your message got misinterpreted for your harsh tone.
kvcate Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
themarvelgirl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What's brutal is how, thanks to active genocide, all many of our peoples have left are our cultural identities. But of course settlers gotta try to take that and wreck it too.
hemateus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
These are super cute!! Art Nouveau is one of my favorite art styles and you pulled it off so well. Really pretty colors too~~
epiedravera Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student Artist
OMG!!!! I love it!!
Petrartworks Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Shellquake Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pocahontas looks good.
caroprettyplace Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student General Artist
I love how you drew Jane!!!!:D
Her character is greatly expressed thougt the outfit you created for her:)
Decembra1998 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wakato90 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh these are so fabulous... especially pochahontas <3
Shellquake Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree.
GingerSnap-Cosplay Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kida is great! Do you let people build cosplays based off your work? I'd love to make one sometime. Of course with credits to you as the artist!
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course!
FalseDisposition Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kida's is probably my favorite in this entire collection. They are all absolutely stunning but I like hers the most. Wish someone would make it for me :/
Ask-Tabitha-Cartman Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student Filmographer
Kida looks fabulous
AngoraRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Pocahontas is so beautiful~ Love the detail on her headdress.
MotherofDragons Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU for drawing Kida! She needs way more love. <3 All of these are beautiful, and I love Aurora's design. You are such a great artist.
ASK2pRussiaX1pRussia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Look At This Beautiful Art I Love It!
LDboy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Still more lovely woman!
The critics are screaming 'stereotype' but I'm screaming 'shut up its gorgeous!' Pocahontas does her tribe proud, and respects nature as well.
A dress fit for the queen of Atlantis, Kida ain't afraid to kick booty if she has to.
England? More like ohh la la. I can see Jane as being a proper young English woman who would get lovely dresses straight from Paris.
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Marionettecz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
nice :)
LateNiteCanvas Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can we cosplay as these, I'm thinking for next halloween?
Baby-Crow Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Lol. Native American Princess xP
LordAkiyama Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some very cute designs. Kida and Jane have some really good ones here.
grisador Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Sahori-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg love it <3
rosemarker Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TheOtakuPerson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
Another amazing job!! I could look at your work all day!!
LeDarkness1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
OOh I like Jane's!
Nevermoremist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Kida has to be my fav of the three absolutely love it
SkitttyKat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I love how you did Kida! I am planning on attempting to cosplay this style of her!
pennyDoth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You even have KIDA, oh my gosh! She's so underrated. Awesome!
UsagichanBR Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the details.
Bluemoon-Monsta Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Gosh I would love to make your Kida design, she is my favorite characterand Ive always wanted to cosplay her! ♡♡
Dotterall Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015   General Artist
Jane is one of my faves! I feel so happy with how you've changed Pocahontas' design, I feel the original was too sexual and awkward but here she looks so elegant and more comfortable but still recognisable
JustSimone Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Ooh look at them! I think these are my favourites :D And these are already so much more detailed then the first few you made!
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hidden-dragon02 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
their dresses are so detailed and beautiful lovely work ^w^
Captain-Introvert Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just had the fav the whole set! WOW, these are beautiful! Well done!
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
Lumerix Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I'd love to see some villains, Like Ursula, Cruella De Vil or Maleficent! :)
Neverward Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student
Wow they all look absolutely gorgeous! The only thing making me sad is there's no jasmine! I bet her outfit would be too awesome. My favorite is definitely pocahontas! That's one killer dress.
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