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Art Nouveau Costume Designs V by Hannah-Alexander Art Nouveau Costume Designs V by Hannah-Alexander
I'm undertaking a large commission from a nice lady who wants to feature my art at her wedding, and she plans to use the costume designs as table pieces  - however, she has more tables than I have designs, so I've had to add a few more! 

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Construction Notes:

Megara: Meg's design has actually become my favourite, despite its comparative simplicity. I wanted a mix of simple Greek drapery but with an armoured flare, because Meg is badass. Personally, I'd go for painted Worbla foam for the armoured pieces, then simple dyed cotton for her dress. I'm pretty sure you can pick up custom lengths of chain from any large hardware store.

Jamine: Possibly one of the hardest to design from a cultural perspective, because Disney were very elusive about specifying her exact ethnicity, so I had to entwine a few Middle Eastern themes, with emphasis on Saudi Arabian. My specific inspiration was the Saudi Arabian Princess Ameerah. The cloths are all quite sheer but heavily embroidered so nothing is seen underneath. Just generally a lot of embroidery going on here! I wanted it to be luxurious. Lots of rubies and gold. And the flowers in her hair are, predictably, jasmine. I incorporated a bit of pink/red because I actually preferred her 'Jafar' colours better in the movie - she looked so sassy in red ;)

Aurora: Now I know people are gonna complain about the colour of her dress one way or another, but I retreated to the middle ground of mixing pink and blue together anyway. I actually really like the final colour; it looks like a sunrise :3 Rather than give it the stiff structure of the original design, I've reflected it through beading and embroidery instead. There aren't any sleeves on the cloak; it's actually three strips of fabric attached to shoulder panels below the hood, to give it more of soft, draping feel. 

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:iconisabe11a:
Isabe11a Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yo, this is a visual feast for me lol! so much texture and love the details, looks time consuming but sooo worth it haha :D
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Kaguranokaze Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you draw so beautiful dresses.. are you from this earth?
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:iconmm1776:
mm1776 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
I've always loved Art Nouveau, and these are just gorgeous.
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Lohlee Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're all so damn gorgeous. I swear I have Jasmine's exact earrings and a chunni or two like hers. Heart 
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ctestana Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
I love your Disney series of the Art Nouveau Costume Designs :) I love Art Nouveau
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chrism2386 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
I love the fine detail, the proportions, the style, the colours & the subject matter. They're are beautiful and fit into my favourite genre Fantasy & Science Fiction.
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Lord-Azeran Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what? As one of those people who typically loathes Aurora's pink motif, I actually really love what you did with her colors here! As you said, it emulates a sunrise, but there's just enough blend of blue and pink to make it feel....lush. It's also simple, with the flowing fabric and gradient of hues acting as the richness, rather than excessive beading or jewels. Though the latter certainly works well in Jasmine's design, because of who she is, and her background. :nod: I'm also inclined to agree with you; Meg's is a favorite. 
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I'm team blue as well, but thought I better blend 'em to pacify the mob ;)
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xXLionqueenXx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   General Artist
These are absolutely perfect, and Aurora's is incredible, especially since it absolutely suits her name! I always preferred drawings of her dress in mixed colours! Also I'd also like it to be green... would have been the perfect ending, if Fauna had interviened!
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tizzyartyt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Loving your art style.
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:iconcitybuilder:
citybuilder Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
nice
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:iconclivia-nobilis:
Clivia-nobilis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Marvelous!! Love it...(*^Д^)ノ。・:*゜★,。・゜☆
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AgentDD2950 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks very very beautiful. The texture works very well with it. c:
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Disneylyric Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Gorgeous outfits! I like that you made Aurora's dress look like a sunrise, as she was "named after the dawn."
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Naughty-Savage Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful designs!
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JustAWeirdoThatDraws Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Very beautiful vibrant colors
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Kodak-Black Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
Jasmine my baby
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:iconbelyreyes:
belyreyes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I might sound a bit ignorant with my next question, but how you use those drawings on table pieces?
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:iconpetrartworks:
Petrartworks Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just dying I've never seen such beautiful drawings OMG *-*
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:iconeidolon1:
Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very graceful. 
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tassilofredegunde Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow breathtaking! I love the detail on their dresses!
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:iconanimenotaizai:
animenotaizai Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!! :D
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:iconpick-the-pig:
Pick-the-Pig Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist
They look so amazing! I need Jasmine's pants Heart Rage Heart 
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PinkiePie382 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally in love with your art, you are great Love I am a dummy! 
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Decembra1998 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Just stunning! I :heart: Jasmine's and the others too
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TOMIRI94 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful designs!
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barryanders Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
These outfits are really impressive.
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TheRainHasCleared Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
i LOVE THE DETAILS
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LoveyDovey14 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Jasmine was my freakin childhood hero! I just loved her, probably cuz she looks like my mom and she's my hero too! ♡ :)
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Natalie-CaLoie Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Student General Artist
Meg <3
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:iconvivirena:
Vivirena Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jasmine's is my favorite!
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:iconraindropcosplay:
RaindropCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Have you ever considered doing a Charlotte from Princess and the Frog? 
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:iconmartsuia:
Martsuia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no one gives a shit about her
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sfbdoilyfish13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student General Artist
You could also add Madellaine from the Hunchback of Notre Dame 2 and Giselle to make a complete set of 3.
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AngoraRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
I love the color scheme for Aurora!
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mollie-hinkle Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
I decided that I'm going to make your version of Aurora. I would like to know, is the embroidery is sewn, beaded, or both, what fabric would you recommend, and is the gold belt piece supposed to be metal like her crown? Your answers would be greatly appreciated and would help a lot!
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Kid3t3rnity Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Why haven't I come across this sooner? Extremely gorgeous and vibrant. You are an incredible artist for having worked on this and others.
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:iconldboy:
LDboy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*nose bleed* lovely women again!
Meg captures that Greek flair while also showing off her best assets, her lovely face. Zeus turn this gal into a marble statue cause she is flawless!
If Jasmine were a genie I'd rub her bottle! Scheherazade ain't got enough nights to tell your tale girlfriend!
Capturing the perfect blend of peasant girl and princess. Aurora shows why she was named for the dawn.
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CloverFlowers Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, the details and astonishing~
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emeraldeye1993 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
Megara is the best one i love that design so much!!!!
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:iconbunprincess:
bunprincess Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
this is so beautiful
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:iconartboy-2:
artboy-2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Megara looks so elegant!  All of these are great but something about Megara's it fits the Greeks.
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:iconlordakiyama:
LordAkiyama Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The design for Meg is just outstanding. Absolutely lovely.
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CuteyCreations Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I had the money to buy the fabric(and an embroidery machine) I would be making every. Single. One or the princess dresses you've drawn. 0^0 seriously, how can you be so amazing?!?!!!
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:iconblue-anima:
Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015   General Artist
Wow, beautiful! Such intricate detail. 
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:iconszkart:
SzkArt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love new takes on disney princesses but yours is above and beyond 
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Dgarauz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your work.
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:iconathannah:
athannah Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your Aurora design and would love to make your version of her dress someday. I was wondering what the parts of dress covered by her cloak look like?
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't design the backs as these are concepts only. You'll have to use your imagination :) And do whatever is in your ability to create.
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