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Here’s What Disney Characters Would Look Like in Historically Accurate Clothes

Disney’s animated classics take place throughout history — it’s a big reason why there’s so much variety in Disney fashion! But, artist Wickfield thinks Disney can do a little better in the accuracy department!

She’s created a whole series of historically accurate characters from across the world of animation, matching up quite a few Disney characters with what they’d be wearing if they really lived in the time periods they’re representing. The results can be surprising!

If you love her work, you can follow Wickfield on Tumblr or DeviantArt!

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Jasmine is based on the women who lived in the Abbasid Empire in the 13th century — the henna on her fingertips is a nice touch!

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Apparently Tangled was set in around the 1780s — Rapunzel is dressed accordingly!

The hair may or may not be accurate, but what are you going to do?

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Queen Elsa gets mid-19th century coronation garb based on Victorian England and Norwegian fashions!

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She puts Tarzan in the 1890s, and recognizes that no, Jane would most definitely not wear a dress in the Congo.

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Merida’s clothes are now more similar to those of medieval Scotland, including a really cool Celtic brooch!

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Sorry Megara, but gowns just weren’t that fancy in Ancient Greece.

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Hercules gets a set of armor more faithful to the Bronze Age Greeks!

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Kuzco gets a more faithful set of clothes to those seen on Incan emperors.

We still would have liked to see a historically faithful llama too, though!

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Esmeralda looks more like a historical Romani woman here, but the most interesting part is seeing how big tambourines were at the time!

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Turns out, Disney wasn’t too far off on Snow White!

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Moana is based on early sea explorers from Tonga and Samoa!

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Jafar gets the loose Arabian robes of a vizier from the Abbasid Empire!

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Li Shang here is based on officer’s clothes from Han China, back when fighting with the Huns was really going on!

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Gaston looks more like a nobleman from France in the 1700s — one with a bunch of money and nothing better to do than go hunting all the time.

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Here’s Flynn, proving that some thieves did pretty well for themselves in 1780s Germany!

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Kristoff gives us a look at commoner wear from 1830s Norway!

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Mulan gets a more traditional dress and hairstyle from Han China.

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It’s a real shame Belle didn’t get that sweet hat in the movies!

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And here’s Aladdin if he were a lower class guy living in the Abbasid Empire!

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Anna gets upper class traditional Norwegian attire!

Here’s What Disney Villains Looked Like in Their University Days

They had to learn how to be evil somewhere, right? We’ve looked at fan artist Hyung86‘s takes on Disney characters in trendy university attire before, when we took a look at the women of the Disney world.

Today, we’re checking out his work on the villains — I don’t know if Disney university has a major in being diabolical or what. Seems like they shouldn’t!

Check them out, and if you like this dose of dastardly, be sure to check out more of the artist’s work on his DeviantArt page!

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Hades is the classics professor from hell, literally.

Also, why wasn’t Persephone in Hercules? Why have we never wondered about this until now?

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The artist imagines that most Disney villains, like Jafar, are professors of political science. Fair.

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Maleficent, a great villain, is one of the administrators of the university, which, FAIR.

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The hyenas are the campus punks — they like to hang out with Scar, presumably until they, well, don’t.

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This human version of Shere Khan is a political science professor, but looks more like one of those dictator’s kids who comes over to study in a prestigious international university for a few years.

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Sitka and Denahi from Brother Bear out here trying to be a positive influence on Hans.

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Ursula is the choir teacher, which is mighty suspect on a number of levels.

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Yzma is the chemistry professor, and she’d for real be the greatest chemistry professor ever.

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Cruella teaches textile design, and of all the villains at Disney University, would be the first one run out the school by student activists.

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Is Kronk even a villain, really?

He’d definitely be too goofy on campus to be one.

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Scar is one of the political science professors, and probably the best (and worst) one.

 

Ready for something totally different? Check out these Disney princesses decked out in modern fashion!

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  1. The most interesting thing about Historically Accurate Esmerelda is her large tambourine and not the fact that she’s a dozen shades darker? Okay, if you say so…

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