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September 14, 2013 9:33 AM   Subscribe

Disney princesses try to maintain their cultural relevance and popularity by cross-dressing, twerking, and hitting the hottest (and fakest) magazine covers.
posted by fuse theorem (28 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Credit the artist, perhaps?
posted by Mizu at 9:41 AM on September 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Some painfull looking brokeback on that Mulan Twerk.
posted by Artw at 9:43 AM on September 14, 2013 [6 favorites]


Whistle While You Twerk.. good one..
posted by ReeMonster at 9:54 AM on September 14, 2013


Miley Cyrus at MTV VMA 2013... in real 3D!!!
posted by KokuRyu at 9:55 AM on September 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


the hottest (and fakest) magazine covers.

That last link, being fully authorized by Disney Co., naturally has a lot less satiric content that the first two—it also rips off/neutralizes more than a few ideas from "Disney Princesses, Deconstructed".
posted by Doktor Zed at 9:57 AM on September 14, 2013


Credit the artist, perhaps?

Thanks. I had tried to find a page from the source with all of the images together but I guess I didn't look hard enough.
posted by fuse theorem at 9:58 AM on September 14, 2013


Those Disney princesses in prince costumes are so awesome they are in my mind now the canonical versions of each character. Which means Admiral Ariel just superseded Hipster Ariel. Rank up!

I love what the internet has done to my childhood nostalgia. Mostly.
posted by byanyothername at 10:00 AM on September 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


Wait, since when did Disney make a movie about the 10th Doctor?
posted by leotrotsky at 10:06 AM on September 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


That last link, being fully authorized by Disney Co., naturally has a lot less satiric content that the first two—it also rips off/neutralizes more than a few ideas from "Disney Princesses, Deconstructed".

Hmm, and isn't this bit on that page about the Disney princes derivative of a couple of SNL skits featuring guest hosts Jon Hamm and Tom Brady? (Or perhaps SNL cribbed their idea; the timing of the Disney one is fuzzy.)
posted by fuse theorem at 10:13 AM on September 14, 2013


the hottest (and fakest) magazine covers

They made sure to hit all the marks of the modern princess lifestyle: shopping, cooking, tapestry repair.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:16 AM on September 14, 2013


Wait, since when did Disney make a movie about the 10th Doctor?

I don't know, but Karen Hallion may be doing some more concept art...
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:23 AM on September 14, 2013 [4 favorites]


The cross dressing ones are very Principal Boy
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 10:30 AM on September 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Whistle While You Twerk.. good one..

It's an old Ying Yang Twins lyric that I'm not surprised to see come back now that twerking has entered the popular lexicon.
posted by gauche at 10:32 AM on September 14, 2013


I'm dubious that the person even knew the lyric, actually. I mean, Sleeping Beauty + twerking... there's an obvious go-to there.
posted by Going To Maine at 10:41 AM on September 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Wait, since when did Disney make a movie about the 10th Doctor?

And Amy Mebberson's Time Lord Princesses are here, but this page has a bigger picture for those who want to zoom in and look for details.

It does seem like there's been an uptick in Princess™ mashups lately, both in fanart and in cosplay, although it could be that I'm just noticing it more.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:46 AM on September 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Reddit's /r/alternativeart is a pretty good resource for this stuff, also. For anyone else who would see something like this and think that's a rabbit hole they want to jump down.
posted by byanyothername at 11:13 AM on September 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


I would go to see this :Disney Princess Spring Breakers
posted by Bwithh at 11:20 AM on September 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dina Goldstein's Disney fallen princesses
posted by 445supermag at 11:48 AM on September 14, 2013


Loved virtually all the Princesses dished out in the Prince uniforms. Reminded me a lot of Utena.
posted by Atreides at 12:33 PM on September 14, 2013


the entire twerking thing as a fad for white people to be obsessed with and lol about is wearing really, really thin.

the genderswapped costumes are awesome, though.
posted by emptythought at 12:40 PM on September 14, 2013 [3 favorites]


Ok, I'll admit my knowledge of Disney Princesses is rather weak, though I'm sure I saw most of the movies that were out when I was a kid. Anyway, I'm curious: can someone tell me who the 3rd princess down in the cross-dressing one? Someone mentioned in passing to me it might be Rose, but I don't remember a character by that name; I'm guessing she is from a movie that came out since I was a kid? (The only two modern Disney movies I can remember seeing are Road to El Dorado, and Mulane, both with my younger brother.)
posted by Canageek at 1:23 PM on September 14, 2013


Nevermind; Got it: She is Jane from Tarzan, which I had seen.
posted by Canageek at 1:26 PM on September 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


Miley Cyrus at MTV VMA 2013... in real 3D!!!

That link is seriously worst of the web. Don't bother clicking.
posted by likeatoaster at 4:18 PM on September 14, 2013


the genderswapped costumes are awesome, though.
Apart from the very deliberate top-of-thigh-gap.
posted by glasseyes at 5:11 PM on September 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


Regardless, dress or trousers, Belle is hot.
posted by Samizdata at 6:16 PM on September 14, 2013


as marvel superheroines

princesses of the year (modern fashion)

cosplay

as villains

flipped
posted by Karmakaze at 12:58 PM on September 16, 2013


princesses of the year (modern fashion)

OMG, Ariel is Tiffany! I always suspected!

cosplay

Sweet! I actually love that he's not using a lot of padding, because he looks more like the original animated characters who were, in general, nowhere near as buxom as the current "franchise" models. He's beautiful on both sides. My only criticism, and I say this as a fellow low-hairlined brunette, those blonde wigs work a lot better if you soap or glue the dark hair down and make up over it. Or, since it only really shows in two pictures, a different pose might have worked better. Still, amazing work.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 1:14 PM on September 16, 2013


They made sure to hit all the marks of the modern princess lifestyle: shopping, cooking, tapestry repair.

And poor typeface selection! Shopping, cooking, tapestry repair...and poor typeface selection.
posted by RikiTikiTavi at 6:55 AM on September 17, 2013


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