Amazing Photoshoot: Disney Princesses as Indian Brides!

Cinderella
Cinderella
While I usually write about comic-book heroes, sometimes I’ll see something that I just have to add to the mix. Like this incredible photoshoot of Disney Princesses as Indian brides!Vancouver photographer AMRIT Photography took these photos for South Asian Bride Magazine, showing many of the best-loved princesses in finery from Well-Groomed. I absolutely love seeing the princesses in traditional costumes from different cultures, and the bright colors and jewels of the saris suit them perfectly. There is something very Disney about these gorgeous sweeping skirts, dripping jewels and uber-femininity. Of course, like any good Indian bride, there are none of the wide smiles that we usually see on these princesses (tradition dictates that a bride should appear shy), and it gives them a very elegant and demure look. I would love to see more in this style, whether as another photoshoot or in fan art.

Belle

Belle

I love the detail in these images – not just the colors and styles that match the original princesses, but the entire set is created to evoke each film. Check out the Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs Potts (and Chip, of course!) and the rose on the table here.

Aurora

Aurora

Ok, there may be one thing here that is less than perfect. The re-imagining of Aurora’s dress is pink, and I’ve always been on team blue…ah well! She’s still stunning.

Jasmine

Jasmine

Perhaps they wanted to keep the blue for Jasmine, although this incredible gown is a darker shade than her trademark harem pants and top. I love her headdress, and her hair looks absolutely perfect!

Mulan

Mulan

Again, just look at the thought that went into this shoot! Mushu is watching over the warrior princess as always.

Pocahontas

Pocahontas

Extra points for being one of the few artists to include Pocahontas in her work! Often left out of the official “princess” lists and fan art, it’s lovely to see her included in this shoot.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

I know it’s not her real hair, but oh, I wish it could be! The way that the sweep of fabric falls with her long braid is beautiful.

Ariel

Ariel

Even Ariel has her sari draped around her to create the effect of a mermaid’s tail.

Snow White

Snow White

12 Days of Princess: Southeast Asian celebs pose as Disney Princesses

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Audrey Magazine:

As a woman of Southeast Asian decent who grew up watching Disney movies, I often saw the two worlds clash. In fact, I saw it clash every time I looked in the mirror.

Throughout my childhood, I had difficulty identifying with any of the Disney princesses (the closest I got was Mulan) and it made me question if I was worthy of being a “princess.” As it turns out, many others shared my feelings. More and more artists are now taking an initiative to use their talents to challenge the classic princess image. A couple concepts I’ve seen include re-imagining Disney Princesses as different ethnicities, and even gender bending the princesses into princes.

Well it looks like Disney Channel (Asia) wanted to join the movement. They’ve created their own spin with their new campaign called “12 Days of Princess.”

In collaboration with 12 different Southeast Asian celebrities, Disney Channel (Asia) set out to recreate each artist into an iconic Disney princess. Their list of artists include Filipino actresses Sarah Geronimo and Kim Chiu, as well as Malaysian musicians Daiyan Trisha and Marsha Milan Londoh.

In addition to the campaign, Disney Channel (Asia) hosted a contest for viewers to have a chance to win an exclusive calendar featuring the remixed princesses. Check them out below and tell us which one is your favorite!

Malaysian musician and actress Marsha Milan Londoh as Queen Elsa:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 2.59.07 PM

 

Filipino actress and singer Sarah Geronimo as Rapunzel:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 2.58.14 PM

 

Thai singer Gam Wichayanee as Maleficent:
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Indonesian actress and model Sandra Dewi as Cinderella:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 2.49.21 PM

 

Filipino-Chinese actress Kim Chiu as Mulan:
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Thai International Model Tori Holbrook as Pocahontas:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.18.20 PM

 

Bandmate from Thailand’s girl group Olive, Oranicha Krinchai, as Ariel:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.18.32 PM

 

Actress Wawa Maripha from Thailand as Belle:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.18.48 PM

 

Fellow Olive bandmate from Thailand, Nitcharee Kijviriya, as Jasmine:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.19.03 PM

 

Thai Model and Actress, Natpassara Adulyamethasiri, as Merida:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.19.22 PM

 

Malaysian musician Daiyan Trisha as Snow White:Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 3.19.39 PM

We ran into a road bump while looking for Tiana’s model. Some speculate it’s Filipino actress Kathryn Bernardo, and others say that it’s Thai actress Chalida Vijitvongthong.  Neither actress show confirmation that it’s them. Can you help us find out who this mystery lady is? We’d love to hear what you think.

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