Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses in Mexican Dresses

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We love sharing amazing artwork from Disney fans all around the world. This recent discovery comes from Mexican artist and Disney Princess fan Aida Sofia Barba.

Aida is an illustrator and clean-up artist from Guadalajara, Mexico. She is a self-proclaimed Disney fan and Disney Parks traveler who shares her fandom through beautiful and unique artwork on her Instagram and Behance accounts.

Since July, Aida has been sharing her newest project with the world: reimagined Disney Princesses. She has shared several of our favorite Disney heroines dressed in traditional Mexican outfits, and she has reimagined them as though they belong to the Mexican culture.

“I have been drawing this project: Disney princesses with traditional Mexican dresses, I love how they turned. I didn’t want them to be Disney princesses with Mexican costumes, so I changed their skin, hair or eyes colors, that way they will look more authentic,” Aida wrote in the caption of one of her illustrations.

Aida was also recently featured in Vogue Mexico. In the article, she spoke about the motivation and inspiration behind her work.

“Seeing Disney princesses is something that connects us with our childhood, but seeing them dressed in typical Mexican costumes is something that connects them with our roots,” Karina Gonzalez Ulloa writes in Vogue Mexico. 

Vogue also asked Aida how she became inspired for this project. Here’s what she had to say:

As we have mentioned, the princesses of this production house are much more than a movie or a story for children, they are a memory of childhood that is kept alive when we grow up, so much so that it is something we pass on to our children. “Once I had the perfectly defined idea and concept, I started working on the ideal combination for each of them. On some occasions he connected them with some typical dances and others, with the charm of the regional dresses that characterize Mexico . In the end, they are a mix and a personal reinterpretation . The most difficult thing was getting the princess to continue to look like herself, and for the costume to create perfect harmony with her. “

Take a look at Aida’s creations in the images from her Instagram below:

Rapunzel

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?? Este último mes y medio estuve haciendo este proyecto personal: princesas de Disney con vestimentas tradicionales de México, me ha encantado el resultado y quiero empezar a compartirlo con ustedes. No solo quería que fueran las princesas disfrazadas, así que he cambiado tonos de piel, pelo u ojos, quería que se vieran un poco más auténticas. Rapunzel está inspirada en una vestimenta de Michoacán, en particular de una danza muy bella “primera sonaja de Michoacán” en cuanto lo vi supe que debía ser Rapunzel, dejo la liga a un video del Ballet Folklórico de México https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPm5v9ZKWQU ————————?? since last month I have been drawing this project: Disney princesses with traditional Mexican dresses, I love how they turned. I didn’t want them to be Disney princesses with Mexican costumes, so I changed their skin, hair or eyes colors, that way they will look more authentic. Rapunzel is inspired by a dress from Michoacán dance called “primera sonaja de Michoacán” when I saw that dance I knew this had to be her. I am sharing a link so you can watch the dance from the ballet folklórico de Mexico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPm5v9ZKWQU #disney #disneyprincess #rapunzel #mexicanprincess #princesasalamexicana #disneyméxico #fanart #illustration #digitalart #artistsoninstagram #dance #folklore #mexicofolk #mexicofolklorico #michoacan #primerasonaja #traditionaldance #flowergirl #tangled #enredados @thedisneyprincesses @ohmydisneyla

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Snow White

Belle

 

Pocahontas 

Mulan

Jasmine 

Ariel 

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?? Ariel fue sin duda las más difícil, con tan poca ropa y cabello rojo intenso fue complicado adaptarla, pero creo el resultado es bastante Interesante. Representando al pueblo de los wixárikas, o bien conocidos como Huicholes, de Nayarit tenemos a la sirenita—————————————————?? Ariel was for sure the most difficult one, with so little clothing and intense red hair, it was complicated to adapt, but I am sure the result is very interesting. Portraying the native Wixárika , or Huichol from Nayarit here’s the little mermaid. #disney #disneyprincess #mexicanprincess #princesasalamexicana #disneymexico #fanart #illustration #digitalart #artistsoninstagram #folklore #mexicofolk #mexicofolklorico #nayarit #huichol #wixarika #thelittlemermaid #lasirenita #ariel @thedisneyprincesses @ohmydisneyla

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Tiana 

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