Filipino Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses Wearing Traditional Filipino Clothing

Filipino Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses Wearing Traditional Filipino Clothing
Bryan Ke
By Bryan Ke
September 5, 2017
Ever wonder what the Disney princesses would look like if, let’s say, they are all from a different culture outside North America, Europe or East/West Asia? One artist made that possible.
Meet Edward Neibart III, the Filipino artist who re-imagined several Disney princesses like Pocahontas, Mulan and Jasmine, to name a few, wearing traditional Filipino clothing. The re-imagined characters are in part of the celebration for the country’s Buwan ng Wika, which translates to month of the Philippine language.
“I’ve always been fascinated with the Disney Princesses because of how they portray women as delicate but also strong,” Neibart said on his interview with Philippine network ABS-CBN. “I chose to make them Pinoy because I feel like our people are greatly underrepresented, especially in the Disney movies, as we Pinoy now have a much bigger role worldwide.”
Some of his artworks are truly remarkable, to say the very least. The photos managed to captivate many Filipino netizens with its alluring representation of traditional clothing.
Check some of his work below:
Here is Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” wearing a traditional clothing inspired from the paintings of legendary Filipino artist, Fernando Amorsolo.
Mulan, assuming her male identity Ping, is included in the list of re-imagined Disney princesses. She wears a Katipunero outfit comprised of a straw hat and white long sleeves. Interestingly enough, it seems like the red bandanna around her neck is missing to make the costume complete.
Princess Jasmine wears a turquoise-colored hijab that goes perfectly well with her matching gown.
Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog” wears the colorful traditional clothes of the T’boli.
And Ariel of “The Little Mermaid” wears a wedding dress inspired from the tradition Filipiniana dress of the country
Check out Neibert’s Facebook page to see more of his work, which also includes personification of popular food outlets in the country like McDonald’s, KFC and pastry shop Red Ribbon.
Featured image via Facebook / Edward Neibert
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