Claire Hummel Puts Superheroes in Fresh Costumes and Princesses in Historical Dresses [Art]
Hummel, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, works as a concept artist for Microsoft Game Studios, where she's worked on games from Asheron's Call to Kinectimals. In her personal art, she tends to lean toward nostalgia, hence her quest to redesign the outfits of Sailor Moon and the Disney princesses. While the Disney movies aren't pegged to a particular time period (with the notable exception of Pocahontas), Hummel found historical dresses that are similar to the princesses' iconic looks and recostumed them accordingly.
It's worth visiting Hummel's deviantART gallery, where she goes by "Shoomlah," to read her explanations for selecting fashions from specific regions and periods, as well as where she cheated. (For example, Belle's over-the-elbows gloves don't match her late 18th-century French courtly dress, and Pocahontas wouldn't have worn a turquoise necklace.) She puts similar thoughtfulness into her proposed redesigns for Spider-Man, Harley Quinn and Clone Wars Padawan Ahsoka Tano. Her other fanart is stellar, especially her Seaking with its tattooed Pokemon trainer, a piece that has justifiably been making the rounds of the art blogs.