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Disney Characters Get Reimagined, And It's Awesomely Weird

OCTOBER 3, 2015  —  By Laura Caseley  
Laura Caseley

Laura Caseley

Laura Caseley is a New York-based writer, artist, and illustrator. When she's not writing and researching for ViralNova, you can find her working on an art project or enjoying a good cup of tea.

You might have noticed the recent trend of artists all over the world reimagining Disney princesses in new ways. These pieces range from sexy, to scary, to...well...downright weird.

Explore this strange and kind of unsettling fad with us!

This artist turned Disney princesses into characters from Game of Thrones.

Mulan as Brienne of Tarth isn't a huge stretch, really.

See more of DjeDjehuti's artwork, including more princesses, on their deviantArt page.

Other people took them in slightly less G-rated directions, like artist Andrew Tarusov, who's famous for his Disney pin-ups.

Other artists, like illustrator Sakimi Chan, wondered what Disney characters would look like if you swapped their genders.

Sakimi Chan has even more of these pieces over on her deviantArt and Tumblr pages, including some male characters as women and some non-Disney characters, too!

Other people, like illustrator hyung86, wondered what they might look like in the modern day.

Hyung86's Disney University series imagines Disney characters (including the animal ones) as modern-day college kids. See more on deviantArt.

Here's where things get weird.

Snarkier denizens of the Internet began to poke fun at the fad, and started turning just about everything into Disney princesses. Here they are as hot dogs. Get the recipe here, because you know you want to.

They also became sloths.

And, for some reason, bowls of lukewarm water.

And this is just scratching the surface of the Disney fad. We've seen zombie hunters, zombies, real-life versions of the princesses, historically accurate costumes, and a lot more. It's pretty amazing that these films have touched the lives of so many people and inspired so much original artwork (and, um, hot dogs). What's your favorite Disney princess makeover?

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