For most of us, the world of Disney played a major part in our lives while growing up. It showed us castles and kingdoms, lands far and wide, and told stories of the brave and the bold. Most artists use Disney characters to trigger creative outlets when they’re first starting out.
One of the most popular forms of fan art is imagining characters in the opposite gender; it’s a creative way to explore the possibilities of the characters in depth.
Although Disney is selective about their princesses and female leads, fans have reimagined them as guys. It’s unlikely they will ever make it to the silver screen; regardless, it’s fun to see how they turn out! Read on to see how they would look on screen.
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The iconic fairy is nothing short of fantastic, fun and childlike, embodying everything Disney. When reimagined as a guy, the fairy turns into a rebel with a laid-back, reckless attitude. We wonder how Peter Pan would cope with this one?
Just imagine how the hellfire song would go with a male version of Esmerelda! Freedom and flamboyance are ever present, and he is still the entertainer; his non-conformist attitude includes bending the rules, having fun and saving outcasts. The interaction between him, Quasimodo and Phoebus would be interesting to see, to say the least!
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The reimagination male version Snow White is perfect! Fanart has pictured the youthfulness of a 14-year-old. The extra touch of the bluebird and the costume also goes well with the art, keeping the connection to nature. It looks innocent, and even as a boy, he remains the fairest of them all!
Another classic Disney princess. I wonder what Cinderella’s male name would be? How does he look dressed up as a prince? He and Prince Charming would no doubt be the center of attention on the dance floor! The fan art remains very much in character— who could forget the signature handkerchief?
Okay, so not exactly a princess, but as Tarzan’s lady, she is definitely the queen of the jungle! There are many theories that she is a descendant of Belle. The male rendition of Jane Porter is striking, especially the eyes: they are bright and in search of adventure! The book in his hand is a subtle reminder of his intelligence. Unlike Clayton, he tries to solve problems with science and understanding.
The male Belle is every bit as stunning as the original Belle in Beauty and the Beast. The gold highlights his attractiveness even more. While the original wore a dress, the male rendition is wearing a cape which adds the flair and volume from Belle’s dress. He looks spectacular and ready for romance! Now, wouldn’t it be interesting if there is a girl version of the Beast!
This new Jasmine put a whole new spin in the world of Agrabah. Rajh, the faithful companion tiger that was always by Jasmine’s side, of course, is also featured in the art. The new Jasmine looks similar to Aladdin, but with finer clothes and jewelry. He is every bit sassy as the original, too!
Kida for short. This Atlanta princess reimagined as a guy looks kick-ass. The original princess was brave, confident and ready to defend the kingdom. The genderbend version is even more so, with a fierce warrior look and muscled body puts a whole new spin on things. And that flawless hair—sea salt really does wonders for the health and beauty regime!
The quality of this rendition is mind-blowing! The armlet and fork (a.k.a. “dinglehopper”) mesh perfectly with the art. While the female Ariel had impressive hair, we’ve got to say… the male Ariel takes the top spot for best hair—few could claim gorgeous locks like his, even when wet. Whether it be Princess Erica or a regular Prince Eric, they’d fall for this version of Ariel any day!
The sleeping beauty Aurora is sleeping gracefully and to be honest, he looks even more attractive than the original. The artist replaced the pink dress with a cream gold aesthetic. There are certain hints of pink around the pillow and the roses highlight the desired innocence in the picture. The only thing missing is a kiss from Princess Phillipa.
The artist did an excellent job representing a male Pocahontas. The original movie and sequel were riddled with various inconsistencies; however, this depiction of a strong Pocahontas is near perfect. The genderbend reminds us of Pocahontas’s father, Chief Powhatan. The artist stayed true to the iconic long hair and necklace.
The male version of the buff, long-haired princess looks even cooler in art. The addition of the frying pan and the tied up hair is a nice touch too! You can only imagine the conversation with a young male Rapunzel and lady Gothel about the usefulness and manliness of a long hair—he’d have to be very strong to support all the weight of his hair!
This rendition of Tiana looks so stately—even more, handsome than Prince Naveen. The dress design converted to princely overcoat is true to the original. How do you feel about a female Naveen? Can you imagine if they were both Frogs?
Now, this rendition is by far, our favorite from them all. The way he carries himself shows the strength of the original Merida. His Scottish tartan and wild hair would attract any wayward prince. But Merida as a princess is proactive enough and we enjoy the mother-daughter bond the movie depicts
There are thousands of genderbend artist renditions of Elsa on the web, each distinct than the other. They all capture that cold, isolated personality Elsa is famous for. He is like an ice sculpture—distant, beautiful and untouchable. It truly lives up to the standard that can replace the Ice Queen with a king!