Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Concept Art

I know we don't think of cartoons as having costumes in them that often but just as much thought has to go into the costumes of an animated character as a live action film. They just don't involve sewing. ;) 
Here are a few concept drawings for Disney's new movie, Brave. 

I love this green dress! Look at those sleeves! Reminds me a little bit of Susan Pevensie's dress from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

I'm so inspired right now. I need to work on my art more. Seriously. I need practice.


  1. Ah!!! So excited for brave. Haha this post is perfect, I hadn't seen this concept art. Thanks for posting such awesome costume inspiration, always look forward to your posts.

  2. It does look like Susan's Archery Dress! I need to work on my art, too! I practiced for a while, but I haven't done much lately...

  3. I hadn't considered the costume design that goes into cartoons until a friend asked me to make her daughter a copy of Rapunzel's gown from Tangled. It was a lot more intricate than I expected! But it was a fun challenge. Because there is no actual garment in a cartoon, I think it's easy for the artist to be a slightly inconsistent with the details - a trial for this detail-loving seamstress!

    I'm disappointed in the art style used for Brave. I'd much prefer the heroine to look like the aqua dress/pink cape concept picture. She's adorable and reminds me more of the princesses I loved as a child. But you're right: her gown does resemble Susan's!



Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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