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The recent trend of re-imagining Disney princesses with a pop culture twist is still well and alive! Artist Sam Tsui (a.k.a DjeDjehuti on DeviantArt) created a new series of artwork that combines the ever-popular HBO show Game of Thrones with the timeless beauty and allure of the Disney princesses. Yes, it finally happened, and this badass makeover is totally spot on. In addition to everyone's favorite animated royalty, Tsui also included Grandma Fa and Mushu from Mulan and Lilo from Lilo & Stitch. Tsui even provided some insight into his creative process and how he matched each Disney princess with her corresponding Game of Thrones character. Check out the terrific artwork below.
Elsa as Daenerys Targaryen
"Both Elsa from Frozen and Daenerys spend some time learning what it means to be a queen - although one has mystical ice-related abilities and the other is immune to fire and gave birth to three baby dragons, the platinum hair and their shared journey from meek and repressed little girls to badass queens made this choice a no-brainer," wrote Tsui.
Aurora as Cersei Lannister
"Decided to dress Aurora up as the scheming, incestuous Lannister lady that everyone loves to hate. While the choice was mainly aesthetic (Aurora being the only Disney Princess with Cersei's iconic long, golden locks) I figure all the wine Cersei seems to be drinking probably makes her a little sleepy at times..." wrote Tsui.
Rapunzel as Sansa Stark
"Sansa gets a lot of hate, especially from book fans, but let's face it, she's had a tough life and spends most of the series captive or locked up in one tower or another. That's, of course, why I picked Rapunzel, who knows a thing or two about being locked in a tower, to portray her," wrote Tsui.
Belle as Maraery Tyrell
"Besides the fact that both Westeros and the world of Disney Princesses seem to be pretty scant on brunettes, the rose imagery at the heart of Beauty and the Beast made this match-up (with the Tyrell house sigil being, of course, a flower) pretty easy," wrote Tsui.
Snow White as Shae
"I picked Snow White to represent Shae for one simple reason - they both really seem to like the company of dwarves," wrote Tsui.
Tiana as Meera Reed
"This one may not be as obvious to non-book readers . . . but Meera is of course the spunky girl helping Bran and crew reach the three-eyed raven north of the wall - The Reeds are the rulers of the Cranogmen, who live in the swamps and marshes and are sometimes called "frog-eaters" - so I figured this Tiana, a bayou beauty herself, would be a perfect fit!" wrote Tsui.
Cinderella as Catelyn Stark
"Both Catelyn Stark and Cinderella know what it's like to have weirdo sisters, and Catelyn should have perhaps taken a cue from Cinderella and excused herself a certain wedding reception before the clock struck midnight..." wrote Tsui.
Jasmine as Ellaria Sand
". . . it made too much sense to cast Jasmine as a lady of Dorne, the sandy, vaguely Arabic/moorish kingdom in the south of Westeros," wrote Tsui.
Mulan as Brienne of Tarth
"I mean, come on - both Mulan and Brienne know what it's like to be warrior women in a man's world," wrote Tsui.
Ariel as Melisandre
"The iconic red hair made this pairing a no-brainer. Personality-wise, the sweet, naive Ariel is pretty much at the opposite end of the spectrum from Stannis' ruthless, ambitious, fervent, and shadow-baby-birthing red priestess," wrote Tsui.
Merida as Ygritte
"Both Merida and Ygritte are instantly recognizable for their balzing red hair (it's said that Ygritte is "kissed by fire") and both certainly know how to handle a bow and arrow," wrote Tsui.
Lilo as Arya Stark
"I mainly picked Lilo to dress up as Arya because she's one of the only Disney protagonists who's just a little girl . . . if I recall, Lilo was kind of spunky, if not as morbid or bloodthirsty as everyone's favorite cross-dressing Stark," wrote Tsui.
All the Disney Princesses, along with Grandma Fa, Mushu, and Lilo
What are your thoughts on this imaginative series of artwork?