Halloween is just around the corner and that means this series of haunted Disney princesses comes just in time to celebrate the frightening festivities. Although more subtle than some people would like to see, the illustrations are inspired by Haunted Mansion stretch portraits. Specifically dubbed 'Phantom Manor Portraits,' the haunted Disney princesses series focuses on the disturbing themes found in each story.
Comprised of four images, the haunted Disney princesses series was created by Illustrator Laura Knighton, who is also known as That Disney Lover. The series focuses on The Little Mermaid, who stands in a pool of water as Ursula swims towards her, Belle and an undead Gaston, Jane Porter, who is about to go over a steep waterfall and, finally, Tiana and Naveen, who are surrounded by vindictive shadows.
Artist Laura Knighton is Inspired by Haunted Mansion Stretch Portraits
1. Haunted Disney Princesses - The trend of transforming Disney princesses into haunting and dark versions presents an opportunity for artists and designers to create unique and alternative interpretations of beloved characters.
2. Phantom Manor Portraits - The emergence of haunted Disney princesses inspired by the stretch portraits from Disneyland's Haunted Mansion signifies an opportunity for merchandise and collectibles that cater to fans of both Disney and horror genres.
3. Subtle Halloween Art - The rise of subtle and nuanced Halloween artwork, as exemplified by the haunted Disney princesses series, opens up possibilities for artists to explore more sophisticated and thought-provoking representations of popular themes.
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3. Comic and Graphic Novels - The haunting reinterpretation of Disney princesses, as depicted in the series, presents an avenue for comic book and graphic novel publishers to explore new narratives and storylines that appeal to fans of dark and alternative takes on beloved characters.