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SEARCHING DEVIANTART.COM ALONE, searching for quality pieces of Nani and Lilo Pelekai that don't fetishize Nani and Lilo's bodies is tough. However, the pieces I did find are pretty and well representative of both characters.


Aloha (c)matthewhoworth

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THANKS TO THE POWERS OF social media websites (such as Tumblr.com, The Mary Sue or Wired.com), DeviantART artists tend to become fairly popular rather quickly and they catch the attention all those who watch them. Like Jirka Väätäinen, shoomlah, and viria13 before her, skirtzzz made internet headlines with her Disney Princess Dresssphere collection.


Beserker (Pocahontas), Thief (Kida), Black Mage (Esmerleda)

The collection featured almost every Disney Heroine from a feature or animated film as Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy X-2 inspired Summons and Dresssphere,  fanservicy combat-geared costumes as used by Yuna, Paine and Riku. However, of all the characters she presented at the present, Tiana was unfortunately represented in her collection as a Frog Mascot akin to the kind you'd see a football or baseball game while the other characters were looking ravishing in their flowing dresses and sparkly costumes. The set eventually found its way to tumblr and the ever-present presence of the social justice sphere caught hold of it and rightfully inquired as to why Tiana was the only Princess out of the handful she'd created then was singled out and left in a rather unflattering uniform. However, unlike the situation shoomlah faced in regards to her Pocahontas piece, the objection was strong enough that the artist acknowledged the complaints and redrew Tiana as arguably one of the strongest Final Fantasy summons in the series, SHIVA. But of course, one cannot have Tiana without Charlotte LeBoeuf and she was also given a summon redesign. I'm rather surprised there aren't any complaints about making Mulan, a Chinese hero, a Japanese Samurai, but nonetheless, the collection is pretty and well thought out for the most part. Click behind the cut to check out the selected few.

WARNING: IMAGE HEAVY, NOT DIAL-UP/SLOW PROCESSING FRIENDLY. )
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(c)waltdisneyconfessions

“Honestly, I think Lilo and Stitch could’ve been a story about Nani and Lilo alone. About their relationship and the struggles they face. I think the aliens were just thrown in to appeal to little kids, and it sort of breaks the movie for me.”


This really strikes me as an interesting confession. Do you think the film would've been better without the sci-fi/alien family elements, or is it better because of it?

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