Welcome to Game of Thrones week here on My Fangirl Life! We’re counting down the days until the new season premieres on Sunday, so check back throughout the week for all sorts of Westeros-related fun!
As my contribution to Game of Thrones Week I wanted to talk about the fashion of Westeros. In doing research for that post I came upon ‘The Wonderful World of Westeros’ or the Disney Princesses as Game of Thrones characters. I’d seen this before and thought it was great however, I was skeptical of the matches. So I decided I’d dig in and check it out…
This is the obvious choice for Brienne but it’s also perfect. Mulan is a warrior, just like Brienne, and wouldn’t be happy sitting around at King’s Landing in a gown and drinking wine (though heaven knows why, that sounds like a splendid time). Mulan and Brienne are far more suited for a life of battle.
Ariel looks just like Melisandre. That red hair is so vibrant…so Melisandre. The look is perfect. However, I just don’t think Ariel could pull of a Melisandre level of evil. Perhaps if Ursula was embodying her??
Jasmine as Ellaria
Ellaria and Jasmine is another pairing that totally looks the part. The bright orange is stunning with both of their skin tones. I don’t know a ton about Ellaria (just met her in the books and she hasn’t been super prominent in the show yet) but I think her and Jasmine might be similar. They’re just on opposite ends of the spectrum. Jasmine is the princess who wants to be free and make her own decisions while Ellaria is the bastard lover of a prince. Ellaria might want to be free and make her own choices, I just don’t know yet. Really all I know is that she has a wicked scream and cry.
Belle as Margaery
Belle is smart and independent while Margaery is often a pawn in larger schemes (though I do think Margaery herself plays a large role in planning these schemes). I think both Margaery and Belle are smart and headstrong but I’m still not sure Belle would enjoy being in Margaery’s place. I don’t think she’s quite power hungry enough; she prefers books to people. I do think Belle would be up for one of these marriages Margaery has faced. An age difference shouldn’t matter to Belle – she did fall in love with a Beast. I really enjoy the parallels drawn here with the roses, very clever. Belle definitely looks the part as Margaery, but I’m also not certain she’d be up for such revealing dresses.
Snow White definitely fits the image of Shae’s shy and quiet servant side. Snow would probably enjoy not being the center of attention. She’s bright and bubbly and good at being happy and making others happy. Which brings us to the part of Shae I’m not so certain Snow would embrace. Does Snow White have a kinky side? How would see feel about being a prostitute? Snow does spend a lot of her time with dwarves… it could be a fun twist on her character.
Rapunzel as Sansa
This one I’m not sold on. First, Rapunzel’s miles of hair doesn’t quite feel Sansa to me. Perhaps Ariel would be a better option (but she was already taken). Anna’s another red head, but she’s definitely a little too quirky for Sansa. Rapunzel as well is quite spirited. However, both Anna and Rapunzel are used to being pushed aside and made to feel little by others, just like Sansa. Perhaps Sansa’s quirkiness is still to come. She just hasn’t had much of a chance given the difficulties she’s faced thus far.
I think I could get behind Cinderella being such a motherly character. After her difficult childhood I think she’d fully embrace the role of mom. But given that childhood and how she was treated, I don’t think there’s any way she would have treated Jon Snow the way Catelyn did. Cinderella would have welcomed him with open arms. These two characters don’t look as similar as some of the others but looks-wise, I’m not sure who else could be Catelyn.
Aurora as Cersei
Is Aurora the bitch of the Princesses group? This would seem to suggest so. I can see the physical resemblance. The long blonde hair is perfect for Cersei. Beyond that I’m not so sure. Cersei is manipulative, but loyal and protects her children. I don’t think Aurora has a manipulative or conniving bone in her body. She’s too naive for that. At least she was during the movie. Who knows what happens once she marries Phillip and moves into the castle!
If any Disney heroine was going to take of Ygritte it would be Merida. The red hair is perfect and the mad archery skills make her dangerous, just like Ygritte. I’m curious as to how Merida would take to Jon Snow. I think a love interest would be fun for Merida.
Elsa as Daenerys
I enjoy the contrast here between Elsa’s ice and Dany’s fire. Perhaps this could be another take on ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Elsa’s blonde locks and preference for braids definitely makes her look the part. Elsa’s frozen heart and ultimate journey of learning to love and embracing her powers is something I feel Dany has gone through. Both characters are trying to learn how to be a good queen. Another perfect match!
Do you agree with my comments? Do you have any suggestions? Has anyone done this for the Disney men? I would love to see that! Let me know in the comments.