|Historical Villains: Maleficent (1400's) by Claire Hummel|
I've wanted Maleficent to be the first villain in the series for a while now, ever since I made the mental leap between Maleficent's horns and 15th century horned hennins. The time period works out pretty well, actually, since I wanted her to look a little more dated than Aurora's 1480's getup- both houppelandes and horned hennins were all the rage during the early- to mid-1400's, and they make for pretty good analogues to her official costuming. Sexy stuff.Maleficent - and her inner dragon - is one of my favorite Disney villains. If only they hadn't watered her down so much by giving her those lumpy, dweeby, witless side-kicks! It seems completely out of character for her and I know her raven feels the same way.. (but that's another topic).
This proves more than any of the previous pieces that these are adaptations, not improvements. I mean, look at the original Maleficent design- how does one improve on PERFECTION
If you could choose, whom would you like to see next on the Historical Villain series?
Today's fairy tale bonus: A wonderfully true* little meme, featuring none other than our favorite slighted scary-fairy, Maleficent.
* Yes, I am one of those people who shudder when they hear people wish for a fairy tale life, wedding or anything else!