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Princess Jasmine's dress idea by ArsalanKhanArtist Princess Jasmine's dress idea by ArsalanKhanArtist
Since Aladdin are arabian and muslim, here are my points

All of those characters' names are arabic which now use by muslims

Sultan did say "Allah" when he talking to Jasmine

There are many arabic script on the wall of indoor and outdoor of palace

In TV series, there is one king from other state, he was called Mohammed

It is enough evidence that they are muslims and arabians.

As for Princess Jasmine, I never understand why Disney Company design her as Harem type which most women wore like this in the past at Islamic Golden Era were slaves of Kings. Princess is not a slave but a daughter of King. So I thought to design proper princess look.

Though I love this film, it is my favorite movie. :)
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I have been seen many Jasmine drawings and I drew many new Jasmine Outfits. This picture is like making a comparison and contrast between the two. I really like what you said about the two dresses. You do make sense on the original dress. I just don't understand why Disney wanted her to wear something that screams slave and not daughter of king. That doesn't make sense. I really love your idea of Jasmine's outfit. It looks so original and yet so creative. I got to say that some of my new Jasmine outfits may or may not live up to your idea of what Jasmine's out would look like. I wish Disney could make her an out that makes her daughter of king, not Slave. Very good job indeed.
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Its a very fascinating comparison. You make some very good points. It would seem to me that the Muslim women are usually portrayed as all covered up, and yet Disney portrayed Jasmine so bare. Would an Arabian princess back in the old days really show her bare midriff? I would think not. That would not have been proper for an Arabic woman, especially not a princess. So this is a very good drawing. It definitely makes one stop and think, especially about the way Disney portrays their characters. I wish they would make them more historically accurate. Good job. I like it. :)
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aotearoa-geek13 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member
at least she wears more accurate outfits in particular scenes in the original movie and in the sequels, despite still revealing cleavage and midriff.
SecretAngel3 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014
THANK YOU. I have ALWAYS HATED Jasmine's outfit. Her hair is also hideous. The hairstyle you made is much more beautiful and closer to what Arab women's hair looks like. This is definitely much better than the original. Imagine if Jasmine had been dressed like that for the whole movie; then when Jafar captured her and made her wear that red outfit, it would have had a much bigger impact. Also, do you think you could make a version that is Ottoman inspired? Reading what inspired you made me want to do some research to see if I could come up with anything. And Ottoman women's clothing is very rich.
ArsalanKhanArtist Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014   Digital Artist
I AGREED! As for Ottoman women, weren't they Turkish or something. I have little knowledge about this history, i should have study about this area when I have time! 
FedhaGrulo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well thought out, I like your idea better! Looks far more regal :la:
Luccccccccerina Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Everyone has their own opinions but as a female I believe that clothes go with freedom (There is this whole raging debate about the muslim women's clothing...) so I believe on that but I also see your opinion right too. It's just everyone has the respect other's opinion. But good job with the clothing, they look realistic :D
WolfinaTheGreat Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You Idea is more accurate than Disney. I like your concept of this, due the outfit that makes Jasmine more like a Princess than a common Harem girl. I really love your concept on the cultural clothing. Nice work! 
MistressSuki92 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your better! It's more colorful and pleasing to the eyes.

Plus I myself figured a princess should dress classier than Jasmine did.
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, the harem wasn't just slaves and concubines. It was pretty much all the women in the royal household: servants, slaves and concubines of course, but also the daughters, wives and even the sultan's mother, who was obviously at the top of the harem totem pole, if you will.
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apparently, even the so-called harem garb was completely made up by westerners!
atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I like this so so so so SOOOOOO much better than the original design. LOVE IT
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