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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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13571979 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
I am an Iranian and an eastern, totally agree with you,  the Jasmine original dress, like  Dancing girls and slaves, Princess of east. They do not wear these clothes the original dress, and   nobleman's daughter, Oriental Princess. They do not wear these clothes
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PrismWings Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
This is lovely!
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Narrpip Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel like Disney has came along way since Jasmine and the earlier princesses, ideas towards women in the industry are changing and generally Disney princesses could be seen as a representation of the view of women at the time. Jasmine had a strong personality, she was fiesty and headstrong but she was still objectified as a essentially a sexy slave
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MissArabia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Omg , I don't understand pakistanis and their interfering in Muslim women. Please mind your own business! !
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ArsalanKhanArtist Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Kid, even my saudi arabian friends agreed with me. Please carry on with your barbie dolls. Allahafiz
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aotearoa-geek13 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
at least she wears more accurate outfits in particular scenes in the original movie and in the sequels, despite still revealing cleavage and midriff.
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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.
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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! 
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FedhaGrulo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well thought out, I like your idea better! Looks far more regal :la:
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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
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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! 
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MistressOfTheVoid 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.
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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.
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Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apparently, even the so-called harem garb was completely made up by westerners!
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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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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's more original than the other one.
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SosoSurprise Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist
In your idea, Jasmine's dress looks Persian nor arabic
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shisoftlips Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I really love your idea of her dress but I think Jasmine dressed that way on purpose. She was a free spirit and I think dressed as a slave because she didn't want to seem like a princess, since she didn't really want to be one because of all the rules involved but I really enjoy the concept.
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atharvaveda27 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I think the character designer put her in skin-baring clothes on purpose.
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shisoftlips Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Perhaps but I feel Jasmine wore the outfit on purpose but either way we all have our own ideas where the clothes came from and why they designed it that why. The only people who would know would've been the animators for Aladdin.
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ArsalanKhanArtist Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Digital Artist
It does not makes a sense, even Merida didnt want to be a princess but she still dressed like a proper princess! Dresses has nothing with freedom!
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shisoftlips Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think dresses or rather clothes do have something to do with freedom because everyone has their own idea and thoughts of style and clothing. On the other point Merida seemed to want to try and please her parents but eventually chose her own path while Jasmine was more stubborn I think and knew what she wanted more. Also I don't think Jasmine wanted to be royal while Merida seemed to at least accept it.
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ArsalanKhanArtist Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Maybe your world is different from ours, in my world freedom means people get education, get job, choosing someone to marry, but also freely to rebel govt, other thing to refuse that it against your believe, your people, your culture. Clothes is not part of freedom. Even women here desire to become doctor, teacher etc, none of them complained about how they dress, its something norm for us!
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shisoftlips Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It may be different in some ways but I'm sure our world's are very similar because the things you have stated as freedoms are very present where I'm from as well. Though clothing for us is a freedom as well albeit not a large one comparative o other freedoms but a freedom none the less. I've never met anyone who has complained about their clothing or styles either. Just something f different perspectives I suppose because I know some clothes were made specifically for rebels such as the rock clothes and music in America for the 1980's. So I believe even in clothing you can show your defiance or disagreement with something.   
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Ooo, that's a pretty outfit. ^_^

(hm... though, Jasmine would probably quickly take off the hat and blue jacket thing if she could. Jasmine's just weird like that. Maybe she wore what she did in the movie because she kept taking off her clothes. ^_^" )

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JustMeKate Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I just stumbled onto some of your work and I love your version of Jasmine especially her hair and the lavender color you used on her dress.  As I was growing up I never thought of Jasmine's dress as being immodest, but as I got a little older I noticed that Disney had a tendency to make some of their non-European looking princesses look more provocative- Pocahontas would be another example.  Of course Ariel's clothing can also be on the skimpy side, but only until she becomes human. In later Disney films they do a much better job of not objectifying non-white princesses as in Mulan or Tiana.  I really like your artwork and some of the information you provide with it  
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nawid2010 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
i like yours better
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Edddddthemadgenius Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
OMG epic! i would pay so much to see a disney princess in a historically acurate dress, and not just cause i have a stupid lady boner for historical accuracy-
wait never mind, that is why, actually.
But seriously, accuracy! fuck yea!
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Melow-melow Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Digital Artist
I am Muslim, but unfortunately I does not understand(include) your point of view at the level of the women in disney, especially with regard to(compared with) Jasmine. Yes she is Muslim, yes she is Arabic, but you should not especially forget that Disney is American and that cartoons are intended for children and not for other purpose... Girl dream about free, beautiful princess, who goes out of the context of their life. And to put would break their dream. And disney tends to make girl dream and not to impose them dress codes;)
but if not, it's a good job.
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MegaMovieMonday Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I think it looks lovely and correct in a way. The dress would look like something she would wear in those times. Well done. Though, I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, but the Jasmine you drew is noticeably lighter in skin color compared to her original counterpart. Your thoughts?
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obscurepairing Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
That rubbed me the wrong way too...
When I first saw jazz..Granted she as cute clothing haha..
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isamisa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
This is soo cooll! :heart:
i really like it! by the way, Jasmine has yellow shoes :D Check: [link]
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beatifique Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Very good points raised. :) And your version of the dress is a lot better!
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MidnightRoses888 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I love it, I just think it would look better without the feather and the hat, they don't match the rest of the outfit and it seems a-little over the top. The veil and the bejewelled...headdress or earring? are gorgeous though. I wasn't keen on her main outfit, I always preferred her in purple dresses/outfits with the veils or veiled skirts.
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missrotem Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I like the concept.... and I think I prefer your idea of her dress a lot better than her original outfit... I've always preferred Jasmine in other clothing concepts than what she's put in.

Although, I gotta point out, Disney isn't always accurate with any of their stuff...Especially of their classic tales.... The real stories are much more brutal then how Disney portrays them to be...
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Chibikan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, considering wasn't the original Aladdin an oriental tale? This makes it very Arabian. Aladdin should have been set in an oriental country not Arabian.
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AtreyuHibiki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
To be fair, Disney's Aladdin owes a LOT more to the 1940's film "Thief of Bagdad" than it does to the original story of Aladdin. If you haven't seen it, you REALLY should. The romantic lead in the film is a prince, but the real star is the street rat thief, named Abu, who (among other things) obtains a flying carpet and gains wishes from a genie. There's a short portly Sultan who loves mechanical toys. He has a beautiful daughter whom the evil sorcerer Jaffar falls in love with, and he sends the heroes to the ends of the earth to get rid of them so he can take over the kingdom. The list of similarities goes on and on.

The Disney film is more-or-less a remix of that film, merging the prince and the thief characters, and shuffling the role of sidekick (and the name Abu) to a monkey.
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missrotem Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I think it was a bit of both... o.O At least according to wiki... [link]
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Chibikan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it was in the 1001 Arabian Nights but it was set in China.
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missrotem Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Therefore it's a bit of both? o.o;
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Chibikan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep but I mean nowhere in the original facets of the story is it set in the Middle East which is where Disney has put it. Technically, Jasmine should have been dressed as a Chinese Princess and her faith would likely have been Buddhism or even Taoism although I think Taoism is more Japanese but I'm not entirely sure.
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Chibikan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
To be specific it should have been set in China. They forgot all of the original tale. I was a big fan of the story Aladdin before Disney did it (I had all kinds of copies of the story and used to pretend I could go on such a magical adventure) and when I heard that Disney was making an Aladdin movie, I was really looking forward to seeing them bring my favorite elements of the story to life. Although I did love the movie (who couldn't, it was a very cute, romantic storyline with magic and mystery and an evil wizard bent on domination) but I was disappointed that we lost the Jinni of the Ring, and basically the original premise of the original story. Worse, I have always been a stickler for historical accuracy and seeing Jasmine as she was designed ticked me off (pretty outfit but better suited for the harem as you said).

Of course, had I known the tripe that Disney was going to come up with for Jasmine in more recent years (Enchanted Tales anyone?) I would have been counting my blessings.
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Raakone Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I read that the original Aladin was a Chinese boy, but he lived in Morocco.
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z06100 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The clothes you wear does not define you as a 'good' or 'bad' muslim. Someone could dress immodestly yet still be a better, more compassionate, loving person than someone who dresses modestly. Yes, it is islamically 'wrong' to wear revealing clothes, I'm not disputing that at all  BUT who are you to judge who is a good and bad muslim??!!!!? It does not make you better than them. That's not for you to decide at all. Instead of labelling good and bad muslims,  guide those who  dress immodestly or whatever onto the right path, and help them improve their imaan in an understanding/caring way. Don't judge others because they sin differently to you! Apart from that, love the design. 
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AnneMarie1986 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow,Arsalan.:wow:
This is the greatest outfit design I've every seen,I really love it!:love::love::love::dalove::dalove::dalove::star::star::star:
Amazing job,my little brother!:hug::hug::hug:
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CsThRuH2O Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I agree 100% with what you all said...It is very TRUE, it is the REAL truth.:nod:
I kinda thought that same way about it...
but I also understand the COMMERCiALized motives too.
However I do in fact agree with you...I also DO NOT think that
Disney was trying to achieve REALism and I do not think that their motive was to stay TRUE to the original Persian culture...I think that they were trying to Achieve a FALSE sense of reality.
They were trying to prey on American's "stupidity"...Everyone has a Universial attraction to Harem costumes & the 60's tv show "I Dream of Genie"...Although the Disney company trys to portray a FALSE sense of "pureness" & "wholesomenes" they ARE NOT.
They are very ruthless company & Entrepreneurially they are TYRANTS only after one thing and one thing ONLY:iconmoneyplz:
SLUTTiness makes THEM more money than RESPECTFUL does.
But although everything that I have said is HOW they think.
I still agree with you...they should have not made their story so misleading & unhonest.:nod:
I think they painted an untraditional picture for Americans.
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salierifemme91 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your version. Even though I have nothing against original. After all it's just a cartoon, not a historical movie. :)
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
very beautiful. I have been designing some new Jasmine outfits too. Yours is great
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