"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."
Jirka Väätäinen created this set of art showing what it might be like if Disney characters were a bit more realistic. I have seen other artists attempt similar stuff but the results Jirka got are different than any of them. These photo manipulations are colorful and full of the spirit from the source material. (via The Uniblog)