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An Artist Transformed Disney Princesses And Villains Into Steampunk Badasses

It's a whole new world.

For those who don't know, "steampunk" may be classified as a combination of the Victorian era and science fiction. Urban Dictionary defines it as "what the past would look like if the future had happened sooner." Keeping that knowledge in mind, talented artist Cynthia L'Ecuyer, who goes by the screen name MecaniqueFairy on DeviantArt, reimagined several Disney characters with a steampunk style.

L'Ecuyer's first steampunk drawing was Clopin Trouillefou from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," and noted on DeviantArt she used Flash CS3 to draw him.

Let's take a look at some of her other creations, and how the Disney movies would have been 100x better with steampunk characters. The princesses look much tougher, with a kind of edge to them, while the villains seem like something out of an H.G. Wells or Jules Verne sci-fi novel.

  • Ariel

    She may want to be "part of our world," but Steampunk Ariel belongs more in the 19th century. Also, notice the triton symbol on her belt buckle.

  • Pocahontas

    Call up Phileas Fogg, because it appears Pocahontas is ready travel "Around the World in 80 Days."

  • Merida

    The "Brave" star looks like a magician's assistant from "The Prestige."

  • Cinderella

    Cindy's dress is definitely more revealing than her classic blue one, but this steampunk dress screams, "I DGAF about your beauty standards," which is badass.

  • Esmerelda

    Quasimodo's gal pal looks like she stepped out of the Disney movie "Newsies," with her hat and sign.

  • Ursula

    If "War of the Worlds" had been written about a Disney villain, it would've been Ursula — without a doubt.

  • Hades

    The God of the Underworld's gold-plated armor helps add a futuristic layer to him, complete with temperature gauge.

  • Cruella de Vil

    She looks like one of those snooty upperclass women from a Charles Dickens' book, whom no one is fond of, but everyone in town pretends to be.

  • Captain Hook

    Peter Pan's arch nemesis could pass for Captain Nemo in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." All aboard the Nautilus!

  • Scar

    First, Scar is ripped AF. Second, he could easily sub in for a character in Disney's "Atlantis: The Lost Empire."

To see more of L'Ecuyer's work, including her Disney steampunk series, you can check out her DeviantArt page or her portfolio.