We’ve seen a lot of modernized versions of Disney Princesses over the years, or ones that are drawn in a different style to the original. But etcetera.art on Instagram came up with an interesting idea of what Disney Princesses would look like as boys and we’ve got to admit the result is absolutely stunning. They don’t look like Disney Princes, yet they have clear Disney references that are instantly noticeable. However these, shall we call them Disney boys, are more modern, more casual and absolutely adorable, obviously. It’s kind of like modern boys Disney Bounding. Disneybounding, in case you didn’t know, is a more subtle, and definitely more modern fashion-forward way of showing your love for Disney. Unlike cosplaying, Disneybounding doesn’t require a full costume, but instead a modern outfit that is inspired by the character.
The male version of Merida looks like such a charmer. We love the ginger mop of hair, the modern bow and arrow, the general attitude that comes across in the facial expression that says he’s up for an adventure and wants to have some fun.
Mulan as a boy looks sporty, fashionable and slightly mysterious. What is he up to, what secrets is he hiding? We love how his outfit is so different in style yet the color palette definitely peaks through and gives off Mulan vibes.
The artists says she’s not sure if this turned out to be a boy version of Moana or if it looks like a skinny Maui. We see what they’re saying, it really could be both, but we love it either way. This surfer dude version of Moana is the bee’s knees.
Belle as a boy looks like romantic dreams personified. A boy in a classy but relaxed button down, holding a rose in one hand and a book in the other, just take me on a date already. This is definitely the dreamiest of illustrations.
Pocahontas as a guy seems like the camping type. He’s got the comfy shirt and a backpack of someone who’s up for a day of climbing mountains and an evening of stories around a campfire. Makes you miss summer camp, doesn’t it?
Is it just me or is the male version of Elsa kind of mischievous looking? He seems like the most charming but too cool for his own good guy or perhaps an evil genius with a heart of gold. Either way – absolutely gorgeous.
Tiana’s boy version is giving us family restaurant vibes. He looks like he’s just here, helping out his folks for the summer and making a couple of bucks for pocket money in the process. Very chill, very cute, we approve.
It’s been a while since you’ve seen Esmeralda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame, right? And what a treat this male version of her is. He looks like he casually plays basketball but also does side gigs as a street musician. We’re into it.