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Disney Princesses With Beards Looks Better Than It Has Any Right To

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Adam Ellis (you may remember him from his adorable Tiny Hats on Cats project) created a Buzzfeed post (perhaps in celebration of Movember) called “17 Reasons You Should Grow a Beard This Instant.” It included an image of Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast sporting a full beard as a formal wear accessory. The response was so overwhelming, Ellis decided to go ahead and put facial hair on a bunch of other Disney ladies. The results are spectacular.

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  • electrasteph

    I adore this. I’ve seen it everywhere. Pocahontas is breathtaking. I would marry her.

  • Anonymous

    I love all except Mulan, Nala and Belle–the others are a pretty good match to their hair color and actually look natural, but these three are off.

  • Anonymous

    15 Princesses,
    in five fir trees,
    their feathers were fanned,
    in a fiery breeze.

  • Anonymous

    Ariel looks rockin’

  • Mina

    If women had beards, would they truly be this fabulous? I do hope so.

  • Anonymous

    As a full bearded male, I get a very polarized response to my beard. Either highly negative, or highly positive. Unlike that one guy you saw on a movie playing a homeless person, most people take better care of their beard than the top of their head. Unfortunately, women never get a positive response to anything that is seen as “masculine”, like a beard.

    I utterly hate the notion that a person – male or female – is lessened by having a beard. It may not be what you want to see, but it is the choice of the beadsman or beardswoman. Genetically, it is rare that a woman can grow a beard, but these demonstrate not “how androgynous cartoons can be”, but that a beard can be attractive on anyone who takes care of it.

  • Roberta

    I think that is a key point. Much like hair on the top of your head, facial hair can be styled or groomed to accentuate a person’s features and simply be awesome. But I think the obsession with a close shave is like how we have become obsessed (as women) with no hair below the eyebrows. Generally speaking, hair anywhere on the body is perceived as dirty and a sign of poor hygiene, and that you reject society’s rules. We seem to have taken that to facial hair too. It will take time, but beards will grow, as these notions are knocked down.

    Truthfully, I didn’t realize how much I liked beards until my bf stopped shaving. He likes not getting carded at the liquor store anymore, so everyone wins :P

  • Alexa

    Ariel looks like a lumberjack. And I mean that in the best way possible :)

  • Eisen

    And I thought beards had a huge comeback through all this hipsterism and “mustaches are awesome” internet thing.

    I will never get how someone can be so polarized about it. My husband looks like the later Walter White, and I like it as much as when he is shaved – but his mother one day wrote him a letter (a real letter!) with the content that she is “worried about his beard” and if “everything is allright”.

  • Nicole Elizabeth Currie

    Cinderella totally has a Fandral vibe going on.

  • Amanda

    Gotta be honest… this creeps me out a little o_o

  • Laura Truxillo

    My mind went straight to Castle Waiting. I loved the convent (and Sister Peace–she’s just great). Especially the Abbess–she looked like some kind of evil vizar, and then she’s all sweet and wonderful.

  • Laura Truxillo

    My mind went straight to Castle Waiting. I loved the convent (and Sister Peace–she’s just great). Especially the Abbess–she looked like some kind of evil vizar, and then she’s all sweet and wonderful.

  • Laura Truxillo

    I kinda thought Belle’s made sense–I’ve known more than a few guys who are brunette (or whatever the word is) up top, but have red beards.

  • Sanjay Merchant

    “You’d think my height at least would be a dead give away, but no.”

  • Sanjay Merchant

    That title, “Beauty and the Beard”, I don’t think it means what you think it means.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing like having family go crazy on you over trivial things, is there? When I grew it out the second time, my mother told me she “just couldn’t trust men with beards” and that nobody else would either. That’s been well over a decade now, and she’s backed off of that and is supportive of me.

  • Anonymous

    Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your golden…beard? Would have loved to see that?

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  • Eisen

    Everytime I hear a story like this, I just laugh. It’s so absurd, like a sketch from Monthy Python – ‘The fear of beards’ :D

  • Anonymous

    When it’s your own mother saying hurtful things about you just because of idiotic cultural prejudices stemming from WWII gas masks, it’s absurd, but not funny.