Disney princesses have been an inspiration to many children for their beauty and charm. But according to critics, the iconic characters like Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, or Ariel have not been representing every woman out there.

The lack of plus-size bodies and skin colors was precisely what inspired social media influencer Natasha Polis and her friends to launch the #PlusSizePrincessProject. “We take up more space than most, yet our larger bodies are clearly lacking representation in media. So here’s our response this Halloween: 21 influencers dressing up in our own style as beloved female Disney characters,” Natasha wrote to her 77.4k followers on Instagram and shared the photos of the plus-size princesses.

Both inclusive and diverse, the pictures prove that queens and princesses come in all styles, backgrounds, shapes, forms, colors, and sizes and that whoever had a dream to become one as a child has no reason to think they shouldn’t.

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Moana

Moana

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NWB
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1 week ago

Actually a more true representation of the Pacifica people

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Anna And Elsa

Anna And Elsa

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 week ago

They are not plus sized. Maybe big boned.

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Alice

Alice

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 week ago

Love this! (Hate the shoes).

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To find out more about the Plus-Size Princess Project, Bored Panda reached out to one of the participants, Michaela McGrady, who’s a plus-size model, social media influencer, and body neutrality advocate from LA.

Michaela dressed up as her favorite character Princess Anna, while her sister Hunter transformed into Princess Elsa. “Anna and Elsa represent a strong sisterly bond that she and I share. We would really do anything for each other, so to be able to bring that to life was so exciting for us!”

Michaela also said that being able to put the plus-size spin on the transformations was very important to women. “I know that seeing someone who had a body type like me when I was a young girl would have been life-changing.”

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Elena

Elena

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 week ago

Really lovely!

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Esmeralda

Esmeralda

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Cecily Overli
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1 week ago

So happy!

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Jasmine

Jasmine

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narmadha weerasinghe
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1 week ago

Love the costume color

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Michaela believes that there’s an inherent bias within the beauty and fashion industries, which are “saturated with antiquated ideals. The truth is 68% of shoppers are considered plus-size. Designers and fashion houses have to start at the beginning by diversifying the people they hire and the bodies they seek to dress.”

In reality, the one-size-fits-all concept is ancient history, according to the plus-size model. “At this point, it’s either get on board with the rest of the world or get left in the dust,” she added.

But no journey towards body positivity and accepting yourself is easy. “It truly is a journey with many ups and downs, good days and bad days, and it’s all about getting to a place where the incredible significance of physical attractiveness is dialed down and how you feel about yourself isn’t affected by your appearance.”

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Mulan

Mulan

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Mae
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1 week ago

literally 2 of the other men in the movie Mulan were plus size. it doesn't matter what race, what age, and what size you are to dress up and feel good about yourself. for example I am mixed (black and white) for Halloween I wanted to go as froggy from my hero academia so I started making my costume i showed some of my friends and they said I couldn't be froggy because of how dark my skin was, I still went and I felt great in my costume and I actually won a costume contest. it doesn't matter who you are or what you want to be do what makes you happy

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Snow White

Snow White

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Jaclyn Levy
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1 week ago

She looks so pretty and graceful!

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

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Tabitha L
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1 week ago

I love the movement in this picture. Really well captured.

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Michaela said that it’s important to remember that “You are worthy no matter what your body happens to look like at any given moment.”

She also gave a shout out to all of the incredible women who were a part of the project. “Seeing so many beautiful faces, diverse body types, and backgrounds was humbling and something I know we all intend to see a lot more of in the future,” Michaela concluded.

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Megara

Megara

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Stille20
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1 week ago

I enjoy this one. It is flattering to her and she does look like she's trying to force something designed for a skinny woman.

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Belle

Belle

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Susan Trevaskis-Owen
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1 week ago

She looks great, but damn, could they not have ironed her skirt before the shoot?

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Merida

Merida

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hobbitly
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1 week ago

They could have steamed/ironed the skirt a bit, now it looks awfully wrinkly :s

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Kida

Kida

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Jaclyn Levy
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1 week ago

Hell yes!

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Rapunzel

Rapunzel

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Kizzie
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1 week ago

The frying pan!

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Cinderella

Cinderella

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 week ago

Loving that bridge scene!

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Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell

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KoalaLa
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1 week ago

No

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