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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narmadha weerasinghe
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3 months ago

Gorgeous ❤️

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Anna And Elsa

Anna And Elsa

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chrissy
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3 months ago

i love how confident they are and how the hair actually looks real

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Alice

Alice

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Trinity Tummons
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3 months ago

that looks so real just add a shadow to alice and i would 100 percent believe it

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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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Tina Hugh
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3 months ago

Gorgeous

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Esmeralda

Esmeralda

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Cecily Overli
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3 months ago

So happy!

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Jasmine

Jasmine

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narmadha weerasinghe
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3 months 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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Scyth
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3 months ago

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Mulan was a female soldier who was confused for a man, no way can she be anything other than thin.

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Snow White

Snow White

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Jaclyn Levy
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3 months ago

She looks so pretty and graceful!

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

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Scyth
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With all the sleeping and no exercise ofcourse she'll get fatter.

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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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Jaclyn Levy
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3 months ago

So cute.

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Belle

Belle

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Susan Trevaskis-Owen
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3 months 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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3 months 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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3 months ago

Hell yes!

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Rapunzel

Rapunzel

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Kizzie
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3 months ago

The frying pan!

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Cinderella

Cinderella

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 months ago

Loving that bridge scene!

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Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell

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Emma London
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3 months ago

She's a famous TikTok personality that goes by name Glitter and Lazers in YouTube. She's super positive, has given the middle finger to the problematic part of the plus size community and is on her own health journey.

KoalaLa
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3 months ago

No

Bored Little Panda
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3 months ago

Why no???

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Lily Blake
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3 months ago

So beautiful!!!!

Lily Blake
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3 months ago

Beautiful!

Amy Gardina
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2 months ago

I like this!

jazz
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3 months ago

Those knees look a bit strange...love how she's wearing a mask tho

Debbie Archimedes
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3 months ago

I’ll never look at tinker bell the same way.

Ňuf Pospíšil
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3 months ago

Gee, I wounder why....

Jane W.
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3 months ago

maybe choose a different character

enjoyinglife
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3 months ago

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Take the dang mask off! This is my least favorite.

enjoyinglife
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3 months ago

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NO just NO!

backatya
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3 months ago

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Hell no. She won't be able to fly with all that fat on her.

Lynn Morello
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3 months ago

You Obviously didn't watch Sleeping Beauty.

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Damon Tripodi
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3 months ago

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The furniture is a better representation of Tinkerbell

Damon Tripodi
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3 months ago

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No

Damon Tripodi
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3 months ago

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Gonna need bigger wings

Alexandra Maria Radulescu
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3 months ago

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sorry to say this, but, plus size is one thing, obesity is a whole different thing. and this one is just encouraging obesity. a hard NO from me.

Simona Marie
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3 months ago

Ofc it's a Romanian woman who can't shut up if she doesn't have anything nice to say, ofc. Fat people simply existing isn't ~encouraging~ obesity. What exactly is encouraging obesity here? A picture on the Internet of a fat woman living her life?

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Rene Berendsen
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3 months ago

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Lol stop glorifiying obesity. All these women are obese and thus dying. There is no such this has being fat and healthy.

Lily Blake
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3 months ago

Oh look, another troll! How nice for you to stop by! How would you like it if someone came up to you and started making nasty remarks about your body. If you think you have the right to judge people because of their looks, your wrong. So, crawl back under your rock and stfu.

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