Model and Make-up artist Hamel Patel decided recently to do what countless girls have done over the years, play dress-up and recreate Disney princesses.

Hamel is from North Carolina, but she pays homage to her family heritage by reinterpreting classic female characters such as Snow White and Cinderella in a traditional Indian style. Famous for its colors, flowing dresses, and ornate jewelry, Indian fashion perfectly complements the fantasy and imagination of Disney characters.

“Growing up, I always wished there was a Disney princess I could relate to, one that represented where I came from,” she wrote on Instagram. “Introducing outfits/princess makeup looks inspired by the eight original pretty princesses we all grew up watching, with a little desi twist!”

Scroll down below to check out the beautiful photos, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite Indian Disney princess!

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Instagram model Hamel Patel decided to shoot a series of Disney princess themed photos, with an Indian twist

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Jasmine

Jasmine

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Alia Gail
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2 years ago

Can I just draw attention to her hair? Fecking amazing.

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#2

Snow White

Snow White

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just a thought !
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2 years ago

I like this one the most , cause we Indians love red and I love the shades of red used in this !

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Pocahontas

Pocahontas

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김지수
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2 years ago

Her jewellery and lips look stunning <3

Bored Phoenix
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2 years ago

She's an INDIAN Indian!

Phil The Computer
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2 years ago

Technically already Indian but not the right indian

Thai Ya Long
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2 years ago

So beautiful. Every race is beautiful.

earringnut
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2 years ago

much more respectful than how disney dressed her

McKinley Winkler
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2 years ago

Wait.... Pocahontas is an Indian.....

Aby Grondin
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2 years ago

Clearly,my fav

Nguyễn Ngọc
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2 years ago

kylie jenner?

Shirley Brown
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2 years ago

Amazing makeup!

Capermom
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2 years ago

I'd kill for her hair... (joking, of course) It's gorgeous...

Squiddosnazz
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2 years ago

Awesome costume, but i guess feels a little out of character for pocahontas? Still, nice twist.

Zé Tó Fateixa
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2 years ago

Wow!!! <3

Black Dahlia
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2 years ago

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She just added a necklace, is that what Pocahontas was known for? Or does this have something to do with the Indian/injun thing? I don't know, I just can't stop looking at that hideous thing in her nose.

Megan
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2 years ago

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Looks Indian

Cat Lady
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2 years ago

That's kind of the point

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#4

Cinderella

Cinderella

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Blue Cicada
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2 years ago

Beautiful.

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#5

Belle

Belle

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Ayra
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2 years ago

The hair do is just on spot!

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Ariel

Ariel

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Kaley Berthelot
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2 years ago

Dinglehopper!

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Mulan

Mulan

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Bambi
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2 years ago

Mysterious as the dark side of the moon...

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Princess Aurora

Princess Aurora

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Jenna Bois
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2 years ago

In anything princess themed (toys, etc) Aurora is always in pink. I'm assuming to set her apart from Cinderella.

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