You're used to seeing Disney princesses in pretty dresses in fairylands far far away. However, thanks to Astor Alexander, a freelance illustrator from San Diego, Califonia, you are about to find out that these fictional ladies look wonderful in a completely different setting, too.


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"Noir Princesses" is an awesome illustration series with a pretty self-explanatory title. It features - you've guessed it! - Disney princesses as badass noir characters. It's a "stylish" crime genre, emphasizing cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Noir fiction protagonists are usually self-destructive, dealing with a corrupt legal, political or other systems. Their stories often lead to lose-lose situations, too.

Astor has perfectly captured the aesthetic and atmosphere of the genre while preserving the distinct personalities of the princesses. Scroll down to meet them and tell us what you think in the comments.

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#1 "Miss White & The Unlawful Seven"

"Miss White & The Unlawful Seven"

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SnowyLynx 1 week ago

Nailed it!

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#2 "Beast Hunter"

"Beast Hunter"

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Lalo Vidals 1 week ago

Look behind you!

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#3 "Shadows Of New Orleans"

"Shadows Of New Orleans"

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Sooze 1 week ago

This one looks just like a cover. Great job!

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#4 "The Goddaughter"

"The Goddaughter"

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Miss Cris 1 week ago

I like the title

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#5 "Pocahontas Private Eye"

"Pocahontas Private Eye"

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Just Curious 1 week ago

Why would a private eye need a sniper rifle??

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#6 "The Lady From Henan"

"The Lady From Henan"

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WhiteNightMoon 1 week ago

Girl it's Mulan

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#7 "The Arabian Heist"

"The Arabian Heist"

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Iván Galarraga 1 week ago

Inside the safebox is the genie

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#8 "The Long Sleep"

"The Long Sleep"

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David Viesta 1 week ago

"Dial S for Sleep"

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#9 "High Sea Robbery"

"High Sea Robbery"

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Danny Boi 1 week ago

High sea what you did there. Very clever and well detailed. :D

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