For years, Disney fans have been reimagining princesses as humans (with the help of AI) and modern women living in the 21st century. Heck, even celebrities like Taylor Swift and Rihanna have been reconceptualised as Disney characters in the past. Just when the iconic princesses thought they’d seen it all, food magazine Lucky Peach took four hot dogs, four buns and some condiments to assemble the ultimate homage to the characters ever.
“We put our heads together and thought about what kinds of Disney princesses would inspire us the most,” masterminds behind the creation, Anna Hezel and Gabriella Paiella, wrote in a column for the magazine. “And obviously we thought of hot dogs. Disney has never created a princess who was a hot dog—dumb, in our opinion.” Preach!
The princesses who got the ‘weiner treatment’ include Rapunzel, Ariel, Pocahontas and Belle. Before you eagerly scroll past this paragraph to view them, let me also acknowledge the presence of a tutorial. Yes, you can DIY these scrumptious characters from scratch. “For Ariel, slice two small circles from the outer rings of a red onion and secure them to her hot dog bosom with mustard,” the chefs wrote. Apart from onion bikinis, lettuce fins, cheese cleavages and ketchup braids are also in the mix.
“Literally any way you decide to reimagine Disney princesses, it will be inspiring and beautiful,” both Hezel and Paiella concluded. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty inspired to head into my kitchen after seeing these bizarre creations:
Pocahontas’ hot dog is proof that cheese can hug one’s curves in all the right places:
Absolutely love how the chefs ketchup-ed their way into Belle’s half-up hairstyle:
Rapunzel after Flynn cuts her hair too short:
Red onion bikini tops > Shell bikini tops:
Where do I sign up to join this gang?
Digital artist Hidreley Diao has made waves across the internet for his unique and fascinating creations. After being reported on by Buzzfeed, Diao’s incredible artwork has continued to catapult into stardom. The artist, who also contributes to Bored Panda, utilises a combination of AI technology and digital software to create life-like interpretations of your favourite cartoon characters and figures of history.
Though there are a few pieces that have been deemed ‘fails’ by commenters—for not being historically accurate to the ethnic features of certain characters—his pieces have proved largely successful and we’ve rounded up some of his most popular ones. Here’s some of the IRL versions of your favourite animated characters.