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    Posted on Mar 27, 2018

    This Artist Imagined Boys Dressed As Disney Princesses And The Backstory Will Warm Your Heart

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    If you're any kind of Disney fan, chances are you have a favorite Disney princess (or maybe you love all of them?!). And, as a kid, I imagine you were REALLY into your fav, too. Like, we're talking posters, action figures, costumes — basically, the sky was the limit!

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    For 23-year-old Venezuelan artist Frank Figueredo, however, being into Disney princesses was not so accepted when he was growing up.

    Frank Figueredo

    "There was a problem," Figueredo explained to BuzzFeed, "people told me that I could not have those preferences because I was not a 'normal child.' But why? I just spent it drawing in my notebooks the princesses that I liked and why not? I could not understand why I should not admire them. They seemed so great to me. They were adventurous, fantastic, they fought for a goal and fulfilled their dreams. For me they were like warriors."

    So, as an adult, Figueredo imagined what it might be like if boys were able to dress up as their Disney princess heroes and — fair warning — the results are SO GOOD.

    Snow White:

    Frank Figueredo

    Ariel:

    Frank Figueredo

    Belle:

    Frank Figueredo

    Jasmine:

    Frank Figueredo

    Pocahontas:

    Frank Figueredo

    Figueredo told BuzzFeed, "I asked myself what it would be like if the children dressed up as princesses?"

    Frank Figueredo

    He continued, "I decided to shape my idea, my goal was clear, to tell everyone that princesses are not just girls' things, we can all admire their inspiring stories and their beauty of soul. Just as there are girls who do not like the color pink, there are children who do not like ball games and that's fine. Doing what I love the most makes me a happy person and that is worth much more than pleasing others for trying to fit into a social structure."

    HERE. FOR. ALL. OF. THIS. To see more of Figueredo's artwork, including some REALLY COOL grown-up Rugrats illustrations, be sure to check out his Instagram page!

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