The Pirate Fairy Fashion: Five Fun Fairy Fashion Facts

I am covering The Pirate Fairy as part of an all-expenses paid trip with Disney Pictures. All opinions are my own.

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I had the opportunity to meet the animators from The Pirate Fairy on my trip to LA last month. We met with Raymond Shenusay (Head of Story), Ritsuko Notani (Character Design), and Yurike Senoo (Animation Designer). They shared loads of amazing technical animation information with us, but the fashion in animation is always my favorite part of the design process. With that in mind, here are five cool facts about The Pirate Fairy fashion:

1. Zarina’s pirate outfit was created as if it were sewn from a man’s shirt cuff. James would have sewn his new captain a more pirate-appropriate outfit. It’s a strong contrast to the natural fibers and looks of Pixie Hollow.


2. Pay close attention to Zarina’s sword. It’s actually a Victorian hat pin!

The Pirate Fairy

3. Zarina’s hair was carefully planned. Her loose locks and wavy tresses clue us into her somewhat reckless and carefree attitude. Compare that with Rosetta’s perfectly coiffed style and more rigid nature.

4. Zarina’s facial features are a combination of Christina Hendricks (who voiced Zarina for the film) and Keira Knightly (known for her role in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.)

Pirate Fairy Siriano Sketches

5.  It wasn’t just the animators who helped design Zarina’s outfits. Fashion designer Christian Siriano (of Project Runway fame)  had a hand in the design process for the outfits worn by Zarina and the other Disney Fairies in the film.

So there you have it! Five Fun Fairy Fashion Facts! (say that one three times fast)

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  1. Melissa L. says

    Got to love the boots! LOL Loved seeing some of the fashion of the movie. Thanks!

  2. Sarah L says

    That’s fascinating that you got to learn all this. Love the hat pin sword.

  3. I had a sneak preview in the theater to see this movie. The littles in my group LOVED it.

  4. shelly peterson says

    Thanks for sharing these fun facts. I can’t wait to see this movie.

  5. Julie Wood says

    Very interesting how they made the Fairy fashions for this movie! I think it is very clever to come up with these ideas and they turned out very well on the screen. This is a good movie!

  6. Shannon says

    This is adorable, thank you for sharing the fairy fashion facts!!!!

  7. I don’t think my granddaughter’s have seen this film yet but judging by the photos the animation is incredible. It’s just amazing how much time and attention to detail the creators and designers put into this film. Now after reading this post, I really want to watch this film with my grandkids 🙂

  8. Christina says

    My girls LOVE “The Pirate Fairy” and also love fashion, so this was super-fun to show them and help them start to learn about drawing and how animation really works! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sarah Hayes says

    the sketches are awesome. i would love to design for something like this

  10. Lydia Lay Clark says

    My daughter is going to be a pirate for Halloween so this was super helpful!

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