Classic Fairy Tales Given a Modern, Dark Twist

They may not essentially have been written that way, but the fairy tales we know end with happily ever afters and everyone breaking into song and dance. Now if the fairy tales moved to dark, modern setting, things would change dramatically and the ideal princesses that we know won’t be all so lovey dovey and cute. This series by illustrator Rachael Wise shows just what our simple and cute protagonists are capable of doing, and how, as the artist describes it, “fu*ked up” they can be.

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Fairy Tale Footwear Will Make Wearers Spontaneously Burst Into Song and Dance

Having seen a good share of few fairy tale movies, we are pretty convinced that wearing these shoes will make people spontaneously start dancing and singing. Also, animals might come around to watch and be your BFFs and help you dance your way to a happily ever after. Preferably after getting rid of an evil witch or two. The collection is the work of designer Charlotte Olympia and is titled Once Upon a Time.

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Once Upon a Zombie Dolls

Even the land of fairy tales cannot escape the inevitable zombie apocalypse. The inevitable has happened and the famous characters and princesses are now thoughtless zombies with a hankering for brains. Six princesses are included in the set; Rapunzel, Little Mermaid, Belle, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Snow White. Priced at $2.99 each, the dolls are available from WowWee and Amazon.

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Fairy Tale Palm Paintings

Russian artist Svetlana Kolosova used famous fairy tales as the subject for her work and palms as the canvas. The paintings on her left palms show famous stories done in watercolor, and with a stunning appearance.

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Brothers Grimm fairy tales, minus the cute illustrations

Fairy Tales from Brothers Grimm may be quite famous, but they are for some part, quite grim and gruesome. The tales tell of people dying, witches and princes climbing up on towers by tugging someone’s hair, and the like. Designer Andreas Krapf made a book on these tales, but side-stepped by cute illustrations with some …

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