The first time I dressed up as a Disney princess I was three. I went trick-or-treating as Jasmine, and not a store bought Jasmine but a craftier one, complete with blue hair-towel turban and blue sports bra (which my mother found and gave to me in middle school; I wore it for a year to have physical proof I was flat chested as a toddler).
If you grew up in the 90s, you probably had a Disney princess nightgown, or Halloween costume, or dinner plate. There are Disney princesses in your photo album and goodwill bags and semi-ironic high school T-shirts. Which explains the explosion of Disney Princess art, from the Seven Disney Sins to Disney Fighters. They are an indelible part of our childhoods, and they had a lot more to offer than inspiration for our prom dresses.