Cosplayer Yaya (AngelicStar) > Costume of Mulan from Mulan
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- I used various Asian brocade fabrics to give the costume texture. Even the white lining and skirt are patterned though it's hard to see in these pics. The blue "overshirt" is constructed like a corset, with light boning and lace up back. I also made Chinese hairpins, earrings and tassles etc. to give the costume a more traditional feel. The flower haircomb was sculpted over a regular comb and hand-painted. The flower was a lucky find. I definitely did NOT want to do the stark white makeup and opted for more natural shades as per the "Reflection" song scene. Lastly, I altered my hairstyle because I kinda hate the loose bun head look in real life >_<... and I desperately wanted to use my own hair (plus extension loops ^^).
- Personal Thoughts:
- I was suggested Mulan years ago and have always loved the moie, so it's been on my to-make list for a while now. I chose this outfit of Mulans because it was the most "princess-esque", and because I love the colors.