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Mulan: Attack of the Huns by behindinfinity Mulan: Attack of the Huns by behindinfinity


:bulletred: About the shoot:
Another image from our recent studio shoot for our Disney character cosplays. :D The first I had posted was Miguel ~merkymerx as Captain Jack Sparrow:

I wanted to continue with the movie poster look for the photos, but for our Mulan group (which was temporarily incomplete on the day of this first shoot) it of course had to have a different atmosphere from the PotC set.

I took inspiration from Chinese epic movie posters. Oh, you know those ones. Intense lighting all around, bunch of characters looking in different directions, dramatic clouds, texturized movie title with bevel and embossed effect, etc. :lol: I kept laughing to myself as I was putting this poster together. Ah, the glorious cheesiness! :cheese: Look at that Shan Yu, chilling in the clouds Mufasa-style

:bulletred: Credits:
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin as Mulan (as Ping) I wonder what my ancestors are saying about me
(And since Disney used "Fa" instead of "Hua" in Hua Mulan, that would make me... Fa Ping. One of the many reasons I wanted to cosplay him, err, her.)
:iconweakman: Dom as Captain Li Shang Apart from Shang's facial structure, he's also got the skills
:iconhuzafan: Erving as Shan Yu In reality, he's vegetarian and won't eat anything that used to have a face
Bok :iconsomemaskedude: as Ling Wishes he had a girl worth fighting for

:camera: photography by Erving, except for his portrait which was taken by me
:bulletblue: art direction and post-processing by me
:bulletblue: background stock photos from [link]

:bulletgreen: We all put together our own Ping, Shang and Ling body armor, helping each other along the way
:bulletgreen: General Li and Ling's helmet by Artisan Custom Cosplay Wares :pointr: [link]
:bulletgreen: Shan Yu's giant raccoon tails and Ling's sash sewn by Kat ~moonlightflight
:bulletgreen: We picked out our own fabrics at a market, and I helped Charmie ~yaoiangel14 pattern out parts of the costumes before we had them tailored
:bulletgreen: I'm not sure if this is worth mentioning but everyone's makeup was done by me, hahah

:bulletred: Disjointed little musings:
Mulan is my favorite Disney character, and I can identify with her on a level that most people might not expect. :lol: It's always a ton of fun dressing up as Mulan (as Ping)! I am extremely happy that my friends and I were able to do this cosplay together. Some of our groupmates like Tien Po and Yao aren't in this photo, but we'll have other shoots with them in the future. It was just cool how we all found a character from the main cast that we wanted to cosplay. :D

I think we've had the most fun cosplaying as a Disney group. During the con we attended, there was a lot of moments of randomly bursting into song throughout the day and it made us extremely happy that people who heard us would join in and sing along!

I'll probably add more walls of text here after I've managed to get a bit of sleep. I am feeling about as articulate as this muesli bar I am eating.

On a random note, it would be hilarious if this get used as a cover for pirated DVDs and sold in the bootleg market, like what happened with my The Little Prince photo :laughing: COME AT ME, PIRATE BROS

Related photo:

I'll just leave this here.
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G0tika Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you seen the 2009 movie adaptation? That one is closer to the actual legend/history, since Mu Lan doesn't really change her name to Ping, but keeps her own, and she never actually gets the guy... at least that was the Disney twist. The 2009 Chinese adaptation is so much more raw and poignant than the Disney version. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the Disney version, but the 2009 is just heartwrenching... 
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
LOL! Shang looks perfect!
Akira-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Wow O-O sdfklsdffsdlkfklfdlfgk !!!!!
CatStudio7 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing poster!:wow:
YiskaXIII Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy hell this is awesome
rocknjade77 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
yesss! this is amazing!
deidara1444 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All of you look fantastic! :)
UsagiKireina Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LyubenaFox Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
I will say it once again- You did an AMAZING job!
arletteyspaghetti Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student
This is so amazing xD you guys did an amazing job and lul i love the description
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