About the shoot:
Another image from our recent studio shoot for our Disney character cosplays. 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. I kept laughing to myself as I was putting this poster together. Ah, the glorious cheesiness! Look at that Shan Yu, chilling in the clouds Mufasa-style
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. LOL. One of the many reasons I wanted to cosplay him, err, her.)
Dom as Captain Li Shang — Apart from Shang's facial structure, he's also got the skills
Erving as Shan Yu — In reality, he's vegetarian and won't eat anything that used to have a face
Bok as Ling — Wishes he had a girl worth fighting for
photography by Erving, except for his portrait which was taken by me
art direction and post-processing by me
background stock photos from www.sxc.hu/
We all put together our own Ping, Shang and Ling body armor, helping each other along the way
Shan Yu's giant raccoon tails and Ling's sash sewn by Kat moonlightflight
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
I'm not sure if this is worth mentioning but everyone's makeup was done by me, hahah
Disjointed little musings:
Mulan is my favorite Disney character, being a character I can identify with on a level that most people might not expect. 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.
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
If Mulan becomes a live-action movie, I definitely want to see it.
Mulan debe ser mi pelicula favorita y ese Chang esta muy muy muy muy guapo!!!
en fin me encanta es perfecto todos los personajes quedaron espectaculares!!! <3
This is wonderful! So accurate!