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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:
PotC: Bring Me That Horizon by behindinfinity

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. LOL. 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

:bulletgreen: We all put together our own Ping, Shang and Ling body armor, helping each other along the way
: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, being a character I can identify with 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:
Mulan's Decision by behindinfinity
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SpiderGwen92 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
This is so cool .
Through-the-movies Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I've big interest to the live-action films based to the original films... but mostly those who are completely win my full interest.
When Mulan comes as live-action, I would like to go and watch it that how the story has a bit adapted from the original film. 
CelandineGranger Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa, Li Shang looks scarily like the character! That is incredible! Well done!
TheBritWriter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Like it, how everyone is making the effort to look their part of character, the costume and the photoshop for the poster itself. All round solid effort!
MythManic Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Awesome Picture
OraTheRebelKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome fake poster :)
AmyRose12xx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Shang is legit right here.
Tuckerscreator Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
The sword logo is a nice touch.

It amuses me that Ling, of all people, is looking so tough.
MarylandsDrawing25 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Interface Designer
beautiful La la la la 
Mr-R0bby-R0b Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Your Shang is handsome. Everyone else is awesome too!
babykiwi25 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2015
That would be freaking awesome if this turned out to be a real movie! :happybounce:  I won't believe it, until I see the previews everywhere. That is my most favorite Disney movie of all time! And if Shang is as hot as he is in that poster, and is in the cartoon; it would make me fall for that character all over again!Love   When I first saw him in the animated movie, when I was going through puberty I swear that afterwards he made me subconsciously choose Asian boys as my first major crushes. I'm not being racist. (I'm white, by the way).  I actually think there are good looking men in every race, and always have. But, I think that's one of the things that started it for me...if I remember correctly. I also liked the girl power aspect of the story, and I think most parts of Chinese culture are cool and beautiful.
alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a crush on Shang as a kid too. He's probably one of the few younger-me crushes that I don't cringe about today. His masculine appeal just transcends time and age barriers. 
babykiwi25 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Good, I'm not alone on this one. Some people don't understand my attraction to certain animated men. It's not that I'm not attracted to real men. (Now, that would be a cause for concern).  It's just that, there are qualities in some animated men that I like that could be translated into something I look for in real relationships...With the exceptions of my favorite demons, Sebastian and Claude from the anime "Black Butler." For one thing, characters like that can only be found in fantasies; and secondly, there are things about them that would creep me out too much if I met real guys like them.  
VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Cool! I mean, so cool! :D (Big Grin) 
If Mulan becomes a live-action movie, I definitely want to see it. :) (Smile) 
TheHobbitArt Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There is one scheduled to be released March of 2017.
VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Okay, thanks. I'll look forward to that. ;) (Wink) 
TheHobbitArt Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Zenie250 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Artist
I hope they make Shaun Yu as scary and ruthless and evil as he is in the cartoon! i cant wait!<D XD
Kaitomangaka Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know but ..... Shouldn't u put a signature or something like that ?......
JoannaPvs Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
EPIC!!! Hope one day it will become a real movie omg
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 Digital 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
obasan45 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013

OMG, love your description of Chinese epic movie posters! :iconmonkeylaughplz:

And yes, you definitely achieved that effect!

labrishablack Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer



aquariusHeiress Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME COSPLAY ALONG WITH THE GREAT TITLE!@!! #dies from the awesomeness
mina12310 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
wow amazing and love this. 
asdjol Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very epic! :thumbsup:

As a side-note (I think you already know about this), but "Fa" and "Hua" are both the same family name. What Disney has done is that the studio mixed the Cantonese & Mandarin pronounciations of the name, hence Fa Ping / Fa Mu Lan.
xXVladki Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
where is the dragon :D ?
Haupia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Photographer
Hahahahahaha, I could totally see this as a drama!
PGwainbenn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Absolutely awesome! It looks like a real movie-poster (and that would be a really awesome one!)
symphonymach14 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Artist
1 w15h th3r3 wa5 a l1v3 act1on Mulan mov13
Lunarburakki Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is epic. You guys are like spot on the original character designs. If they did an irl version of Disney's Mulan, I bet it would look just like this.
MikuLeekLover01 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Every one here looks exactly like the people from the movie
Alexxa16 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tan marabillosoo!!!
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
13ZCM Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
This is wonderful! So accurate!
BreathlessX Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing! Makes me wish there was an actual live action movie.
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