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Mulan: Attack of the Huns

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NAN ZI HAN!

[coughs]

: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 www.sxc.hu/

: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

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Mulan's Decision by behindinfinity
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darkhaven97's avatar

Better then the piece of shit 2020 film.

purplealchemist's avatar
This looks so accurate and amazing and AHHH I LOVE IT :heart: 
walkerelaine's avatar
I seriously in love with the movie and I love Mulan as my favorite character.
SpiderGwen92's avatar
This is so cool .
Through-the-movies's avatar
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's avatar
Whoa, Li Shang looks scarily like the character! That is incredible! Well done!
TheBritWriter's avatar
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's avatar
Awesome Picture
OraTheRebelKitsune's avatar
Awesome fake poster :)
AmyRose12xx's avatar
Shang is legit right here.
Tuckerscreator's avatar
The sword logo is a nice touch.

It amuses me that Ling, of all people, is looking so tough.
Mr-R0bby-R0b's avatar
Your Shang is handsome. Everyone else is awesome too!
babykiwi25's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
Cool! I mean, so cool! :D (Big Grin) 
If Mulan becomes a live-action movie, I definitely want to see it. :) (Smile) 
TheHobbitArt's avatar
There is one scheduled to be released March of 2017.
VesaiasTheValiant's avatar
Okay, thanks. I'll look forward to that. ;) (Wink) 
Zenie250's avatar
I hope they make Shaun Yu as scary and ruthless and evil as he is in the cartoon! i cant wait!<D XD
Kaitomangaka's avatar
I don't know but ..... Shouldn't u put a signature or something like that ?......
JoannaPvs's avatar
EPIC!!! Hope one day it will become a real movie omg
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