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Mulan Redesign V2 with Yaya Han

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I am so happy to finally share this! A while back I heard down the grapevine that Yaya Han was planning to cosplay my original Mulan design, so I contacted her and offered to design her a costume specific to her style and skill. I was actually very starstruck when she not only responded but was totally up for collab-ing on this costume design!

As Mulan was my first ever redesign it was the simplest, so I jazzed it up with some texture, corsetry and Chinese inspired armour. Yaya is currently debuting the costume in Switzerland and I can't wait to see more of the pictures!! She is so lovely and down to earth, it was a pleasure working with her :D

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moonlitinuyasha1985's avatar
Are these available as post cards?  I think your designs are so wonderful and so full of live.  Your lines flow nicely and your use of shadows makes the light come out.  Great work
Spider-Bat700's avatar
Ironic thing is she never actually used that sword for any sort of combat in the movie proper. Last Deviant I tried to explain that too decided to block me. *Sigh*.
V-chan10's avatar
Holy shit this is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen! Great job!
MiryanaStorm's avatar
She looks great!
breathelifeindeeply's avatar
Wow, so cool. You can definitely tell it is yaya han
duskricorn's avatar
Your skill in concept design, texture, lighting, color, patterns, and poses are exceptional and make you stand out from the Alfonse Mucha-like artists out there. I do suggest you work on your fore-shortening and some anatomy study. :)
Hannah-Alexander's avatar
Thanks! I studied anatomy and life drawing for years in art school but I prefer to extend the limbs because I think it looks nicer, especially when it comes to fashion design/costume concept art. Look it up! There's a big difference in fashion and realism styles :)
duskricorn's avatar
I understood the difference between the two--just didn't know about your fashion background. :) Makes sense now. Still, I'd like more fluidity or gesture in your hands instead of stiffness. But that's a personal preference. Like you said, it's a style. And I know it's not the focus of your series...:)
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rachelillustrates's avatar
Oh how amazing, congratulations! This is gorgeous too, I love that it speaks even more to her warrior spirit.
Zaarin1's avatar
I like this; the Chinese/fantasy combo here reminds me very strongly of Jade Empire. :D
PetraImboden's avatar
Aww wow I totally love your Design *_* And I am sure Yaya Han made an awesome costume :D
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theNekk's avatar
She looks amazing! The delicate details and textures are so wonderful...
AgustinaKazuyo's avatar
I give it a week before Yaya makes a cosplay.
Hannah-Alexander's avatar
She's already made it! We worked together on the design :)
AgustinaKazuyo's avatar
Guess who didn't read the description until now.
Beautiful work! Awesome!
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