Costume :Fa Mulan
Variant :Bride
Source :Mulan
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Mulan and Alice (my little sister)

Fa Mulan

Fa Mulan

Fa Mulan

Fa Mulan

Fa Mulan

Fa Mulan

Finished Comb


Costume Information

Cost : £50
Time Taken : 2 months on and off

Mulan is an amazing Disney movie, and she herself is a character that most girls can relate to. Being a huge Disney fan I felt that I had to cosplay a Disney Princess, so I chose Mulan. Her match-makers outfit is a very elegant design and the colours were beautiful, I thought that through making this I would be able to experiment with a few materials I hoped to use a lot more in my future costumes.
This was originally for my 18th birthday, which was Disney themed, and it proved a good test before Expo. It survived both wonderfully ^^
I used a mixture of Silk-touch-Lycra and Satin, as well as the meshy stuff. I was surprised that they went together well, and it was indeed an interesting process putting it all together. The reason I used lycra for the top (the pink and blue) was because I doubted my skills in making it fit tightly. I used the satin for the skirt and obi tie to brighten it up and because I knew it flow lovely.
The comb was made with fimo, and it was my first time using it. The teeth on the comb went horribly wrong, but over all I think it turned out very well ^^ The shawl was a simple thing to make, but it was an annoying part of the costume as it always got in the way!


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Mulan FTW! I look foward to seeing this ^.^

by Chiyoko Chan on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 18:58
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I love you forever for doing this *_*

by Denmark on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 19:30

Oh my god awesome 8D

by goodbyeworld on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 19:41
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teehee i look forward to doing this too XD i should have my fabric ordered soon!

by Kacela on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 21:16
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Are you making the umbrella? :O

by MikeJenks on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 21:20
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i doubt it XD i struggled making xiao qiao's fan! i might make it in the distant future but im just goin to buy it until my prop making skills have improved ^^

by Kacela on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 21:43
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Awesome :D
I may be forced to come and stand under your umbrella-ella-ella just because it's there xD

by MikeJenks on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 21:59
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nice! cant wait to see this :)

by ellygirl on Tuesday, 3 November, 2009 - 19:26
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This is a great idea.
I look forward to seeing it

by shirolulu on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 12:49
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Awww the comb is looking awesome ^_^ so pretty!!!!!

by Feather-to-Earth on Wednesday, 9 December, 2009 - 18:52
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Gorgeous! and yey for fimo!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 6 January, 2010 - 21:53
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I'm really looking forward to seeing this completed.

by phalor on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 16:31
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WOW! everything looks lovely.
You did such a good job on the comb. Your makeup test looks really really good and also please keep your Parasol the same :)

by FlyingMammal on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 16:39
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Thank you very much ^^ and don't worry I am not putting paint anywhere near the parasol, its too pretty ^^

by Kacela on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 16:47

:O This is so prettyyyy! I cant wait to see it done =)

by goodbyeworld on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 17:06
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This is looking really nice so far ^^
Can't wait to see it finished at expo, will deffinetly take some photos :)
And you don't fail at make-up o_O it looks really pretty I think ^^ Its something you do well in all your costumes, i'm jelous lol I fail so hard at it >_<

by Moonchild on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 20:06
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Awsome cant wait to see finshed ^^

by CheekyFlower on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 20:45
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This is looking so pretty! I really like the comb and the makeup test looks ace!

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 19 January, 2010 - 21:50
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Awww Thanks guys, this is a real confidence boost ^^ and MissColzyChan you look awesome in all your costumes, im just as jealous!

by Kacela on Wednesday, 20 January, 2010 - 15:17

Owow! That top looks so pretty =)

by goodbyeworld on Wednesday, 3 February, 2010 - 19:06
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Wow! That is lookingh really lovely. Can't wait to see in person.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 3 February, 2010 - 19:25
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Such beautiful progress, and those long sleeves are just fantastic ^__^

by ElegantAura on Wednesday, 3 February, 2010 - 23:20
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by FlyingMammal on Thursday, 4 February, 2010 - 20:12
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This is gorgeous <333 I love it so far! Keep up the great work, you'll make an amazing Mulan <333

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 4 February, 2010 - 20:49
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ahhhh you look gorgous! i will deffinatly get a picture of you!

by FairyPorchQueen on Thursday, 4 February, 2010 - 20:54
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wow, looks amazing, so beautiful <3

by Alyx on Tuesday, 9 February, 2010 - 17:16
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You look so great~! Almost done! <3

by Lisu-chan on Saturday, 13 February, 2010 - 17:51
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So pretty~ You look lovely. ^^

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 15 February, 2010 - 15:25

This is beautiful~ =)

by goodbyeworld on Monday, 15 February, 2010 - 18:34
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lovely :)

by FlyingMammal on Tuesday, 16 February, 2010 - 17:54
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Beautiful. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 18 February, 2010 - 01:24
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Thank you for the compliments everyone! Your all so sweet ^^

by Kacela on Friday, 19 February, 2010 - 14:04
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you look adorable!! I hope you get a shoot soon! this cosplay needs more pictures :)

by ellygirl on Thursday, 4 March, 2010 - 08:30
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*_* So beautiful~! x

by OrgXIII-Namine on Saturday, 6 March, 2010 - 13:56
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I haven't seen the first film yet, but I saw the second recently.
Nice work!

by SlimDefinition on Sunday, 14 March, 2010 - 20:54
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aww nice mulan, tis one of my fave disney movies ^^

by timpey on Tuesday, 20 April, 2010 - 00:10
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This costume is very cute :)

by Starlighthoney on Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 17:24
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ya gonna go through 2 hour sessions to colour it in so that should take a while but ya, am so pleased with it^___^

I like your Mulan Costume, you did an excelent job on everything^_^

by Anime_Angel on Thursday, 29 April, 2010 - 17:57
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<333 This looks really really good! I love this film <3

by ProbablyHeather on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 18:13
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thanks everyone, your all so sweet ^^ I had my photo shoot today so should be uploading some better pictures at the weekend!

by Kacela on Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 - 18:48
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Holy Shizz that's amazing! I love the costume ^^ Very nicely done, looks like exact costume from the film. <3

by DuskatNight on Friday, 7 May, 2010 - 17:31
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Love the new photos =) you look stunning!

by Moonchild on Friday, 7 May, 2010 - 17:52
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Oh wowie it looks oh so very beautiful!!! You make such a perfect Mulan <3

by Feather-to-Earth on Friday, 7 May, 2010 - 19:03
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Awww thank you so much guys ^^ your kind words are very much appreciated *hugs*

by Kacela on Friday, 7 May, 2010 - 19:34
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You look soo pretty! great photo location ^_^

by MADALEENA on Friday, 7 May, 2010 - 20:55
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So Beautiful! You've captured Mulan's character very well in your photos ^_^

by ElegantAura on Friday, 7 May, 2010 - 21:07
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wow this is so great!

by Pigmypie on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 23:48
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wow! this is great! cant wait to see it at expo!

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 19:38
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Great costume! Mulan really fits you! ^^
Thanks for the comment, looking forward to say hi at London Expo ^^

by Rogue on Sunday, 23 May, 2010 - 14:23
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Lovely! The dress looks so nicely made, and I love your make up and parasol.

by Angelphie on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 13:14
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Yeah! Disney priness. XD

by Mangamad on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 15:12
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This was so beautiful! I love your fabric choices for it all, it just falls so wonderfully. <3

by SephNoir on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 15:38
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Your so beautiful as Mulan~!
Love the fabric~
I wish I could have seen you at May! >w<

by rocksanie on Monday, 23 August, 2010 - 01:17
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I like your Mulan very much~~
Very beautiful~

by anisha on Sunday, 12 September, 2010 - 18:18
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awww ;w;~~ this is just beautiful!

by Kouji on Tuesday, 5 October, 2010 - 17:56
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I can't believe have beautiful you've made this costume.
You look stunning. I'm jealous. :3

by DuskatNight on Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - 21:31
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Thank you for the lovely comments everyone ^^

@DuskatNight - Thank you but there is no need to be jealous, you have done a fantastic job on your 'Fairy Mulan'. I look forward to seeing more of that ^^

by Kacela on Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - 21:41
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Aww you look soo pretty as Mulan ^^ makes me wanna cosplay as her :3

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 24 November, 2010 - 18:10

you look so beautiful as mulan :D

by LunasBrokenHeart on Wednesday, 1 December, 2010 - 12:42
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very pretty!!

by Ammy on Thursday, 2 December, 2010 - 00:23
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beautiful just beautiful ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 15 December, 2010 - 16:49
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So prettyful! ^^

by Hanbeat on Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 - 15:12
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This is beautiful! You look so pretty and delicate!

by Candystriped on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011 - 11:39
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This is stunning. You look beautiful!!! The costume is really accurate too.

by CharlieDoryRose on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011 - 12:08
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This really is stunning! *__*

by ToroSonyCat on Saturday, 16 April, 2011 - 11:26
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Perfect! You look amazing!

by Newdles on Thursday, 12 May, 2011 - 12:40
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Thank you for all the lovely comments, I really appreciate it =]

by Kacela on Thursday, 12 May, 2011 - 12:47
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Lovely looking costume ^_^

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 7 June, 2011 - 12:22
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Wow so beautiful! *_*

by Jenangel on Thursday, 27 October, 2011 - 12:51
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Looks stunning!

by Kei Lin Sama on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 22:39
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This is absolutely stunning! Best Mulan cosplayer ever 8D <3

by Koiice on Friday, 8 March, 2013 - 16:59
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i remember seeing this in person! you look really beautiful!

by Fizzykat on Tuesday, 12 March, 2013 - 14:20
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WOW. You look beautiful and the cosplay is stunning!

by Lady Bahamut on Wednesday, 13 March, 2013 - 19:44
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Wow!!! This is just beautiful!

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 14:40
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Beautiful! You did n amazing job :)

by Deathblow_Prime on Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 20:20
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Love the photos! You look beautiful!

by BlueberryTale on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 10:47
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This is so beautiful!
I love that you've made the sleeves slghtly too long like they are in the film!

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 - 01:17
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I'm making a Mulan costume, but it'll never be as good as this..
You look exactly how I imagine Mulan in real life. Perfect!

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 9 April, 2013 - 23:23

To-Do List



Getting There (Posted 26th January 2010)

Well I have 2 weeks to finish this beauty and its not even half way there >< On an up side the last of my fabric arrived and so did my earrings ^^
I also want to talk about my fabric choice. I decided on a mixture of Lycra and satin. The Lycra is being used for the top and the blue part of the Obi; I am comfortable using Lycra and it is easy to work with when doing certain patterns and it doesn't need hemming (which is good due to the meter long sleeves ><). The satin is being used for the skirt just to give it back some elegance and so I can get practice using it.

It begins (Posted 5th December 2009)

I have finally decided to ignore exams and Christmas presents (and christmas in general) to get started with Mulan. I have completed my hunt for fabrics and other materials needed for the costume and the first lot of it has just been ordered! Getting quite excited about this costume now, Progress should be up soon either next week or the week after ^^