Fa Mulan (Bride) - Mulan



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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!

Comments

Chiyoko Chan posted on 2 November, 2009 - 18:58
Mulan FTW! I look foward to seeing this ^.^

Denmark posted on 2 November, 2009 - 19:30
I love you forever for doing this *_*

goodbyeworld posted on 2 November, 2009 - 19:41
Oh my god awesome 8D

Kacela posted on 2 November, 2009 - 21:16
teehee i look forward to doing this too XD i should have my fabric ordered soon!

MikeJenks posted on 2 November, 2009 - 21:20
Cooooooool~ Are you making the umbrella? :O

Kacela posted on 2 November, 2009 - 21:43
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 ^^

MikeJenks posted on 2 November, 2009 - 21:59
Awesome :D I may be forced to come and stand under your umbrella-ella-ella just because it's there xD

ellygirl posted on 3 November, 2009 - 19:26
nice! cant wait to see this :)

shirolulu posted on 26 November, 2009 - 12:49
This is a great idea. I look forward to seeing it

Feather-to-Earth posted on 9 December, 2009 - 18:52
Awww the comb is looking awesome ^_^ so pretty!!!!!

FairyPorchQueen posted on 6 January, 2010 - 21:53
Gorgeous! and yey for fimo!

phalor posted on 19 January, 2010 - 16:31
I'm really looking forward to seeing this completed.

FlyingMammal posted on 19 January, 2010 - 16:39
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 :)

Kacela posted on 19 January, 2010 - 16:47
Thank you very much ^^ and don't worry I am not putting paint anywhere near the parasol, its too pretty ^^

goodbyeworld posted on 19 January, 2010 - 17:06
:O This is so prettyyyy! I cant wait to see it done =)

Moonchild posted on 19 January, 2010 - 20:06
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 >_<

CheekyFlower posted on 19 January, 2010 - 20:45
Awsome cant wait to see finshed ^^

Charlie-Bear posted on 19 January, 2010 - 21:50
This is looking so pretty! I really like the comb and the makeup test looks ace!

Kacela posted on 20 January, 2010 - 15:17
Awww Thanks guys, this is a real confidence boost ^^ and MissColzyChan you look awesome in all your costumes, im just as jealous!

goodbyeworld posted on 3 February, 2010 - 19:06
Owow! That top looks so pretty =)

Sephirayne posted on 3 February, 2010 - 19:25
Wow! That is lookingh really lovely. Can't wait to see in person.

ElegantAura posted on 3 February, 2010 - 23:20
Such beautiful progress, and those long sleeves are just fantastic ^__^

FlyingMammal posted on 4 February, 2010 - 20:12
wows

CrystalNeko posted on 4 February, 2010 - 20:49
This is gorgeous <333 I love it so far! Keep up the great work, you'll make an amazing Mulan <333

FairyPorchQueen posted on 4 February, 2010 - 20:54
ahhhh you look gorgous! i will deffinatly get a picture of you!

Alyx posted on 9 February, 2010 - 17:16
wow, looks amazing, so beautiful <3

Lisu-chan posted on 13 February, 2010 - 17:51
You look so great~! Almost done! <3

BlusterSquall posted on 15 February, 2010 - 15:25
So pretty~ You look lovely. ^^

goodbyeworld posted on 15 February, 2010 - 18:34
This is beautiful~ =)

FlyingMammal posted on 16 February, 2010 - 17:54
lovely :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 18 February, 2010 - 01:24
Beautiful. :)

Kacela posted on 19 February, 2010 - 14:04
Thank you for the compliments everyone! Your all so sweet ^^

ellygirl posted on 4 March, 2010 - 08:30
you look adorable!! I hope you get a shoot soon! this cosplay needs more pictures :)

OrgXIII-Namine posted on 6 March, 2010 - 13:56
*_* So beautiful~! x

SlimDefinition posted on 14 March, 2010 - 20:54
I haven't seen the first film yet, but I saw the second recently. Nice work!

timpey posted on 20 April, 2010 - 00:10
aww nice mulan, tis one of my fave disney movies ^^

Starlighthoney posted on 27 April, 2010 - 17:24
This costume is very cute :)

Anime_Angel posted on 29 April, 2010 - 17:57
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^_^

ProbablyHeather posted on 5 May, 2010 - 18:13
<333 This looks really really good! I love this film <3

Kacela posted on 5 May, 2010 - 18:48
thanks everyone, your all so sweet ^^ I had my photo shoot today so should be uploading some better pictures at the weekend!

DuskatNight posted on 7 May, 2010 - 17:31
Holy Shizz that's amazing! I love the costume ^^ Very nicely done, looks like exact costume from the film. <3

Moonchild posted on 7 May, 2010 - 17:52
Love the new photos =) you look stunning!

Feather-to-Earth posted on 7 May, 2010 - 19:03
Oh wowie it looks oh so very beautiful!!! You make such a perfect Mulan <3

Kacela posted on 7 May, 2010 - 19:34
Awww thank you so much guys ^^ your kind words are very much appreciated *hugs*

MADALEENA posted on 7 May, 2010 - 20:55
You look soo pretty! great photo location ^_^

ElegantAura posted on 7 May, 2010 - 21:07
So Beautiful! You've captured Mulan's character very well in your photos ^_^

Pigmypie posted on 8 May, 2010 - 23:48
wow this is so great!

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 May, 2010 - 19:38
wow! this is great! cant wait to see it at expo!

Rogue posted on 23 May, 2010 - 14:23
Great costume! Mulan really fits you! ^^ Thanks for the comment, looking forward to say hi at London Expo ^^

Angelphie posted on 31 May, 2010 - 13:14
Lovely! The dress looks so nicely made, and I love your make up and parasol.

Mangamad posted on 31 May, 2010 - 15:12
Yeah! Disney priness. XD

SephNoir posted on 2 June, 2010 - 15:38
This was so beautiful! I love your fabric choices for it all, it just falls so wonderfully. <3

rocksanie posted on 23 August, 2010 - 01:17
Your so beautiful as Mulan~! Love the fabric~ I wish I could have seen you at May! >w<

anisha posted on 12 September, 2010 - 18:18
I like your Mulan very much~~ Very beautiful~

Kouji posted on 5 October, 2010 - 17:56
awww ;w;~~ this is just beautiful!

DuskatNight posted on 28 October, 2010 - 21:31
I can't believe have beautiful you've made this costume. You look stunning. I'm jealous. :3

Kacela posted on 28 October, 2010 - 21:41
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 ^^

Pandora-Chi posted on 24 November, 2010 - 18:10
Aww you look soo pretty as Mulan ^^ makes me wanna cosplay as her :3

LunasBrokenHeart posted on 1 December, 2010 - 12:42
you look so beautiful as mulan :D

Ammy posted on 2 December, 2010 - 00:23
very pretty!!

SamanthaKaiba posted on 15 December, 2010 - 16:49
beautiful just beautiful ^_^

Hanbeat posted on 19 January, 2011 - 15:12
So prettyful! ^^

Candystriped posted on 9 March, 2011 - 11:39
This is beautiful! You look so pretty and delicate!

CharlieDoryRose posted on 13 April, 2011 - 12:08
This is stunning. You look beautiful!!! The costume is really accurate too.

ToroSonyCat posted on 16 April, 2011 - 11:26
This really is stunning! *__*

Newdles posted on 12 May, 2011 - 12:40
Perfect! You look amazing!

Kacela posted on 12 May, 2011 - 12:47
Thank you for all the lovely comments, I really appreciate it =]

sjbonnar posted on 7 June, 2011 - 12:22
Lovely looking costume ^_^

Jenangel posted on 27 October, 2011 - 12:51
Wow so beautiful! *_*

Kei Lin Sama posted on 16 April, 2012 - 22:39
Looks stunning!

Koiice posted on 8 March, 2013 - 16:59
This is absolutely stunning! Best Mulan cosplayer ever 8D <3

Fizzykat posted on 12 March, 2013 - 14:20
i remember seeing this in person! you look really beautiful!

Lady Bahamut posted on 13 March, 2013 - 19:44
WOW. You look beautiful and the cosplay is stunning!

Siouxsie James posted on 18 March, 2013 - 14:40
Wow!!! This is just beautiful!

Deathblow_Prime posted on 19 March, 2013 - 20:20
Beautiful! You did n amazing job :)

BlueberryTale posted on 20 March, 2013 - 10:47
Love the photos! You look beautiful!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 26 March, 2013 - 01:17
This is so beautiful! I love that you've made the sleeves slghtly too long like they are in the film!

Kei Lin Sama posted on 9 April, 2013 - 23:23
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!

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Progress Journal

26th January 2010

Getting There

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.

5th December 2009

It begins

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 ^^