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The Flower Blooming in Adversity by yayacosplay The Flower Blooming in Adversity by yayacosplay
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My very best attempt at a Disney Princess smile.

I've been waiting on more photos of Mulan from a fairly recent photoshoot, but got antsy, so have some more Mulan from the Consplayers studio shoot a few years ago! The portrait on the right is a never before released shot (I don't know why)! You can see my flower hair comb and accessories pretty well in that one.

Construction writeup:
I used various Asian brocade fabrics to give the costume texture. Even the white lining and skirt are patterned though it\'s hard to see in these pics. The blue "overshirt" is constructed like a corset, with light boning and lace up back. I also made Chinese hairpins, earrings and tassles etc. to give the costume a more traditional feel. The flower haircomb was sculpted over a regular comb and hand-painted. The flower was a lucky find.
I definitely did NOT want to do the stark white makeup and opted for more natural shades as per the \"Reflection\" song scene.
Lastly, I altered my hairstyle because I kinda hate the loose bun head look in real life >_<... and I desperately wanted to use my own hair (plus extension loops ^^).

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:iconlamorien:
Lamorien Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Such an awesome cosplay!
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RAMR199410 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
She looks like to Mulan and this could be based from Mulan.
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MiSA-MiiSA Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW Pikachu want it 
DOES fabric had PRINTING WHEN YOU BUY?
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Rosyane Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Awesome.I'm your fan ^^
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Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Magnificent cosplay.
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Kagome-245 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I love your cosplay I only wish I could pull something like this off. I can't wait to watch more of you on Heros of Cosplay.
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shiny-kiyoko Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
THIS is the most wonderful cosplay of here, i have ever seen O_O
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ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice! :D 
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ScarletRose657 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very pretty. :D
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Uzsispyres Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
where'd your boobs go?
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