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Swift as a Coursing River by LimitlessEdge Swift as a Coursing River by LimitlessEdge
With all the force of a great typhoon!
With all the strength of a raging fire!
Mysterious as the dark side of
THE MOOOOOOOOOOOOOON


Lee: There. Now we've gotten all the possible "I'll Make a Man Out of You" comments out of the way, haha! I loooove Mulan. I love the music, I love the characters, I love the development, I love Ping. I feel like a lot of people, myself included, can relate to Mulan and her struggles to find a balance between fulfilling her obligations and trying to be true to herself. She's been a long-time inspiration to me, even more so these past few years, and I wanted to pay her homage.

This was worn to ALA 2012 with a friend as Matchmaker Mulan, and a lot of people d'awwed at us, which was weird. I didn't realize until a lot later that a lot of people had mistaken me for Li Shang and thought we were doing a couple cosplay. Oh well! It was really fun anyway.

The armor is made of heat-molded craft foam with countless coats of glue to for the stiffness and glossiness. I plan to do a couple more coats, and to remake or at least cover the arm and shin guards with pleather before the next shoot, for which I'm hoping to gett a Khan for!! So excited! :la:

And after some feedback, I've decided to remake the green fabric parts as well with a color closer to the original.

Ping: Lee
Photography: *thebooradlus
Editing: *thebooradlus
Location: LAX Marriott Hotel
January 7, 2012

Ping/Mulan Disney


Tranquil as a Forest
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:iconromancefreak:
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, you look just like her!! :love: Amazing work on the costume!
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dormyawesome Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Too awesome for words.
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
:D Thanks for your kind ones!

-Lee
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:icondormyawesome:
dormyawesome Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your very welcome!
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shokoshock Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is sooo cool! Mulan was always my hero :heart:
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Yesss Mulan is my favorite Disney heroine (pssh forget princess). I'm glad you like it! Thanks very much for the comment :)

-Lee
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:iconkiaraberry:
KiaraBerry Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing! **
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thank you! :heart:

-Lee
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:iconsamijabrothers:
Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Cool!
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thanks! :D

-Lee
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:iconhakuramen:
Hakuramen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember seeing this cosplay before Fanime. It was awesome then, and it's just as awesome now-- especially after seeing it in person. You look stunningly accurate as Mulan, and that crossplay is oh so fitting on multiple levels. :)
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thanks man!! I really appreciate it! It was fantastic meeting you at Fanime and I'm sorry I never got the chance to see any of your works in person! Hopefully that will change in the near future :) Thanks again!!

-Lee
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:iconanyapanda:
AnyaPanda Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
WOW amazing! :love:
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thank you :heart:

-Lee
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:iconleeleecalgirl:
leeleecalgirl Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist
amazing!
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thank you so much! :D

-Lee
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:iconcherrybiscuit7:
CherryBiscuit7 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Omg this is amazing!
i love that movie <3
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Thank you!! And yes, it is a most excellent movie :)

-Lee
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:iconcherrybiscuit7:
CherryBiscuit7 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
You're welcome :D
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:iconjaevynguyen:
jaevynguyen Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PROBS ONE OF MY ALL TIME ABSLOUTE FAVOURITE ANIMATION
and to cosplay it ?
heaven Lovely
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Yay!! Yes one of my favorite Disney movies ever! I'm so happy you like it~ Thank you!

-Lee
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:iconmadrinabastet:
MadrinaBastet Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Very cool!
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thank you very much!

-Lee
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:iconmadrinabastet:
MadrinaBastet Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
You're welcome :)!
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:iconfaithful-imagination:
Faithful-Imagination Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SO COOL! I like it!
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thank you!!!! I'm so glad you like it :love:

-Lee
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:iconfaithful-imagination:
Faithful-Imagination Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconcolor-machine:
color-machine Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is GREAT. Looks authentic and real. I love it :3 :heart:
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Thank you very much!! I'm so glad you like it :blush: :heart:

-Lee
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0-no-0 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*jumps in the air with staff and front kicks like a boos* HU-AH!!!!

That was my conclusion to your lyrics...anywaysssss~

SO GREAT!!!! You're like the living Mulan--BRAVO!!!
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Hahaha yessss that "HU-AH!!" was just what I needed! Thank you!

And thank you so much for your kind words :heart:

-Lee
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:icon0-no-0:
0-no-0 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! Anytime you're in need of a Disney musical-style break into song, just let me know! XD
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Durnesque Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Just fantastic!
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Thank you very much! :D

-Lee
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:icondurnesque:
Durnesque Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconpolycrystal:
polycrystal Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
This is greaaaat~ !
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Thank you!!! :D

-Lee
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:iconmidnightbutterflypro:
....Wow. This is beautifully done <3
Fantastic!!!
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Thank you very much~ :blush:

-Lee
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:iconrosalind-wt:
Rosalind-WT Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
眉毛叼得一B 妹子霸气侧漏
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
谢谢!我不是在中国出生的,所以我不得不问我的堂姐帮我翻译这条评论 ^^;

-李
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Rosalind-WT Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL What did your sis say
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Her English isn't very good so she said that it was a nice comment with a lot of slang, haha. I got something about eyebrows and being bossy :rofl: Would you mind trying to translate it more thoroughly for me? I would really appreciate it :P

-Lee
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:iconrosalind-wt:
Rosalind-WT Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That means your eyebrows were just so epic and you did looked like a big man...
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Ahahahaha awesome! Thanks for translating, and thank you again for your kind words :D

-Lee
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OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
他很英俊 !
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
谢谢!! :)
-李
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:iconinsecurelemon:
InsecureLemon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, awesome! The world needs more Mulan!
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:iconlimitlessedge:
LimitlessEdge Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Yes it does! Glad you approve :D -Lee
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Dark-Charmeleon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mixed up with Shang? But... But... Shang has his Flowy Red Cape of Awesome, and Ping's just all like "hai guise I've got the green scarf and my armor is too big, derp." D:

But seriously, I love this. SO HARD.
My only complaint would be that some of the colors seem off, but meh. I can deal. It's awesome enough as it is.
Where did you get the shoes and sword from, if you don't mind?
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