How to Make a Mulan Costume

How to Make a Mulan Costume. Mulan, the Chinese maiden turned heroine, is a legendary Disney character and one you can be for Halloween. All you need is a little time and a little ingenuity to make a Mulan costume.

Things You'll Need

  • Kimono Or Bathrobe
  • Padded Sole Socks
  • Corset
  • Makeup
  • Hair Pins And Combs
  • Oriental Hand Fan

Create a kimono from a bathrobe. It can be silk or simpler fabric like cotton. The Mulan kimono should be a little flashy and layered to achieve the right look. A corset that ties up the back needs to be worn as well. The corset should wrap comfortably at the waist. The colors and patterns of the kimono and corset should be coordinated, if possible.

Purchase some basic socks with padded soles for your Mulan footwear. A light to medium color is preferred.

Put your hair up with hair sticks and combs to get close to an Asian female's more formal look. The hairstyle resembles the kind you've seen worn by geishas. Mulan wore her hair in a bun-style.

Whiten your face with makeup. Your eyebrows should be very dark and thin and your lips should be bright red.

Select a pleated hand fan to complete your Mulan costume.


  • Kimono fabric and patterns were based on income. Since Mulan's father was a soldier, her outfit should be a little nicer. If you have short hair, you may need to get hair extensions to get the right look for the upswept hair look.