Once Upon An Opinion….
So I’ve seen a few posts about having Mulan dressed as Ping in the parks, instead of in her matchmaker outfit. And because I love Mulan I am going to share my opinion with y’all.
Personally, I think it’s quite disrespectful towards the message of Mulan to keep sticking her in her matchmaker dress. But I don’t think Ping’s outfit is any better.
The Ping outfit is as inappropriate as the matchmaker outfit. In both outfits she is playing a role and trying her hardest to hide a part of herself. Neither one really represents Mulan. So the outfit that would best reflect Mulan’s awesome character is one she chose to wear when she was happy being herself.
These are the outfits I think Mulan should wear in the Disney Parks and what I would like to see on most of Mulan’s merchandise.
The first outfit she wears at the beginning of the film, when she is at home and is running around, busy being Mulan. And the second outfit is the one she is wearing when she saves the emperor, and she is still wearing it when she returns home. Mulan wears these outfits during scenes in which she seems the most comfortable and open with who she is. Which is why these would me my choices :)