Good morning all,
While this may not strictly fall in the SCA-scope of things, my brother
turned to me because he was sure I had the in on the right brain trust to
answer a question for him.
My brother and my niece would like to go as Mulan, and a Chinese soldier
for Halloween next year. Maybe not Mulan, exactly, but that time period.
He's looking for resources to mine for ideas, to include pre-made
clothing, and sources.
Wikipedia has this to say, at least the Disney version: The earliest
accounts of the legend state that she lived during the Northern Wei
However another version reports that Mulan was requested as a
by Emperor Yang of Sui
> featured in the movie
indicate that the movie is set during the Sui
.[*citation needed <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed
] The film correctly omits foot
but includes numerous other
such as the Ming era <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming_dynasty
Sui capital was near modern Xi'an <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an
Though *Mulan* is set in northern China and employs her
gives her the Cantonese
(*Fa*) for her family name.
Does anyone have leads for me?
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