Thanks to a stomach virus followed by wisdom teeth removal, I wasn't exactly on the ball when these pictures hit the internet the other week. However. I was definitely drooling.
ABC's hit show "Once Upon a Time" returns soon and will be debuting Chinese heroine "Mulan" as played by Jamie Chung. I was hardly expecting pictures so soon, but ABC knows how to advertise and what could get us more excited then this awesome look at Mulan's armor?
I don't know enough about Chinese historical military wear to comment authoritatively on this ensemble. However, as an artist and a costumer, I can say that from an aesthetic perspective, it's perfect. It certainly looks oriental, with gorgeous detail that will have cosplayers weeping with frustration as they try to copy it. It features quilted leather, which was an authentic and very practical medieval protective garment, and has a hint of femininity while at the same time concealing Mulan's true gender entirely.
I loved most of last season's costumes, but if the detail here is any indicator, this season's offerings are going to be even more intense and breathtaking. Who else is beyond excited?