This post originally appeared on the blog on January 7, 2022. Since then I've run in this costume, during the 2022 Princess Half Marathon, and made a few more pieces available in my Etsy shop. I figured now would be a good time to update this post and feature it again for the upcoming Princess race weekend.
I love a good mashup costume! After runDisney discontinued the Star Wars themed races (Dark Side forever!), I thought I would continue to run races at Disney, but I'd try to incorporate Star Wars into my costumes as much as possible.
I was thinking about Star Wars / Princess mashups for the 2022 Princess Half Marathon weekend, and figured that combining two strong characters portrayed by the amazing actress Ming-Na Wen would be perfect! So here is a fun costume that mashes up her Fennec Shand from the Star Wars universe with Mulan, a character she voiced in the original animated feature.
The mashup design is based on a simplified, cartoonish version of Fennec Shand's look, including a control panel up by the shoulder, and several waist belts. Instead of her almost all-black look, though, this mashup design uses the colors of Mulan's iconic "matchmaker" dress.
Featured here is the Princess Fennec Shand costume t-shirt.
You can match this up with the costume leggings below, or the skirt that I wore for the race last year. I also offer the design in a t-shirt dress style; all of these are listed below.