The Hair and Makeup in Mulan | Interview
The Hidden Meaning Behind Mulan's Biggest Hair and Makeup Moments Might Surprise You
The larger-than-life characters in the film include the Matchmaker, Xianniang (the movie's primary villain), and Bori Khan, and that's shown in their hair and makeup designs.
"For the matchmaker, the hair ornaments, the size of the hair, and the more extravagant shapes were taken directly from what is replicated in a lot of the sculptures and the scroll paintings of that time," said Kum. "The looks are very lush and opulent. The hairstyles have much to do with class and wealth so these were intentionally decorative and very big."