Woman breaks down the realities of fighting in a Disney princess ballgown — and we’re impressed

Rare | 2/1/2018 | Christabel Duah
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If Mulan can do it, anybody can.

By it, we mean doing battle in a gown. Sometimes there’s not enough time to change before you need to defeat the Huns, or there’s no time to find a pair of britches when you’re busy rappelling out of a tower by your hair. In any case, fighting in a fancy frock is very possible, and an intrepid Twitter user walked the internet through the impressive possibilities.

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Melissa Caruso (@melisscaru), a fantasy author and reenactor detailed how the world’s favorite Disney heroines made their ballgowns work out when it was time to throw down, and she illustrated her guide using princess GIFs. Because, of course.

“First, you can absolutely swordfight in a dress. Some dresses are great to swordfight in, and some are not so great,” she tweeted to start. She pointed out that a poofy dress doesn’t spell disaster in a fight, but the problems lie in skirt lengths.

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“You have plenty of room for footwork. Getting caught up on brush or other obstacles could be an issue if you’re fighting in woods with heavy underbrush, but that’s also true of cloaks,” she tweeted.

“Your chances of tripping on your skirt if you have to backpedal are high. It’s also easy to step on your skirt on a lunge, which is just…embarrassing. Does not end well,” adding, “I have done both of these things, and let me tell you, I did not look dashing or escape unscathed.”

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Rapunzel’s ankle length gown is apparently one’s best bet for trading fisticuffs.

“However, an ankle length skirt actually is pretty good! You want a light,...
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