Cosplay | Princess Daisy

I am SO excited to share photos of my Daisy cosplay!! This now officially makes #3 of the Nintendo princesses – I’ve done both Peach and Rosalina in the past :) I went overboard and definitely added a lot of embellishments to this costume.

Princess Daisy Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Daisy Cosplay



LOOKING FOR A COSTUME BREAKDOWN?

I legit used my own Princess Peach tutorial while I made Daisy :P But if you want any detail shots, or specifics on how I made anything, let me know! I would love to help out.


GO CHECK IT OUT!



Kyla Is Inspired | Daisy Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Daisy Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Daisy Cosplay

Above photos from Felix Wong Photography

I have to know…out of Peach, Rosalina, and Daisy…who is your favorite Nintendo princess? I honestly can’t decide!! I asked on Twitter a few weeks ago and got such varied results!

Kyla Is Inspired | Nintendo-Princesses

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Happy Unicorn Day!

I just wanted to drop in and say I’m still alive!! The PAX cosplay crush, well…crushed me. BUT I don’t have any upcoming costume projects so I’m excited to explore new craft and blog ideas!

In the meantime, did you know today is National Unicorn Day? I didn’t. But it coincides perfectly with Netflix’s new movie Unicorn Store, which I just watched this weekend. Have you seen it? I loved the story that you don’t have to “grow up” once you become an adult.

unicorn-day

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Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Meet Me In Paris

OMG am I back with another geeky cocktail? You bet I am! To stick in the theme of previous drinks, this falls in line with Overwatch’s brand new Paris Map!

Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Meet Me In Paris

This cocktail uses two french liquors: Champagne and Chambord, a raspberry liqueur from the Loire Valley of France. I remember when I first heard this ordered out; I immediately had to try it myself! It’s kind of a classic for me. Pair these together for one very french cocktail to cheers the new Overwatch map!

Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Meet Me In Paris

You will need:
  • Champagne
  • Chambord
  • Cranberry juice
  • Raspberries for garnish

Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Meet Me In Paris

For this drink, fill your champagne flute about 3/4 of the way full. Add 1/2 shot of cranberry juice and about a teaspoon of the Chambord (any more and the drink will be too sweet!) Top with a few raspberries, and enjoy!

Geeky Cocktail | Overwatch Meet Me In Paris

As always, if you make this drink, let me know! I’d love to hear or see how it turned out. And let me know if you’ve been playing the new Paris map! Do you love it?

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Free Printable Stickers | Valentine’s

Happy nearly Valentine’s day everyone! In honor of the day, I made some fun little love-themed stickers that you can print and use for happy planning, adding to cards, or just because!

Free Valentine's Stickers | Kyla Is Inspired

Free Valentine's Stickers | Kyla Is Inspired

>> DOWNLOAD YOUR STICKERS <<

Free Valentine's Stickers | Kyla Is Inspired

Want to check out last year’s stickers? They’re still available to print & use! And if you have any ideas on stickers you’d like to see in the future, maybe from a fandom or for another holiday, please let me know!

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Eco Point Mei Cosplay Work Log | Part I

Hi everyone! I thought it would be fun to document my progress of creating Eco Point Mei, my newest costume, before I debut her at PAX East 2019. This post will be in 3 (or 4) parts: jacket, tank & gun, boots, accessories. Here’s part 1!

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

PATTERN
I’m not good at creating patterns from scratch, so I used Simplicity 1759 as a start. Using wrapping paper with a grid, I traced out the existing pattern into a larger, boxy fit. The grid was key for me to trace out what would become the leather parts, making sure they lined up evenly. I created a mock-up using muslin to make sure my pattern lined up…and it did! I was shocked I didn’t have to create it twice. I left plenty of room for seam allowance.

FABRIC
The jacket has 4 components:

  1. Fashion Fabric – “wrong side” of red satin (bought 4 yards, had extra)
  2. Red lining (bought 4 yards, had extra)
  3. Quilting batting
  4. Faux leather upholstery fabric – I used leftover from McCree’s chaps

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

ASSEMBLY
To start, I cut the out all of the main pieces of red fabric, in the fashion fabric, lining, and batting.

I laid down all 3 layers of the jacket at once (which in hindsight could have been a mistake, see how messy the inside was below). I sewed together any edges that would be showing; the bottom, and front seams, mostly so the layers would hold together. To “quilt” the pieces, I drew my sections in chalk (I think the squares were 4″).

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

For the leather pieces, I drew the pattern on the back (diamonds instead of squares) and sewed them using a light tan color thread for contrast. To attach the pieces to the red fabric, I folded down each edge and carefully sewed it down.

The sleeves followed the same process as the jacket, except on one arm I added an overwatch patch and painted on “ECOPOINT”. The sleeves were a pain in the butt to attach…too many layers! D:

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

HOOD
The hood is a completely separate entity and isn’t attached to the jacket. There’s no batting in this; just a thick interfacing to give the hood some structure. I actually used my Shinoa hood as a template for this pattern. The fur was then hand-stitched on.

Kyla Is Inspired | Ecopoint Mei Cosplay Work Log

The last component was the zipper; I used a 26″ separating zipper, though it’s really more for show since Mei’s jacket is kind of folded over and held in place with a belt.

Let me know if you have any specific questions about this! Part 2 will be coming shortly…I just have to finish the props first! :)

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