Illustration | Fall Pin-ups

Who else is READY for cooler weather and the promise that halloween is just around the corner? THIS GIRL!

I haven’t been working on any costumes since March, but I have been drawing more. I found an old sketch from a few years ago of a fall witch, so I updated it just in time for the season change :)

Fall Witch Pin-Up

I also worked on a little Pumpkin Patch gal – I swear I am LIVING for warm and cozy colors lately!

What is your favorite thing about fall? For me it’s being lucky enough to live somewhere where the leaves change color, and being able to wrap up in layers :)

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Cosplay Breakdown | Princess Wario

Hi all! I’m so excited to share my latest cosplay, and first original design ever, Princess Wario! I came up with this idea after being stumped on what to bring to PAX East. I’ve debuted all of my Nintendo Princesses at PAX (Rosalina, Peach, Daisy), and one day I sketched out a concept for Princess Wario, in the style of Peach and Daisy. Here we go!

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Wario Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Wario Cosplay

Kyla Is Inspired | Princess Wario Cosplay

Read more to see how I made the full costume! 

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My Quarantine Essentials

I have to admit, since the stay in place/quarantine directives came down ~18 weeks ago, I haven’t been feeling very creative. I started a sketch of my “quarantine essentials” about 2 weeks into stay at home, and it’s taken me this long to finish them.

Nintendo Switch: I’ve been playing Animal Crossing like crazy. Remember how I said I wasn’t being creative? A friend of mine told me I was being creative, just in a different way. I’m loving creating custom clothes and terraforming my island! I also recently started Mario Odyssey for the first time, and it’s soooo good.

Toilet paper: AKA the new currency. We stocked up months ago but have only seen it in stores a few more times. YIKES!

PS4: Ok, I admit the only game I’ve been “playing” on PS4 is Just Dance. It’s keeping me active…and sane!

Gaming headphones: Thank goodness for game nights of Overwatch with friends.

Ice cream: Need I say more?

Wine: Need I say more?

I want to know – what have you been doing to keep busy and sane during this time? Is anyone else playing Animal Crossing?

Also this is just your friendly reminder – just because something *is* open, doesn’t mean you *should* go. And please be sure you’re wearing your mask and social distancing! 

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Animal Crossing Fruit Popsicles

Raise your hand if you’ve been using Animal Crossings New Horizons as a coping mechanism to get through these past few months… *raises hand*

I’ve been playing a LOT of ACNH, and some of my favorite outfits are all of the fruits dresses. So naturally, I decided to turn them into popsicles!

Kyla Is Inspired | ACNH Fruits Popsicles
Kyla Is Inspired | ACNH Fruits Popsicles

What other games are you playing to keep busy?

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May the Fourth be With You

Hi all! Like so many of us, I haven’t been very interested in any creative endeavors – that includes cosplay, crafting, drawing, and blogging. I’m going into week 8 of working from home, and almost 9 of staying home. It’s hard to want to be creative when I feel like I’ve just been in a slump.

However…a few months ago I made these 3d-printed Jedi ears in preparation for a Disney trip later this month. Obviously I won’t be going on that trip anymore, but it makes for a fun May-the-Fourth day post!

Kyla Is Inspired | Disney Jedi Ears

 

Kyla Is Inspired | Disney Jedi Ears

 

I’ve always been on side of the light – I’m a big Jedi fan. These ears were really fun to create, and I’ve posted some progress pics of making these! Yes these are 3d printed but you could absolutely do this with some craft foam. I used all Plaid Crafts paints for this project. The fabric used for the bow is actually from an old dress of mine that I had been saving for years :)

Kyla Is Inspired | Disney Jedi Ears

Kyla Is Inspired | Disney Jedi Ears

 

What are you doing to keep creative during this time? PS – be sure you’re wearing a mask if you go out!!

 

 

Note this post was sponsored by Plaid Crafts, who provided the materials to create this project

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